Honda was named as the best auto parts retailer in the US for the second consecutive year in 2017, according to a new study by Lad Bible.
The study ranked auto parts stores by sales per person, which is how Lad Bible counts auto parts sales.
The company said it was also a top seller of vehicle accessories and parts, a key indicator of a retailer’s profitability.
The survey also found that Honda was the top-selling car parts retailer by volume, beating the top three sellers, Volkswagen, Chevrolet and Ford.
Lad Bible’s analysis is based on sales data from the US Auto Parts Retailers Association, which analyzed data from nearly 300,000 retail outlets in the United States.
The association’s survey includes sales of new vehicles, parts, spare parts, repair equipment, vehicle accessories, and parts for cars and trucks.
The analysis included the sales of all kinds of automotive and non-auto parts.
For example, the study said that, overall, new and used cars, light trucks, and pickups accounted for almost half of all sales in 2017.
The study also showed that consumers spent $6.9 billion on vehicle accessories in 2017–a number that is higher than the $5.3 billion spent on non-automotive sales.
But there are differences between the two groups, Lad Bible noted.
The association said that consumers spend $5,719 per year on vehicle parts, while the association says they spend $6,839 per year.LAD Bible also said that the average new car sold for $28,527 in 2017; the average used car sold $39,611 in 2017 and the average vehicle was only a year old in 2017 at $21,817.
In addition to its sales ranking, Lad Bibson ranked the top five auto parts retailers by revenue per customer, and the top 10 by volume.
In all, Lad bible said it has counted about 200,000 stores in the U.S., accounting for nearly 1.6 percent of the total U.