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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

LKQ Euro Car Parts comment on latest SMMT used car figures

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the release by SMMT of its Q3 used car sales figures, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Care Parts commented:

“We expected demand for used cars to remain high throughout the last few months – this is good news for garages as it means more cars are driven back into the independent aftermarket.
“The growth we’re seeing in used car sales should give garages some hope as they prepare for the immediate impact of a second national lockdown, and as they continue to deal with the pent up MOT demand created by the extension introduced in the first lockdown. We’re committed to helping garages manage this increased demand safely and to a high standard, using the latest digital tools and training to maximise the opportunity open to them.”

SMMT figures show that growth was recorded in each month of the quarter – the busiest since the end of 2016.