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Auto Mechanics in the US: Market Research Report

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Auto Mechanics Market Research Report | NAICS 81111 | Oct 2014

In repair: Growing disposable income will increase consumer demand for industry services

The Auto Mechanics market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$60bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
553,075
Businesses
259,694
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The recession led to a drop in disposable income, causing many consumers to turn to auto parts retailers and fix their vehicles on their own. As the economy has improved since the recession, consumers have returned to mechanics rather than auto parts retailers, resulting in moderate industry growth. In the five years to 2019, the industry is set to recover slowly as personal disposable income levels grow, enabling consumers to visit mechanics more often, boosting industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are relatively low. Initial capital costs for a new auto mechanic shop vary tremendously depending on the scale of operations. While some new shops can cost as much as $1.0 million to establish, a smaller operation can cost much less, and include basic tools and a location in which to operate. In fact, mechanics who are unable to afford to purchase or rent property to conduct their business can alternatively become mobile auto mechanics that travel to their clients. Obtaining proper permits can alternatively prove to be difficult, as many cities have strict zoning laws determining where an auto repair shop can and cannot be located. Likely the most difficult barrier to entry is the ability to hire sufficiently skilled workers... 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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