According to IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study Almost 60 Percent of Independent Repair Shops Buy Their Sensors for European Vehicles from the WD

Six out of 10 independent repair shops purchase sensors for European vehicles from warehouse distributors, according to IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study. The IMR study reveals that 59.5 percent of independent repair shops buy their sensors from the WD while 33 percent purchase from a retailer and 7.4 percent go to the car dealer.

“Our IMR Inc. Repair Shop Tracking Study for sensors shows that for European and Asian vehicles, around 60 percent of independent repair shops buy from the WD while for domestic vehicles, it is only 49 percent,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “Car dealers are getting their biggest share of the sensor market when it comes to European vehicles (7.4 percent) compared to domestic vehicles (6.7 percent) and Asian vehicles (6.9 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 call 630.572.0240 or visit

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