Angry Driving Or ‘COVID Driving’?
If we all don’t slow down, we’re all going to get somewhere fast all right — a grave.
What Will the ‘COVID-Era Consumer’ Do in 2022?
The beauty of the automotive aftermarket is that the economic conditions always seem to work in the industry’s favor.
NPD Group Bullish On Retail Aftermarket For 2022
However, the consumer-research firm sees mixed signals on the economic landscape.
Malco Introduces Disinfectant Products
Malco Products now offers EPA-registered disinfectant wipes and ready-to-use cleaner across all segments.
What’s Really Driving The Automotive Aftermarket’s Growth?
NPD’s Nathan Shipley looks at the many moving pieces contributing to the industry’s recent spike in demand.
AASA Technology Conference Announces Health & Safety Measures
The in-person event is scheduled for Oct. 11-12 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Advance Launches American Heart Association Campaign
Deaths from heart disease in 2020 increased dramatically and were the highest reported in 20 years, according to the CDC.
Supply Chain Issues Drag On
Although demand for new vehicles has bounced back, microchips are in short supply.
Vehicles In Operation Projected To Drop In 2021
In June, IHS Markit released its annual estimate of vehicles in operation and the age of those vehicles.
AutoZone Sees 31% Surge In Q3 Sales, DIFM Business Rebounds
CEO Bill Rhodes said the same-store sales growth “was a record for any quarter since we became a publicly traded company in 1991.”
Zooming In On Aftermarket Indicators
Let’s take a look at the macro- and micro-level economic data to get a read on the state of the automotive aftermarket.
US Gasoline Demand Exceeds 2020 Levels For First Time
However, demand still trails pre-pandemic levels by a considerable margin.