BETHESDA, Md. (Aug. 10, 2004) — A full one-third of the nation's independent repair shops and automotive retail establishments call the five largest states home, as do more than one-third of all licensed drivers, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) reports.
The concentrations are in California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois.
“This concentration of motorists, service establishments and retail stores illustrates the significance of a handful of states in determining national trends,” said Dan Kaplan, AAIA senior director, market research.
The association presents the data in its 2004/2005 Aftermarket Factbook. The publication also has state-specific data as well as other trends, including data such as the size of aftermarket segments and key economic indicators.
The book is available for $99 for AAIA members and $199 for non-members. For more information, call (301) 654-6664.