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Acronym Definition Notes / What Is / Who Is
AAA American Automobile Association Map directions and emergency roadside assistance.
AACA Antique Automobile Club of America The Antique Automobile Club of America is the premier car club in the world focused on antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and their history.
AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association AAIA is a aftermarket trade association in the United States that represents the shared interests of manufacturers, distributors, jobbers, retailers, service and repair shops, program groups, manufacturers reps, educators, publishers, business affiliates, and state associations.
AALA American Automotive Leasing Association National industry association composed of commercial automotive fleet leasing and management companies.
AAMVA American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators A nonprofit organization committed to enhancing safety and security through the motor vehicle administration community and law enforcement officials.
AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo AAPEX represents the motor vehicle aftermarket. Sponsers the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week car show in Las Vegas, Nevada every November.
AASA Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Represents the North American automotive aftermarket supplier industry.
ABPA Automotive Body Parts Association Serves the auto body / collision repair industry with replacement parts.
ABS antilock brake system ABS uses electronic controls to maintain wheel rotation under hard braking that would otherwise lock a vehicle's wheels.
A/C air conditioning Uses the evaporation of Freon to provide cooling.
AC alternating current Electric current that reverses direction.
ACS Automotive Computer Services automobile dealer software.
AERA Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association Network of professional engine builders, rebuilders and installers.
A/F air/fuel ratio The mass of air divided by the mass of fuel / gas.
AFM air flow meter Detects the mass air flow in air intake duct or a intake manifold. Air flow sensor. Also called MAF or VAF
AIADA American International Automobile Dealers Association National lobbying force in Washington dedicated to the economic and political interests of America's international nameplate automobile / car dealers.
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group The Automotive Industry Action Group is a globally recognized organization founded in 1982 by a group managers from Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.
AIAM Association of International Automobile Manufacturers Represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers and other automotive related trade associations.
ALI Automotive Lift Institute Certification labeling and testing for car lifts.
AMRC Automotive Market Research Council Non-profit organization founded in 1966 and is devoted to market research within the automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries.
ANDRA Australian National Drag Racing Association Primary drag racing sanctioning body in Australia.
ANSI American National Standards Institute National and international standardization for business and consumers.
AOCA Automotive Oil Change Association Non-profit trade organization representing the quick lube / oil change industry.
AORC Automotive Occupant Restraints Council Founded in 1965 as the American Seat Belt council, changed in 1988 to AORC. Assist in establishing uniform production and quality standards for seat belts and air bags.
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum. Primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
APRA Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association Address the needs of the automotive and truck parts remanufacturing industry. Founded in 1941.
APRC Automotive Public Relations Council Operates under the management and oversight of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
ARA Automotive Recyclers Association International trade association which has represented an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles. Founded 1943.
ASA Automotive Service Association Since 1951, has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses.
ASAAA Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations Comprised of 14 regional and state associations representing the automotive aftermarket.
ASE Automotive Service Excellence Mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair, parts and service professionals.
A/T automatic transmission Shifts gears automatically.
ATAE Automotive Trade Association Executives Works with the NADA National Automobile Dealers Association to serve car and truck dealers.
ATC after top center Position of a piston in a engine.
ATDC after top dead center Position of a piston in a engine.
ATF automatic transmission fluid Hydraulic fluid
ATMC Automotive Training Managers Council Founded in 1984 by original equipment (OEM) and aftermarket automotive training professionals.
ATRA Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association Founded in 1954, an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry.
AWD all wheel drive all four wheels drive the vehicle. See FWD and RWD
AWDA Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Founded in 1947, group of warehouse distributors WD, suppliers of parts, accessories, tools and other supplies for the automotive aftermarket.

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Note: An Acronym is a abbreviation that is formed using the individual letter components in a phrase, name, organization or thing. Listings on this page are used throughout the automotive industry.

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