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Aftermarket Response to High Inflation, High Interest Rates and Inventory Challenges
Auto Care Association member survey on inventory management and response to high inflation and interest rates since the COVID-19 pandemic and within the past year of economic uncertainty. Survey results …
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 …
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 …
COVID-19 Disrupting Supply Chains for Half of Auto Care Industry; Legal Considerations for Operations
Since the onset of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, one question hanging over the industry and the economy has been, “Where is the bottom?” Over the past few weeks, it appears that the lowest level …
Pandemic Impact and Outlook on the Auto Care Industry
In our inaugural piece, we highlighted trends in vehicle miles driven and launched a survey to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the aftermarket. Survey results are highlighted below ( click here …
Recent Trends in Vehicle Miles Driven During COVID-19
With millions of Americans working from home due to office and school closures, many in the industry are wondering about vehicle miles travelled (VMT) statistics – and rightly so! VMT statistics are correlated …