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The Pulse: What Types of Parts Do Tire Dealerships Buy for Repairs?

(AftermarketNews.com) Each week, The Pulse provides insight into the buying, sourcing and brand-loyalty habits of counter personnel and professional technicians.

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This week, using Babcox Research, we look at the types of parts tire dealerships buy for repair jobs, and from where they most commonly source these parts.

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According to the most recent Dealer Profile conducted by Tire Review magazine, 72% of the mechanical parts tire dealerships buy are new aftermarket parts. 15% of the parts tire dealerships buy are new OE parts; and 13% are recycled/rebuilt parts.

Of the sources available for purchasing parts, 84% of shops use the local jobber as a parts source. 64% go to the new car dealer, 47% to a local parts retailer, and 33% to the warehouse distributor. 31% source parts from tire companies. 9% source direct from the manufacturer; and 4% source via the Internet.

For more information about Babcox Research, go to: http://www.babcox.com/marketing_research.html. (Tire Review/Akron)

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