NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — With the vacations quick approaching, extra vehicles will likely be on the street. There’s a warning to drivers to be further cautious behind the wheel as a result of automobile repairs could take longer than regular.

Automobile components are briefly provide and shipments are delayed. COVID-19 brought about labor and materials shortages, manufacturing and delivery delays.

“At this level, we’re booked, and we’re booked past measures, however we’re maintaining with these issues and we’re scheduling them out. And we’re attempting to order components earlier than an individual is getting right here,” mentioned James McEwen, co-owner of Music Metropolis Dent and Scratch. “So, we all know that subliminally we are able to additionally wish to be attentive to these automobiles.”

He’s been in enterprise occurring 11 years and this has been the primary the place he says there’s been such an enormous delay on getting automobile components in.

In addition to the delivery delays, there are additionally backlogs as ships sit off the California coast, ready to be unloaded. Among the many cargo — auto components.

McEwen says his store was ready for powerful instances like this by storing components from years earlier than.

“Subsequently, we did not salvage the components and or promote the components again, we saved components. Probably not realizing per se however simply being conscious of how issues might or couldn’t have gone,” he mentioned.

McEwen says by no means did he assume this might be occurring, however he says he at all times prepares his group for the worst-case state of affairs.

“Three, 4 weeks, again components have been actually exhausting to get by or come by, if you’ll,” McEwen mentioned. “So, subsequently, us personally, we’ll exit and get our automobiles and we’ll journey, name in a number of retailers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida even so to talk.”

This on high of the vacation, journey season and deer risks, restore retailers may very well be taking a look at increasingly more claims and a rise in orders for components.