Category: Automotive

Used Car Dealers to Promote SUV Selection this Year

Shoppers browsing the used car market right now might be pleasantly surprised by what they find, according to the latest Used Vehicle Report released by the car shopping experts at Edmunds. According to Edmunds analysts, a deluge of lightly used, lower-mileage vehicles are coming off lease and filling used car lots. Edmunds experts also note that these used vehicles reflect the body styles that shoppers want, namely trucks and SUVs, and carry far more standard features than they did five years ago.

Self-Service Makes up 60% of Car Wash Profits

“Up until a few years ago, wand-bay type car wash properties had declined and fallen out of favor with new investors as well as existing owner/operators. Now that the economy and car wash industry are growing again, this may be a good time to revisit the self-service business model, reports Cash Wash Magazine.”

Tire Retailers to Promote Smart and Sustainable Offerings

Fact.MR has published a new study titled “Automotive Tire Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking: Global Market insights 2017 to 2022”, which sheds light on the overall market scenario prevailing in the automotive tire sector. Based on this assessment, the automotive tire market is likely to register steady growth during the forecast period until 2022. Some of the prime facets motivating revenue growth in the global automotive tire market include enhanced tire performance, launch of innovative products and surging tire production.

Tire Retailers to Target Parents of Young Children With Safety Messages

Safety is a top priority when a new baby arrives in the family, but new research commissioned by Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), indicates parents are overlooking a critical safety gap when it comes to hitting the road with their most precious cargo. The overwhelming majority of car-owning parents surveyed say their children’s safety is important to them, but only about a third (37%) claim to have checked their tires to ensure they are safe.

Tire Retailers to Promote Installation Services for Tires Purchased Online

“Miles driven in the U.S. have been rising annually, and with more rubber hitting the road, tire sales have benefited, particularly in the e-commerce channel. Online dollar sales of tires grew by 34% in the 12 months ending December 2018, according to The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking. The tire category alone outpaced e-commerce growth for the total market of automotive products, which was up 33% for the year.”

Car Washes to Promote Spring Cleaning Services

“Spring brings blooming flowers, outdoor activities . . . and the arrival of tree sap. It can drip onto whatever is below, and that can often be your car. Left alone, tree sap can be unsightly at best. At worst, it can damage your car’s paint job and lead to rust, says Consumer Reports.”

Mechanics to Promote Tire Services for the Spring

“Winter is tough on tires: Road conditions can be brutal, and temperature swings can often mean your tires have become badly deflated, says Consumer Reports. As spring emerges, potholes often blossom and create their own risks to your tires. That makes this a great time to spend a few minutes checking your tires and making pressure corrections as needed.”

59.7% of Gen Xers Have Auto Loans at the Highest Balances

LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released its study on auto debt by generation that found those between the ages of 39 and 54 shoulder the biggest load among its users, with nearly 60% of Gen Xers having an auto loan.

Auto Aftermarket Parts Sellers to Promote Top-Selling Wipers, Washer Flue and Lighting

“The U.S. automotive aftermarket industry grew its retail sales by 2.5% in 2018, according to The NPD Group. In addition to favorable weather early in the year, this increase was fueled by the fundamentals of the industry being strong: More vehicles are on the road, the average age of vehicles is trending older, and the majority of consumers are unconcerned about higher gasoline prices.”

Auto Insurance Companies to Promote Discounts in the Face of Rising Rates

The Zebra, the nation’s leading car insurance search engine, released its 2019 State of Auto Insurance Report, which reveals that car insurance rates have risen for four out of five American drivers (83%) over the past year. In fact, rates across the U.S. are higher than they’ve ever been: Up 23% since 2011 with an average annual cost of $1,470.

Here’s Who’s Buying Motorcycles Today

We know that more motorcycle owners these days are women, and now we know increasing percentages of all owners are married and college graduates, and they’re generally older, according to the 2018 Motorcycle Industry Council Owner Survey.

Mechanics to Target Younger Drivers Who Can’t Read Warning Lights

Younger drivers (millennial/Gen Z) are more than 1.5 times more likely to identify popular emojis correctly than the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning symbol, revealed a new study commissioned by Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires.

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