European Car Remarketing Association (CARA)

Federations/Media/Commissions/Associations/Institutions, Remarketing and Residual Values

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About us

CARA Europe is a non-profit organisation set up by key players in the Leasing and Car Remarketing industry. The members of the association are of European background and consist of:

  • Car manufacturers in the Automotive Industry;
  • Fleet Management & Car Leasing Companies;
  • Used Car Auction Companies;
  • Used Car Data Providers;
  • Used Car Service Providers;
  • Companies that are active in the Car Remarketing Industry.


The purpose of the association

The Car Remarketing Association has set various goals. Some of these are:

  • To represent the interests of the Car Remarketing Industry vis-a-vis bodies of the European Union and international institutions (such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, tax authorities, etc.);
  • To inform the members of any European or international developments likely to affect the car remarketing industry;
  • To coordinate the views of the members so as to adopt common positions and a common voice;
  • To promote the car remarketing industry at European and international levels;
  • To organise events on topical issues and/or for a specific audience;
  • To provide the members with a platform so that they can exchange views and best practices;
  • Networking.



Our objectives cover all aspects and procedures related to the Car Remarketing industry.

Some of our main objectives include:

1. Standard return process

2. European export guidelines (legal & tax) and Fair wear & tear 

3. Transport solution throughout Europe 

4. Correct mileage reading 







Your personal contacts
Main contact: 
Wolfgang E. Reinhold
CARA Chairman
+49 (172) 24 23 000
David Chapple
CARA Vice Chairman
+44 (1923) 811226
+44 (7774) 473601
Johan Meyssen
CARA Treasury
+32 16 38 00 62
+32 475 920 052
Roland Gagel
CARA Board
+49 6128 74873 812
+49 172 7648658