China overtook the United States as the world’s largest automotive market in 2009 and has retained the crown since then. China’s automotive aftermarket industry value reached USD 118 billion in 2015 and it is expected to grow at 12.7% CAGR to reach USD 214 billion by 2020. The average age of vehicles in China is expected to reach 5.0 years by 2018. As in developed countries, the Chinese automotive aftermarket will experience a boom once average vehicle age exceeds 5 years. This automotive industry guide takes a look at the realities and trends of the automotive aftersales market in China and sets out some of the opportunities and challenges that automotive companies, auto part makers and aftersales service providers will encounter when looking to secure high performance.