Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States climbed 10% to $6.3 billion in 2021, compared to $5.7 billion in 2020, according to a joint report by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. This could reflect a rebound from impacts of pandemic-related restrictions during 2020, which marked a slight decline from 2019.
Known as the channel forecast model, the report covers sales histories and forecasts for a wide variety of automotive aftermarket categories, and it also predicts sales for coming years. It forecasted that sales by oil change and lubrication shops will grow by a compound annual rate of almost 7% to $7.8 billion in 2025. From 2017 to 2021, sales for oil change and lubrication shops grew at a compound annual rate of 5%.
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Average sales per oil change and lubrication shop in the U.S. rose 7% to $835,845 in 2021, compared to $780,151 in 2020. Over the five years starting in 2017, the average sales per such shop increased at a compound annual rate of 3%.