Auto Service World
News   April 11, 2005   by Auto Service World

New DIY Report Part of 2005 Automotive Aftermarket Status Report

The 2005 AASA Automotive Aftermarket Status Report, the annual market research report produced by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will include a new do-it-yourself (DIY) section that will examine DIY trends, different types of DIY repairs and much more about this critical segment of the aftermarket industry.
The annual AASA Automotive Aftermarket Status Report offers a comprehensive snapshot of the market segments important contributions to the global economy. The 2005 edition, which is sponsored by Industrial Marketing Research, is slated for publication in June.
The AASA Automotive Aftermarket Status Report is the single source for current statistics and analysis of the trends shaping the aftermarket. In addition to the new section devoted to the DIY market, other sections of the report include:
h Summary of the global vehicle market
h Detailed analysis of the size of the aftermarket industry
h Analysis of the various aftermarket sub-sectors, which breaks down service work by product categories and explains where the work is being performed
h Update on unperformed maintenance
h Statistics on the Mexican and Canadian aftermarket industry
h AASA member directory
The report has been enhanced to include easy-to-understand summaries of each graph and chart and a description of the aftermarket for those new to the industry. The timing of the reports release has been moved earlier in the year to provide manufacturers the ability to have the latest market research information and trends in time for their annual forecasting and budgeting for the upcoming year.
AASA Automotive Aftermarket Status Report is available to AASA members for $120; non-members can receive the Status Report for $500. Ordering information is available at the AASA Web site,, or e-mailing

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