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Report: U.S. automotive aftermarket industry grew 8.6% in 2023

Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales grew to $391 billion in 2023, according to the 2024 Joint Forecast Model, a report from The Auto Care Association, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and S&P Global. The sales increase of 8.6% was fueled by growth among dealers’ service centers, auto parts stores and general auto repair sectors. The forecast model identifies several key

How much do gas prices affect the automotive aftermarket?

Let’s look at everyone’s favorite expense: gas prices. The fluctuations in gasoline prices in the United States are more than mere figures at the fuel pump; they serve as barometers for a variety of factors, including economic health, geopolitical tensions, consumer confidence and the vitality of the automotive aftermarket sector. Gasoline stands as a relatively

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The transmission repair industry: Globally integrated

Listed here you will find those companies that responded to a recent questionnaire asking about product lines that are supplied or that are distributed beyond borders. Almost all powertrain aftermarket suppliers have international ties, but only those who responded are included here. Please note that if a company is not based in the U.S., their

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The powertrain aftermarket: Growing and global

For the past few decades, the powertrain aftermarket, much like OEMs, has come to acknowledge that the marketplace for both supply sources and product sales has expanded past borders to become truly global. Various segments of our industry will have different mixes of global component supply and global sales networks. Nothing exemplified the global dependency

A part for every need: Hard parts supplier listing 2024

One of the earliest signs that an industry was forming was a transition to specialty transmission hard parts suppliers emerging from general salvage yards to create the efficient flow of those parts to every shop in the nation. As the automatic transmission became the dominant powertrain option from automakers, some salvage yards specialized in supplying

PRT launches new complete strut assemblies

PRT has announced the launch of new complete strut assemblies for light vehicles, SUVs and pickup trucks in the North American aftermarket. The launches include models such as Honda Civic, Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Highlander, in addition to brand new applications such as the 2021 Subaru Forester, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, and the 2021 Honda

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AMN Drivetime: Strategies for a changing aftermarket

Jeff Koviak describes his “master’s degree” in the automotive aftermarket as owning two muffler shops in Port Huron, Michigan, for a few years. He was at the ripe, young age of 24 and this stint came after he served as a Walker Exhaust territory manager with Tenneco in Detroit. Koviak calls that his first official

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ZF Aftermarket introduced more than 770 new parts in 2023

ZF Aftermarket reports that it released more than 770 new parts over the course of 2023. According to ZF, those parts include 115 part numbers for ZF transmission products, including nearly 70 SACHS torque converters, and four different formulations of ZF Lifeguard e-Fluid for hybrid engines. A wide variety of other car and truck parts

ADD Group honored with awards from Advance Auto Parts, ACDelco

ADD Group announced that the company has been honored with two industry awards: the Best Marketing Excellence from Advance Auto Parts and the APC Overdrive from ACDelco.  The Best Marketing Excellence highlights the company’s exceptional marketing services and support that have significantly contributed to its growth and success in 2023. The APC Overdrive recognizes ADD

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Watch: Replacing a transmission and components

Dave Hritsko and the team have already removed a full transmission in a previous video. This time, see an in-depth explanation of the parts, components, and steps in how they make the upgrade with a remanufactured transmission along with new aftermarket components with the help of students from Ohio Technical College.

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GSP chief operating officer on the 4 P’s of the company’s growth

Michael Ceritano‘s resume includes an array of positions from around the aftermarket: marketing manager, car wash consultant, owner of an auto accessory business, aftermarket sales director and now COO. With a career spanning 30-plus years in the automotive aftermarket, Ceritano has used his industry expertise combined with his business savvy and willingness to learn new

MEMA remanufacturing conference to take place in October

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers announced that the 2023 Remanufacturing Annual Conference will take place on October 11-12, 2023, at the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Headquarters in Atlanta. Hosted by MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, this year’s conference “will bring together the remanufacturing community for two days of insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and valuable insights into the role of remanufacturing in the

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