August 7, 2018 - Aftermarket Industry Driving Forward OE Innovation

In this special feature, the AAAA’s 4WD Industry Council takes a look at how the aftermarket industry plays an important role in the supply of OE products. It is no secret that there are some negative perceptions abounding in the marketplace about 4WD modifications, particularly within regulatory bodies. “The myths around ‘genuine’ accessories and their … Read more

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June 8, 2018 - Notification of Change to Administrative Arrangements Regarding GCM Re-Rating for Vehicles Which Have Undergone a Second-Stage-of-Manufacture

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) & 4WD Industry Council have been notified by the Federal Department of Transport of a change in the administrative arrangements relating to modifications undertaken on a New Vehicle as part of a Second-Stage-of-Manufacture. This change, which was issued via an updated Circular by the  National Vehicle Administrator this week following consultation … Read more

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April 20, 2018 - DPFS: Deleting is not an option

In this article, the AAAA takes a look at Diesel Particulate Filters in the face of reports of customer requests to ‘delete’ or remove this emission control system from vehicles Over the past year, there has been a rumbling within the automotive industry; a murmured discussion between technicians wanting to do the right thing by … Read more

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February 2, 2018 - AAAA Congratulates WA and ACT on LED Light Bars

The AAAA would like to congratulate the West Australian and ACT Departments of Transport on recent changes to their guidelines on fitment of LED light bars to vehicles! These latest WA guidelines bring the state into line with QLD and SA – which specifically state that LED light bars may be fitted to the roof … Read more

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