RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The roads have been slick, and the dusting of snow is presumably turning to ice as temperatures drop into the kids and 20s on Saturday night time.
With the back-to-back snowstorms, autos slid off the street and a few have been even dented — or worse — in collisions. House owners at auto retailers within the Triangle inform CBS 17 their retailers are filled with autos, after three straight weekends of winter climate.
“It ranges from minor bumper restore to main construction replacements,” Peimon Abdollahian mentioned, the store supervisor at Coats Auto Physique and Paint in Raleigh. “Inclement climate can undoubtedly trigger some extra extreme impression.”
Some automobiles want new bumpers, and others want new paint jobs and elements.
One thing else that has an impression: provide chain points.
It’s delaying the workforce at Coats Auto Physique and Paint from ending their jobs.
“We would have a automobile right here for a really minor restore, and it might take upwards of a number of months, relying on half availability,” he mentioned.
The issues are unpredictable, so he’s warning all of his clients there may very well be an added wait.
“We have a Mitsubishi right here that wants 1 / 4 panel alternative and there are some internal construction elements which can be on backorder,” Abdollahian mentioned. “It’s been right here for about six months at this level and so they’re (the maker) not anticipating having the half they want till March.”
These backorders are dangerous for enterprise, he mentioned, as a result of it’s taking on area in his lot and so they can’t transfer different damaged automobiles into its place to repair.
It’s one thing to consider with individuals hitting the street and making selections behind the wheel.