OUR HISTORY

Our history reaches almost as far back as the automobile itself. We believe that cooperation is the way forward, and we've been ahead of this trend since 1939.

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AARO is your resource for education and training, a place for business owners like you to find support and your representation in government relations. You have a voice and we have the megaphone.

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WHO
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In 1939, our founders saw a need for a non-profit association of independent businesses across Ontario that could promote quality automotive services and provide a network of support for its members. Weve been welcoming and supporting quality independent businesses in the automotive service industry ever since, and were proud of our heritage.

Don't just take it from us. See what our members have to say about their experience with AARO.

I joined AARO for technical training when I first opened my business, little did I realize what an effect this would have helping me in business. Training was important as fuel injection was now the driving force. We spent hours transitioning to new systems, what I didn't realize is that not only did the cars change so did the business.

- Rick Callaghan,
Stoufville, ON