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Welcome to the 28
th
edition of the Auto Care Factbook. The Auto Care Association is pleased to again provide this cost-
effective and environmentally responsible publication in digital format.
This edition of the Auto Care Factbook highlights many upward trends we are seeing in today’s $392B auto care industry:
increasing consumer confidence and spending (even with higher gas prices); CAGR sustaining its upswing; rising average
hourly wages; and more than 50,000 new industry jobs added in the past year. At the same time, our members are paying
close attention to the impacts of telematics and access to data, the average age of vehicles and the health of the economy in
general. Your Factbook takes a deep dive into these topics and many more, providing all of the information you need to keep
thriving in our dynamic aftermarket -- which is projected to be a $433B industry in 2021.
Your Auto Care Factbook 2019 once again is providing this data and analysis through interactive and enhanced online features.
In this 28
th
edition, you will find:
Updated “Key Economic Indicators 2014–2018” by Northwood University (p. 2),
The latest trends on Supply, Demand and CAGRs for Technician Employment (p. 5),
An extended Industry Forecast through 2021 by IHS Markit (p.10–14),
Updated Program and Retail Distribution Summaries (p. 18–19),
An updated “Global Automotive Aftermarket Review” by Jefferies (p. 21–40),
Updated Consumer Profiles for DIY-DIFM demographics, IMR Insights on millennial light maintenance DIYers,
Reasons Why consumers choose DIY and DIFM outlets, DIY Propensity and shop averages, Replacement Rates, and
Delayed Maintenance (p. 41–50)
Updated U.S. New and Total Vehicle Registrations by IHS Markit (p. 59–64),
An updated Hybrid Vehicles Summary and Vehicle Operating Costs (p. 65-72),
Updated “U.S. and Global Aftermarket Dynamics” by Northwood University (p. 80–81),
Updated Global Registration summary by IHS Markit (p. 83–87),
An update on the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket recap by DesRosiers (p. 93–95),
This digital publication allows you to:
Turn pages with the click of a mouse.
View pages in a variety of sizes and formats.
Access resources and websites through live embedded hyperlinks.
Quickly locate what you are looking for through a “word search” feature.
Download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs.
Save material for future reference through the “bookmarks” feature.
Thank you for celebrating our 28
th
anniversary with us. We look forward to many more years of providing what you need to run
your business with the industry’s must-have flagship publication, the Auto Care Factbook. Bill Hanvey President & CEO
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