Engine vehicles are preferred mean of transportation in Europe, Poland included. Their share in all trips amounts to 80%. Costs of car maintenance are one of the top positions in investments of an average household.

There are 24.500 independent car workshops (IAM) registered in Poland servising HDV and passenger cars including vehicle testing centers. Prevailing number of independent workshops offers all types of repairs, and the scope of services is beeing widened constantly. Some of the workshops on IAM are specialized in selected narrow domains such as for example electronics and car wiring or engine/gearboxes repairs.