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 their vehicles require maintenance. Rising new-car sales could hinder this anticipated growth, as these vehicles require less repair work.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of auto repair franchises closely follows that of population. The Southeast, West, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions combined account for over 70.0% of establishments. Interestingly, a region's share of industry revenue is lesser than its share of population would suggest. For instance, the Southeast accounts for about 22.0% of industry revenue; meanwhile its share of the population exceeds 25.0%. The industry is under-represented in the Southeast region most likely due to the lower socio-economic status of many of these states, such as Mississippi and Alabama.
Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes
Interestingly, the Mid-Atlantic region is over represented as the industry accounts for nearly 16.0% of industry revenue and 15.5% of population... purchase to read more