As one of the most important input costs in 2020, the body paint increased 3 times and the spare parts prices increased by 35 percent on average, the turnover of private auto services decreased by 30 percent. TOSEF All Auto Service of the President of the Federation Unal Unal “Rising costs due to vehicle owners for no longer a luxury to have a car insurance policy, it has become an essential requirement. Limited to the insured coach our rate, unfortunately, an average of 25 percent in Turkey.” said. While TOSEF explains that the biggest loss is experienced in employment and the workforce, it states that the 14-day quarantine of all personnel whose tests are positive, especially in private services, brought the already low circulation to a halt. In addition, it is said that productivity in the workforce decreases with the reduction of the monthly working schedule to an average of 14 days, while it is stated that the disruptions in the supply chain cause the late arrival of spare parts and consumables, resulting in late delivery of the vehicles to their owners.
Recovery expected in June
Ünaldı said that the negative effects of the pandemic on the sector will begin to slow down in the middle of March, “We anticipate that auto services will enter a recovery period as of June. However, 2021 will be difficult in general for private services that do not have an average 2-year planned and efficient work program. the subject is the standardization of private auto services and segmentation according to the standards that will emerge.
As a result of this standardization and segmentation, the private auto services sector will gain an identity and will receive the share it deserves from the automotive sector due to the increase in service quality. Our request is to carry out the necessary work on unregistered repair shops and to register these businesses ”.