Body shop sales and wholesale parts sales both increased last year.
According to the latest research from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), 39 percent of dealerships featured on-site body shops in 2015, flat from 2014, but above the 36 percent in 2013.
Based upon the percentages reported by NADA, there were approximately 6452 dealers operating body shops, a small increase due to the increase in the overall number of dealers in the U.S. In 2014, it was estimated that 6394 dealers operated on-site body shops, up from 6359 in 2013 and 5996 in 2012.
The figure is still well