WAWA Changes its Name

A small, but important, change to our name. WAWA was founded in 1960 as Washington State Automotive Wholesalers Association. In 1972 “State” was dropped from the name of the organization and it has been known as WAWA ever since.  On several occasions over the years a name change had been discussed by the various boards […]

Washington’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Summary: The automotive aftermarket industry supplies the products and services that are fundamental to the proper maintenance and repair of passenger cars, minivans, sports cars, pickups, heavy-duty and sport utility vehicles. Our industry manufactures, distributes and sells motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. Typically, aftermarket jobs are located in repair shops, […]

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers

Are you a small employer?    Get the credit you deserve. If you are a small employer. . .With fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees? That pays an average wage of less than $50,000 a year? And pays at least half of employee health insurance premiums? . . .then there is a tax credit that may […]

News affecting the automotive aftermarket

Learn more about news affecting the automotive aftermarket industry in the AAIA Capital Report: Right to Repair Hits 25 Co-Sponsors CARB Drafting Tighter Vehicle Emissions Standards 12 GOP Senators Would Support Stand-Alone Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill EPA Issues Final Rule on Measures Aimed at Mitigating Misfueling From Use of E15 22 Members of House Encourage […]