What 18 months of a coronavirus shutdown will do to vehicles — and what the automotive aftermarket can do about it

If people aren’t working and driving, what happens to vehicles that sit for long periods of time?

Automotive plants around the world are shut down. That means with fewer new vehicles being produced and consumers being impacted by job loss, people will likely hold onto their current vehicles. But if people aren’t working and driving, what happens to vehicles that sit for long periods of time?

The global coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing shutdowns will create challenges worldwide for vehicles and their owners. The automotive aftermarket will need to be ready to meet those challenges, says Aftermarket Intel Editor Mark Phillips.