Can the Independent Aftermarket And OE Work Together? [RR 725]

I have a question for you, are the OEMs really after the service and repair market? Or do they need us as much as we need them? Can we work together, and will that give us access to important information? Rob Merwin joins me, the publisher at Aftermarket Matters, and brings his intel on the Right to Repair Act and topics he reports on. He has big dreams of everyone working together.

Rob Merwin, Publisher, Aftermarket Matters

Listen to Rob’s previous episodes HERE

Key Talking Points

  • OEMs need the aftermarket but want to choose which independents 
  • Traditionally dealerships relied on aftermarket parts for 20% of their parts for repair service. Now with the supply chain issues, it’s now between 30 and 35%. One party cannot exist successfully without the other party. 
  • Has the OEM lost sight of the consumer interests? Shouldn’t they be concerned about consumer safety and getting their customer’s cars repaired properly and safely? 
  • Are you going to repair or are you going to replace? 
  • People are keeping their cars longer and those cars are going to need more parts going down the road to keep them on the road. 

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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