Battery Replacements Increase 5.1 Million in 2017: AASA Replacement Rates Report

Date: January 3, 2019

Between 2016 and 2017, 5.1 million more vehicle owners replaced their car’s battery in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to the 2019 AASA Replacement Rates Report, the only aftermarket publication that depicts a five-year trend in replacement rates.

Each year, AASA updates the Replacement Rates Report from an IMR, Inc. survey of more than 100,000 households maintaining a total of ~250,000 light vehicles each year. It shows the percentage of private vehicles receiving specified maintenance, which can be used to calculate product durability, market size estimates and the number of vehicles replacing a given part each year.


New for 2019 are calculations showing the point change between 2016 and 2017, several three-year rolling averages, insightful graphs and descriptive text. Trends in replacement rates over time are very important, and the AASA Replacement Rates Report is a valuable member resources for that information.

Batteries were among the components marking an increase in the latest report. AASA members can download the 2019 Replacement Rates report here to see how their products’ rates have changed.

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