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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 81119aCA | Mar 2017

Cleaned up: An expanding economy will put more vehicles on the road, boosting revenue

IBISWorld’s Car Wash & Auto Detailing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2017, operators in the Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry have rebounded from recessionary conditions. Rising Canadian per capita disposable income has fuelled demand for discretionary consumer services like car washes; consequently, industry revenue is expected to increase. Despite pressure from rising water, electric and regulatory costs, industry profit margins are estimated to increase marginally. Much of this growth is the result of higher demand, as industry operators faced rising capital costs. Additionally, in the five years to 2022, increasing employment, disposable income and consumer spending will bolster industry revenue... purchase to read more

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Conveyor car washes

Conveyor car washes, also known as tunnel car washes, are the most common form of car washing, accounting for an expected 53.8% of total industry sales in 20167 In a conveyer wash, a vehicle is typically driven onto a conveyor belt and taken through a tunnel that uses mechanized brushes and cloths along with a high pressure water application and drying system. Customers have the option of purchasing a range of services. Basic packages include express washes, while premium packages include wheel and rim cleaning, undercarriage washes and automatic vehicle waxes. Demand for this segment has increased over the past five years, as rising per capita income levels have enabled consumers to spend more freely on nondiscretionary services like car washes.

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What is the Car Wash & Auto Detailing Industry?

This industry cleans, washes and waxes automotive vehicles, such as passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. It also includes self-service car wash establishments.

Industry Products
Conveyor car washesDetailing and hand-washing servicesIn-bay automatic car washesSelf-service bays
Industry Activities
Automotive detailing services (i.e. cleaning, polishing)Automotive washing and polishingMobile car and truck washes Self-service car washesTruck and bus washes

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