Aftermarket Faring Better as Dealers Struggle


Ana­lysts say more car own­ers may put off pre­ven­tive main­te­nance in slug­gish econ­o­my, but the after­mar­ket will fare bet­ter than deal­ers. Frost & Sul­li­van says the after­mar­ket offers low­er parts and ser­vice prices. Still, inde­pen­dent shops are feel­ing the pinch of less con­sumer spend­ing.