COLD SNAP BRINGS WELCOME RISE IN SALES

The recent cold snap has brought about a welcome rise in part sales and work for garages according to new figures.

Data from online aggregator ClickMechanic found that a variety of vehicle repairs have spiked compared with the same period the previous year. In particular coil spring replacements repairs more than doubled and battery replacements grew by a third.

READ: CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT UP 600 PERCENT

Interestingly, rear brake work requests increased by 86 percent in the same period, possibly as a result of locked-down vehicle owners leaving their cars standing for extended periods, only to find that the handbrake had frozen on.

Calls to garages increased during the cold snap (Pic: Getty)

Andrew Jervis, CEO of ClickMechanic said: “Motorists should at very least carry out any essential safety checks but ideally, you should get a professional mechanic to inspect the vehicle to ensure it’s safe to drive and possibly prevent further damage.”

For the latest news and analysis from around the aftermarket, sign up to the CAT eNewsletter today

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

EAG UPGRADES WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Leeds-based firm install MAM warehouse management system

Read More

SEMI-AUTOMATED BATTERY ASSEMBLY LINE ESTABLISHED

Comau UK chosen to implement highly automated production

Read More

ECP START ELECTRIC VAN TRIAL

A pair of electric vans have joined the fleet at Euro Car Parts’ Isle of Wight branch.

Read More

CAT CONVERSATIONS: GARAGE OF TODAY, TOMORROW AND THE FUTURE

Don’t miss out, sign up to CAT’s latest webinar on 21st April right now

Read More

£10 MOT OFFERED BY AGGREGATORS

GoCompare has struck a deal with garage comparison site Who Can Fix My Car

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *