The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the only national industry association in Canada that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain.
Our membership extends to more than 4,000 member locations across Canada employing professionals dedicated to providing quality parts and products as well as vehicle service and repairs to the country’s fleet of more than 23 million vehicles.
Our mission is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. We are the VOICE and the RESOURCE for the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada.
What is the Automotive Aftermarket Industry?
The automotive aftermarket is that part of the automotive industry concerned with the manufacturing, re-manufacturing, distribution, wholesaling, and retailing of all vehicle replacement parts, accessories, tools, equipment, chemicals and services, except those products that are used as original equipment to manufacture new vehicles.
Any product or service that a vehicle may need after it is assembled by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) is an aftermarket product or service. The traditional aftermarket includes independent repair facilities as well as mass merchandiser facilities; it does not include warranty service from an OE dealer.