Automotive Market Research Reports & Analysis

Articles covering automotive market research reports, research analysis, automotive industry trends and vehicle registration reporting.

Automotive Market Research Reports

Hedges & Company is a leading author and publisher of automotive market research, and here are articles we have authored showing various market research projects we’ve worked on. We specialize in automotive focus groups (in-person and online), market research surveys, consumer surveys, brand research and brand perception studies, and more.

Data Used in Automotive Market Research

Do you need to know how many licensed drivers there are in the US? The popularity of certain vehicles by geographic region? Demographics of vehicle owners? Vehicles in operation (VIO) data including the number of vehicles in the US? Sales trends or ecommerce trends? Look no further, we have you covered in the latest research data.

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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…

How Online Auto Parts Buyers Shop for Parts & Accessories

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If you sell auto parts online, then your website needs to make a great first impression because online shoppers are fleeting. This is good information to keep in mind if you're marketing your online parts store with an automotive paid search…
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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 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…
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Top Automobile Industry Trends for 2014

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New vehicle registrations grew 7.2% in 2013 and here are some of the important automotive industry trends that "drove" growth, which makes them important trends for 2014. Over 15.2 million vehicles were registered in 2013 so let's jump into…
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Automotive SEO Ranking Factors and Correlations Study

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If you sell automotive parts or services online then you need to know what we discovered in our automotive SEO ranking factors and correlations study. This study evaluated factors that may contribute to a high SEO ranking in Google. This market…
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Google Auto Aftermarket SEO & PPC Predictions for 2014

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Here are our 5 Google automotive SEO and paid search predictions for 2014. Regular readers of this blog may be familiar with our previous Google predictions for the SEMA industry, which we're proud to say, have mostly been on target. Prediction…
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Why Long Tail Search Changed Automotive SEO and Paid Search Forever

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In SEO or automotive paid search, long tail keywords are the key to gaining more traffic and more sales. This has become even more important with Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm update, signaling huge new opportunity in search engine optimization.…