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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

Know Your Parts®

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

Industry Analysis


  • 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.

  • AASA Technology Council – Peer council for IT/e-commerce/data/business process professionals



  • 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.

  • Click here to view the AASA event calendar.

News and Information

  • AASA RSVP – the member-exclusive weekly summary of current and upcoming AASA events, webinars, surveys and more. 

  • AASA Member Connect  – your monthly guide to the automotive aftermarket supplier community

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