Auto Service World
News   June 27, 2018   by Allan Janssen

BY THE NUMBERS: What we learned this month

Our month column of stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.


1 in 5

Approximately 19.9% of new light vehicles in 2017 were registered to fleets in Canada. Fiat-Chrysler was the fleet-friendliest make, with 32.9% of its total registrations destined for fleets.

IHS Automotive & DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.

 

14,200

Average annual miles driven in the U.S. by new cars and light trucks (three years and younger). Vehicles 4 to 6 years old average 12,200 miles per year. And by age 7 and 8, vehicle miles driven drops to 10,700.

Lang Aftermarket iReport, Lang Marketing

 

66.9%

Percentage of SUV or CUV owners who will get a similar vehicle when it needs to be replaced. That’s a much higher loyalty rate than any other body type in the industry.The industry average body-type loyalty is 52.3 percent.

IHS Markit analysis of 17.1 million new vehicle registrations in the U.S.

 

200,000+

Number of Ontario work sites where skilled trade workers are employed.

Ontario College of Trades

 

1/3

Only 34% of Ontario drivers who check their tire inflation monthly.

Survey by Leger on behalf of tire makers

 

80-90%

Percentage of time that apprentices spend learning from an employer or journeyperson mentor, as opposed to completing tasks independently.

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

 

44%

Percentage of Canadian consumers who believe autonomous driving is inherently unsafe. That’s down from 69% of Canadian consumers a year ago. Around the world, fear of autonomous vehicles is similarly decreasing. In Germany, 45% consider it dangerous, down from 72% a year ago. In the U.K.: 48%, down from 73%. And in Italy: 30%, down from 66%.

Deloitte 2018 Global Automotive Consumer Study

 

40%

Percentage of all vehicles in 2020 that will be personally owned. By 2030 that number will drop to 35%. By 2040 it will be down to 30%.

KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018

 

90%

Percentage of over 1,500 survey respondents who said they’d prefer a professional shop to handle vehicle maintenance than to do it themselves.

Frost & Sullivan, Vehicle Owners’ Attitudes and Behaviors, March 2016

 

$4,268

On average, across 23 categories of vehicle types, the first five years of vehicle ownership will cost owners $1,550 in repairs and $2,718 in maintenance.

Kelley Blue Book Five-Year Cost to Own Awards

 


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