Special Reports

  • Sales of synthetic motor oils and products containing higher amounts of zinc are up among the members of AAM Group/Parts Pro.
  • The Technician Attitude Study helps present the opinions and thoughts of technicians in the aftermarket.
  • Collision shops and suppliers are both profiting from mutually beneficial relationships that thrive on loyalty and longevity.
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  • We may be in the midst of the digital age, but those buying aftermarket parts still prefer personal contact to the computer.
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  • Do-it-yourself activity in the aftermarket is booming. But with vehicle systems getting more computerized and complicated, are consumers getting more vehicle-savvy in terms of repairs?
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  • Cost is the main factor driving new and used car dealerships to use aftermarket parts in their bays, but two major concerns are keeping these parts from being used in all repair work — quality and fit.
  • Aftermarket Business has released its 2010 Top 40 Auto Chain Report.
  • Independent repair shops have spoken, and quality leads the list as the No. 1 need of their customers.
  • When it comes to sweeping across the marketplace with sparkling sales numbers for your windshield wiper offerings, ?price is a big driver,? says Chris Olson, buyer/product manager at Roanoke, Va.-based Parts Depot, Inc.
  • Adding wind to our sales: The retail industry may have received the strong gusts it needed in order to increase its sales of automotive aftermarket items. Our 32nd annual Car Care Center Study reveals that 2005 was a relatively good year.
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  • This special report ranks the leading program groups and buying groups by total members and provides a detailed account of the programs they offer.
  • Our third annual study should educate parts distributors on where these very important customers shop and what their overall preferences are.
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  • State of the Industry Report
  • Aftermarket Business's Fifth Annual Auto Chain Report (published in January 2003) reviews the top 50 automotive chains, jobbers and warehouse distributors.
  • As the industry demands it, program groups continue altering their strategies. Understanding their differences can help you find the right fit.
  • Each year since 1999 we've given you detailed accounts of the major distributors in the automotive parts business.
  • Although each group is different, one shared quality has been seen across the aftermarket program groups ? strong sales and profitability in 2010.
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  • Demand for traditional antifreeze is still steadily flowing despite the increasing sophistication and efficiencies found in today?s cooling systems and radiator fluids.
  • Matching the battery to the vehicle through thorough education is a priority at Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc. in Saint Cloud, Minn.