Automotive Aftermarket Industry Trends 2018

Articles on the latest auto aftermarket industry trends driving our industry. Learn about the latest trends, market research and statistics. We include our expert analysis and insight.

Automotive aftermarket trends: constant change

Marketing trends in the aftermarket are always changing, driving the industry in new directions. That’s even more true in 2018. We break down the latest automotive market trends and give you ideas to help manage your business.

Ecommerce trends and marketing trends 2018

We’ve included our annual projection on auto parts ecommerce trends for 2018, including our forecast of online auto parts sales. Learn about the auto parts industry and how it is evolving to more online sales, vs. offline sales.

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Registered vehicles by state: fun facts

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Looking at registered vehicles by state in the US we found some interesting things that you can use for your next trivia contest for categories like "registered vehicles by state" or "number of vehicles in US." Most popular vehicle by state The…
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Auto Parts SEO Technical Guide for Marketers

We put this auto parts SEO guide together because technical issues may prevent your auto parts site from ranked organically. For automotive SEO, content and inbound linking is critical but you also need a good technical foundation to build…

Vehicles in Operation (VIO) FAQs

Here are some questions we get a lot on our analysis and custom reporting of vehicle registration data. Note that we do not provide raw data, we only produce custom reporting that utilizes vehicles in operation (VIO) data. Q: How many cars…

Automotive Industry Trends: Light Trucks Outselling Automobiles

Light trucks in the US continue their upward growth, and are now beating cars by more than 2 to 1. Through April 2018, 3.69 million light trucks were sold in the US according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, compared to 1.75 million automobiles.…
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Auto Parts Ecommerce Trend: Shoppers Searching for Manufacturer Websites

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We reveal 7 facts why auto parts shoppers feel the need to search for manufacturer websites before making a purchase Enthusiast auto parts shoppers are actively searching for manufacturers' websites before making a purchase, whether buying online…

Digital Influence on Retail Auto Parts Sales

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Digital influence is driving billions of dollars in retail sales and it's not stopping. Our latest auto aftermarket trends forecast shows that digital will influence nearly $152 billion in parts and accessory sales through all retail channels…

What To Expect From An Auto Parts SEO Company: A Guide

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Are you looking for an auto parts SEO company for your parts website (manufacturer or retailer)? How do you know what you should expect in terms of experience, services and results? If you need SEO services, how do you know what to even…
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5 Automotive Parts SEO Secrets Revealed

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We're going against our better judgement to publicly reveal some of our best secrets for auto parts SEO. As you may already know we do extensive testing and experimenting on what works best for SEO and we do our own case studies. Here,…
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Online Parts Sales to Top $10 Billion in 2018

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Annual automotive aftermarket trends forecast of auto parts ecommerce summary: • Auto parts ecommerce sales will break $10B for the first time, excluding auctions and used parts; a key automotive aftermarket industry trend for 2018. •…

Auto Parts & Accessories Manufacturers: Increase Your Sales and Build Your Brand

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Auto parts manufacturers can increase sales through all channels of distribution, as well as build brand awareness, by building their online presence. We presented a webinar on this important marketing topic and the slide presentation is available…

Guide for Dealers: Automobile SEO is Different Than Auto Parts SEO

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Auto parts SEO is significantly different than marketing automobiles, because shoppers search for parts differently. "Front of the house" marketing involves different search terms and a different path to purchase than "back of the house" marketing. For…

Car Parts Industry Trends: Online Parts Sales to Reach $8.9 Billion in 2017

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Our annual ecommerce automotive aftermarket industry size forecast for vehicle parts puts online retail sales at $8.89 billion in 2017, posting a 16% increase over 2016. Online Parts Sales Summary: ...Ecommerce car parts sales are outpacing…