Welcome to ASAAA's
Legislator Education and Awareness Program

Easy to Use Guide to Help Your Association / Company
Communicate Industry Messages to State Legislatures Nationwide

Our Messages / Themes

 

Our Messages/Themes
 
 
Aftermarket Data
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket encompasses all products and services purchased for light- and heavy-duty vehicles after the original sale of the vehicle, including new, recycled, and remanufactured replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, tires, collision repairs, service repairs, and the tools and equipment necessary to make the repairs, as well as vehicle end-of-life handling issues.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket is a significant sector of the United States economy and also is a vital and steady component of (NAME OF STATE) economy with annual aftermarket sales of approximately $285 billion dollars.  Our industry employed approximately 4,300,000 people nationally in 2008, and, of that amount, employs approximately (NUMBER) people in nearly (NUMBER) parts, warehouse, distributor, and retail establishments statewide.
 
 
  •  The total number of Aftermarket Service Channel Outlets in the United States in 2009 was 253,756 (including 20,010 motor vehicle dealers and 35,695 independent body shops).  
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket supplies the products and services fundamental to the proper maintenance and repair of more than (NUMBER) million vehicles in (NAME OF STATE).
 
 
  •  Nearly 80% of owners of out-of-warranty vehicle owners go the aftermarket for parts and service.  
 
 
  •  A vibrant aftermarket is critical to the mobility of the motoring public -- without it, the transportation infrastructure would come to a halt. 
   
 
 
Consumer Choice, Quality, Convenience
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket provides consumers with choices for quality replacement parts and service for their vehicles. 
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket provides consumers with options for where they can purchase their parts and have their vehicles repaired.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket is committed to providing choices in parts and service options so that proper vehicle maintenance and repairs are available to all socioeconomic levels of society, improving fuel efficiency, gas mileage, and safety for all drivers and their passengers.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket gives motorists options for parts purchasing and repairing their vehicles in all communities in the state. 
 
 
 
Safety, Air Quality and Sustainability
 
 
  •  The services provided by the automotive aftermarket contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas, lower emissions and the state's overall climate change goals . 
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket promotes environmental stewardship by fostering awareness that a well-maintained vehicle leads to lower emissions.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket promotes a long-running sustainable practice of recycling and remanufacturing automotive parts to conserve materials and energy .  Automotive products recycled include batteries, engine oil, oil filters, cleaning solvents, tires, starters, alternators, brake calipers, etc.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket was green before being green was mainstream.  The businesses in this industry are committed to sustainable practices and products delivering energy efficient, recyclable, reusable and non-hazardous results.    
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket is a leader in innovation for service equipment,  maintenance programs, and safety equipment for vehicles including safety belts and air bags to name a few.
 
 
 
Education and Training
 
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket strongly promotes career and technical education to provide an educated workforce with the increased technical skills needed to maintain advanced vehicle systems.
  
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket is a high-tech industry that offers high paying jobs, career development and advancement opportunities.  
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket values, encourages and participates in continuing education and training. 
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket values and supports their communities by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors and community college students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.  In 2010, 155 scholarships awards totaling $158,000 were awarded to students. 
 
 
     
Consumer Awareness
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket is committed to educating motorists about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance, and repair to ensure that vehicles are safe,  dependable, fuel efficient and run clean.
 
 
  •  The automotive aftermarket participates in consumer awareness initiatives such as "Be Car Care Aware" campaign and the designation of April and October as National Car Care Months.
 
 
  •  It is good public policy to have a robust automotive aftermarket because it benefits motorists, consumer choice, quality and by keeping vehicles clean, well maintained and running efficiently and safely.  

 

 
 

 

 

 

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ASAAA Contact Information
ASAAA
5330 Wall Street, Suite 100
Madison, Wisconsin
1-608-240-2066
info@aftermarketgovaffair.com
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