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Feature   December 1, 2008   by Auto Service World

Steering System Service

Dealers continue to capture their largest share of service work in power steering at 54%, although this is down 4% from last year. Independents, on the other hand, have increased their share by 5%.

The inverse is happening in the Atlantic region, where Dealers have gained 7% share, and Independents have lost 12% share. Among older vehicles aged eight to 12 years old, Dealers and Independents are now tied at 32% share each, which erases the 4% lead of Dealers from the previous year. Auto specialists have also increased their share in this vehicle age segment, going from 9% to 11%.

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