Automotive Aftermarket News

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We cover aftermarket news as well as our own news and research. Learn what drives the industry from dozens of articles linked below, as well as our own case studies and market research. We also cover marketing trends and statistics, including online search trends and sales trends, too.

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Auto Parts Chains Staging a Retail Comeback

Aftermarket Analysis, Market Research
The top auto parts chain stores appear to be staging a retail comeback during the coronavirus pandemic. The data includes weekly credit card transactions from AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and NAPA Auto Parts (NYSE: GPC). These auto parts chains act as a bellwether for DIY activity as well as retail, two important [read more] ...

Our Priorities in 2020 So Far

Aftermarket Analysis
We were having fun on LinkedIn this week. Marketing guru/entrepreneur Larry Kim of chatbot company MobileMonkey posted a graph showing the relative importance of things in 2020.During this coronavirus crisis, we'll take any opportunity to…

What Is The Most Popular Truck in America

Aftermarket Analysis
We show you the most popular pickup truck in America including full-size and medium-size trucks, domestic and imported. New registrations of light trucks (including SUVs and CUVs) exceeded 9 million units in 2018. That reached around 12 million for 2019. More than 2 million pickups were sold and are expected to...
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Auto Parts eCommerce Solutions

Aftermarket Analysis
Here's the ultimate comparison of the 52 best auto parts eCommerce platforms. Websites selling parts and accessories have a unique requirement for shoppers to easily find parts based on fitment. If you're looking for an auto parts eCommerce website builder we strongly recommend using one that understands fitment...