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Unperformed Maintenance Grew to $8 Billion in 2010


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According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association report (AASA) for 2012, underperformed vehicle maintenance grew from $54 Billion in 2009 to $62 billion in 2010, a clear indicator that the economy had a definite negative impact on the motoring public and their ability or willingness to perform routine maintenance.

 

From my personal experience, it has been tougher to sell preventive maintenance the past few years. We have seen an uptick on major breakdowns, but it’s hard to sell a preventive major service on a 1998 F150 with 220,000 miles on the clock, especially when they come in on the hook for a failed fuel pump.

 

There may be an untapped market out there, but consumer’s confidence level is low. I am not a supporter of new car dealers, but fresh new vehicles entering the market place should help us down the road. This aging vehicle fleet that was promised to us as our economic savior did not pan out.

 

That’s my opinion, agree or disagree?

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According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association report (AASA) for 2012, underperformed vehicle maintenance grew from $54 Billion in 2009 to $62 billion in 2010, a clear indicator that the economy had a definite negative impact on the motoring public and their ability or willingness to perform routine maintenance.

 

From my personal experience, it has been tougher to sell preventive maintenance the past few years. We have seen an uptick on major breakdowns, but it's hard to sell a preventive major service on a 1998 F150 with 220,000 miles on the clock, especially when they come in on the hook for a failed fuel pump.

 

There may be an untapped market out there, but consumer's confidence level is low. I am not a supporter of new car dealers, but fresh new vehicles entering the market place should help us down the road. This aging vehicle fleet that was promised to us as our economic savior did not pan out.

 

That's my opinion, agree or disagree?

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The generation that maintained vehicles is graying/dying off. Many people think that a trip thought the fast lube, a stop at the gas station and a drive through the car was is all that is needed. That being said most every car you see on the road needs $200.00 worth of something. The need is great but many customer's are broke. B)

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