Repair Shops Turn to WDs for Temperature Control Parts for European Vehicles According to IMR’s Repair Shop Tracking Study

As it was with domestic and Asian vehicles, independent repair shops prefer the WD when it comes to purchasing temperature control parts for European vehicles. According to IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study, WDs get 60.3 percent of the temperature control parts business from independent repair shops compared to retailers receiving 36.1 percent, while the new car dealers only get 3.6 percent of the business.

Whether price, availability, quality or other reasons, WDs are getting their highest percentage of temperature control parts business for European vehicles compared to domestic and Asian vehicles,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “For retailers, it is just the opposite, as they are getting their lowest percentage of temp control business for European vehicles compared to domestic and Asian vehicles. No matter the type of vehicle, new car dealers get about the same amount of business, between 3.4 and 3.6 percent.”

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