Car jack sales in the US increased by a record $2.7 billion in 2016, according to an analysis of data from Axiom, a marketing technology company.
This year’s increase, however, was not entirely due to a surge in car sales.
A growing number of consumers were opting to take advantage of the deal by paying cash, a move that led to an increase in car jack purchases.
A car jack sale can be as simple as taking out a $5 deposit to purchase the needed equipment, or it can require a hefty deposit for additional equipment.
Some car salesmen will even charge more than the face value of the item you want to sell.
Some states also have laws against car salespeople charging for accessories.
In a statement, Axiom said that it “has been working to make our business as easy as possible for our customers to buy a car jack, and to educate them on the many ways that we can help them.”
Axiom says that its software can help make sure the buyer is getting the best deal on the deal they’re buying.
A list of all of the different types of car jacks available can be found here.