– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.
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
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
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
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).