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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

Troubleshooting Overloaded or Failed Filters

Since DPF cleaning facilities make money by servicing DOC, DPF, and SCR units, how far do they go into telling the shop that dropped it off or the filter owner what the filter condition was? Or that a further look into the engine is necessary to keep from having more aftertreatment issues quickly?

“Solder & Soot” Podcast Episode 19: Roppel Industries

In the cooling systems industry, the Roppel family of Kentucky is well known. In this episode of “Solder & Soot,” we sit down with father and son Tom and Corey Roppel to learn about the early days of the family business and how Roppel Industries has transformed over the past 75 years. This episode isn’t strictly all business, though. We also talk about Kentucky bourbon, learn about Tom’s best pranks, and hear why the Roppels refuse to wear socks.

Career Opportunity

NARSA/IDEA is looking for a person to be the next Executive Director of the association. NARSA/IDEA will provide the new Executive Director a proven framework for their success. Processes and procedures have been outlined and used for building a successful association which is growing and prospering. Financial compensation is commensurate with experience and skills.

July/August 2022 Cooling Journal

The latest issue of the Cooling Journal spotlights one of NARSA/IDEA’s longtime members who is celebrating a major milestone: 75 years! Learn how Roppel Industries has adapted over the years as a family business and how NARSA/IDEA has played a role in their success. Plus, the NARSA International Tour heads to the United Kingdom!

“Solder & Soot” Podcast Episode 18: Luis Duran

We dive into the dynamics of running a family business with Bobby’s father Luis Duran in this episode of “Solder & Soot.” Learn how Luis first got involved in the cooling systems industry, his service in the Air Force, and how he ran two companies in New Jersey and Puerto Rico. You’ll also hear from Luis about how vital NARSA was to his success.

Honoring Our Industry’s Experts: David Bienvenu

I recently had the honor to preside over the induction of one of the most admired members of the NARSA/IDEA community. David Bienvenu has been a fixture of the NARSA community for more than 30 years now. I first met David at a NARSA event at his shop in 2009. It was one of the most successful Ed-Techs to that point, and it opened my eyes to a whole other branch of the heat transfer industry.

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