Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:57

Auto Care Association Releases 2018 Collision Repair Trends Report


The Auto Care Association recently announced the release of its new report, “Collision Repair Trends: Industry Statistics and Analysis,” which delves into the latest data on the collision repair industry. 

The report aggregates industry sources available from government entities, independent research supplier databases and the Auto Care Association’s internal research.

The 2018 Collision Repair Trends report provides in-depth insight into the U.S. collision repair sector of the auto care industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) industry, and also provides an overview of key industry trends in Canada.

Designed to help collision repair professionals understand their sector’s trends and guide their business decisions on the road ahead, the comprehensive report includes chapters on:


Annual miles driven

Roadway congestion

Vehicle collisions

Size of the collision repair industry

Body shop profiles

Motor vehicle body work, CPI

Direct repair programs

Parts analysis

State summary statistics

Collision repair industry of Canada


According to new data, Americans drove a combined 3.2 trillion miles over the last recorded 12-month period, which resulted in $45.8 billion in collision repair-related sales and services—representing nearly one in every five dollars spent in the automotive aftermarket (16.5 percent). The factors driving this $45.8 billion collision repair sector, including sales, sector employment, replacement rates and parts, DIY vs. DIFM collision jobs and independent repair shops vs. dealership-operated body shops are also profiled in the report. For a preview of the report, read the article in the latest issue of Auto Care Insider Magazine.


The 54-page report is $225 for Auto Care Association members and $450 for non-members. To purchase the 2018 Collision Repair Trends report, click here. For questions, contact publications@autocare.org.