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TrendLens – New Features and Office Hours Highlights
Commentary on industry performance, recent office hours session with data platform users, and highlights of new data points in TrendLens.
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Level up with the 2023 Factbook!
Guide to the 2023 Auto Care Association Factbook. Links to related resources, including the July 13 webinar.
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Live Action TrendLens User Sessions – Live from Bethesda!
Has Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) been affected by recent fluctuations in the price of gas? Last week we hosted our first “Office Hours” session for TrendLens users.
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Auto Care Mailbag – Regional Aspects of Aftermarket
In this issue of Market Insights with Mike, we use now-available regional data in TrendLens to explore how increasing COVID-19 incidence in the South may affect the aftermarket. This was prompted by questions …
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Positive Outlook for 2022 In Spite of Supply Chain and Labor Concerns
In this year-end wrap-up, Mike Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association, highlights results of the 2022 Auto Care Outlook Study. We look at the top concerns across the automotive aftermarket …
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Planning for the New Year
Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s already that time of the year? Time has always been mysterious, and even more so throughout the pandemic. I had the pleasure of meeting several of you for the first …
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Pricing Trends and Influences Amidst a Shocked Supply Chain
In this edition of Market Insights with Mike, we look at recent trends in commodity prices, and how global supply chain disruptions continue to affect the automotive aftermarket. We'll give a preview of …
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Use Weekly VMT to Predict Retail Impact
This edition of Market Insights with Mike looks at weekly VMT for Independence Day from 2019-2021. This data is available in TrendLens as part of the Market View package. We also give examples of how the …
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Vehicle Miles Traveled - Trends and Drivers
In this article we look at VMT trends, particularly why Arity VMT has exceeded monthly USDOT VMT figures. We then discuss the reasons driving these discrepancies.
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On the Road Again
VMT rose to a recent high in March 2021, but will the increased driving continue? Numerous external forces continue to impact consumer behavior amidst a fluid economy. This edition of Market Insights notes …
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Navigate the Economic Snow Globe with Weekly Vehicle Miles Traveled Data
Highlights of new features in TrendLens - weekly Arity Vehicle Miles Traveled, reference videos. Discussion of continued industry uncertainties and identification of disposable income as a possible leading …
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New Data Trends for 2021
In this blog, director of market intelligence Mike Chung highlights recent data to guide your trend-watching as 2021 finds its footing. Chung highlights manufacturing and logistics headlines, VMT and …
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