Auto Service World
News   January 3, 2018   by Allan Janssen

BY THE NUMBERS: The latest opinions, surveys, and findings

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.


Percentage of small business owners that identify the shortage of skilled labor to be their biggest impediment to growth.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business



Percentage of auto executives who believe consumers are likely to share telematics data with the vehicle manufacturer’s service department. (In fact, only 58% of consumers say they’d be willing to do so.)

KPMG 2017 Global Automotive Executive Survey.



Percentage of Canadian drivers who are not aware of ‘low rolling resistance tires’ or the fuel efficiency gains they provide.

Leger survey for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC)



Number of new technicians the trucking industry alone will need by 2022. (The industry will also need 75,000 new diesel engine specialists.)

U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics



Number of North American assembly plants the Detroit Three (GM, Ford, FCA-Chrysler) have closed in the wake of the economic collapse of Sept. 2008.

Automotive News



According to Renault, the cost savings of maintaining an electric vehicle compared to maintaining a conventional vehicle.

James Carter, Vision Mobility



Percentage drop in collision-part sales that American carmakers can expect to see between 2015 and 2030 due to autonomous vehicles and collision avoidance technology.




Percentage of aftermarket executives surveyed who believe that electric vehicles will have a significant impact on their businesses.

Automotive Industries Association of Canada


$2.5 billion

Predicted global revenues from the sale of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems – used as vehicle sensors – in 2026. That’s up from $230 million in 2016.

IHS Markit



Millennials (born between 1982 and 2004) are twice as likely to ignore vehicle recall notices, compared to baby boomers.

Stericycle Expert Solutions survey

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