RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 9, 2005) — Some $56 billion worth of necessary auto aftermarket service remained unperformed in 2004, according to the latest report from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
“Under-car” products such as brakes, shocks, struts, exhaust systems and catalytic converters led the list of neglected parts, according to the AASA. Because of high gas prices, motorists paid attention only to those parts that added to a vehicle's fuel efficiency, such as parts involved in tune-ups, the association stated.
The AASA is among three market segment associations organized by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. The service information is contained in the 2005 Automotive Aftermarket Status Report from AASA.