BETHESDA, MD — A new market research report published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) reveals that technicians, shop owners and service managers prefer to purchase their tools from mobile tool distributors.
The report — “Tool Purchasing Trends” — offers insight into current and future purchasing decisions of professional users of tools and equipment for automotive repair based on surveys of more than 1,340 respondents. The report covers trends by employment role, type of business, region and age. Types of repair shops surveyed include independents, fleets, dealerships, specialty, service station, national chains and collision repair.
Nearly all technicians, managers and owners at repair shops throughout the U.S. prefer or demand brand name tools while 80 percent prefer or demand tools that are made in the U.S., according to the AAIA report. The report also provides data on past and future tool purchasing patterns, levels of spending, reasons for choosing a tool supplier and access to tools at repair shops.
The “Tool Purchasing Trends” report is available in CD-ROM or print format. Pricing is $95 for AAIA members and $195 for non-members. To purchase the report call 301-654-6664 or visit www.aftermarket.org .
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