21 Jun, 2024

Ongoing technician shortage continues to pose challenges

New reports are highlighting the consequences of the ongoing collision, auto, and diesel technician shortages including at least one college recently pausing its collision repair program due to low enrollment.

As the industry works to fill critical roles, details continue to emerge and highlight how available talent is affecting their businesses.

A 2022 survey commissioned by the Collision Engineering Program (CEP) indicated that there is a lack of awareness about collision repair careers, although people are open to exploring them. It found just 17% of survey respondents were “very familiar” with collision repair or engineering. The survey revealed that those who were familiar with the industry were more likely to pursue a career within it.

It also found that respondents with less than 10 years of work experience were more likely to switch their careers to collision engineering when compared to others who’ve worked in a separate industry for more than a decade.

Fox Business noted in a recent report that if the automotive repair shortage continues to worsen, it’s likely to keep exacerbating wait times and driving up the cost of repairs.

“We’re starting to see a lot of the old timers time out of this repair industry,” Scott

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Garage that offers low-cost car repairs to those in need opens in Beavercreek

Owner and founder Terri Fleck was inspired by her father, who was a lifelong automotive mechanic, and her work as a social worker, in which she consistently saw clients with issues fixing their cars or otherwise getting reliable transportation.

“It was a recurring theme,” Fleck said Monday. “’How can I get my car fixed? I can’t afford that.’ So it’s always been in the back of my mind, like we need to do something about this.”

After doing some research, Fleck discovered that there were few, if any, offerings of this kind in the region, save for church or charity events and folks who would do some work on the weekends. After working with The Lift Garage in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Impact Garage was formed in 2021.

At first, Impact’s mechanics worked out of their own garages, and in space rented from other businesses. Beavercreek Christian Church purchased the property at Industrial Lane, renting it to Impact Garage, and the organization held a soft opening at the shop on Industrial Drive on Sept. 11.

Impact Garage serves both full-market retail customers and income-based customers, and offers factory-scheduled maintenance, oil changes, tire service, A/C, brakes, computer diagnostics and more. Technicians will also

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Global Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services Market is set to hit US$ 1,850 Billion at CAGR of 7.2% by forecast period 2033 end

NEWARK, DE / ACCESSWIRE / June 21, 2023 / According to Future Market Insights, the global automotive repair & maintenance services market is expected to be valued at US$ 915.88 billion in 2023. From 2023 to 2033, the market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 7.2% to reach US$ 1,850 billion . The market presents significant market opportunities for key players due to the growing trend of vehicle customization, higher disposable income levels, and increasing automotive safety regulations. Additionally, the demand for technologically advanced features further enhances the market potential for these players.

Increasing adoption of vehicle diagnostic tools and higher vehicle sales is expected to drive market growth. A rise in local shop owners and the prevalence of mergers and acquisitions among key players are anticipated to create opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.

Drivers and challenges have an impact on market dynamics, which can impact businesses. Find more insights in this sample report: https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-5335

To expand their customer base, automotive service companies are increasingly embracing artificial intelligence-based automated vehicle inspection technology for efficient vehicle inspections. A notable example is the collaboration between Scope Technology, a United States-based tech firm, and Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing

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