Automotive Systems Associations
A professional association's goal is to advance the profession through the organizations' members. A professional association, also sometimes called a professional organization, also creates public awareness of the profession.
Below you will find a selection of associations relevant to the automotive profession.
Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (opens in new window)
Founded in 1954, the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (opens in new window)
AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 member and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tool, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets. AAIA was formed in 1999 from the consolidation between the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (APAA) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA).
Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (opens in new window)
The AERA Engine Builders Association is the preeminent technical resource and industry voice for internal combustion engine builders, re/manufacturers, machine shops, OEMs, suppliers and service providers worldwide. Established in 1922, they are the industry’s oldest and most authoritative organization, serving an international membership made up of thousands of small and large businesses serving industries ranging from mining and manufacturing to Formula 1 racing.
Automotive Service Association (opens in new window)
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.
Electric Auto Association (opens in new window)
The Electric Auto Association (EAA) was formed in 1967 by Walter Laski in San Jose, California. The EAA is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles.
International Automotive Technicians Network (opens in new window)
The International Automotive Technicians Network is the largest network of automotive repair professionals in the world: a group of 78,254 automotive professionals from 161 countries. The members of this group exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe, sharing 1.8 million years of experience. iATN has been proudly serving the automotive service and repair industry and the needs of professional automotive mechanics around the world, for over 15 years.
SAE International (opens in new window)
SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development