The Automotive Parts and Services Association (APSA) was a trade association made up of members  engaged in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry throughout the chain of distribution from the manufacturer to the ultimate consumer. APSA was originally founded on October 11, 1932 as the Automotive Wholesalers of Texas. Over the years, through a series of mergers, APSA grew from a single state association to a ten state regional association including: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

Because of the increase in the number of members, APSA was able to provide quality programs and benefits. One of those benefits included lobbying services which, through the APSA Political Action Committee, allowed us to give our members a voice at the Capitol.  Another of those benefits included the educational training provided through a partnership with automotive training and technology institutes across the country. In addition, our scholarship trusts were able to provide scholarships to those looking to join the automotive industry after school.

APSA offered a wide variety of member benefits and services. We partnered with some of the best programs and companies in the country in order to provide members with great benefits. These services included everything from a free legal care program to hotel discounts, credit card processing, federal wage and labor law posters, business supplies, business products and more. In addition, we sold a wide range of insurance products including everything from Workers Compensation to Health and Life Insurance. Our staff understood and cared about your insurance needs and that is why we used only the best companies with the most comprehensive coverage.

The automotive industry changed immensely in the last 80 years and APSA changed with it. APSA was owned by its members and it existed only for their benefit. The APSA staff worked tirelessly for the members and were dedicated to that effort.

But after 85 years, APSA closed its doors April, 2017.