The awards recognize brands that achieved the top increases in U.S. market share.
According to NPD, low-income households react to inflation; high-income earners making fewer discretionary purchases.
Amidst elevated prices and altered driving behaviors, unit demand for tires neared pre-pandemic levels in 2021.
Average gas prices in the U.S. have reached $4.17 per gallon, the most expensive in history (not correcting for inflation).
However, the consumer-research firm sees mixed signals on the economic landscape.
The automotive DIY consumer landscape looks far different today than it did in 2019, according to NPD Group.
U.S. consumers decreased their fuel-buying visits and became more focused on the one-stop shop last year.
The awards were given to the brands with the highest increase in U.S. market share in key super categories over the past 12 months.
Industry experts discus the most recent data, trends and impacts of the pandemic on the aftermarket.
DIY basics collectively grew by 44% in April and May combined.
The aftermarket has worried that enthusiasm for DIY car repair is dying. NPD sees opportunity for the industry.
The performance awards were given to the manufacturers with the highest increase in market share and fastest-turning brand per item in the U.S., according to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service, and highest increase in online market share in the U.S., according to NPD’s Checkout E-Commerce Tracking.