As with everything in the time of COVID-19, car buying and mobility slowed down. COVID-19 affected many industries, but the automotive industry was certainly one of the industries that has been hit the hardest. We could have never predicted a world where very few people are commuting to work and school. Not only that, but to be safe, everything was being delivered. Our cars were parked in the driveway for weeks at a time, gathering dust. This meant that there was little to no need at all for an upgrade. Every reason to buy a new car was stripped away as the world shut down. And that’s likely a good thing because little by little, car dealerships have sold their inventory and there seems to be an issue with getting cars manufactured so many dealers have nothing to sell.
It has been 19 months since that first lockdown, and businesses are reopening, school is back in session, and commuters are back on the road. This Q4 is going to look different for many automotive companies. The predictions were true, travel and mobility are on the rise. Although public transportation continues to be valued, there are certain states and neighborhoods where that is not necessarily feasible. In that circumstance, every family member of driving age needs to have their own vehicle.
Before you get on the road, however, your vehicle needs to be serviced. If you are trying to purchase a new vehicle, there may not be one to purchase in your part of the country so you may end up going the route of a used vehicle. If you are buying a used car, it is important to ensure it is in the best possible condition and a smart investment. Whether your car is new or used, vehicle maintenance is key. An experienced mechanic will advise checking tires, engine oil, battery, wiper fluid levels, and even glass conditions at a minimum. For all your glass needs, Glass America is only a phone call away.
Fleet Vehicles Need Servicing Does your business have a fleet of cars? We can service all of them in one fell swoop. That is right, if the fleet happens to be parked in one parking lot, our team can come to check on all of them. Should any of the cars have chips or cracks that need immediate attention, we will sort out the repair or the proper windshield replacement depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
After months of silence, traffic, honking horns, and buzzing engines are back. People need to get to work or school and road trips have been planned so vehicles need maintenance – including auto glass repairs and replacements. If you have any questions about your vehicle or have any concerns about a glass chip or crack, call Glass America right away – even in California, home to our newest service areas.