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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in the US

Operators in the Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry have experienced steady growth over the past five years, as the economy began to recover and industry companies reaped the benefits of rising employment and per capita disposable income. Severe drops over the latter half of the five-year period has also encouraged more consumers to hit the road, as lower gas prices translated to a greater amount of car use. Industry demand is expected to continue expanding over the five years to 2021, albeit at a slower pace than the previous five-year period. Revenue will be bolstered by rising per capita disposable income, which will increase consumers' propensity to spend on discretionary services such as car washes. Furthermore, environmental awareness of water usage will increase demand for professional car washing, because professional services typically use less than one-third of the water used by residential car washing.

Operators in this industry clean, wash and wax automotive vehicles, such as passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. This industry also includes self-service car wash establishments. The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry does not include companies that predominantly change motor oil or provide automotive repair and maintenance services.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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