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Market Insights with Mike: ‘Finishing the Fight’ Amidst Continued Uncertainty of COVID-19

Posted by Auto Care News on August 31, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – August 31, 2020 – This edition of Market Insights with Mike highlights several seasonal sales observations, how shop owners are working with their contacts in the distribution system to fulfill end customer needs and provides updated results from the Auto Care Association’s COVID-19 impact survey.
Keywords: auto care industry

Market Insights with Mike: Aftermarket Trends in China Amidst COVID-19

Posted by Auto Care News on August 10, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – August 10, 2020 – The latest edition of Market Insights with Mike focuses on current aftermarket trends taking place in China. As the world’s second largest economy and one that has demonstrated rapid economic growth in recent decades, the Auto Care Association conferred with Haisheng Chen, chief editor, AC Auto (a division of AC Qiche), a Shanghai-based business consulting specialist focused on the automotive retail and service sector, as well as Steve Ganster of YCP Solidiance, an Asia-focused strategy consulting firm, to learn more about consumer trends related to driving, maintenance and vehicle purchase.
Keywords: auto care industry

Car Companies Fail in Attempt to Kill Massachusetts Referendum Regarding Car Owner Control of Repair Data

Posted by Auto Care News on July 14, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – July 14, 2020 – The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee turned in 24,000 signatures on Wednesday, July 1 to the Secretary of State regarding a ballot question that would mandate car companies provide car owners with control of repair data generated by their vehicles. The submission is more than the 13,374 signatures that are required by law to have a question placed on the ballot. While these signatures are usually collected manually, the COVID-19 virus forced the Committee to seek a consent decree from the Massachusetts Supreme Court that permitted the collection of signatures electronically.

Market Insights with Mike: Signs of Another Challenging Spell for the Auto Care Industry and Economy at Large

Posted by Auto Care News on July 09, 2020

BETHESDA, Md. – July 9, 2020 – This edition of Market Insights with Mike highlights recent trends in vehicle miles traveled that are encouraging, but perhaps offset by other statistics that loom as indicators of another rough patch for the U.S. economy and the aftermarket.

Deadline Extended: Women in Auto Care 2020 Women of the Year Award Nominations

Posted by Auto Care News on June 29, 2020

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is extending the nominations deadline for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Female Shop Owner of the Year” and “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and highlight women who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry.

New Research: Auto Care Industry Resilient Despite Pandemic, Expected to Reach $448 billion in 2023

Posted by Auto Care News on June 16, 2020

Auto Care Association releases annual flagship publications 2021 Auto Care Factbook and 2021 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual, providing comprehensive research, analysis and trends for the automotive aftermarket with new COVID-19 data

BETHESDA, Md. – June 16, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today released its award-winning and industry-leading online publications, the 2021 Auto Care Factbook and the 2021 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual. The new editions of these annual reports come at an unprecedented time as the auto care industry is just beginning to recover from the global economic effects of COVID-19. This edition, more than any other in its 30-year history, serves as a vital resource that provides the latest and most critical data and insights that aftermarket businesses need right now to make informed, data-driven decisions for their bottom lines and their future.

Keywords: auto care industry

Total U.S. Aftermarket Forecast to Decline 8.8% But Expected to Rebound in 2021

Posted by Auto Care News on June 05, 2020

The Joint Channel Forecast Model presented by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association detailed the automotive aftermarket’s current challenges but predicted a reprise in 2021.


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and Bethesda, Md. – June 5, 2020 –  Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the “2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

Keywords: auto care industry