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AAIA is…

The only aftermarket trade association based in the United States that represents the shared interests of all aftermarket companies. With more than 2,500 dues-paying members, it is AAIA’s goal to Connect, Empower and Lead the $307.7 billion motor vehicle aftermarket industry.

AAIA’s Members are...

  • Manufacturers and distributors, parts stores and service and repair shops, importers, business services, manufacturers’ reps and more. Our membership truly represents the entire aftermarket channel.

  • AAIA members represent all major product segments of the aftermarket industry including automotive, heavy duty, engine rebuilding, trim, paint and body, electrical, tools and equipment and other specialized sectors.

  • AAIA members are start-up companies and billion dollar corporations, based in the United States and around the world. 

  •  If you buy from, sell to or make your living in the motor vehicle aftermarket, you are welcome at AAIA. 


    Join AAIA because...

    We can help your business become stronger, more efficient, more profitable, more “in-touch” with the aftermarket industry.


  • AAIA is the only aftermarket association where all links in the supply chain can interact. Manufacturers connect with distributors and retailers, distributors connect with shops, retailers connect with motorists.

  • AAIA and its member volunteers provide leadership and a respected voice for, and within, the aftermarket industry. We tackle the biggest threats and opportunities, so you can focus on running your business.

  • We do all of this by offering the industry’s highest-quality programs and services in the areas of government affairs, market intelligence, technology, education/training, networking and business development.

Your company can benefit from membership by…

  • Connecting with your aftermarket business partners at AAIA’s conferences and trade shows, through our publications, volunteer leadership activities and by taking advantage of AAIA’s membership directory services.

  • Leading the effort to support and defend the aftermarket’s legislative and regulatory interests in Washington, D.C and the state capitals.

  • Promoting vehicle maintenance and repair by utilizing the many tools available through AAIA’s Car Care Council and “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign.

  • Tapping into our market research and other resources to help you run a more efficient and profitable business.

  • Incorporating AAIA’s widely accepted technology standards to speed the flow of electronic information between aftermarket business partners.

  • Attending AAIA’s educational events throughout the year and being better informed about the latest trends in management, technology and the marketplace.

  • Saving money with discounts on shipping services, valuable industry research and educational events that help members prosper. Substantial member discounts are also available on technology standards and exhibit space at major trade shows such as AAPEX. 

    Want more information? Contact AAIA Member Services at 301-654-6664 or e-mail