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10 Predictions for the 2022 U.S. Vehicle Market
Why Used Vehicle Values Will Not Crash

Why Used Vehicle Values Will Not Crash

Analysis: A big drop of 20% to 30%, as one report suggests, is highly unlikely. History tells us a decline of more than 10% is rare indeed.

January 12, 2022

At the Beginning and Through the Decades

At the Beginning and Through the Decades

IARA 20th Anniversary Issue: Industry observer, media figure, and conference host Charlie Vogelheim has circulated throughout the automotive world, qualifying him to sum up the legacy of the IARA.

December 6, 2021

Two Presidents Assess the IARA’s Legacy and Outlook
Manheim Sees Major Advances in 2021
The State of the Wholesale Used-Vehicle Market
Fleet Vehicles of the Year Voting Live

Fleet Vehicles of the Year Voting Live

The poll is live for the 2021 Fleet Vehicles of the Year — vote for your favorite car, truck, and/or SUV, share the link, and help contribute to the next Fleet Vehicle of the Year.

November 2, 2021

EVs: Residual Values and the Total Cost of Ownership
Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Many factors converged to exert upward pressure on PM costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability; the ongoing transition to synthetic oils; and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

October 26, 2021

Supply Chain Strain: Fleets Manage in the New Normal
Auctions Discover the Real-Time Value of Instant Digital Photos
Incoming IARA President Sees New Industry Directions from Roundtable Event
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