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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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators are expected to benefit from cost-saving implementations, such as water conservation and reclamation equipment
  • Industry operators have experienced modest increases in wages
  • An increase in new and used car sales will boost industry demand from the business sector
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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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Car Wash and Auto Detailing industry has low barriers to entry. Capital requirements are lowest for self-service car wash establishments. A full-service car wash requires the largest capital investment and generates annual revenue between $400,000 and $750,000. Conveyor car washes, or tunnel washes, require the second-highest level of capital investment, with costs ranging from $45,000 to just over $100,000. Self-service car washes require the least capital to begin operations, as these only require access to water, vacuums, soaps and sufficient space for vehicles.

The industry is highly competitive, with an estimated 3,304 car washing establishments in Canada, most of which are small and medium-sized establishments. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of motor vehicle registrations in the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    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

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Demand from used car dealers
  • Number of households earning $100K or more
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Profit moderates amid higher costs and regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving customer markets
  • Reclamation systems and water conservation
  • Industry challenges
  • Table: Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • New Car Dealers in Canada
  • Used Car Dealers in Canada
  • Car Rental in Canada
  • Taxi & Limousine Services in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing in Canada
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Canada
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems in Canada
  • Products & Services
  • Conveyor car washes
  • Detailing and hand-washing services
  • In-bay automatic car washes
  • Self-service bays
  • Chart: Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households in the highest income quintile
  • Businesses
  • Households in the fourth income quintile
  • Households in the third income quintile
  • Households in the second income quintile
  • Households in the lowest income quintile
  • Governments and not-for-profits
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
  • Table: Petro-Canada - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada 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 Car Wash & Auto Detailing in Canada Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of Motor Vehicle Registrations (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Conveyor Car Wash
  • any car wash where the vehicle is placed on a conveyor system and pulled across stationary cleaning equipment or manual cleaners.
  • Detailing
  • The cleaning, polishing and waxing of the outside and inside of a motor vehicle. It can include the rejuvenation of the vehicle's surfaces.
  • In-Bay Automatic Car Wash
  • A type of car wash where the vehicle remains stationary while an automatic machine cleans it.
  • Self-Service Car Wash
  • A type of car wash where customers wash their vehicles themselves.

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    • 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
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