Auto Mechanics in the US
Over the five years to 2018, the Auto Mechanics industry experienced healthy growth, as consumers and businesses increased their demand for industry services. Disposable income levels and corporate profit grew during the period, enabling more consumers to forego do-it-yourself repairs and enlist the services of industry operators. Automobiles are essential modes of transportation across the country, and as the average age of vehicles increases, demand for industry services grows, as routine maintenance and repairs are typically necessary to keep vehicles running. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is forecast to continue its upward trajectory, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Continued growth in disposable income is anticipated to drive more consumers to invest in the 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.