2013 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice

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London (PRWEB) November 12, 2013

Opportunities in the Automotive Tools Market

This research study identifies trends within the automotive tools market for power tools, hand tools, handheld diagnostic tools, pneumatic/air tools, and tool storage devices. Overall, while fewer handheld diagnostic tools are currently owned, they are on a projected higher growth rate than other tools/devices. Conversely, the number of hand tools already owned is significant, but they have the lowest anticipated growth rate. Overall, technicians most prevalently use mobile tool distributors for their auto tool purchases—led by hand tools. Regarding power tool purchases, mobile tool distributors are being threatened by another channel: mass merchant retailers.

Research Objectives

Overall, this research study will identify trends within the automotive tools market for the following products:
•Power tools
•Hand tools
•Handheld diagnostic tools
•Pneumatic/air tools
•Tool storage devices

Specifically, it will:
•Measure factors driving selection of the five auto tool products
•Identify which of the five products has the greatest growth opportunities
•Determine brand usage and preference trends within each of the five auto tool categories
•Understand how each product brand is perceived and how those perceptions may drive selection
•Evaluate purchase channel opportunities for each of the five auto tool products

Methodology

Methodology
A survey was administered using a computer-assisted telephone interview methodology during May 2013.

Sample
In total, X automotive technicians were surveyed. To qualify as a respondent, an automotive technician must work at least Xhours per week and physically work on vehicles on at least a weekly basis.
Respondents represent automotive repair shops throughout the United States Shop types include new-vehicle dealership service departments, franchised auto repair shops, and independent auto repair shops.

Research History
Frost & Sullivan has been tracking the automotive repair tool industry via automotive technicians since 2008 When applicable, this research compares data trending as far back as 2008. The following slide displays the total sample sizes of the past collected data Of notable mention, this research was not conducted in 2010; thus, no historical data are presented for 2010.

Automotive Technician Profile: Shop Type and Region

Similar to past waves, the largest proportion of automotive technicians surveyed represents independent automotive garages or repair shops and are located in the South region.

Opportunities in the Automotive Tools Market

Overall, while fewer handheld diagnostic tools are currently owned, they are on a projected higher growth rate than other tools/devices. Conversely, the number of hand tools already owned is significant, but they have the lowest anticipated growth rate.

Why Are Technicians Purchasing More Auto Tools?

The most prevalent reason for purchasing more automotive tools within the next year is related to needing new tools, whether to keep up with the latest innovation/technology on vehicles or to replace older tools.
Most prevalent reason for purchasing more tools storage devices: Needing more storage space for all the new tools they plan to buy.

Contents

Research Objectives and Methodology
Executive Summary
Power Tools
Hand Tools
Handheld Diagnostic Tools
Pneumatic/Air Tools
Tool Storage Devices
Profile
Appendices
The Frost & Sullivan Story

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2013 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice

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For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com
Email: query@reportbuyer.com
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