DIY Auto Maintenance - US - January 2017

DIY Auto Maintenance - US - January 2017

  • Mintel
  • January 2017
  • Parts & Suppliers
  • 0 pages

Report Description

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This Report will focus on the DIY (do-it-yourself) automotive sector, and will discuss consumers’ DIY history, overall aptitude, and knowledge of specific automotive maintenance, repairs, and customizations, as well as motivations and attitudes toward DIY automotive work.

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Overview
What you need to know
Definition

Executive Summary
The issues
Consumers intimidated by doing their own repairs
Figure 1: Attitudes toward DIY auto work, by gender and age, October 2016
Consumers would rather pay a professional for basic work
Figure 2: Attitudes toward DIY automotive work, October 2016
Convenience, price, and location top reasons for parts and supplies
Figure 3: Reasons for purchase location, October 2016
The opportunities
Younger women more likely to do their own auto work
Figure 4: DIY history, by gender and age, October 2016
Hispanics more likely to be DIYers
Figure 5: DIY history, by race and Hispanic origin, October 2016
Majority of consumers have done or are willing to learn how to do some automotive work
Figure 6: DIY custom groups, October 2016
What it means

The Market - What You Need to Know
Auto parts and accessories expected to grow
AutoZone most visited retailer for auto parts and accessories
Service providers continue to challenge the DIY market

Market Size and Forecast
Automotive parts and accessories expected to grow through 2021
Figure 7: Total US consumer expenditures and fan chart forecast for auto parts and accessories, at current prices, 2011-21
Figure 8: Total US consumer expenditures and forecast for auto parts and accessories, at current prices, 2011-21

Market Breakdown
AutoZone sees the bulk of many DIY purchases
Figure 9: Automotive retail stores shopped in the last 12 months, January 2016 -August 2016
Castrol motor oil leads the category among DIY households
Figure 10: Motor oil brands used, January 2016-August 2016

Market Perspective
Service providers take the effort and hassle out of DIY automotive work

Market Factors
Average age of vehicles rises to 11.5
Figure 11: Average age of passenger cars and light trucks, 2002-15
Americans are driving record number of miles
Figure 12: US miles traveled, Highway, 1990-2015
Consumer confidence impact decisions on auto repair
Figure 13: Consumer Sentiment Index, January 2007- November 2016*
Access to resources can grow DIY participation
Growing Hispanic population likely to increase DIY participation

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