Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Franchises industry hinges on a number of factors, including the total number of cars on the road (which determines the frequency of accidents) and disposable income (which determines whether consumers delay or spend on repairs and upgrades). The recession caused industry revenue to decline by encouraging consumers to try do-it-yourself repair work, but the recovery has led many to return to paying for professional services.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Auto glass repair and replacement franchises are generally located in regions with high population and vehicle concentrations, including the Great Lakes and Southeast regions, which combine for over half (an estimated 53.4%) of industry establishments. The industry is a needs-based industry and companies tend to locate where there is the highest concentration of drivers and a lack of public transportation. Operators also tend to locate near input sources and are often found near chemical and glass manufacturers.
The Great Lakes region, through the abundance of suburbs and freeways in the region, pushes consumers to use personal vehicles more often; therefore, residents of this area require more industry services... purchase to read more