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Vehicle Breakdown Services Market Assessment 2008 Product Image

Vehicle Breakdown Services Market Assessment 2008

  • Published: May 2008
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 109 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

This report provides an overview and analysis of vehicle breakdown services in the UK. The vehicle breakdown market serves a number of overlapping sectors, including the private/retail sector, the third-party sector, the commercial sector and the ad-hoc vehicle breakdown and recovery sector.

The market for vehicle breakdown services is affected by a number of factors, including new vehicle registrations, increases in the number of cars on the road, the trend towards two-car households and the entry of new companies into the market, such as those offering breakdown insurance. These influences have all helped to boost the value of the vehicle breakdown services market and, in 2007, it was estimated by to have reached a new peak.

There has been a considerable amount of corporate activity in the vehicle breakdown recovery sector in recent years, including the acquisition in 2005 of the RAC by the insurance company Aviva PLC and the purchase in 2007 of Britannia Rescue Services by Liverpool Victoria. The latest action has involved the merger of the AA with the Saga Group Ltd, to form an organisation with around 17.5 million members, 11,100 employees and a combined worth of READ MORE >

Executive Summary

1. Introduction
BACKGROUND
ORIGINAL CONSUMER RESEARCH

2. Strategic Overview
MARKET DYNAMICS AND SEGMENTATION
Table 1: The Estimated UK Market for Vehicle Recovery Services by Value (£m), Years Ending December 2003-2007
DISTRIBUTION
New Car Registrations in the UK
Table 2: Number of New Car Registrations in the UK (000 and %), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Table 3: Number of New Car Registrations in the UK by Sector (000 and %), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Diesel-Engined Cars
Table 4: New Registrations of Cars in the UK — Diesel and Non-Diesel Vehicles (number and %), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Used Car Sales in Great Britain
Table 5: Annual Totals of Used Car Sales in Great Britain (000), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Number of Licensed Cars in Great Britain
Table 6: Number of Private Cars Licensed in Great Britain (000), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Age Profile of Licensed Cars
Table 7: Number of Licensed Motor Vehicles in Great Britain by Year of First Registration (000 and %), Years Ending December 1980, 1990, 1995 and 2000-2006
Table 8: Age of Licensed Motor Vehicles in Great Britain by Year of First Registration (000 and %), Years Ending December 1980-2006
Table 9: Cars Licensed in 2006 by Average Age of Car, Percentage First Registered in 2006 and by Government Regional Office in Great Britain (000, % and years), Year Ending 2006
Number of Cars on UK Roads
Table 10: Total Number of Cars on UK Roads (000), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Road Traffic
Table 11: Road Traffic in Great Britain — Total Distance Travelled by Cars and Taxis (billion vehicle kilometres), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Public Road Lengths
Table 12: Public Road Length in Great Britain (kilometres), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Table 13: Public Road Length by Class of Road in Great Britain (kilometres and %), Years Ending December 2002 and 2006
Table 14: Road Traffic in Great Britain — Total Distance Travelled by Cars and Taxis by Class of Road (billion vehicle kilometres and %), Year Ending December 2006
Average Annual Mileage
Table 15: Average Annual Mileage of Four-Wheeled Cars by Purpose of Trip in Great Britain, Mid-January 2002-2006
Table 16: Average Annual Mileage by Sex (% of adults), 2007
Car Ownership
Table 17: Car Ownership per Household in Great Britain by Number of Cars
Owned (% of households), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Table 18: Number of Private Motoring, Full Car Driving Licence Holders in Great Britain by Sex (million), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Table 19: Percentage and Number of Private Motoring, Full Car Driving Licence Holders in Great Britain by Age (% of age group and million), Years Ending December 2002-2006
Costs of Motoring
Table 20: Annual Costs of Running a Car (£), June 2006 and 2007
MOT Statistics
Table 21: Road Vehicle Testing Scheme (MOT) Test Results for Cars and Other Passenger Vehicles in Great Britain (million and %), Years Ending March 2003-2007
Main Causes of Vehicle Breakdowns
Road Traffic Accidents
Table 22: Number of Road Traffic Accidents Involving Car Drivers and Passengers in Great Britain, Years Ending December 2002-2006
COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE
Table 23: Estimated Membership of the Main Motoring Organisations (million), Years Ending December 2003-2007
Advertising
Table 24: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Vehicle Recovery Services (£000 and %), Years Ending December 2003-2007
THE CONSUMER
Overview
Table 25: Membership/Non-Membership of a Vehicle Breakdown Organisations (% of respondents who drive), 2008
MARKET FORECASTS
Table 26: Actual and Projected Numbers of Licensed Cars and Vehicle Kilometres Travelled by Cars and Taxis in Great Britain (index 2000=100, 000 and billion), 2000, 2006, 2015 and 2025

3. The Vehicle Breakdown Market
BACKGROUND
Market Sectors
MARKET SIZE
Table 27: The Estimated UK Market for Vehicle Recovery Services by Value (£m), Years Ending December 2003-2007
CONSUMER TRENDS
Average Distance Travelled Per Year
Table 28: Average Distance Travelled by Mode of Transport in Great Britain (mileage per person per year), Mid-January 2002-2006
Average Number of Trips
Table 29: Trips and Average Length of Trip by Car/Van Drivers in Great Britain Per Person Per Year (number of trips and average mileage per trip), Mid-January 2002-2006
Trips Per Person Per Year by Distance Travelled
Table 30: Trips Per Person Per Year by Car/Van Drivers in Great Britain by Distance Travelled (mileage per person per year), Mid-January 2006
Time Spent Travelling
Table 31: Average Total Time Spent Travelling Per Year and Average Duration of Trip by Car/Van Drivers in Great Britain (hours and minutes), Mid-January 2002-2006
Company and Private Car Travel Trends
Table 32: Annual Mileage of Four-Wheeled Cars by Type of Car and Purpose of Trip in Great Britain (annual mileage), Mid-January 2006
MARKETING ACTIVITY
ADVERTISING
Table 33: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Breakdown Services (£000), Years Ending December 2006 and 2007

4. An International Perspective
INTRODUCTION
MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE
Cars in Use — Global Statistics
Table 34: Number of Motor Vehicles in Use in the World by Country (million and %), 2005
Cars in Use — Europe
Table 35: Number of Passenger Cars in Use in the EU-23 by Country (million and %), 2002-2006
INTERNATIONAL ROAD NETWORKS
Table 36: Length of Road Network in the EU-27 by Country and Category (000 kilometres), 2004
MAIN COUNTRIES — ROAD NETWORKS
Table 37: Transport Networks in the EU-27 and Selected Other Countries (000 kilometres), 2004
The US
China
Japan
Russia
Other Parts of the World

5. PEST Analysis
POLITICAL FACTORS
Drivers to Use Hard Shoulders
The UK's First Motorway Car-Share Lane is Opened
Pay-As-You-Drive Motorway Lanes Unveiled
Cars Crushed in Tax Swoop
ECONOMIC FACTORS
Royal Bank of Scotland Expects Motor Premiums to Continue Rising in 2008
More Than 1 Million Cars Will Break Down Just Out of Warranty
More Roads Needed in the UK
Star Rating Roads for Safety
SOCIAL FACTORS
Misfuelling Continues to Add to Motorists' Costs
Rural Roads — A Major Cause of Road Deaths
Speeding Has Become a More Socially Acceptable Offence
Advice to Top Up With Fuel to Avoid Breaking Down
Motorway `Good Samaritans' Urged to Ignore Breakdowns
TECHNOLOGical FACTORS
RAC Rolls Out New Diagnostic Technology for Patrol Vehicles
Global Positioning System Technology to Be Used to Clear Up After Incidents
Active Traffic Management

6. Consumer Dynamics
OVERVIEW
DRIVERS AND NON-DRIVERS
Table 38: Drivers and Non-Drivers of Any Type of Motor Vehicle (% of respondents), 2008
ORGANISATION MEMBERSHIP
Table 39: Vehicle Recovery Organisation Membership by Organisation (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
PERCEIVED BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Overview
Table 40: Overview of Perceived Benefits of Membership of a Vehicle Recovery Service (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2005, 2007 and 2008
Best Overall Value For Money
Table 41: Best Overall Value for Money Compared With Other Services as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
Relay/`Get You Home' Service
Table 42: Relay/'Get You Home' Service as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
Fast Call-Out
Table 43: Fast Call-Out as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
Service Within an Hour
Table 44: Service Within the Hour as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
Women Attended to as a Priority
Table 45: Women Attended to as a Priority as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008
Provision of Hire Cars During Repairs
Table 46: Hire Car Available During Repairs as a Perceived Benefit of Vehicle Recovery Membership (% of respondents who drive and are members of a vehicle recovery organisation), 2008

7. Company Profiles
AA LTD
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 47: Financial Results for AA Ltd (£m), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments
BRITANNIA RESCUE SERVICES LTD
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 48: Financial Results for Motoring and Leisure Services Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments
EUROP ASSISTANCE HOLDINGS LTD
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 49: Financial Results for Europ Assistance Holdings Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments
GREEN FLAG LTD
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 50: Financial Results for Green Flag Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments
MONDIAL ASSISTANCE (UK) Ltd
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 51: Financial Results for Mondial Assistance (UK) Ltd (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments
RAC PLC
Corporate Strategy
Advertising
Profitability
Table 52: Financial Results for the RAC PLC (£000), Years Ending 31st December 2004-2006
Recent and Future Company Developments

8. The Future
RAC REPORT ON MOTORING
NEW CAR MARKET
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY REFORM
CAR TRAVEL FORECAST TO INCREASE
Table 53: Average Weekday Growth in Car Trips and Distance Travelled in Great Britain (% increase in the number of car trips and vehicle kilometres), 2005-2041
Table 54: Traffic Growth Forecast by Mode of Vehicle in Great Britain (% increase in vehicle kilometres), 2005-2041
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
FORECASTS 2008 to 2012
Table 55: The Forecast UK Market for Vehicle Recovery Services by Value (£m), 2008-2012

9. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Sources
Other Sources
Bisnode Sources

AA Ltd
Britannia Rescue Services Ltd
Europ Assistance Holdings Ltd
Green Flag Ltd
Mondial Assistance (Uk) Ltd
RAC Plc

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