Member Benefits

The Automotive Recyclers Association and the Iowa Automotive Recyclers are deeply committed to meeting the needs of the membership and elevating the professional automotive recycling industry. We welcome you to take a few minutes and read more about what great benefits these memberships have to offer you.

IAR Benefits

IAR protects your interests, enhances your image, informs and educates, and provides the opportunity to meet others in the dismantling field with whom you share common interests and goals. Through the thinking and action of its members, the Iowa Automotive Recyclers works to build and maintain the image of automotive recyclers and dismantlers in the state. IAR supports the free enterprise system, encourages equal opportunity for all citizens, works for responsible government and promotes the benefit of the industry.

IAR enables members to get involved and accomplish collectively what none of them could do individually. Its strength lies in attracting the greatest number of individuals and firms into membership, thereby creating a pool of resources from which to draw ideas, energies, and finances.

IAR membership means fellowship with other automotive dismantlers and recyclers. It means exchanging ideas and promoting common action. In addition, through membership in one state trade association, automotive recyclers have strong representation before government agencies, consumers, and the larger automotive industry. Membership is open to those engaged in automotive recycling and/or dismantling in the state of Iowa. Associate members are suppliers to the industry.

Membership to IAR is by approval of the Board or by invitation.  Dues are $350 for Direct Members and $250 for Associate Members.

Member Benefits

Newsletter: Regular newsletters keep members up-to-date on industry new and usable ideas for all members.

Iowa Who’s Who in Salvage: A listing of all members, which is distributed to members, insurance adjustors, body shops and mechanical shops, and state legislators.

Directory: A listing of all members, which is distributed to members, insurance adjustors, body shops and mechanical shops, and state legislators.

Annual MeetingIAR members and their families meet each fall every year to choose future leadership in the organization, attend educational sessions, exchange ideas and become better aquainted and have fun.

Legislative Representation: IAR retains a lobbyist who monitors the state legislature for actions which affect IAR members.

Membership Plaque: All IAR members are provided with a plaque denoting membership in IAR, for display in their place of business.

Improved Public Awareness and Respect: By working together, IAR members promote awareness of the advantages of recycling.

An Affiliate of the Automotive Recyclers Association: IAR is an affiliate of the international Automotive Recyclers Association and receives information which is passed on to IAR members.

Board Meetings: The Board of Directors meet at least quarterly to deal with issues affecting the association


ARA Member Benefits

Established in 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is the only international trade association representing an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles.  ARA is dedicated to protecting and promoting the professional automotive recycling industry, and to helping our members grow their businesses by protecting interests, expanding opportunities, and working to increase profitability. ARA offers a number of tools to help translate potential into performance. Tools such as an exclusive online marketplace with discounted business service providers, the industry-recognized Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) and Gold Seal programs, industry networking opportunities, and timely newsletters that include up-to-date industry news, trends, leader profiles, and other topical items.  Many of these benefits are passed on to affiliated chapters of ARA for excusive use by their membership.  For more information on joining ARA, please click here or visit the Store section of this website.