Revved up: A decline in new car sales and a rise in total vehicle sales will bolster industry revenue

The Auto Mechanics industry in California has grown slowly over the five years to 2017. Although California's growing economy has spurred more consumer spending and increasing vehicle miles, new car sales have ultimately tempered demand and revenue growth for the industry. A combination of pent-up demand coming out of the recession and historically low interest rates, drove many consumers to trade in their old vehicle for a new model. Over the five years to 2022, the Auto Mechanics industry in California is expected to make gains. As interest rates continue to rise, new car sales will decline, and total vehicle miles and the average age of vehicle fleet will keep increasing, thereby prompting demand for repair and maintenance services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
61,823
Businesses
29,891
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As interest rates continue to rise, new car sales will decline, thereby prompting demand for industry services
  • An aging vehicle fleet has supported demand and revenue growth over the period
  • New car sales are expected to stall over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

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    Additional Insights for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry are

  • Access to skilled automotive technicians
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average age of vehicle fleet and Per Capita Disposable Income in California in the Auto Mechanics in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Auto Mechanics in California Industry?

    This industry provides mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance 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, respectively).

    Industry Products
  • Scheduled and preventative repair and maintenance services
  • Powertrain repair services
  • Brake repair services
  • HVAC and exhaust system repair services
  • Electrical system repair services
  • Wheel alignment and repair services
  • Other repair and maintenance services
  • Industry Activities
  • Repairing and replacing automotive engines
  • Performing general automotive repairs
  • Repairing trucks
  • Repairing and replacing automotive exhaust systems
  • Repairing and replacing mufflers
  • Repairing automotive transmissions
  • Repairing automotive brakes
  • Performing automotive electric repairs
  • Performing automotive wheel alignments
  • Repairing automotive radiators
  • Similar Industries
  • New Car Dealers
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
  • Car Body Shops
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing
  • Oil Change Services
  • Car Body Shops in California
  • Car Washes & Oil Change Shops in California
  • Auto Mechanics in New York
  • Car Body Shops in New York
  • Car Washes & Oil Change Shops in New York
  • Auto Mechanics in Illinois
  • Car Body Shops in Illinois
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Illinois
  • Car Body Shops in Texas
  • Auto Mechanics in Texas
  • Auto Mechanics in Florida
  • Car Body Shops in Florida
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Florida
  • Auto Mechanics in Massachusetts
  • Car Body Shops in Massachusetts
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Massachusetts
  • Car Body Shops in Ohio
  • Auto Mechanics in Ohio
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Ohio
  • Auto Mechanics in Pennsylvania
  • Car Body Shops in Pennsylvania
  • Auto Mechanics in New Jersey
  • Car Body Shops in New Jersey
  • Auto Mechanics in Georgia
  • Car Body Shops in Georgia
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Georgia
  • Auto Mechanics in Michigan
  • Car Body Shops in Michigan
  • Auto Mechanics in Wisconsin
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Wisconsin
  • Auto Mechanics in Washington
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Washington
  • Auto Mechanics in Virginia
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Virginia
  • Auto Mechanics in Tennessee
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Tennessee
  • Auto Mechanics in Missouri
  • Car Body Shops in Missouri
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Missouri
  • Auto Mechanics in North Carolina
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in North Carolina
  • Auto Mechanics in Minnesota
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Minnesota
  • Auto Mechanics in Maryland
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Maryland
  • Auto Mechanics in Colorado
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Colorado
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • New car sales
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • New car sales dampen revenue growth
  • Profit declines
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New car sales stall
  • New players enter the industry
  • Table: Auto Mechanics in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Mechanics in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Car Body Shops
  • Taxi & Limousine Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Auto Mechanics

  • Products & Services
  • Scheduled and preventative repair and maintenance services
  • Powertrain repair services
  • Brake repair services
  • Other repair and maintenance services
  • HVAC and exhaust system repair services
  • Electrical system repair services
  • Wheel alignment and repair services
  • Chart: Auto Mechanics in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Mechanics in California

  • Basis of Competition
    InternalExternal
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry

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  • Table: Midas International Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Napa Auto Parts - financial performance
  • Table: Pep Boys - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Auto Mechanics in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Average age of vehicle fleet (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Do-It-For-Me
  • A category of customers who prefer to hire professionals to complete maintenance or repairs instead of doing these tasks themselves.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers who complete tasks and projects on their own that would generally be outsourced to a business or service provider.
  • Powertrain
  • The main automobile components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface. Includes the engine, transmission, suspension, wheels and other parts.
  • Telematics
  • Vehicular telecommunications and information processing technology. Includes GPS navigation, hands-free cell phone technology, automatic driving assistance systems and other similar technologies.
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