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Auto Repair Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7538  |  NAICS 811111

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Auto Repair Services  (view report)
Auto Maintenance & Repair Franchises  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Automotive Service Association

AutoInc. Magazine
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.

Babcox Media

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.

Motor Age

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.

Lang Marketing Resources, Inc.
Lang Aftermarket Annual Report

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 Group
Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services

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).

Mintel Group Ltd.
Auto Service, Maintenance, and Repair - US

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

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.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Auto Repair Services  Search for "811111"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Auto Repair Services
(see links for individual reports)

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.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Automotive Repair

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.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Automotive Repair and Maintenance

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.

Business Valuation Resources

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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