Drivers waiting for vehicle collision repairs can expect to wait for some time as the winter driving season gets underway.
“Collision (repairs) for winter picked up as soon as the first snowfall hit. We got busier at that point,” InterCity Autobody owner Jim Mydonick told Global News.
Mydonick says business has been booming at his repair shop ever since pandemic restrictions lifted, but it’s also causing wait times for repairs to rise drastically.
“We’re currently booking into the first week of January,” Mydonick said. “Other shops are booking into March. So it’s anywhere from five to eight weeks.”
Industry experts say that’s partly due to delays in receiving imported vehicle parts — delays which still haven’t fully recovered from the pandemic.