Welcome to the WMDA/CAR Service Station and Automotive Repair Association

WMDA/CAR represents independent business professionals of service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, and other automotive industry related businesses.  

What's Happening?


Legislative Alert

Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has proposed a rule change on the way you pay salary for supervisors, managers, professional and contract employees. More than double the minimum salary allowed and changing classification of many. This proposal would hurt all our members but would be especially hard on multi-location owners who depend on managers and supervisors. Click here to read our response and written comments.


SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 WMDA/CAR Annual Convention and Mega Trade Show!

The dates for the WMDA/CAR 43rd Annual Convention and Mega Trade Show will be September 8th - 10th, 2016. As for our host hotel, we will be back at the Clarion! This includes all of the WMDA/CAR sponsored events that were previously held at the Clarion (Hospitality Suites and Awards Breakfast). 

Make sure you mark your calendars!!


Thank You To Our 2015 WMDA/CAR Convention and Mega Show Sponsors!

American Tire Distributors
Astrachan, Gunst & Thomas, P.C.
Automotive Training Institute
Benjamin F. Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.
Brandywine Automotive Centers
Carroll Motor Fuels
Chesapeake Automotive Equipment
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Clean Fuels Associates
Crovato BG Products
DANA Insurance
Environmental Alliance, Inc.
Ewing Oil Company, Inc.
First Merchant Services
GSS Enterprises
Jim Parsons of Lynott, Lynott, and Parsons, P.A.
L.S. Fuel
Lerch, Early and Brewer, Chartered
Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency
Maryland Pump & Tank
MTD Services
NSR Petro Services
Parts Authority
Petroleum Marketing Group
PPC Lubricants
Shades Under the Sun
Spigler Petroleum Equipment
Sprague Energy
Sunoco, Inc.
The Wills Group 


Congratulations to New WMDA/CAR President, Riaz Ahmad!

WMDA/CAR would also like to thank our Past-President, Rick Agoris, for four years of dedicated service to our association!

 Past-President Rick Agoris passes the gavel to new President Riaz Ahmad


ATTENTION: AAA Mid-Atlantic Approved Repair Facilities

WMDA/CAR wants you to know about the changes in the AAA program. Please click here to find out more...


WMDA/CAR Announces More ECAT Seminars!

WMDA/CAR will have Gary Smith present different seminars, and each seminar will be held at different locations, to make it easier for you and/or your tech to attend.

October - Advanced Lab Scope Diagnostics and Pressure Transducer Testing

For More Information on these Seminars or to Register, Click Here


2015 WMDA/CAR Training Day Educational Partners

We would like to give a special thank you to all of our Educational Partners for the 2015 Training Day that was held on February 28, 2015. 

Below is a list of all of the 2015 Educational Partners:

Benjamin F. Brown Insurance Agency
Brandywine Automotive
Crovato BG Products
DANA Insurance & Risk Management
Ferguson Corp.
First Merchant Services
MTD Services
Net Driven
PPC Lubricants/Castrol

A shout out to Snap-On and Cintas for providing their tech truck and shoe truck, and to Parts Authority for bringing their instructor for the brake class. And a very big thank you to CCBC Catonsville for providing the building.



It's That Time of Year Again!

2015 WMDA/CAR dues billings are being generated via email thanks to our new website/database.  Most of you should have received a reminder letting you know that your WMDA/CAR membership is set to expire. There will still be a paper copy mailed to each member as well.

In addition to the automated dues billing, you will also receive one paper invoice via regular mail soon.

You can renew your 2015 WMDA membership by clicking here.

You can renew your 2015 CAR membership by clicking here.

If you have any questions about your dues bill, please contact Amy Gailey at 301-390-0900 ext 113.