UK The Car Aftermarket market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the The Car Aftermarket market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Products covered in this Report
Car aftermarket parts are defined as products that need to be replaced in order that, mechanically, the car may function better or, indeed, at all. In this respect, they differ from car accessories, which may include comfort, security and/or appearance as the prime motivators to purchase.
For the purposes of this Report, only certain major aftermarket parts are reviewed. These are defined as those parts that are typically able to be serviced at automotive fast-fit centres in addition to dealers and garages. Replacement tyres are also included in this definition. The full line-up of parts reviewed is as follows:
- shock absorbers and related parts
- oil filters and related parts
- exhausts and related parts
- brakes and related parts
- clutches and related parts
- light bulbs and related parts
The product areas covered in this Report may be purchased from a retail outlet and fitted by the car owner or will be purchased from a garage, dealership, fast-fit outlet or a mechanic and fitted by a professional.
This Report purely covers the sale of this type of good to consumers (and not trade between suppliers/manufacturers and retailers).
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Neil Mason, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Rising prices are currently one of the key concerns for those in the car aftermarket. Stimulated as a result of the depreciation in Sterling following the EU Referendum in June 2016, most major replacement parts have suffered above-average price inflation. With a continuing lack of clarity on the shape of any future EU relationship, Mintel expects price to persist as a major concern for all of those operating in this sector.
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