Why did I become an AARO member? "There is strength in numbers."
I've always believed that, and especially when it comes to impressing change. With that I became an AARO member, back in the mid-eighties, it was a time of change/evolution in our industry and I, like many others, needed assistance.
AARO was all that and much more to help the independent navigate the new challenges of diagnosing EFI, ABS, CAN/ECU etc. The benefits of AARO have always outweighed the cost of membership by offering credit card discounts as well as an insurance programs and training.
There was always a member somewhere, who would be able to help out another member with an automotive problem. AARO has always had its members backs when it came to government, and today has the respect of our industry and government. Those who don't see the benefit of being an AARO member need to pull their head out of the sand and see the light.
AARO is the glue that holds the independents together.
Remember, "There is strength in numbers."