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News   June 28, 2016   by CARS Magazine

By the numbers: Non-driving related accidents and more…

Stats that put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.



Percentage of cars that Rolls-Royce has produced since 1906 that are still on the road today.

The Economist, 2013

1 in 6

Vehicles on the road that need at least one new belt.

Car Care Council


The 2015 light vehicle automotive scrappage rate in Canada  – down from 6.1% in 2011.

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants


Percentage of Canadian car accidents (or near-accidents) due to non-driving related distractions.

Decoma International, a subsidiary of Magna International Inc.


The amount engaged and knowledgeable retail sales associates sell more than their peers.


4,890,992 km

In May 2014, the odometer reading on a 1966 Volvo 1800S – the vehicle with the highest mileage covered (3,039,122 miles).

Guinness Book of World Records


Estimated number of vehicles on Canadian roads in 2014. Comparatively, there were 249.4 million light vehicles on American roads in 2014.

AIA Canada Outlook Study; and AASA 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Status Report


Percentage of U.S. vehicles powered by gasoline in 2015. Gas-powered vehicles declined as a percentage when flex fuels (gasoline and ethynol) surged in popularity. Flex fuel-powered vehicles peaked in 2012 and have since dropped to below 2010 levels, now standing at about 11.5% of all vehicles.

IHS Automotive 2015 U.S. Vehicle Market At-A-Glance

3.15 trillion

Number of miles driven by U.S. drivers during 2015. That beats the previous record of 3 trillion miles set in 2007.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Percentage of customer-reported problems directly related to audio, communication, entertainment and navigation systems – collectively known as ACEN. Industry watchers suggest ACEN is the cause of a 3% year-over-year decline in vehicle dependability.

J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

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