Singapore's ageing car population drives up workshop business

Automotive workers work on a car at a workshop at Sin Ming Drive, on April 24, 2015.
Automotive workers work on a car at a workshop at Sin Ming Drive, on April 24, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore's car population has aged noticeably in the last decade, a trend that has ramped up business for vehicle workshops.

According to Land Transport Authority (LTA) statistics, the number of cars nine years or older stood at 163,323 as at end-2017, making up 26.7 per cent of the car population. In 2007, there were 30,529 such cars, which accounted for 5.9 per cent of the car population.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Ageing car population drives up workshop business'. Print Edition | Subscribe