Industry Standards and Resources

The professional automotive recycling industry is continuously evolving to keep pace with the developments in motor vehicle technology and the dynamic automotive parts supply chain. The Automotive Recyclers Association is proud to offer a library of industry standards and resources for professional automotive recycling businesses.

ARA Recycled Parts Standards and Codes

ARA Parts Definition Standards

ARA Damage Locator

ARA Wheel Grading

ARA University

The ARA University is the premier online training resource of the professional automotive recycling industry. The ARA University is a virtual training campus that serves as a platform for training automotive recyclers around the world, offering a comprehensive curriculum of courses specific to automotive dismantling as well as general business and workplace skills. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, automotive recyclers  and their employees are able to train, test and track the progression of their automotive recycling educational training with ease.  For additional information or to register for a course today to enhance your specialized skills, visit the eLearning Center at

ECAR Center

Since 2000 ARA has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish an online portal that provides state-specific rules and regulations that automotive recyclers must follow to ensure that the recycling process supports environmental sustainability.  The ECAR Center is a “one-stop shop” for all automotive dismantling and recycling operations and provides comprehensive and up-to-date environmental compliance assistance.  For additional information, visit the ECAR Center at