Out of gas: Glass repair franchises are increasingly losing business to DIY repairs and all-in-one body shops

The Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Franchises industry hinges on a number of factors, including the total number of cars on the road (which determines the frequency of accidents) and disposable income (which determines whether consumers delay or spend on repairs and upgrades). The recession caused industry revenue to decline by encouraging consumers to try do-it-yourself repair work, but the recovery has led many to return to paying for professional services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Additional competition from all-in-one auto shops and certified mechanics will shrink revenue
  • The emergence of all-in-one servicers has contributed to the industry’s decline
  • Durable windshields will lessen the need for windshield repairs, hurting demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Due to increasing competition from all-in-one body shops, consumers have gradually reduced the number of services purchased from the Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Franchises industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.6% to $154.5 million in 2016. However, the number of industry establishments continues to decline as glass repair services are increasingly performed elsewhere among a range of external competitors.The industry provides services across a range of markets, including commercial fleets, auto dealerships, car rental companies, insurance companies and individual motorists. Dem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Business expertise of operators
  • Aggressive marketing/franchising - given the high level of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of motor vehicle registrations and Total vehicle miles in the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry?

    This industry consists of establishments that engage in replacing, repairing and tinting automotive glass for passenger cars, trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles.

    Industry Products
  • Windshield repair
  • Windshield replacement
  • Window repair
  • Window replacement
  • Industry Activities
  • Auto glass installation
  • Auto glass repair
  • Auto glass tinting
  • Miscellaneous glass work and window repair
  • 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
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Crime rate
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Slow decline
  • Prospects remain flat
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Dwindling relevance
  • Enterprises stagnate, profit grows slowly
  • Table: Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Windshield repair
  • Windshield replacement
  • Window repair
  • Window replacement
  • Chart: Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Middle-income individuals
  • Low-income individuals
  • Commercial clients
  • High-income individuals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Glass Doctor - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises 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 Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of Motor Vehicle Registrations (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The party in a franchising agreement that is purchasing the right to use a business's trademarks, associated brands and other proprietary knowledge in order to open a branch.
  • Mylar
  • A thin, polyester film used to cover the resin used to repair a damaged area until the resin has cured.
  • Resin
  • A hardener used in rock chip or crack repair. Once it has filled the chip or crack, it is cured with ultraviolet light to prevent further damage to the windshield.
  • Royalties
  • Ongoing fees paid to the franchisor by franchisees in respect of ongoing training and support services provided, usually a percentage of revenue.
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