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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Auto Body Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Auto Body Services?

What is the average price of Auto Body Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Auto Body Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Auto Body Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Auto Body Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Auto Body Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Auto Body Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Auto Body Services?

The auto body service market is highly fragmented, with an estimated 124,600 suppliers operating in the US market in 2018. More than 65.0% of these suppliers are small owner-operators, and the remaining operators are franchises and regional or nationwide chains. The prevalence of small family-owned shops can be attributed to... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Cost Containment

How have you dealt with rising costs in the previous three years?

Who are your main suppliers? How long have you been using them for?

Do you have backup suppliers in the event that prices charged by your main suppliers spike?

When your costs increase, how much of the increase is passed on to buyers?

Customer Support

How do you track customer satisfaction? Have you been able to improve customer service levels in the past three years?

Do you follow up with customers to ensure that they are happy with your service?

Do you communicate with customers during the repair if any unforeseen costs arise?

How many repairs can you handle at one time? How do you keep track of individual repairs?

How many customer service representatives do you employ?

Workmanship

What are the terms and length of the warranty that comes with your repairs?

Do you use OEM or aftermarket parts?

How do you ensure the quality of your repairs? Do you have a quality control manager to oversee all repairs?

Do you specialize in any particular vehicle makes or models?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Auto Body Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the award.

Buyers should explain whether they expect to pay for services after each maintenance or repair job or at some other point during the life of the contract.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the mechanics that will be assigned to the maintenance or repair work.

Buyers should make sure the provider employs mechanics that have the expertise needed for the maintenance and repair work they require.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the maintenance and repair services they are offering.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should detail their desired timelines for maintenance and repair projects.

Buyers should also include any benchmark dates relevant to maintenance and repair projects that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Auto Body Services supply chain?

The supply chain for auto body services has a moderate level of risk, which can increase the risk of price fluctuations or service interruptions. First-tier suppliers are larger in size and typically operate in concentrated markets, so they face less price competition and generate higher profit margins. Consequently, first-tier suppliers... Subscribe to learn more.

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