Car Body Shops in the US
Operators in the Car Body Shops industry provide mainly repair and customization work to the interior and body of a range of vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Unlike the Auto Mechanics industry (IBISWorld report 81111), which provides standard maintenance and repairs to vehicles, car body shops provide substantial repair services that require specialized labor and equipment. Over the five years to 2019, the industry has experienced steady revenue growth. The average age of vehicles in the United States grew during the period, and consumers have resumed spending money on costly discretionary items for their vehicles. Pent-up demand for nonessential auto repairs, such as paint jobs and window-tint installation, has also caused industry revenue to grow during the five-year period in addition to industry profit margins. Over the five years to 2024, the industry is forecast to experience slower growth than during the previous period, as several of the driving factors for industry growth are anticipated to decline or increase at a slower pace. Nevertheless, as the economy continues to improve, consumers will be more likely to spend money on paint restorations, glass replacements and major repairs.
This industry provides repair and customization work to the interior
and body of passenger cars, trucks,
vans and trailers. Some industry operators specialize in specific auto repairs. For example, paint shops specialize in post-collision paint jobs, while automotive glass shops replace, repair and tint windows. Restoration shops, which typically represent a
niche market, restore classic and
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.
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