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Economic Indicators Influencing IRF Philosophies

How economic charts can make both dollars and sense to today’s independent shop owner.

Vehicle Fitment Evolution Explained – Webinar

Free webinar will look at the “Evolution Of Vehicle Configurations In Parts and Fitment.”

New Vehicle Registrations Show Record Levels For SUVs

Tom Libby, loyalty principal, IHS Markit, has shared his commentary on recent shifts in consumer vehicle preferences.

Average Age Of Cars, Light Trucks Approaches 12 Years

Research from IHS Markit shows COVID-19 accelerating an already established trend on vehicle age.

US Gasoline Demand More Than ‘Halfway’ Back

Gasoline sales are a positive sign of recovery says OPIS, part of IHS Markit.

IHS Markit Trims 2020 Global Light Vehicle Forecasts

Global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 million units this year in the wake of the pandemic.

General Motors Recognized As Top Manufacturer By IHS Markit

General Motors Corporation retained its position as the leader in automotive manufacturer loyalty.

Average Age Of Cars And Light Trucks In US Rises Again In 2019 To 11.8 Years, IHS Markit Says

This acceleration of average age can easily be seen when looking across the past 17 years, according to the research firm.

Automotive Trends: A Mostly Positive Outlook For The Aftermarket

The looming shift to autonomous technology is one of five trends that Seng highlighted in his AAPEX presentation, “Five Trends in Five Minutes: Key Trends Impacting the North American Automotive Aftermarket.”

Survey Finds Varied Autonomy And Safety Technology Preferences For New Vehicles, IHS Markit Says

Study shows new consumer preferences for autonomy and other advanced mobility solutions vary widely by age and region.

Consumer Loyalty To SUV/CUVs Highest Ever; Sedan Loyalty Continues To Drop, IHS Markit Says

More than two-thirds of sport utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover utility vehicle (CUV) owners in the U.S. who returned to market in the first four months of 2017 acquired another new SUV or CUV, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

Consumers Want In-Vehicle Technology, But Willingness To Pay For It Varies, IHS Markit Says

Consumers in the U.S. were most likely to pay for a rear-seat entertainment system, indicating a threshold investment of an estimated $640.