Auto Mechanics in the US Industry Report




About the Industry

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).

The primary activities of this industry are:

Repairing and replacing automotive engines
Performing general automotive repairs
Repairing trucks
Repairing and replacing automotive exhaust systems
Repairing and replacing mufflers
Repairing automotive transmissions
Repairing automotive brakes
Performing automotive electric repairs
Performing automotive wheel alignments
Repairing automotive radiators

The major products and services in this industry are:
Powertrain repair services
Brake repair services
Scheduled and preventative repair and maintenance services
Electrical system repair services
Heating repair services
Muffler and exhaust repair services
Wheel alignment and repair services
Other repair and maintenance services

Table of Contents

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impact Update 3
About This Industry 5
Industry Definition 5
Major Players 5
Main Activities 5
Supply Chain 6
Industry at a Glance 7
Executive Summary 9
Industry Performance 10
Key External Drivers 10
Current Performance 11
Industry Outlook 14
Outlook 14
Industry Life Cycle 15
Products & Markets 17
Supply Chain 17
Products & Services 17
Major Markets 18
Business Locations 19
Competitive Landscape 22
Market Share Concentration 22
Key Success Factors 22
Cost Structure Benchmarks 22
Basis of Competition 25
Barriers to Entry 26
Industry Globalization 26
Major Companies 28
Other Companies 28
Operating Conditions 30
Capital Intensity 30
Technology & Systems 30
Revenue Volatility 32
Regulation & Policy 33
Industry Assistance 34
Key Statistics 35
Industry Data 35
Annual Change 35
Key Ratios 35
Industry Financial Ratios 36
Additional Resources 37
Additional Resources 37
Industry Jargon 37
Glossary 37