Automotive Aftermarket News

Automotive aftermarket news, aftermarket trends and industry analysis from our own in-depth research plus SEMA, AASA, MEMA, and the Auto Care Association.

We cover aftermarket news as well as our own news and research. Learn what drives the industry from dozens of articles 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.

Auto aftermarket news and automotive aftermarket trends

We also uncover the latest news and trends in automotive marketing, choose from dozens of articles. Learn about automotive parts research findings in addition to aftermarketnews.

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VIO Big Data Shootout: Performance V8 Sedans

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For our latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Big Data Shootout we put seven Euro and American premium performance sedans to the test: the Audi RS 7, BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet SS, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63…
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Big Data Shootout: Vehicles In Operation (VIO) Stats for New Mustang, Challenger and Camaro

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Who's winning the new vehicle registration race for late model muscle cars in 2016? We wanted to see which car had the most total new vehicle registrations, as well as the biggest increase or decrease for the first half of 2016 vs. last year.…
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New Google SERP Format: Facts, Fiction and Rumors

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With the recent changes to the Google search engine results page (SERP) for desktop and tablets, there are a lot of rumors and false information around the Internet, so we wanted to give automotive aftermarket advertisers some facts, informed…
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Online Search for Motorcycle Parts & Accessories Growing From Mobile Traffic

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Google has released their latest report on online search statistics for motorcycle parts and accessory (P&A) shoppers. Consistent with what we're seeing for search stats for other categories, searches done on mobile devices are primarily…

Mobile Is Driving Online Tire & Wheel Search Growth

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If you are looking for online search statistics for tires and related accessories, Google has released the latest stats for the tire market. Searches done on mobile devices are driving the rapid growth in tire, tire parts and wheel online search…
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Auto Parts Marketing: Online Parts Sales to Reach $7.4 Billion in 2016

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Note: this article is from January 2016. For an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. How big is the automotive aftermarket industry? Ecommerce auto parts sales will narrow the gap with traditional brick and mortar retail…

Towing Search Activity Growing: Queries +28%, Mobile Search +48%

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If you need online shopping growth statistics, specifically for the towing market, look no further. Google has released the latest stats for the towing market and consumers are increasing their online search for towing parts and services. Online…
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Truck Parts & Accessories Search Trend Research: Mobile Growth Dominates, Up 60%

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This AdWords research covers searches conducted by consumers searching for parts and accessories for their trucks. Search on mobile devices dominated truck search activity, growing an amazing 60% from 2014 in the third quarter according to a…
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Off-Road Parts & Accessories Market Research: Total Search up 16%, Mobile up 41%

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This AdWords research is about consumers who are searching online for off-road parts and accessories for their Jeep®, trucks, UTVs, off-highway motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles. Online search queries for off-road search terms grew 16% from 2014…
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Auto Parts Market Research: Performance Parts Search up 20%, Mobile up 45%

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This AdWords research covers consumers searching online for auto parts that modify a vehicle's performance. Online queries for performance modifying search terms grew 20% in the third quarter 2015 over the previous year, according to search…
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How to Increase Your Digital Presence in the Automotive Industry and Who’s Doing it Right!

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As people turn to more digital outlets to get information, it's important for companies to alter their marketing styles to meet the digital needs of consumers. The automotive industry is no exception; however, these companies need to approach…
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Ways Millennials Are Changing the Automotive Aftermarket

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Note: To get a true Generation Y marketing perspective, our genuine Gen-Y marketing intern, Brad, researched and wrote this article, which dispels a lot of myths about marketing to the millennial generation. Generation Y, better known as the…