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Automotive Mechanics

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  • Automotive electrical systems
  • Automotive engineering
  • Automobile design
  • Automobile diagnostics and repair
  • Vehicle inspection

Subject Keywords:
automotive, automobile, automotive engineering, mechanic(s), vehicle, aftermarket, automotive industry, collision repair, bodywork, automotive repair, vehicle repair, transmission, engine, brakes, automatic transmission, manual transmission, hybrid automobiles, electric automobiles, diesel engines

LoC Classifications:

  • TL1-484 - Motor Vehicles

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Professional Associations

Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Formed by the 2020 combination of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) and the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers), Auto Innovators is dedicated to propelling the unprecedented innovation that will make lives better. 

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Society of Automotive Engineers
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a part of SAE International, a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Our core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

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National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
NADA represents franchised new-car domestic and import dealers before Congress, federal agencies, the media, and the public. It also develops education on regulatory matters and research data on the automobile industry.

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Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
MEMA advocates on behalf of suppliers on issues of legislative and regulatory interest to the industry.

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Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
Original equipment suppliers design, engineer, procure and manufacture the systems and components required for the assembly of passenger cars and light trucks.

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Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.