Aftermarket Business World
Monthly publication features news and information for automotive products wholesalers and retailers,
with topics covered in various issues including industry news
and issues, market trends and analysis,
market opportunities, business management, product news,
and technology. Archived digital editions
are available free online, with free digital subscription and
e-news alerts available to qualified parties.
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Information resources available from this organization include:
Monthly trade journal features news and information for automotive aftermarket products distributors,
with special features including the "Distribution Preview"
which looks at the year ahead, the "Midyear Update" which looks ahead
to second-half opportunities, and the "P.A.R.T.S. Survey" which
surveys auto repair shops and
technicians on where, how, and why they purchase specific types
Professional Automotive Repair Technician Survey (P.A.R.T.S.)
Auto Care Association
Annual survey provides information on where, how, and why repair technicians
source specific types
of products, with product
categories covered by the survey including brake friction, clutch
kits, diesel injectors, fuel pumps, gaskets, ignition
coils, O2 sensors, oil and air filters, spark plugs,
starters and alternators, and wheel
bearings. Survey is available free online in September issue of "Counterman".
Publications available from this trade association include:
Auto Care Factbook
Annual factbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the auto care
industry, with topics addressed including historical sales trends
and forecasts, auto care segmentation, sales by distribution channel, program and retail distribution,
service and retail outlets, service and retail outlet analysis,
consumer profile, motor vehicle parts replacement rates, and top replacement rate categories by
age of vehicle.
Lang Aftermarket Annual
North American Automotive Aftermarket by Product & Performer
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the light vehicle aftermarket, with topics covered
in the report including
aftermarket size, product sales analysis for 80 product categories,
distribution channels (e.g., traditional, specialized, original equipment,
integrated, and import), service and do-it- yourself (DIY) markets, service and DIY market outlets performance,
and aftermarket outlet analysis.
Comprehensive report analyzes aftermarket demand for automotive
components, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts for mechanical (e.g.,
powertrain, steering, suspension, fuel system, exhaust, emission,
and air conditioning), electrical (e.g., ignition system, battery,
and lighting equipment), electronic, and exterior/structural
(e.g., windows, glass, and wiper
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.