Many automotive aftermarket associations represent the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and other counties in the global automotive aftermarket. These automotive aftermarket associations in the list below include the major ones. We also list many others in our trade association section.

What does an automotive aftermarket association do?

These automotive industry organizations represent various segments of the aftermarket industry. Members of these trade associations can be many types of businesses. Some aftermarket associations, such as the Automotive Service Association (ASA) listed below, represent the automotive repair industry, so their membership is primarily service repair businesses. Some associations are broad in nature such as the Auto Care Association that represents the entire US auto care industry and various automotive aftermarket suppliers.

Members of these associations range from automotive aftermarket professionals, aftermarket manufacturers, service repair businesses, automotive manufacturer representative companies, companies that manage ACES and PIES data, to even service providers to businesses that sell automotive mailing lists or offer auto parts SEO services. Membership depends on the scope of the trade association’s bylaws and mission statement.

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) helps aftermarket suppliers drive their business forward through experience based on a legacy of supplier innovation, industry analysis and strategic insights for business planning, unmatched expertise in government policies and regulations, networking and exchanging best practices through business conferences and peer councils, and global outreach in opportunity markets. AASA is a division of MEMA (see below).
P.O. Box 13966
79 TW Alexander Drive
4501 Research Commons, Suite 200
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 549-4800
Fax: (919) 549-4824

The Auto Care Association

The Auto Care Association represents the US auto care industry. It’s a 50-state network of more than 500,000 independent manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops offering quality, choice and innovation for vehicle owners and service providers. The Auto Care Association includes these subgroup “communities:” Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), Heavy Duty (HDDA), Import Vehicle Community (IVC), Manufacturer’s Representatives, Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES), Tool and Equipment, Upholstery and Trim International Council (UTIC) and Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG). The Auto Care Association also runs the Car Care Council, which in turn runs the public-facing Be Car Care Aware campaign.
7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3415
Phone: (301) 654-6664
Fax: (301) 654-3299

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association

The AWDA joined forces with the Auto Care Association in 2004.

Alliance of Automotive Service Providers

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) is a coalition of associations which serves the automotive service industry. It acts as a national association representing the US automotive service industry. In a spirit of mutual cooperation and support, AASP members are committed to sharing information, knowledge and other resources for the benefit of the members they serve.
1730 New Brighton Blvd., Suite 170
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 270-6696

Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association

The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA) exists to strengthen the relationship between the motorist (consumer) and the automotive maintenance and repair service industry. AMRA members get access to a variety of up to date consumer education resources, consumer communication programs, best practices, technician training, translation of automotive terminology and a lot more.
725 E Dundee Rd., Suite 206
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-947-2650
Fax: 202-318-0378

Automotive Service Association

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.
8209 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182-4712
Phone: 817-514-2900
Fax: 817-581-3572

American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations (ATA) is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. ATA’s mission is to “effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members,” in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan and vision. The ATA consists of numerous state-wide affiliate organizations.
950 North Glebe Road, Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22203-4181
Phone: 703-838-1700

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

Motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers and remanufacturers are represented by the trade association MEMA. Members supply the original equipment (OE) and the aftermarket segments of the light vehicle (car and truck) and commercial vehicle (on- and off-road) industries. MEMA serves the aftermarket as the voice of the motor vehicle and mobility supplier industry, and speaks out on behalf of the largest manufacturing sector in the United States. Divisions of MEMA are the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA, see above), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).
P.O. Box 13966
79 TW Alexander Drive
4501 Research Commons, Suite 200
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-549-4800
Fax: 919-549-4824

Specialty Equipment Market Association

The motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a shared passion for cars, trucks, SUVs, muscle cars, hot rods and racing. This association includes a mixed roster of manufacturers, retailers, publishing companies, wholesale distributors, automobile restorers, street rod/custom builders, car and truck restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Members of SEMA make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories in order to make vehicles more unique, personalized, convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like a vehicle was when it rolled off the assembly line.
1575 S. Valley Vista Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: 909-610-2030

Tire Industry Association (TIA)

Over 7,000 tire industry professionals have discovered the value of being a member of TIA. You will enjoy great value and excellent benefits as a TIA member. TIA’s tire technician training programs are designed to improve the safety of your employees and safety on the roadways. TIA members receive discounts on all training programs and materials.TIA’s government affairs team represents the industry on state and federal issues and works to protect your business.
1532 Pointer Ridge Place, Suite G
Bowie, MD 20716-1883
Phone: (301) 430-7280

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