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New cars sales struggle amid chip shortage
August 17, 2021 by Adam Malik

Sales of new vehicles in Canada fell in July compared to the same time last year, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. An estimated total of 155,657 units were sold last month, a drop of 5.7 per cent from July 2020.

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Is DIY making a comeback?
August 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

Chalk it up to another ripple effect of the pandemic — it appears more Canadians are choosing to take the do-it-yourself route when it comes to vehicle maintenance. While the number of Americans choosing DIY for their vehicle’s needs is

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What’s driving aftermarket parts sales
July 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is seeing a boosted bottom line, according to market research. That’s thanks to a lack of new cars available to be sold, leaving consumers to either hang on to their older vehicles or opt to buy a used

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By the Numbers: Battery facts
November 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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By the Numbers: Top 10 vehicle platforms
November 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics that put the North American automotive aftermarket in perspective.

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By the Numbers: Top 10 Vehicle Platforms
November 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Top 10 vehicle platforms 1. Volkswagen’s PQ35 (A5) 32,675,765 units (2.6%) 2. Nissan/Renault’s B Platform 24,152,170 units (1.9%) 3. Volkswagen’s NQB 14,420,969 units (1.2%) 4. Volkswagen’s PQ24 (A04) Platform 13,197,432 units (1.1%) 5. Peugeot’s PF1 12,832,679 units (1.0%) 6. Toyota’s

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By the Numbers: Jobbers and Wholesalers
November 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    80% In 2019, the percentage of e-commerce purchases (by dollar volume) that was picked up at a retail location as opposed to delivered to a home. NPD Group   98.5% In 2019, the share of global light vehicles

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By the Numbers: Wholesalers and retailers
October 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Aftermarket bounce-back will be quicker than other industries: AASA
October 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) suggest the aftermarket will bounce back from the pandemic quicker and return to normal sooner than many other manufacturing industries. “The automotive aftermarket’s ability to recover is due in large part

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Suppliers bullish about next year: AAPEX webinar
October 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen Despite fears of a lingering pandemic, a panel of well-placed aftermarket executives agrees there is room to be optimistic about the industry’s prospects for the next 15 months. Speaking on an AAPEX webinar this week, Bob

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New AIA study measures COVID-19 impact on aftermarket
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  COVID-19 has disrupted the Canadian economy, and, inevitably, the automotive aftermarket, a recent study shows. Published every two years, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 2020 Outlook Study provides an in-depth examination of the state of the Canadian

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Auto parts experienced V-shaped recovery throughout 2020: DesRosiers
October 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC) say auto parts stores experienced a V-shaped recovery this year, with a decline in business of 27.9% in  April, and a subsequent recovery of 9.6% in June and 7% in July. Automotive parts,