Frequent change and innovation is the rule throughout the new economy, and the auto industry is no exception.  Auto manufacturers must constantly track consumer demands, adopt new technology, and streamline their production processes in order to provide safe, convenient, affordable vehicles. Buyers must pay attention to auto industry trends and adapt their shopping patterns accordingly.  The most important trends in 2015 include:

Every aspect of the automotive manufacturing industry is evolving in order to respond to a demand for lighter, smaller, stronger and more cost-efficient parts. From major mechanical components, right down to the fasteners that hold it all together, no opportunity for improvement has been overlooked. In particular, over the past few years, fastener manufacturers have made great strides in improving performance. Much of their success has been the result of new threading strategies and heat-treating processes that improve strength.