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 $296 billion industry (2018) with a compound annual growth rate of 3.4% projected through 2021.* The entire aftermarket, including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, is projected at $392 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $433 billion in 2021.* 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 automotive industry. Mailing lists reach vehicle owners for marketing purposes. Some of the most common types of vehicle owner mailing lists commonly available include: BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz owners Ford car or truck owners Chevrolet car or truck owners Honda, Acura,…

What Is ACES and PIES Data? ACES and PIES are industry-standard data formats. ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) is used to manage and exchange automotive application (fitment) data. PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) is used to manage and exchange product (part number) data. In this article we will be looking into the two leading industry…

The “Magnuson-Moss Warranty—Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act” is a Federal law, US Code, Title 15 § 2301, Public Law 93-637, signed into law by President Gerald Ford on January 4, 1975. It covers aftermarket auto parts in these ways: “Simply using an aftermarket or recycled part does not void your warranty,” according to the Federal…