The Costa Rican Car Rental Association, known by its Spanish acronym, ACAR was formed in 1970 to represent the interests of its members in the fledging toursim industry in the country.  The Association is aiming to move into a more interactive role with car rental customers by providing clear and useful information on topics pertaining to car rental and a mediatory service to act as a neutral channel of communication between agencies and renters to resolve any issues that arise before, during and after rental in a manner that is satisfactory to both parties.