Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Auto Maintenance and Repair Franchises industry stalled during the recession as drivers opted for public transportation and put off vehicle repairs. However, this trend is expected to reverse as more commuters find jobs and require maintenance for their vehicles. Rising new-car sales could hinder this anticipated growth, as these vehicles require less repair work.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Many auto maintenance and repair franchises offer full range services. However, this trend has only been recent, in the past decade or so, as many franchises started out offering specialty services. For instance, Midas originally only serviced exhaust systems. A shift toward more durable exhaust systems during the 1980s caused the company to expand its range of services and the trend was started. Many other auto repair franchises began expanding their range of services and now the industry includes transmission, electrical, body, paint and oil change services to its menu.
Body and paint
The industry's largest product segment is major body repair services. The need for major body repair services often comes as the result of a collision... purchase to read more