The mission of the Council of Automotive Repair (CAR) is to provide training, services and a legislative voice to the independent auto repair industry in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.

The Council of Automotive Repair envisions:

  1. Organizing independent automotive repair shops so that they will become the overwhelming choice for repairs and service by the motoring public in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.
  2. Providing its members with the tools and member services necessary to achieve better profitability and security within their businesses.
  3. Supporting its members by providing technical and management training at a discounted rate.
  4. Providing its members with a legislative voice on Local, State and Federal issues affecting the independent automotive repair industry.
  5. Providing its members with the reputation for higher standards of quality and professionalism by recognition of the CAR affiliation by the motoring public in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.
  6. The Council of Automotive Repair envisions a united membership, working in unison to give strength to the independent automotive repair business.

 ATTENTION: AAA-Mid-Atlantic Approved Repair Facilities -

WMDA/CAR is taking a stand on the new requirements to participate in the program.

To AAA Mid-Atlantic Approved Repair Facilities:

My name is Billy Hillmuth, and I am a member of the Council of Automotive Repair - a division of WMDA (Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service Station and Auto Repair Association). I am sharing the information below for your benefit, to explain to you what AAA Mid Atlantic has planned for those of us who are in the program. We met with AAA Mid Atlantic officials months ago.(attached is a summary of that meeting).

My shop, Hillmuth Certified Automotive, has been an AAA approved auto repair shop for many years. Hillmuth Auto has had a long relationship with AAA Mid Atlantic. However, recently AAA Mid Atlantic has asked for our greatest asset - our database. AAA wants all approved repair facilities to use their CRM (customer retention marketing) program. Hillmuth will not participate in any program which requires us to share our database. These are our clients.

If you chose not to join their program, you will no longer be an AAA approved repair facility. Keep in mind, AAA Mid Atlantic now owns and operates repair shops in Maryland and Delaware. Is this a conflict of interest?

 Please find entire letter attached, Click Here.


WMDA/CAR – Service Station and Automotive Repair Association is constantly working to maintain and improve your business environment though aggressive political action and improving your bottom line with endorsed programs that work! Our endorsed programs are saving our members hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and viewed as a “proven profit center” to those who participate.

Here are just a few examples of how you will benefit as a member of WMDA/CAR:

  • Save up to $6.50 per gallon on select Castrol & Blue Mountain Lubricants Motor Oil Products from PPC Lubricants. 
  • Save up to 15% on Auto Parts and Supplies from The Parts Authority. 
  • Save 20% or more on Trash Removal Services with Premier Waste. 
  • First Merchant does the work for you finding the most competitive Credit Card Transaction Fee. 
  • You and all your employees automatically become members of NASA Federal Credit Union.  
  • Sprague electrical co-op finds you the best electricity rates available. 
  • Comprehensive Insurance and Legal Services by proven industry leaders. 
  • Our staff is “Your Source” for industry information and services that save you time and money. 
  • Networking with your fellow members and benefiting from their knowledge and experience. 
  • Interviews are currently ongoing for additional endorsed programs ... we will keep you informed.

To view a list of our current endorsed programs, Click Here.

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(301) 390-0900 ext 101


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