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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Market Research Report | SIC G45.200 | Feb 2017

Driving ahead: Subdued economic conditions are expected to support demand for repairs

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • New car sales are expected to slow over the next five years, boosting industry demand
  • Various test have been added to the standard MOT test, benefiting operators
  • Falling business and consumer confidence are expected to boost demand in the short term
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry has performed reasonably well in recent years. Low levels of consumer and business confidence in the few years following the economic downturn discouraged people from purchasing new vehicles, with many instead opting to repair and maintain existing vehicles. This stimulated strong industry growth immediately prior to the five years through 2016-17, placing the industry on a high base at the start of the five-year period. Since then, the number of registered cars in the United Kingdom has increased, driven primarily by an increase in new car sales. Although new cars tend to require fewer repairs, the greater number of cars on the road has nevertheless stimulated demand for industry services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry are expected to be relatively low. Prospective entrants would require some capital to purchase equipment such as hoists, tools and other equipment for diagnosis and repair work. Constant technological advancements in motor vehicles could also cause some problems for new entrants. As cars are fitted with increasingly sophisticated electrical systems and operate using a variety of fuel sources, with electric and hybrid vehicle ownership growing quickly, industry employees are required to constantly update their knowledge. This could make recruitment more difficult and firms may also incur periodic training costs. Som.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total number of registered motor vehicles and Real household disposable income in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry?

    Companies in the industry maintain and repair motor vehicles. They carry out general mechanical and electrical repairs as well as maintenance and servicing. The industry only includes companies that specialise in maintenance and repair activities. Car washes are also included in the industry. Car washes operated by petrol stations and firms that retread and rebuild tyres are not covered.

    Industry Products
    RepairsServicing and MOT testsBodyworkCar washes
    Industry Activities
    Repairing mechanical problemsRepairing electrical componentsServicing motor vehiclesRepairing bodyworkPainting motor vehiclesRepairing windscreensRepairing tyresWashing and polishing carsRepairing motor vehicle parts

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total number of registered motor vehicles
  • Real household disposable income
  • Average age of motor vehicles
  • Business confidence index
  • Fuel prices
  • Current Performance
  • Stalling demand
  • Speed bumps
  • Driving growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Discretionary demand
  • Safety drive
  • Telematics technology
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Taxi Operation
  • General Insurance
  • Car Rental & Leasing
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Retailers
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Repairs
  • Bodywork
  • Servicing and MOT tests
  • Car washes
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private vehicle owners
  • Fleet, commercial and government vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Car dealerships
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (Afvs)
  • Vehicles that do not run on petrol or diesel. They can be petrol-electric, petrol-alcohol, electric and petrol-gas.
  • Mot Test
  • A test named after the now-defunct Ministry of Transport that assesses how roadworthy vehicles are. Most vehicles more than three years old must pass an MOT test every year.
  • Telematics
  • A technology fitted to a vehicle to monitor its performance and improve information communications using a GPS system with on-board diagnostics.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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