New Tools and Equipment Purchasing
Trends Study enables buyers to make informed and strategic decisions when
BETHESDA, Md. – February
7, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the release of its
latest market intelligence research publication, Purchasing
Trends Study - Tools and Equipment 2018. The report defines and
explores the key factors influencing current and future purchasing decisions of
professionals who utilize shop tools and equipment for automotive repair.
The 95-page report covers a wide range of tools and
equipment topics, including:
- Use of suppliers for purchases;
- Factors influencing purchasing decisions;
- Planned future purchases;
- Analysis on the internet purchasing experience,
including reasons, time spent and cost influence;
- and more.
The analysis and presentation of the data in this new report
were compiled from a nationwide survey of repair shop owners, service managers,
parts managers and technicians, including results from previous years of Tools and Equipment Purchasing Trends
surveys in order to provide a historical trend. This unique report provides
benefits for a variety of audiences:
- Tool and equipment purchasers value the report
to make more informed decisions based on the success of their peers;
- Tool and equipment manufacturers and
distributors can utilize the analysis to glean what’s going on at the installation
or repair shop location, and how or why those locations may or may not purchase
from their brands;
- Jobbers now have a glimpse into how their
services are being utilized at the technician level; and
- Product managers, marketing and sales teams can apply
the data to the positioning of their products in the marketplace in order to
resonate with the buyers’ key reasons for purchasing their products.
Trends Study – Tools and Equipment 2018 report is available to Auto Care Association members for $350 and
non-members for $850.
For more information or to order, visit digital.autocare.org/toolequip2018.