Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association
ATRA - the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association - is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry. With members across the US and Canada, ATRA's network of automatic transmission repair professionals can offer you repair and warranty coverage anywhere you are likely to drive. Because, wherever you go - from coast to coast - there is always an ATRA member nearby. With nearly 2000 members, ATRA is larger than every automatic transmission repair chain combined - nearly three times the size of the largest chain in the US. Which means that no chain can provide better warranty coverage than ATRA's network of professional service centers. Every ATRA member must adhere to ATRA's Code of Ethics - ATRA's standards for providing honest, professional service. So, when you take your car to an ATRA member, you are assured of polite, professional service, at an honest price. And not just automatic transmission repair: most ATRA members also provide diagnostic and repair service for manual transmissions, clutches, differentials, driveshafts, drive axles, and transfer cases. Which all boils down to one inescapable conclusion: If your car starts but does not move, you need to call your nearby ATRA member - right away!
Automatic Transmission Service Group
ATSG is a technical support service for the Automatic Transmission Industry. We offer a Technical Hotline, Books, Software, Bulletins, Seminars, and Technical Courses to the Automatic Transmission Professional.
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association
APRA is a non-profit trade association whose members rebuild/re manufacture automotive and truck related "hard" parts for passenger cars, trucks, off-road, marine, equipment and industrial uses. These parts include, but are not limited to, alternators, armatures, generators, starters, carburetors, clutches, distributors, connecting rods, crankshafts, cylinder blocks, engine assemblies, fuel pumps, brakes, master and wheel brake cylinders, power brakes, starter drives, solenoids, automatic transmissions, regulators, springs, windshield wiper motors and water pumps.
Automotive Service Association
The Automotive Service Association, aka ASA, storied history began on May 31, 1951 and is headquarted in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area. The 12,000 ASA members perform mechanical, auto body, and transmission repairs and can be identified by its red, white, and blue ASA sign. The organization's purpose is to promote the best interests of the trade, increase its facilities for commercial transactions, and at the same time, offer better service to the public. Also, ASA strives to advance the professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. The forefathers of ASA had a vision of uniting independant automotive repair and service facilities like our transmission repair shop into a nation wide trade association, and that goal continues to this day.
BBB Accredited Business
BBBs gather and report information on business reliability, alert the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provide information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes. News media frequently turn to the CBBB and local BBBs as expert sources of news about scams and consumer issues.
National Federation of Independent Business
The National Federation of Independent Business is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. NFIB was ranked the most influential business organization (and 3rd overall), in "Washington's Power 25" survey conducted by Fortune magazine. NFIB's purpose is to impact public policy at the state and federal level and be a key business resource for small and independent business in America. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its 600,000 members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.
Founded in 1978, Sonnax has become a leading supplier to the automotive aftermarket. The company designs, manufactures and distributes replacement components for automatic transmissions, torque converters, drive shafts and related products worldwide. ln addition to serving the passenger vehicle aftermarket, Sonnax also has strong product offerings for the high performance and heavy-duty markets.
The Transmission Rebuilders Network
The Transmission Rebuilders Network is a world-wide network of over 1,000 actual transmission technicians, interacting on problems, fixes, diagnosis, hydraulics, functions, bench techniques, part locating & reviewing, homemade tools, assembly tips, and installation tips for the transmission repair industry. TRNI members share knowledge, experience, and advice on the science of rebuilding automatic transmissions and the art of managing a transmission shop.
Transtar Industries, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the leading aftermarket transmission parts supplier to the automotive repair industry. Transtar has over 60 locations in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and an international division that serves more than 70 countries around the globe.