AIA releases the first study of Automotive Service Bays in Canada

BayCount_coverThe Automotive Industry Association (AIA) of Canada is pleased to announce the release the first analysis of automotive service bay numbers across Canada report titled "2015 Study of Automotive Service Bays in Canada".

Using a mix of proprietary survey data, Statistics Canada information and extrapolative analysis, AIA Canada, in concert with DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, provided data on service bays operated by major chains, new vehicle dealers and independents, with a province-by-province breakdown.

The report, which concludes with an informed discussion of supply and demand trends in the national marketplace, is not an actual count of the service bay in Canada, but rather an estimate based on interpolated data.


  • There were an estimated 106,193 service bays in 2014 across Canada.

  • Independents have the largest share of locations and service bays when compared against all other channels.

  • The number of vehicles per service bay is the highest in Newfoundland/Labrador with 318 vehicles per bay.

  • The supply of bays exceeds demand by about 14%.

Members can download the report for FREE by logging onto AIA’s website with their email address and password and visiting the Publications section. The study is also available for purchase to non-members on AIA’s website. (include link to store /product)