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Overheard: New Light Vehicle Sales Trends

Light-vehicle sales have been held back by limited inventory caused primarily by the ongoing microchip shortage.

Overheard: Inventory Challenges During The Pandemic

In the 2021 P.A.R.T.S. survey, we asked counter pros if they have had problems getting inventory because of the pandemic.

Overheard: VMT Returning Closer To ‘Normal’

Vehicle Miles Traveled is up 7.9% compared to September 2020.

Overheard: Consequences Of The Vehicle Shortage

According to the Mannheim Used Vehicle Value Index, wholesale used vehicle prices increased 9.2% last month.

Overheard: Best Strategies For Attracting New Customers

Tire Review’s “Rolling with the Numbers” survey asked tire dealers their best strategies for attracting new customers.

Overheard: Vehicle Miles Traveled Continue To Make Gains

Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in August 2021 was up a solid 8.3% compared to August 2020.

Overheard: Are Shop Owners Investing In Advanced Technologies?

A 2021 ShopOwner survey asked respondents if they are investing in advanced vehicle technology training and equipment.

Overheard: How Much Do Bodyshops Spend On Marketing?

Babcox Research asked collision repair shops how much they spent annually on all forms of advertising and promotions.

Overheard: Shop Owners’ Biggest Concerns

The 2021 ShopOwner Industry Profile asks respondents to share their primary concerns regarding the future of their shop.

Overheard: Auto Parts Retail Remains Strong

U.S. Census Bureau data shows we have far surpassed sales levels from before the COVID recession.

Overheard: US Exports Increasing

Census bureau data shows 5,095 jobs were supported for every $1 billion in exports.

Overheard: Average Car Count At Tire Dealers

How many bays does the average tire dealer have? Tire Review tells us.