ARA Home > Standards

Recycled Parts Standards

One of the Automotive Recyclers Association's goals is to create a unified description of recycled parts, thereby promoting all forms of commerce in automotive recycling. To reach this goal, all parties selling, buying, and installing recycled parts need the common language represented by this standard.

The ARA has created this standard as an inclusive, cooperative effort between everyone interested in recycled automotive parts, interchange standards, and recycling. The documents are available for download at no charge.

ARA Grading Standards, Codes & Protocols

ARA Code of Ethics (PDF)

ARA Standards & Codes Brochure (PDF)

Damage Locator (PDF)

ARA Wheel Grading Protocol (PDF)

Airbag Protocol (courtesy of ARA Product Services, LLC) (PDF)

ARA Parts Definition Standards (ppt)

Additional Resources

Airbag Resources - Airbag training, inspection and tracking software
for members only. The Airbag Protocol in action.

ARA Recycled Parts Guide (PDF)

I-Car Cut Lines (2007)



Membership Software By: