IMR Inc.’s CCAMS Study Reveals DIYers May Need Some Help When Purchasing Sensors

IMR Inc.’s Continuing Consumer Automotive Maintenance Survey (CCAMS) shows that DIYers are looking for some information before buying sensors for their vehicles. According to the research, 36.8 percent called a store before making a purchase, while 35 percent said they visited a website to obtain more information.

“With filtration products, brakes and lighting, DIYers feel more comfortable making a purchase without a lot of guidance,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “However, based on our CCAMS research, DIYers try to find out more information before buying sensors. This data reinforces the notion that retail stores really need to train their employees so they can help explain the variety of sensors available. It is also imperative that the stores’ websites also have clear and concise information that is kept up-to-date.”

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