Break downs going down: As cars become more reliable, the risk of mechanical failure has fallen

Operators in the Roadside Vehicle Assistance industry offer emergency services to motorists in the case of a mechanical failure. The industry is highly concentrated, with two companies – AA plc and RAC Motoring Services – accounting for an estimated 73.8% of the industry. However, healthy demand has encouraged new operators to enter the industry over the past five years. Over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld projects the Roadside Vehicle Assistance industry’s revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.2% to reach £1.6 billion at the end of the period. Revenue is expected to increase by 0.9% over 2018-19.Over the past five years, motor vehicle manufacturers have responded to rising environmental concern by launching new models of hybrid cars and electric vehicles...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
1.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
9,716
Businesses
39

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling fuel prices encouraged motorists to drive further, increasing mechanical failure
  • In the long term, extreme weather can affect the quality of roads and support industry demand
  • The poor quality of local roads is expected to support demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entering the industry are moderate and include the investment required to build a trusted, highly recognised brand, the creation of a nationwide, branded fleet of qualified patrols with competitive technical ability, and the sophisticated deployment process to operate effectively. The dominance of the two largest industry players also contributes towards the industry's moderate barriers to entry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Easy access for clients
  • Qualified work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average age of motor vehicles and Total number of registered motor vehicles in the Roadside Vehicle Assistance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry?

    Roadside vehicle assistance services assist motorists in the case of a mechanical failure that leaves the operator stranded. Maintenance services that are booked in advance to take place in garages are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Roadside assistance
  • Industry Activities
  • Emergency road repair services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average age of motor vehicles
  • Total number of registered motor vehicles
  • Fuel prices
  • Population aged 16 to 25 years

  • Current Performance
  • Going electric
  • The roads to demand
  • Freezing roads
  • Fuelling demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Parting ways
  • On the road
  • Fuel prices
  • Table: Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car Rental & Leasing
  • Truck Rental & Leasing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling
  • Other Motor Vehicle Sales

  • Products & Services
  • Roadside assistance
  • Chart: Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Customers
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roadside Vehicle Assistance

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AA plc, RAC Motoring Services,
  • Table: AA plc - financial performance
  • Table: RAC Motoring Services - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Roadside Vehicle Assistance Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alternative-Fuel Vehicles (Afvs)
  • Vehicles that do not run on petrol or diesel. They can be petrol-electric, petrol-alcohol, electric and petrol-gas.
  • Breakdown
  • A breakdown is the mechanical failure of a vehicle that prevents the safe operation of the vehicle.
  • Society Of Motor Manufacturers And Traders (Smmt)
  • The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) is an association supporting and promoting the interests of the UK automotive industry.
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