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Brake service: $2.4 million in sales for dealers

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Independent tire dealers in the United States performed more than 10.8 million brake jobs representing almost $2.4 billion in sales in 2009.

The 2009-2010 Modern Tire Dealer Automotive Service Survey breaks down brake system service per store. Brake work represents 14.1% of all automotive service dollars.

Eighty-two percent of the respondents performed this service, broken out per location as follows:

Average ticket price per job: $218.51

Average number of jobs per month: 38

Average yearly sales: $99,641

Average profit margin: 52%

Annual profit per location: $51,813

The MTD Automotive Service Survey breaks down the various service segments so that you have a benchmark to which you can compare your own dealership's performance.

It covers everything from air conditioning service to shock and strut work. Previously, we addressed engine diagnostics and exhaust service.

For more survey information, check out January's Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue.

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