Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for automotive service owners and managers, with special features including the annual "How's Your Business?" survey which provides information on sales, orders, and profits compared to prior year, average number of vehicles serviced per month, average ticket charge, types of work performed, specialty services, and biggest business challenges.
Shop Owner Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for owners of independent auto repair shops, with topics covered in the publication including shop management and operations, customer service, sales and marketing, recruiting qualified technicians, training and technology, finance and insurance, and equipment outlays. Current and prior digital editions of the publication can be viewed free online.
Monthly trade journal features news and information for automotive service professionals, with topics covered in various issues including business management, service operations, technical knowledge, technician training, and shop profiles highlighting best practices. Current and prior digital editions are accessible free online, with free digital subscription and e-newsletters available for qualifying parties.
Annual study provides in-depth analysis of various aspects of the automotive aftermarket, with topics covered in the study including automotive service market volume, service market outlet performance by type of outlet (e.g., service stations/garages, vehicle dealers, auto parts stores, tire stores, foreign specialists, and discount/mass merchandisers with bays), and outlet share of service market growth.
Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes the U.S. market for the automotive service sector, with data provided in the study including historical and forecast revenues by type of service rendered (e.g., general mechanical, transmission, muffler and exhaust system, car wash and detail, oil change and lubrication, body, paint, interior, and glass, and others including brake, diagnostic, and electrical).
Consumer research report provides in-depth analysis of the auto service market, with topics covered in the study including market size and forecast, factors affecting demand, vehicles serviced by model year, service location (e.g., dealership, independent shop), reason for choosing a location (e.g., trust, brand, warranty, cost, and location), car owner maintenance behavior, and desired facility amenities.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for organizations that provide repair and maintenance services for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, with vehicle components typically serviced by these organizations including engines, transmissions, brakes, electrical systems, heating systems, mufflers, and exhaust systems.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, service manager, service advisor/writer, automobile mechanic, and automotive technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including The Pep Boys- Manny, Moe & Jack, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Midas Inc., and Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by companies that provide repair and maintenance services for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, with components serviced by these firms including engines, transmissions, brakes, tires, wheels, electrical/electronic systems, heating/cooling systems, mufflers, and exhaust systems.