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AUTO CARE INDUSTRY STATS

  • There are over 270.4 million registered light vehicles plus 8.2 million medium and heavy duty trucks in the U.S. that make up the auto care industry totaling 278.6 million vehicles.
  • The auto care industry is a significant sector of the U.S. economy, employing more than 4.6 million people as of the end of 2016.
  • Industry sales in 2016 totaled $368 billion, a 4.3 percent increase over the previous year, contributing more than 2 percent of the U.S. GDP.

Auto care is an important and viable industry. Vehicle age has grown by 22.3 percent since 2002, leading to more SKU’s, more services rendered, more stores needed and therefore, more jobs.

As indicated by the trend of these data, there is a long-term, sustained demand for maintenance and repair of vehicles. According to Autocrat Association Market Intelligence, the automotive sector is expected to increase by 37% in sales from $277 billion in 2007 to a projected $381.1 billion by the end of 2017.

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