Almost a third of automotive technicians planned to spend more than $2,500 in tools and equipment in 2002, according to a study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
The information, based on responses from more than 700 techs, was published in the group's third Tool & Equipment Purchasing Trends Survey. The study was designed to gain insight into current and future purchasing decisions of professional users of tools and equipment for automotive repair, the AAIA said. The report also details the importance of brand names and American craftsmanship to buyers.
For more information or to order a copy of the report, contact the AAIA at (301) 654-6664; or visit its Web site: www.aftermarket.org.