Auto repair shops are seeing parts shortages; Customers wait longer for service
On average, it now takes 15 to 30 more days to get parts for body shops across the country, and the mechanics here in Evansville have heard plenty of reasons behind the delay.
“I’ve heard all kinds of stories,” said Don Decker, president of Mill’s Body Shop. and there is not enough staff to do the parts. I heard that too.
This parts shortage is leaving drivers stranded across the country as they have to wait for some equipment to get to their repair shop, and if you’re in need of a repair soon, no one knows exactly how long it might take you to. get your car. fixed.
“If it’s a critical part and you just can’t get it, it might delay it, and it might take a day or two, or it might take a week or two,” said Decker. “It’s just one of those things. It’s very, very room-specific.
And with Decker’s bundle so full, he’s hoping the parts problem will end soon, but as of now, he’s not sure.
“It’s really in the air, because the people I deal with and the people I buy parts from, I don’t think they have the answers yet,” Decker said. “They’re also getting their parts somewhere, so I don’t think they know the whole story as to when that might be over.