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The National Automotive Radiator Service Association (NARSA) is a global organization for owners and operators of businesses engaged in the sale, repair, re-manufacture, production and design of heat exchange products and services. 

The International Diesel Emissions Association (IDEA) is a network geared toward helping connect suppliers and manufacturers to businesses involved in the servicing of Diesel Emissions components.


Member Benefits

  • Connect with 200+ radiator shops and manufacturers, cooling system experts and DPF specialists
  • Attend annual conferences
  • Participate in “Lunch & Learn” webinars
  • Subscription to The Cooling Journal, our bi-monthly magazine
  • Subscription to NARSA Now newsletter
  • Access to NARSA/IDEA forum & private Facebook group
  • Access to training videos and past presentations
  • Access to Solder & Soot podcast

Connect with shops & manufacturers around the world


Latest News & Articles

January/February 2022 Cooling Journal

In the first Cooling Journal issue of 2022, we visit Empire Radiator Service based in New York. Read about how the company has grown over the years and their plans for the new year. Plus, read about the new goals and lessons learned from NARSA/IDEA’s Board of Directors.

January 2022 Newsletter

NARSA/IDEA wishes all of its members a Happy New Year! In the first newsletter of 2022, we look ahead at some upcoming industry events that could help boost your business. Our news section also includes a new business transitioning, how members are helping tornado victims, and several retirement announcements.

Turbos, EGRs & Charge Air Coolers: How Do They Affect DPFs?

By being able to speak intelligently about the diesel exhaust system, your people can be a resource for your customers. In some businesses, the technician cleaning the diesel particulate filters is one of the least experienced people in your shop. To help them better understand the process, let’s do a simple review of how the diesel engine operates and the components that control and or create the exhaust. Understanding that the diesel particulate filter is just a trash can and only catches what comes down the exhaust pipe is the first step in understanding the process. 

“Solder & Soot” Podcast Episode 13: Frank Finger

We are kicking off Season 2 of “Solder & Soot: A NARSA/IDEA Podcast” with a pioneer in the cooling systems world: Frank Finger, whose career spans nearly 80 years. Mr. Frank is not only a dear friend to both Bobby Duran and Mark Taylor, but he’s also a wealth of information to everyone in NARSA/IDEA. In Part 1 of this interview, we learn about the early days of NARSA/IDEA in the 1950s, how the radiator industry has changed over time, and the piece of business advice that Frank’s father taught him that he will never forget.

Rocky Mount Radiator Connects with High School Students

Students in North Carolina recently got to learn more about the cooling systems industry thanks to Rocky Mount Radiator & A/C. NARSA/IDEA member Chuck Braswell is on the Board of CITI High School, which stands for Center for Industry, Technology, and Innovation, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. There is a public school initiative that helps prepare young adults for entering the workforce. According to the administration, CITI students earn stackable certificates in a variety of pathways with the hopes of completing an Associate’s degree. Among the tracts they can pursue include automotive and industrial courses. 

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