Delays plague auto repair industry | KLAS
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Getting your vehicle repaired is never practical, but a number of factors slow down repairs and cause wait times to stretch for weeks or months.
The pandemic has created shortages of new and used cars, which means many drivers are hanging onto cars and trucks for longer. This has increased the demand for repairs and basic examinations.
Tyler Corder of Findlay Lincoln in Henderson said there was a perfect storm causing delays.
“In many of our dealerships, we’ve seen a 15-20% increase in the number of service tickets we write this month compared to the same time last year,” Corder said. “You (have) a shortage of parts, staffing issues in cases and increased demand. This explains why it was difficult to put a car into service.
Ted Weins Complete Autoservice sees an increasing number of older vehicles being serviced. Due to a shortage of parts and labor, these appointments are taking longer than usual.
“Parts and tires are in high demand,” said Josh Mayes of Ted Wiens. “We are looking at 6 to 8 weeks, just for the parts. “
Mayes said even a typical service check can take three to four hours right now.