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Auto Care Association Releases 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends Report

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The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment, with a brief analysis of the Canadian collision industry.

 

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BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has released the 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 70-page analysis of data compiled from primary Auto Care Association research, federal government and independent research data sources. The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment, with a brief analysis of the Canadian collision industry. It also includes analyses of factors influencing the collision industry, automotive collision insurance coverage and the Direct Repair Program (DRP).

According to this year’s report, collision repair-related sales by industry repair shops dropped slightly (0.2 percent) in 2013 to $40.1 billion from $40.2 billion in 2012. Despite the drop in sales, the industry, since 2009, has managed a sustained growth at an annual rate of 2.2 percent, with most of the growth coming from the  high-priced post-collision repair parts.

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Powered by Nxtbook Media LLC, this digital publication retains both the traditional design and high-quality content of Auto Care Association reports. This online production provides added value with many new functional enhancements. Users can:

•Download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be copied and pasted for presentations.
•Turn pages with the click of a mouse.
•View pages in a variety of sizes and formats.
•Quickly locate what you are looking for through a “word search” feature.
•Save material for future reference through the “bookmarks” feature.
•Print the entire publication.

Copies of the new 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report are now available at $125 for Auto Care Association members and $250 for non-members. The report can be ordered by calling member services at 301-654-6664 or email [email protected].

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About the Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 2,000 member companies represent approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials, supplies and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.

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