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Press Releases
Automotive Aftermarket Overview
AAIA Overview
Aftermarket Insider
AAIA SmartBrief
AAIA Calendar of Events
“Be Car Care Aware” Campaign
Bios and Photos
Web Sites

AAIA Press Releases

AAIA press releases are available online for a 12-month period. For releases older than 12 months, please contact Rich White, at Click here to go to the press releases page.

Automotive Aftermarket Overview

The motor vehicle aftermarket is a significant sector of the U.S. economy employing approximately 4.5 million people. This industry encompasses all products and services purchased for light and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale including replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, service repairs as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.

For a complete overview of the industry, click here.

AAIA Overview

AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 members and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets. For more information about AAIA membership, click here.

Aftermarket Insider

The Aftermarket Insider is a bi-monthly magazine published by AAIA's in-house editorial team. The Insider provides in-depth articles on industry and marketing trends, a hands-on ToolBox section filled with career tips and advice, coverage of AAIA conventions and special programs, and updates on association and industry news. Click here for recent issues. Subscriptions to the Insider are only available to AAIA members. To become a member of AAIA, call 301-654-6664 or visit the Membership section.

AAIA SmartBrief

The AAIA SmartBrief e-newsletter, distributed to AAIA membership every Tuesday and Thursday, focuses on stories not only affecting the aftermarket and the association, but leading national and international news stories, business leadership, sales and marketing and automotive trends as well. Stories from AAIA’s weekly e-newsletter Capital Report (LINK) and segment news are highlighted every time. AAIA SmartBrief is operated on an opt-in basis. Visit to sign up. Click here for AAIA SmartBrief archives.

AAIA Calendar of Events

AAIA offers individualized programs to specific areas of interest within the industry. Click here for our current calendar of events. Click here for a listing of current events throughout the industry.

“Be Car Care Aware” Consumer Education Campaign

AAIA, in conjunction with a coalition of major aftermarket companies and organizations, has created an integrated marketing and public relations campaign to educate consumers under the campaign theme, "Be Car Care Aware." For more information visit, or contact Rich White at 301-654-6664.

Bios and Photos

As available, print quality (300dpi) photos and biographies are provided for AAIA's executive officers, and the members of the Executive Committee. Click here to see photos and bios.


Logos are provided in two file formats: 72dpi JPEG (for use on the Web), and 300dpi TIFF (for use in printed publications). JPEGs are saved at maximum quality to allow for the greatest degree of flexibility. It is recommended that you optimize these files to decrease load time.

The logo and signature are the principal graphic devices used to identify the Association. Please review our instructions for logo use before downloading.
* AAIA Logos
* AAIA Segment Logos
* Miscellaneous Program Logos
* AAPEX Logos

Web Sites

* AAIA Online -
* Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) -
* Automotive Communication Council -
* Auto International Association -
* Automotive Specialty Products Alliance -
* Car Care Council -
* Car Care Council Women's Board -
* Car Care Professionals Network -
* Engine Rebuilders Council -
* Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) -
* GAAS Aftermarket Scholarship Program -
* Heavy Duty Distribution Association -
* iSHOP Standards -
* National Catalog Managers Association -
* Right to Repair Act -
* University of the Aftermarket -


If you need further assistance, contact the AAIA Marketing Communications team.

* Richard White, Senior Vice President, ext. 1030
Jennifer Ortiz, Managing Director, Communications, ext. 1037
Tom Ho, Senior Graphic Designer, ext. 1055
* Gina Lemon, Coordinator, Communications ext. 1019
Arfa Syed, Manager, Digital and Social Media, ext. 1017