UK Car Aftermarket Market Report 2023
While value demands are a short-term need long-term prospects for suppliers are expected to strengthen especially for those that can adapt to an evolving market. Neil Mason, Head of…

UK Car Aftermarket Market Report 2023

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Stay ahead of the curve and future-proof your business with Mintel’s UK Car Aftermarket Market Report 2023. Our full report is packed with consumer-led market intelligence, the latest market research, trends and consumer behaviours affecting your business. Get a 360° view of the car aftermarket industry, including market size, share and forecasted growth to help you align your business strategy with the needs of your audience.

Below, we’ve handpicked the key insights analysed in the full report and summarised the core topics.

Topics Analysed in this Report

  • The impact of the cost of living on the car aftermarket.
  • Recent trends in demand for key car aftermarket parts.
  • The role of different channels for accessing car aftermarket parts
  • The importance of maintenance and servicing in driving demand for replacement parts and reasons for maintenance.
  • Consumer attitudes towards the online purchasing of replacement parts.

Car Aftermarket: Overview

The past 12 months have seen significant price increases, especially in sectors such as tyres. Although overall, inflationary pressures are easing, such increases are changing how consumers view their need for replacement parts and how much they want to invest in them.

  • Automotive aftermarket size: Mintel estimates consumer spending on the car aftermarket surpassed £7.1 billion in 2023.

Car Aftermarket: Challenges and Opportunities

Adapting to the hybrid future

While still accounting for a small share overall, electric vehicles and hybrid cars are a growing segment within the car market with this expected to continue as part of the transition away petrol and diesel vehicles. Mintel believes that diversification by suppliers is key to successfully navigating this development.

  • Automotive aftermarket statistics: In 2023, 15.86 billion cars were nine years or older.

Develop an online presence

Online as a channel for aftermarket sales sees mixed interest from consumers. Yet given the popularity of online retailing outside of this sector, Mintel believes that investment and promotion towards the use of online can broaden interest.

  • Automotive aftermarket opportunity: 44% of car owners are likely to buy new replacement parts for their cars online.

Purchase our UK Car Aftermarket Industry Report to receive a five-year forecast, consumer behaviour analysis, and recommendations for market opportunities.  Readers of this report may also be interested in our UK Car Finance Market Report 2023.

Leading Brands in the Car Aftermarket Industry

Halfords, Ford, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Pirelli.

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Expert Insights from a Mintel Analyst

This report, written by Neil Mason, a leading research analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight trends in the car aftermarket industry and add expert context to the numbers.

While value demands are a short-term need long-term prospects for suppliers are expected to strengthen especially for those that can adapt to an evolving market.

Neil Mason

Neil Mason
Head of Retail Research

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