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.
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)