The Auto Mechanics industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2017. 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. As the average age of vehicles increases, demand for industry services grows, as routine maintenance and repairs are typically necessary to keep vehicles running. Older vehicles require more frequent repairs, supporting industry growth. The industry is expected to continue to grow over the five years to 2022 due to similar trends from the past five years. Disposable income levels are expected to continue to grow, encouraging some consumers to spend more on the maintenance and repair of their vehicles.
The Auto Mechanics 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).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.