The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA) has announced a revised dues schedule for service provider members. The revised schedule, which took effect Aug. 1, provides for membership dues based strictly on the number of service facilities — either company-owned or as a franchise — that a company offers under its brands.
The previous system provided for a membership dues fee based on the annual automotive aftermarket sales volume for the company, in addition to a fee-per-service location for participation in the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP).
AMRA says that, for most members, the revision will bring a reduction in the amount each will pay in annual dues. For example, an independent service provider with one service location will have its dues reduced from $250 to $150.
“By basing dues on the number of locations, rather than sales, it is easier for companies to apply for membership without having to disclose sales figures,” explained Barry Soltz, president of AMRA/MAP. “This should make becoming an AMRA member and a participant in MAP more appealing to service providers across the U.S. and Canada.”