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The overall carsharing vehicle parc is expected to top 1.2 million in 2018, driven by motorists’ desires to use alternative modes of transportation, the rise in employee mobility options and environmental concerns.
More than three-fourths (77 percent) of the auto service franchise owners and managers responding to the Aftermarket Business World 2018 Auto Service Franchise Study of four product categories said their recommendation to customers was their best marketing tool.
Independent repair shops that use social media to promote their business continue to show a clear preference for Facebook more than any other website. But Google Plus is growing in usage and is the number two social media website choice.
Perhaps no program distribution group has gone through more recent changes than Advance Auto Parts, which last year replied to the Aftermarket Business World Program Distribution Group report with the Carquest name.
Many AASA supplier members believe that the electrification of vehicles will impact their businesses within the next 10 years – and, of those expecting an impact, the majority expect that impact to be negative.