Spare tire: Tire dealers are set to benefit as the economy continues to improve

The Tire Dealers industry in Canada has experienced relatively stable growth over the past five years, largely due to improving economic conditions in the industry's key markets. For instance, rising levels of disposable income and consistent declines in the national unemployment rate have encouraged consumers to release pent-up demand for replacement tires. Car dealerships typically have a competitive advantage over industry operators because vehicle warranties include tire replacement. Moreover, when consumers take alternate modes of transportation, demand from tire dealers diminishes. For example, when fuel prices increase, consumers generally avoid driving vehicles and instead opt to use more affordable alternatives, such as public more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has experienced relatively stable growth over the past five years due to improving economic conditions
  • Industry revenue has expanded over the past five years due to growth in the Canadian population and levels of disposable income
  • Commercial markets are anticipated to make up an increasingly large portion of revenue moving forward
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has low barriers to entry, with no licensing requirements or government regulations. Tire supplies can be easily secured from tire wholesalers, of which there is no shortage. While entry into the industry is ostensibly easy, most regions have long-established tire dealerships. A new entrant must be able to establish a loyal customer base and provide superior service at competitive prices. Consequently, lasting dealerships often serve the same communities for years. Those business relationships tend to extend further than just good prices; customers expect a certain level of service and attention.Mounting competition from external industries represents one of the primary barriers to success for tire dealers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tire Dealers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tire Dealers Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Effective inventory management
  • Developing a strong customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total vehicle-kilometres and New vehicle sales in the Tire Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tire Dealers Industry?

    This industry retails tires and tire tubes for passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and commercial trucks. Businesses that offer maintenance services in addition to tire sales are included in this industry; however, car dealership tire services and online tire sellers are excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Passenger car and light-truck tires
  • Medium- and heavy-duty truck tires
  • Farm and off-road tires
  • Automotive services and parts
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling passenger car and light-truck tires
  • Selling medium- and heavy-duty truck tires
  • Selling farm and off-road tires
  • Performing tire services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total vehicle-kilometres
  • New vehicle sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Expansion despite competition
  • Fuel prices and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Positive revenue trends
  • Trading up
  • Organic expansion
  • Table: Tire Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tire Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Public Transportation in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Tire Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive services and parts
  • Passenger car and light-truck tires
  • Medium- and heavy-duty truck tires
  • Farm and off-road tires
  • Chart: Tire Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household consumers (men)
  • Household consumers (women)
  • Businesses for end use
  • Wholesalers and retailers for resale
  • Other
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tire Dealers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tire Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tire Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Kal Tire, Fountain Tire,
  • Table: Canadian Tire Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kal Tire - financial performance
  • Table: Fountain Tire - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tire Dealers 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 Tire Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total vehicle-kilometres (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Car Dealership
  • A business that sells new or used cars at the retail level that may sell tires and provide tire-related services (operations are not included in the Tire Dealers industry).
  • Lt-Metric
  • Tires sized to be used on light truck vehicles capable of carrying heavy cargo or towing large trailers.
  • P-Metric
  • Tires sized based on load capacity, primarily used to carry passengers including cars, station wagons and sport utility vehicles.
  • Retreader
  • A firm that offers services to retread old or worn tires.
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