Shifting gears: Operators will rely more on add-on serves as competition grows

Despite the economic recovery, the industry remained subdued over the five years to 2017, due to volatile oil prices. The world price of crude oil increased significantly prior to the five-year period and continued to decline in 2012, which discouraged many consumers from driving their vehicles. Fewer vehicle miles driven equated to less demand for oil change and other maintenance services, causing industry revenue to decline in 2012 and 2013. However, the industry turned a corner in 2014, in line with dropping oil prices. Additionally, an increase in per capita disposable income has encouraged consumers to release pent-up demand for big-ticket items, which has led to a rise in the number of motor vehicle registrations...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising incomes will encourage consumers to make preventive repairs, driving demand
  • Sales of preventive maintenance services protected the industry from more severe demand drops
  • The average age of vehicles is forecast to rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has moderate barriers to entry. Minimal start-up costs are needed to enter this industry, given the low capital expenses associated with equipment necessary to perform maintenance services. Most independent operators lease facilities, while large chains buy properties. To set up shop is relatively easy because there are no significant regulatory hurdles to start. However, once operations begin, industry operators must adhere to strict regulations and environmental laws to adhere to. For example, industry operators are subject to laws that govern discharging materials into the environment, including the emission and discharge of air and water pollutants. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oil Change Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oil Change Services Industry are

  • Quality Service
  • Flexibility with price
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of motor vehicle registrations and Per capita disposable income in the Oil Change Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oil Change Services Industry?

    Industry operators change motor oil, lubricate the chassis of automotive vehicles and provide other automotive repair and maintenance services, such as tire rotations and liquid flushes. Unlike auto mechanics, companies in this industry do not provide mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance. Industry operators are also not involved in body, paint, interior and glass repair. Companies that provide car wash services are also not included.

    Industry Products
  • Oil changes
  • Tire rotations
  • Cabin air filters
  • Transmission flush services
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing automotive oil change and lubrication services
  • Providing automotive emissions testing services
  • Providing automotive rustproofing and undercoating services
  • Providing automotive safety inspection services
  • Providing automotive tire repair services (except retreading)
  • Providing diagnostic testing without repair services
  • Providing emissions testing with repair services
  • Spray-on bed liner installation for trucks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Pent-up demand
  • Volatile profit
  • Foundation for growth
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Stable revenue growth
  • Preventive repairs
  • New types of services
  • Table: Oil Change Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil Change Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Scheduled and Charter Bus Services
  • Car Rental

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Tire Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Oil changes
  • Cabin air filters
  • Tire rotations
  • Transmission flush services
  • Other
  • Chart: Oil Change Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 25 to 44
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 18 to 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil Change Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil Change Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil Change Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC,
  • Table: Royal Dutch Shell PLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil Change Services 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 Oil Change Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (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
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Average Ticket Price
  • The average price charged for a service, which usually includes service, parts and labor charges.
  • Oil Change Shop
  • A shop that changes motor oil, lubricates the chassis of automotive vehicles and provides other automotive repair and maintenance services, such as tire rotations and liquid flushes.
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Maintenance that is not immediately necessary but could prevent future problems and extend the life of the vehicle.
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