The list of effects of COVID-19 and the many changes it’s caused is now affecting car sales according to the ASA (Automotive Service Association) ,https://ecs.page.link/C6B4u. COVID-19 has presented Dealers with two major problems: lower new vehicle sales and a reduction in the number of cars and light trucks under 5 years old, which traditionally have been the lifeblood of many Dealers’ bay business. The ASA projects a 20% plunge in new car and light truck 2020 annual sales which means that Dealers in the U.S. will lose over 4.1 million of new vehicle volume this year (compared to the record-high annual U.S. sales levels from 2016 through 2019). Dealers are adapting new practices to offset the loss in new car sales and are focusing heavily on used car sales and repairs. Many Dealers can develop more immediate bay business from pre-owned (used) buyers than with new vehicle purchasers, since used vehicles require more repair per mile than new vehicles during the first few years following their purchase. Local repair shops are usually less costly than dealer repairs, our overhead costs are lower which can be passed on to the customer. Whether you are looking to replace or intend to keep your current vehicle, it’s good advice to establish with a local mechanic who you can trust, gets to know you, your preferences and your particular vehicle(s). If you receive a repair estimate from a dealer compare the estimate with a reputable local mechanic. You will probably be pleasantly surprised and will be supporting local business. A huge advantage we have to offer over dealerships is you get to talk directly with the technician, ask questions, go over options you might have. We show you where the problem is, even the old part. Read reviews, ask local residents you trust, but if you’re keeping your used car it still needs to be regularly maintained and it will eventually need repair. Great to have a plan before you need help. Check out Octane Garage NJ online, read our reviews, stop by, this is an honest reputable repair shop and always will be. If you need us we’re at (732)509-9911, on Facebook and octanegaragenj.com.
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