Regulating chop shops [Archives:2009/1226/Local News]

January 19 2009

Khaled Al-Hilaly
SANA'A, Jan. 18 ) Cars stripped for spare parts to be sold separately are a common business in Yemen. But when car thieves take advantage of chop shops to hide their theft or evade customs, it poses a problem.

Nasser Karat a mechanic in a chop shop on Khawlan Street said that people prefer to buy used but original parts for their cars because they are cheaper than new original parts.

“The prices of spare parts in chop shops are about one third of what they are worth new