Auto Care Association Releases 2025 Aftermarket Factbook Report

Despite persistent inflation, the aftermarket industry remains strong & resilient...

The Auto Care Association has released its 2025 Auto Care Factbook and the 2025 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual. The annual reports include insight for aftermarket businesses to make informed, data-based decisions for the future.

Auto Care Association Releases 2025 Aftermarket Factbook Report | THE SHOP

This 34th edition of the Auto Care Factbook report provides insight on how the auto care industry remains resilient amidst economic challenges, the latest consumer and industry trends, expanded international market performance and more.

The auto care industry exceeded expectations in 2023. Despite challenges such as persistent inflation, the aftermarket demonstrated resilience, with total United States light-duty aftermarket sales growing by 8.6% in 2023 to $392 billion—surpassing the previous year’s projections of 8.1%. Light-vehicle growth in 2024 is expected to be at a robust 5.9%, with the total light-, medium- and heavy-duty automotive aftermarket now expected to be a $617.3 billion industry in 2027.

In the Auto Care Factbook report, readers will find:

  • The Joint Channel Forecast Model through 2027 prepared by S&P Global;
  • Financial Benchmarks provided by Jefferies;
  • E-Commerce trends;
  • Vehicle registrations and usage;
  • Collision, Paint, Body and Equipment data;
  • State summary statistics;
  • NEW Global Aftermarket industry profiles for Argentina, Brazil and Guatemala;
  • UPDATED Aftermarket industry profiles for Bolivia, Canada and Mexico;
  • UPDATED Driving behavior data;
  • UPDATED Auto care industry consumer profiles and aftermarket service satisfaction by IMR, Inc.;
  • UPDATED Electric vehicle aftermarket in China;
  • UPDATED Tool and equipment purchasing trends;
  • UPDATED Medium and heavy duty vehicles technology, parts and distribution; and more.

The 2025 Auto Care Factbook also provides Auto Care Association members exclusive access to nearly 50 economic and industry indicators through the association’s Auto Care TrendLens interactive data platform.

“As credit card debt in the U.S. reaches an all-time high of more than $17 trillion, Americans are feeling the weight of inflation and choosing more cost-saving options when possible, including with the maintenance of their cars,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “For many of the 236 million licensed drivers in the U.S., driving isn’t a luxury—it’s an everyday necessity—and the automotive aftermarket is proving to be the most viable option for affordable service and repair for many Americans as their budgets tighten.”

All Auto Care Association contacts at member companies receive a complimentary digital copy of the 2025 Auto Care Factbook report as an association member benefit. The non-member price for the publication is $2,850.

To order any of these publications, please visit or contact the Member Services department at

Pat Curtin

Pat Curtin is the managing editor of THE SHOP magazine.
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