I think it's really important to know a bit about the internals of a car, so that when you are getting your car serviced you can talk intelligently with the auto technician. As well, there are many easy DIY jobs you can do on your car to save your some money which can make all the difference when you are young and starting out. This site is where I am recording everything I am teaching my kids about auto servicing, and because I think it will be useful to many other families as well. I hope you find it useful for your family.
Disruptive trends are common in many industries, including auto repairs. Therefore, car mechanics should keep a keen eye. Notably, disruptive trends could be the difference between success and failure. Staying up to date is one sure way of surviving the cycles, but it means reading magazines, watching hours of footage of shows about the auto repair industry and participating in periodic conferences. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming for car mechanics, especially if running a startup venture. This article narrows down the top auto repair trends currently affecting the car mechanic industry.
Collaboration with Car Rental Companies
52% of all vehicles sold in 2018 in Australia were bought by businesses, the government and rental companies. It indicates that more Australians prefer to lease automobiles than buy their own, and the trend has continued since then. While it might mean reduced maintenance and repairs from businesses and individual car owners over the coming years, car mechanics should not panic. The trend has opened up new avenues for auto shops, including collaborating with companies that lease vehicles. The best part is that some firms have large fleets of cars that require regular maintenance and repairs. Moreover, car rental companies may offer more steady business than individual car owners since keeping their vehicles in optimal condition is vital for success.
Increased Digitisation, Automation, and Electrification
Car manufacturers are spending millions of dollars in R&D and constantly pushing the boundaries of automobile innovation. It might explain modern vehicles' complex digitisation, automation, and electrification. In this regard, automobile owners are increasingly finding it difficult to repair their cars since they lack the expertise to work on such complex systems. However, it is good news for mechanics since car owners have no option but to take their machines to a garage for maintenance and repairs. However, you still need to upgrade your technology to service digitised, automated, and electric vehicles. After all, owners of technologically-advanced vehicles only approach mechanics with the requisite tools and expertise.
Increased Demand for After-Market Parts
Repair work or a replacement part? Most car owners ask the question when they visit an auto shop, and for good reason. Notably, repairing critical components makes little sense when a car owner can replace them with an affordable after-market component. Today, it is the trend since more car owners prefer replacing specific parts to repairing them. It can be attributed to the increasing affordability of after-market auto parts, allowing car owners to stock enough components. Therefore, it presents an opportunity to target car owners who love working on and restoring classic vehicles.