The Value of Membership: AASA Member Benefits & Services

AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. Its key membership benefits and services include:

Government Affairs

  • MEMA Washington Office – full-time staff that lobbies Congress and Agencies on behalf of members
  • Government Affairs Committee – addresses legislative issues
  • Legislative Summit – annual fly-in to congressional offices to educate house and senate members on issues critical to the aftermarket


Know Your Parts®

  • AASA’s supplier-driven campaign highlights the importance of purchasing quality parts backed by full-service suppliers


Industry Analysis

  • “Aftermarket 2020,” exclusive research and analysis report available only to members
  • Annual electronic reports available for free download to members only: “AASA Automotive Aftermarket Status Report,” “Replacement Rates of U.S. Automotive Parts” and “World Motor Vehicle Market Report”
  • Periodic surveys for members’ benchmarking against other suppliers
  • Annual Top 100 Aftermarket Suppliers List, produced by Babcox Publications


International

  • Close working relationship with CLEPA, the European automotive parts association, keeps AASA members close to European trends
  • China Aftermarket Forum enables AASA members with operations in China to meet quarterly to discuss best practices and fight counterfeiting
  • Overseas Automotive Council provides networking and exporting opportunities
  • Promotion and support of AASA full service supplier members at international trade shows including PAACE Automechanika Mexico, Automechanika Middle East and Automechanika Frankfurt


Technology/Data Programs

  • OptiCat – Leading industry data cooperative for application and product data. AASA owns an equity position and represents member interests.
  • MFSG – Discounted programs enable AASA members to monitor financial status and payment trends of customers.
  • AASA Technology Council – Peer council for IT/e-commerce/data/business process professionals


Councils/Committees

  • AASA AAPEX Event Committee
  • AASA Technology Council
  • Brake Manufacturers Council  
  • Brand Protection Committee
  • China Aftermarket Forum
  • Filter Manufacturers Council
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Marketing Executives Council
  • Overseas Automotive Council


Events

  • AAPEX – AASA is 50 percent owner of AAPEX and provides members with a 40 percent discount off the exhibitor booth fee.
  • OAC Global Reception at AAPEX – annual international networking reception
  • AASA Member Center – free meeting space, free refreshments, free use of AASA computers/printer/Internet, free use of lounge
  • AASA Technology Conference – industry’s only e-commerce/data technology event that focuses on the needs of suppliers
  • Vision Conference – AASA’s annual conference and member meeting
  • PAACE Automechanika – AASA is part owner of PAACE and provides members a 15-18 percent discount off the exhibitor booth fee, while also coordinating an international networking reception through OAC.


News and Information

  • MEMA Industry News – the only daily e-news briefs focused on supplier issues and interests: aftermarket, heavy duty and OE
  • AASA Supplier Essentials – weekly e-newsletter on the events and services of AASA