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.

Automotive Mailing Lists vs. Vehicle Registration Data: Which Best Suits Your Needs?

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Automotive mailing list data and vehicle registration data are two different types of data that are confused quite frequently. Both of these forms of data have a large significance when it comes to researching, marketing, and collecting data…
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How to Have Free Online Advertising Campaigns For Your Brand: Here Are 3 Ideas to Try

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Auto parts manufacturers and resellers in the automotive aftermarket spend a lot of money to keep their brand in front of parts shoppers. Here are three ways to have an online brand advertising campaign at no cost when combined with paid search. If…

Paid Search vs SEO Case Study #2 for Auto Parts

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Pay per click (PPC) vs automotive SEO is a marketing combination we monitor very closely. A common question in the auto parts industry is the PPC vs SEO debate and whether both types of online marketing are necessary, or and whether these efforts…
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Big Data Shootout: VIO Stats for Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs Ram pickups

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We again dove into our US vehicle registration database of 245 million vehicles for our latest Big Data Shootout on Vehicles in Operation (VIO). This Shootout looks at the Ford F-150/F-Series, compared to Dodge Ram and Chevy Silverado pickups.…
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Cyber Season Online Shopping Stats

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As the 2014 holiday shopping season is underway let's look at online sales vs. brick and mortar sales. "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" are on a lot of people's minds so we'll break down the stats for you with some quick facts: Black Friday…
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Auto Parts: Online Sales to Break $6 Billion in 2015

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(Editor's note: this article was originally published in November 2014,  for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. Aftermarket auto parts online continues to grow as a sales channel, and online sales will break the…
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Big Data Shootout: Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Stats

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We looked at our US vehicle registration database of 246.9 million vehicles to see who's winning the new vehicle registration statistics for 2014. The results of our Big Data Shootout looking at new Vehicles in Operation (VIO) were a little…

Everything You Need to Know About Using Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Registration Analysis

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We get a lot of questions on US vehicle registration data and the vehicle registration database, like "how many cars are in the U.S.?" so here are some important things you need to know about buying and using automotive registration data. What…
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Automotive Industry Trends: Auto Parts & Tire Stores Start 2014 With 3.1% Sales Increase

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Automotive parts and tire stores are showing a sales increase over last year, in one of the important automotive industry trends for 2014. Brick and mortar auto parts, auto accessory and tire stores showed a 3.7% sales increase in April 2014,…
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Auto Parts Marketing: Case Studies in Automotive SEO vs PPC

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SEO case studies: If you sell aftermarket car parts online and are new to PPC (paid search), or are just focused on SEO, you may wonder what will happen to your site's existing organic traffic when you start paid search marketing. It's a frequent question…
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Auto Parts Sales: Is Google Forecasting a Good 2nd Quarter?

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A promising second quarter of 2014 for auto parts and tire sales may be on the way, based off data from Google Trends. The ability to use Google Trends to forecast certain things such as flu outbreaks is well documented. We used data…
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Auto Parts Marketing: Online Sales of Parts & Accessories to Hit $5 Billion in 2014

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Note: this article was originally published in April 2014,  for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. If you're marketing automotive parts online, parts and accessories once again showed a significant sales increase…