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2012 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice: Opportunities in the Automotive Tools Market Product Image

2012 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice: Opportunities in the Automotive Tools Market

  • Published: September 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 93 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan

In this Frost & Sullivan survey of 401 automotive technicians, respondents reveal their brand and purchase channel preferences, the factors affecting their brand and channel choices, and their purchasing and spending habits. Respondents are full-time automotive technicians, primarily employed in independent garages/repair shops, franchised garages/repair shops, and automotive dealerships. Five product categories are investigated in depth: hand tools, hand-held scan devices, power tools, tool storage devices, and pneumatic/air tools. The growing presence of hybrid, electric, and other alternative fuel vehicles in the automotive service market is briefly considered.

Executive Summary

Since 2008, Frost & Sullivan has been tracking the U.S. automotive tools market through the perceptions of automotive technicians. Consistently, hand tools have been the most utilized automotive tools, but this year pneumatic/air tools are used by all surveyed automotive technicians on a regular basis. Other automotive tools surveyed are also highly utilized, but power tools are now used least often.

Purchase Expectations

Overall, the expectation is that automotive technicians READ MORE >

- Research Objectives and Methods

- Executive Summary and Implications

- Overview of the Automotive Tools Market

- Hand Tools

- Pneumatic Tools

- Power Tools

- Handheld Scan Devices

- Tool Storage Devices

- Industry Data: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

- Respondent Demographics and Shop Firmographics

- Appendices

- The Frost & Sullivan Story

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