IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study Reveals Independent Repair Shops Turn to WD in Higher Numbers for Sensors for Asian Vehicles than for Domestic Vehicles

According to IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study, 60.3 percent of independent repair shops make the WD their first choice for purchasing sensors for Asian vehicles. In regard to domestic vehicles, only 49 percent of shops call the WD first for sensors.

“Our IMR Inc. Repair Shop Tracking Study for sensors shows that independent repair shops prefer the WD for purchasing sensors for Asian vehicles at a higher percentage than they do for domestic vehicles,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “In this study, we also see less WDs turning to the retailer for their Asian vehicle sensors than they do for sensors for domestic vehicles. The number of repair shops who purchase from the car dealer is about the same for both Asian vehicles (6.9 percent) and domestic vehicles (6.7 percent).”

For over 40 years, IMR Inc. has been an industry leader in automotive research and conducts syndicated and proprietary market research studies that focus on automotive parts and services, repair shops, technicians, accessories and vehicle technology trends. To find out how IMR research can help your business, call 800-654-1079, e-mail or visit

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