USA: DIY maintenance rate back up says MEMA
Windshield wiper arm replacement increased nearly 52% from 1997 to 2000.
Replacement of air filters, drivebelts, brake shoes and pads returned to normal levels after declines in 1999.
Consumers' rates of adding anti-freeze and flushing radiator/cooling systems also returned to pre-1999 levels.
"Several categories of U.S. automotive maintenance returned to normal
levels in 2000, after slight dips in 1999," said Frank Hampshire, MEMA