OVERHEARD: Car Owners Get Comfortable

OVERHEARD: Car Owners Get Comfortable

Majority of car owners ok with COVID sanitation measures at service facilities.

Data Did You Know: In a consumer survey performed by Babcox Media in January 2021, 96% of the car owners who took the vehicles in for service (after the start of the pandemic) were comfortable with the level of preventive sanitation at the repair facility.

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