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General Automotive Repair Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
(industry trends)
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: General Automotive Repair


Overview: the U.S. General Automotive Repair Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for General Automotive Repair: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the General Automotive Repair industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Body Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Body Repair Services, Major And Minor For Cars And Light Trucks

Painting Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Wheel And Alignment Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Scheduled, Factory-Recommended, And Preventative Maintenance Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Oil Change Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Other Scheduled, Factory-Recommended, And Preventative Maintenance Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Powertrain, Engine, And Transmission Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Brake Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Electrical/Electronic System Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Muffler And Exhaust Systems Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Tire Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Heating, Air Conditioning, And Radiator System Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Regulatory Safety Inspections And Emissions Testing Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Other Repair Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Maintenance And Repair Services For Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, And Campers

Body Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Body Repair Services, Major And Minor For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Other Body Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Wheel And Alignment Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Scheduled, Factory-Recommended, And Preventative Maintenance Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Powertrain, Engine, And Transmission Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Brake Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Electrical/Electronic System Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Tire Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Regulatory Safety Inspections And Emissions Testing Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Other Repair Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

All Other Maintenance And Repair Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Parts And Supplies For Road Vehicles Not Included In Repair Work

Used Cars, Trucks, And Other Transportation Vehicles

Other Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a General Automotive Repair company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the General Automotive Repair industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on General Automotive Repair measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 71%
Supervisors of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 61%
Automotive Technicians and Repairers 55%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 53%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


General Automotive Repair Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Christian Brothers Automotive trademarks "YOU BELONG IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT" - automotive repair and maintenance services; franchise sales of car and maintenance locations; administration of a customer loyalty program; training materials; warranty services; automotive services provided by non-downloadable software and mobile applications; platform as a service (PAAS) featuring computer software platforms - 12/18/2017
  • Aspen Coachworks trademarks "ASPEN AUTO CLINIC" - Automotive maintenance and repair; Automotive maintenance services; Automotive oil change services; Car repair and maintenance - 08/01/2017
  • Green Drop trademarks "GREEN DROP GARAGE" - environmentally friendly automobile repair and maintenance - 10/27/2015




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Christian Brothers Automotive
    Celestial Lotus

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • How A Car Company Decides If It's Going To Warranty Your Modified Car - Going in for a warranty repair if your car is modified can be a stressful affair ... Technicians are instructed to check the OASIS service portal (Online Automotive Service Information System) in order to verify that the parts were installed correctly ... (01/10/2018)
    • Texas Department of Transportation commissioner billed taxpayers for trips while advocating for auto industry - The law was designed to keep insurers from steering auto repair claims to body shops they own ... In early 2017, Vandergriff sent an analysis to top DMV officials — including the general counsel and head of enforcement — arguing that state law allowed ... (01/10/2018)
    • Texas taxpayers were billed for trips transportation commissioner took while advocating for auto dealers - The law was designed to keep insurers from steering auto repair claims to body shops they own ... In early 2017, Vandergriff sent an analysis to top DMV officials -- including the general counsel and head of enforcement -- arguing that state law allowed ... (01/10/2018)
    • Stocks in This Left-For-Dead Sector Look Set for Recovery in 2018 - That said, it ain't all over until the fat lady stops needing to repair her car ... up -- this should be good news for auto-parts retailers. However, it's the demographic mix that really matters. In general, a car less than five years old requires little ... (01/09/2018)
    • Skill-Loan’s New Software Release Helps Auto Technicians to Find Part-Time and Temporary Jobs to Supplement Their Incomes - Technicians and auto repair and body shop owners can also find us at www.autorepairjobs.net and www.carrepairjobs.com. More than 100 body shops and 300 general auto repair shops are members of Mechanics & Body Shops Marketplace today. Premium Membership ... (01/06/2018)
    • Avoid getting taken advantage of at the auto shop - Chris Feneis with Tuffy Auto Repair says when the weather is as cold as it has been, there are a few problems that are more common than others. “Batteries are the big thing, if the battery is starting to get weak the cold sucks the life out of the ... (01/03/2018)
    • New owner at Nahas Auto Repair - SWANSEA — A long time business in town hs changed ownership as Ron Nahas General Auto Repair has been sold to Swansea resident Gary Vasconcellos. Vasconcellos, who has been in some capacity of automotive repair for 32 years, had served as the manager of ... (05/26/2017)
    • Auto-repair shops face off against insurers over payments - Auto-repair shops across the United States are suing insurance ... Aside from the federal lawsuits targeting the auto-insurance industry, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Tuesday filed a state civil lawsuit against State Farm outlining similar ... (08/20/2014)
    • State Farm sued by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for 'unsafe and deceptive' auto repair practices - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday he has filed ... More information about the auto repair industry can be found at the website (www.la-cia.com) for the recently-established Louisiana Collision Repair Association. (08/19/2014)
    • Louisiana attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs - BATON ROUGE, La. • Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap ... (08/19/2014)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $553,254,318 on General Automotive Repair. It has awarded 1,355 contracts to 512 companies, with an average value of $1,080,575 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in General Automotive Repair to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to General Automotive RepairOpportunity/Threat
    Auto Mechanics
    Automotive Oil Change & Lubrication Shops Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks are less than those from General Automotive Repair. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report



    Brake Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to General Automotive RepairOpportunity/Threat
    Auto Mechanics

    Since sales from General Automotive Repair are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Brake Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks, companies in the General Automotive Repair industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Brake Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report



    Power Train Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Power Train Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report

    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars/Light Trucks - Oil Change
    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars/Light Trucks - Oil Change Product Sales Report

    Wheel & Alignment Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Wheel & Alignment Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report

    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report

    Resale Of Merchandise - Parts For Road Vehicles Not Inc In Repair
    Resale Of Merchandise - Parts For Road Vehicles Not Inc In Repair Product Sales Report

    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks - Major Body Repair
    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks - Major Body Repair Product Sales Report

    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks - Painting Services
    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks - Painting Services Product Sales Report

    Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Truck repair shops, general, General automotive repair shops, Car repair shops, Automotive engine repair and replacement shops, Garages, general automotive repair (except gasoline service stations), Engine repair and replacement shops, automotive, Automotive repair and replacement shops, etc.



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