Automotive SIC codes to automotive NAICS codes reference

Knowing automotice SIC codes and automotive NAICS codes is usually the first step in picking an automotive business-to-business mailing list. You’ll usually see B-to-B mailing lists defined by auto parts Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. Sometimes you’ll see North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. These codes describe a wide variety of automotive businesses including auto repair and car dealerships.

One problem with automotive SIC codes is that SIC codes are an outdated system and very broad by their definition. Automotive SIC codes were replaced with automotive NAICS codes in the 1990s, which also get updated every five years or so. Even with automotive SIC codes being outdated, most B2B automotive mailing list data still relies on SIC codes to identify businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Using automotive SIC codes for business-to-business lists is sometimes necessary, but today automotive businesses are categorized by automotive NAICS codes (North American Industry Classification System). These automotive industry codes were created by the Federal government in 1997 and then revised in 2007 and again in 2012. NAICS were intended as a replacement to the older automotive SIC Codes. However, NAICS codes are more precise for identifying automotive businesses. Even today, SIC codes are more commonly used in business data. Even when using new NAICS codes, it’s important to know that many automotive businesses aren’t accurately classified or may qualify for more than one NAICS code. 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.

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

You can use this helpful table to compare an automotive SIC code to the automotive NAICS code that fits it best. This table also lists the official SIC code descriptions which are sometimes referenced on other websites or mailing list companies.

Automotive SIC Code Automotive SIC Code Description Matching Automotive 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) 4411
551102 Motor vehicle dealers (new) 441110
5521 Motor vehicle dealers (used) 441120
5531 Auto & home supply stores 441310
5541 Gasoline service stations 447110
5571 Motorcycle dealers 441221
5571 Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers 441228
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 NAICS codes, by keywords and by automotive NAICS code 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. If you’re not sure about the right NAICS to describe the business type you’re looking for, this table can help.

Automotive Business Keywords Automotive NAICS Code Automotive 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
All other transit and ground passenger transportation including Uber and Lyft 485999 All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
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 repair 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 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.

Automotive NAICS codes, sorted alphabetically by business description

This table shows the official NAICS description for automotive businesses and the corresponding automotive NAICS code.

Automotive NAICS Code Description Automotive NAICS Code
All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance 811198
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair 811121
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance 811121
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 532111
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 811112
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 811122
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance 811111
Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops 811191
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 441310
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 441310
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 811111
Automotive Transmission Repair 811113
Car Washes 811192
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 811310
Consumer Electronics Repair and Maintenance 811211
Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television, and Radio Set Merchant Wholesalers 423620
General Automotive Repair 811111
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 423830
Limousine Service 485320
Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers 423120
Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance 811118
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance 811191
Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 424690
Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 423930
Tire Dealers 441320
Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing 532120
Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 423730

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