Automotive Sic Codes

Automotive SIC codes to NAICS crossover and NAICS codes for auto repair

When picking automotive business-to-business mailing lists you'll often see mailing lists defined by auto parts Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. These codes cross over a wide variety of automotive businesses and one problem with SIC codes is that they're very broad by their definition. Today, most data still relies on SIC codes to identify businesses even in the automotive aftermarket.

Sometimes automotive business-to-business lists are categorized by automotive North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. The Federal government created these codes in 1997 and revised them again in 2007. NAICS codes intended to replace the older SIC codes but we consider NAICS codes to be a better way of identifying auto aftermarket businesses. Even today SIC codes are more commonly used in business data. And it's important to realize, even with the new NAICS codes, many automotive businesses do not get accurately classified or may qualify for multiple NAICS codes. We get around this problem in email marketing by using a combination of business classification codes plus validated business keywords to help identify specific businesses.

Automotive NAICS to SIC Code crossover table: automotive repair, wholesale distributors and auto dealerships

This table is helpful to compare an automotive SIC code to the most appropriate automotive NAICS code is. This table also lists the official SIC code descriptions which are sometimes referenced on other websites or mailing list companies.

Automotive SIC CodeAutomotive SIC DescriptionCorresponding NAICS Code
5012 Automobiles & other vehicles, wholesale 421110
5013 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts distributors 421120
5014 Tires and tubes wholesaler 421130
5015 Motor vehicles parts wholesale, used 421140
5511 Motor vehicle dealers (new, used) 441110
5531 Auto & home supply stores 441310
5541 Gasoline service stations 447110
5571 Motorcycle dealers 441221
7513 Truck rental and leasing, without drivers 532120
7514 Passenger car rental 532111
7532 Top, body, upholstery repair & paint shops 811121
7533 Auto exhaust repair shops 811112
7534 Tire retreading & repair shops 326212
7536 Auto glass replacement shops 811122
7537 Auto transmission repair shops 811113
7538 Auto repair shops 811111
7539 Auto repair shops, not elsewhere classified 811118
7542 Car washes 811192
7549 Automotive services except repair & carwash 811191
8999 Services, not classified elsewhere n/a

Automotive retail NAICS codes by keywords and business description

This table shows the description and/or keywords used to describe automotive businesses, the corresponding automotive NAICS code, and the official description for that NAICS code. This may be helpful when you're not sure what the most appropriate NAICS code may be to describe the business type you're looking for.

Automotive Business KeywordsAutomotive NAICS CodeAutomotive NAICS Code Description
Antique and classic automotive restoration
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Automobile rental with driver (except shuttle service, taxis)
485320
Limousine Service
Automotive air-conditioners merchant wholesalers
423730
Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Automotive air-conditioning repair shops
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive audio equipment stores
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Automotive body shops
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair
Automotive brake repair shops
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive chemicals (except lubricating greases, lubrication oils) merchant wholesalers
424690
Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
Automotive detailing services (i.e., cleaning, polishing)
811192
Car Washes
Automotive electrical repair shops
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive emissions testing services
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive engine repair and replacement shops
811111
General Automotive Repair
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
532111
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
Automotive exhaust system repair and replacement shops
811112
Automotive Exhaust System Repair
Automotive front end alignment shops
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive glass shops
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
811111
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive oil change and lubrication shops
811191
Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops
Automotive paint shops
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Automotive parts and supply stores
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Automotive parts dealers, used
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
441310
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Automotive parts, new, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Automotive radiator repair shops
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive radios merchant wholesalers
423620
Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television, and Radio Set Merchant Wholesalers
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
811111
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive repair and replacement shops, general
811111
General Automotive Repair
Automotive rustproofing and undercoating shops
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive safety inspection services
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive tire dealers
441320
Tire Dealers
Automotive tire repair (except retreading) shops
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Automotive transmission repair shops
811113
Automotive Transmission Repair
Automotive tune-up shops
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Automotive upholstery shops
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Automotive washing and polishing
811192
Car Washes
Batteries, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Body shops, automotive
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Brake repair shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Bus rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Camper rental
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Chemicals (except agriculture) (e.g., automotive, household, industrial, photographic) merchant wholesalers
424690
Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
Detailing services (i.e., cleaning and polishing), automotive
811192
Car Washes
Diagnostic centers without repair, automotive
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Electrical repair shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Emissions testing without repair, automotive
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Engine repair and replacement shops, automotive
811111
General Automotive Repair
Engines and parts, automotive, new, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Engines, internal combustion (except aircraft, automotive), merchant wholesalers
423830
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Exhaust system repair and replacement shops, automotive
811112
Automotive Exhaust System Repair
Front end alignment shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Garages, do-it-yourself automotive repair
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Garages, general automotive repair (except gasoline service stations)
811111
General Automotive Repair
General automotive repair shops
811111
General Automotive Repair
Glass installation, automotive repair
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
Glass shops, automotive
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
Glass tinting, automotive
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
Glass work, automotive
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
Glass, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Hearse rental with driver
485320
Limousine Service
Hoists, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Interior repair shops, automotive
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Internal combustion engines (except aircraft, non-diesel automotive, non-diesel truck) merchant wholesalers
423830
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Lubrication shops, automotive
811191
Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops
Mirrors, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Mobile home rental (except on site)
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Motor home rental
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Oil change and lubrication shops, automotive
811191
Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops
Oil filters, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
811191
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Paint shops, automotive
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Parts and accessories dealers, automotive
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Passenger limousine rental with driver (except shuttle service, taxi)
485320
Limousine Service
Passenger van rental with driver (except shuttle service, taxi)
485320
Limousine Service
Popup camper rental
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Pumps (e.g., fuel, oil, power steering, water), automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Radiator repair shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Radio repair, automotive, without retailing new
811211
Consumer Electronics Repair and Maintenance
Recreational trailer rental
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Recreational vehicle (RV) rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Restoration shops, antique and classic automotive
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Rustproofing shops, automotive
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
RV (recreational vehicle) rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
School bus rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Scrap materials (e.g., automotive, industrial) merchant wholesalers
423930
Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Seat covers, automotive, merchant wholesalers
423120
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Semi-trailer rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Stereo stores, automotive
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Suspension repair shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Tire dealers, automotive
441320
Tire Dealers
Tire repair shops (except retreading), automotive
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Trailer rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Transmission repair shops, automotive
811113
Automotive Transmission Repair
Truck (except industrial) rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Truck tractor rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Tune-up shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Undercoating shops, automotive
811198
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Upholstery shops, automotive
811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance
Used automotive parts stores
441310
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Used automotive tire dealers
441320
Tire Dealers
Utility trailer rental or leasing
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Van (except passenger) rental or leasing without driver
532120
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing
Welding repair services (e.g., automotive, general)
811310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Wheel alignment shops, automotive
811118
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Window tinting, automotive
811122
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops

For more information on NAICS automotive codes visit the US Census Bureau site.