Report: Western states see highest Average Repair Orders (AROs) in U.S.

Highest ARO for the week of Jan. 31—Feb. 6 was Sunday, which clocked in at $783.16; Central states experienced the lowest overall ARO for the week at $413.

From Aftermarket Matters

HOUSTON, Texas — The Tekmetric Index (TM-500) collects data from 500 auto repair shops, a sample of Tekmetric users across the U.S. TM-500 monitors economical trends to show how the industry is performing as a whole. Below are last week’s trends in car counts and AROs by region.

Last week’s average car count was 74, down 5 from the prior. While the Central, Midwest and South Eastern states had among the highest car counts, their AROs were some of the lowest in the U.S. (see below).