Almost a third of automotive technicians plan to spend more than $2,500 in tool and equipment purchases in 2002, according to the third Tool & Equipment Purchasing Trends Survey, issued by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
More than 700 technicians responded to the survey administered by the AAIA market research department in spring 2002. The survey is designed to gain insight into current and future purchasing decisions of professional users of tool and equipment for automotive repair.
The survey details types of tools and equipment most likely to be purchased in 2002, as well as importance of brand names and American craftsmanship to buyers. It also cites the most influential information sources for those trying to make equipment-purchasing decisions.
For more information, or to order a copy of the survey, phone AAIA at 301-654-6664 or visit www.aftermarket.org.