More than 90% of parts purchased by shops are through an integrated/captive B2B application, IMR’s research shows.
IMR releases data showing some positive indicators when it comes to vehicle owners making repairs.
More than 88 percent of repair shops are currently making investments to be more competitive.
Changing the oil and oil filter, replacing wiper blades and air filters and scheduled maintenance top the list of the 10 most common vehicle repairs of 2017, according to IMR research.
The cost of tools and equipment required to service late-model vehicles and advanced technology on newer vehicles nearly tied for the highest threats to general repair shops overall.