The automotive aftermarket is the auto industry’s after-sale market. “Aftermarket” includes vehicle parts, equipment, replacement tires, service repair, collision repair and accessories, sold after the sale of the original vehicle. The aftermarket includes companies in manufacturing, re-manufacturing, distribution, retailing, and installation of replacement vehicle parts, equipment, service repair and automotive accessories. Automotive aftermarket market segments…

Total U.S. aftermarket size The U.S. automotive aftermarket is a $287 billion industry (2017) with a compound annual growth rate of 3.6% projected through 2020. The entire aftermarket, including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, is projected at $381 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $421.2 billion in 2020.* It includes 535,000 individual businesses consisting…

Many trade associations represent the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and other counties in the global automotive aftermarket. These trade associations include: The Auto Care Association The Auto Care Association represents the auto care industry—a 50-state network of more than 500,000 independent manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops offering quality, choice and innovation for vehicle…

Automotive direct mail lists, sometimes known as “DMV mailing lists,” are available in the aftermarket, to reach vehicle owners for marketing purposes. Some of the most common types of vehicle owner lists that are available include: BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz owners Ford car or truck owners Chevrolet car or truck owners Honda, Acura, Toyota or…