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Auto Mechanics in the US: Market Research Report

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Auto Mechanics Market Research Report | NAICS 81111 | Dec 2015

Fixed up: Rising incomes and slow growth in new car sales will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Auto Mechanics market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$58bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
530,978
Businesses
251,016
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Auto Mechanics industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2015. Individuals and businesses have increased demand for industry services, as rising per capita disposable income and corporate profit encourages consumers to opt for auto mechanic services over do-it-yourself repair. In the coming years, disposable income levels are expected to continue to grow, encouraging some consumers to spend more on the maintenance and repair of their vehicles. However, as consumers become more comfortable financially, an increasing numbers of car owners are expected to scrap older vehicles in need of expensive repairs, and instead opting to buy new replacement vehicles... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Auto Mechanics industry has a relatively low level of capital intensity, with the average industry operator spending an estimated $0.06 on capital for every $1.00 spent on wages. Due to the labor intensive nature of industry activities, industry expenses are primarily composed of wages and other labor-associated costs. Repair shops heavily rely on skilled labor for diagnosing and repairing automobiles. In addition, industry employees are increasingly required to have a thorough understanding of technology given that more and more vehicles are being built with complex electronic systems and computers. A shortage of sufficiently trained and interested workers has led wage costs to grow over the past five years.

Conversely, industry capital costs are relatively low... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Auto Mechanics Industry?

The Auto Mechanics industry provides mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance work for cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Operators include self-employed mechanics, auto repair shops, garages and car care centers. This industry does not include car dealerships, auto parts retailers or gas stations that provide industry services. Industry services do not include auto bodywork, car washes, oil changes or air conditioning repair (IBISWorld reports 81112, 81119a and 81119b).

Industry Products
Powertrain repair servicesBrake repair servicesScheduled and preventative repair and maintenance servicesElectrical system repair servicesHeating repair servicesMuffler and exhaust repair servicesWheel alignment and repair servicesOther repair and maintenance services
 
Industry Activities
Repairing and replacing automotive enginesPerforming general automotive repairsRepairing trucksRepairing and replacing automotive exhaust systemsRepairing and replacing mufflersRepairing automotive transmissionsRepairing automotive brakesPerforming automotive electric repairsPerforming automotive wheel alignmentsRepairing automotive radiators


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