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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation


The IAAF represents the largest number of parts distributors & suppliers in the independent automotive aftermarket.

As we have total representation of the total independent sector, this reinforces our influential voice with government departments such as  DVSA, DfT, DEFRA, BIS, DCMS and Trading Standards Institute (TSI). 

We also have a full representation in Europe through our membership of international aftermarket association FIGIEFA.

Our current lobbying activities include: 

  • eCall, telematics & the connected car 
  • Access to technical information
  • Type approval on aftermarket parts
  • EU Roadworthiness package
  • MoT testing frequency. 

We also administer the Right2Choose campaign.

The Connected Car

In light of the discussions in Brussels on "connected and automated cars" , FIGIEFA, together with other major associations representing the motorist, the European leasing & rentals industry as well as the automotive aftermarket, has launched a “European Manifesto for Fair Access to the Vehicle in a Digital Single Market”.

With this Manifesto, the European organisations are calling upon the European institutions to recognise the competitive role of telematics for the automotive service and after-sales market and to empower consumers to choose providers to whom and for which purpose they will give their data. This implies enabling independent operators to offer competitive digital products and services by protecting their right of direct access to in-vehicle, real-time data and of online communication through standardised, interoperable and secure telematics interfaces. ‘Competition neutrality by technical design’ is required to preserve entrepreneurial independence and maintain a level playing field in the digital era. 

The full Manifesto document can be downloaded below: