WDs Primary Source of Filtration Products for Asian Vehicles by Independent Repair Shops
As it was with domestic vehicles, almost two-thirds of independent repair shops call their warehouse distributors first when they are looking for filtration parts for Asian vehicles. In IMR Inc.’s Repair Shop Tracking Study, 65.4 percent of respondents contacted their WDs first, while only 31.1 percent called a retailer first.
“As with our filtration research in regard to domestic vehicles, shops are very consistent on who they contact first for parts for Asian cars and again it is the WD for a vast majority of independent repair shops,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “However, we did see a slight uptick in the number of shops contacting a new car dealer for Asian filtration products as 3.5 percent of shops called a dealer first compared to only 2.9 percent calling a dealer for domestic vehicles.”
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