In this installment of “The Pulse,” we take a closer look at the state of business today at the repair shop level. In this edition, we will review rolling month-by-month data for the percentage of premium parts used in repairs versus second line parts. Utilizing data from IMR Inc., we begin our review looking at the numbers for May 2007 through July 2008.
Continuing the trend seen during the months of May and June, repair order data for July shows another slight increase in the number of premium parts used in repair jobs. That number increased nearly 4 percent, jumping from 70 percent in June, to 73.85 in July.
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