Automotive Service Association
Babcox Media, Inc.
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for automotive service
owners and managers, with special features including
the annual "How's Your Business?" collision repair shop survey
which provides information on sales, orders, and profits compared to prior year, average monthly
estimates and orders,
average order value, ticket item breakdown, and percent of sales
from DRP agreements.
Information resources available from this organization include:
BodyShop Business Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for body shop owners and managers,
with special features including the "Industry Profile"
statistical snapshot report published in the May issue and the
"State of the Industry" report sponsored by PPG Industries, Inc. and
published every other year as a supplement.
Digital editions of the magazine and its supplemental reports can be
viewed free online.
Annual report provides a statistical overview of the collision repair industry,
with topics covered in the report including shop owner demographics, business structure, market profile,
body shop operations, insurer-repairer relations, personnel staffing
and compensation, purchasing, equipment owned, scan tool use, and aluminum repair capability.
Report is included in the May issue of BodyShop
State of the Industry Report
Auto Care Association
Digital Collision Repair Trends
Biennial report sponsored by PPG Industries, Inc. analyzes current
market conditions and key trends and developments affecting
collision centers and includes a state-by-state breakdown of the collision
market in aggregate and on a per shop basis (e.g., total crashes, damaged/repaired vehicles, dollars
generated by repairs). Report is published every other year as a supplement
to BodyShop Business.
Annual report provides insights into the trends and developments affecting
the collision repair sector, with topics covered in the
traffic overview section including annual miles driven, roadway
congestion, and vehicle collisions, and in the collision repair section including overall market size,
collision center profile, motor vehicle body work, direct repair
programs, parts analysis, and state summary statistics.
Online subscription service provides news, information, and analysis
for collision repair shop owners and managers, with reports including the quarterly business conditions
survey which provides insight
on sales, earnings, and employment trends for the most recent
quarter compared to the same period
in the prior year and anticipated
trends for business conditions in general during the next six months.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.