While these are a few of the most popular aftermarket part categories, they are by no means all of them. The car aftermarket is as broad and varied as the types of cars on the road. So if you’re looking to purchase aftermarket parts for your car, start by doing some research to find out more about the types of parts that you are interested. Our extensive database of expert articles and advice will help explain each topic and allow you to sort through the wide selection of goods to find the parts and accessories that you need.
First and foremost, your car will not be as safe as it was before the accident if aftermarket parts are used. No insurance company will certify to you that your car, repaired with aftermarket parts, is as safe as a car repaired with OEM parts. And remember, your car insurance policy requires your insurance company to return your vehicle to “pre-loss condition.” No car with aftermarket parts installed qualifies as “pre-loss condition.” It might LOOK like it, but it’s not.
This poster presents the entire German car aftermarket with all its market participants and their distribution channels with each other clearly at a glance.
On each distribution level, the largest market participants are listed as examples.
The distribution channels are shown in different colors to distinguish the independent and original equipment supplier market.
The listed market participants are also illustrated with a brief company profile.
The company profiles provides information on
- Contact details
- Number of employees
- Number of outlets
- Sales volume
In addition, the poster contains general information, such as total number of free (IAM) and authorized (OES) workshops and car park data.
In the automotive industry, the term Aftermarket Parts can refer to any parts, accessories or pieces of equipment that are sold to the consumer after the vehicle is initially purchased from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Whether it’s a replacement part that needs to be installed after an accident, custom wheels and rims for looks, or high performance parts (such as a turbo kit) to improve speed and power, the car aftermarket encompasses a wide range of products that allow drivers to customize their vehicles.