Definition of Aftermarket

The “aftermarket” for tyres and batteries, also called the “replacement market” or “secondary market”, consists of the sale of parts that are from a different maker than the car’s original manufacturer.

Aftermarket tyres and batteries replace the original “official” stock parts, and are intended to either change the performance or the appearance of the vehicle, or to reduce costs.

Most aftermarket tyre sales are for owners who wish to customise their vehicle with different styling or to enhance its performance. The remainder of aftermarket tyres sales are for those who wish to save cost by acquiring less expensive replacement tyres.