24 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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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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Québec National Assembly proposes ‘right to repair’ bill

In its own “right to repair” campaign, similar to the debate spreading across the US, a bill has been proposed in the Québec National Assembly to not only protect the automotive right to repair but also promote durability and prevent “programmed obsolescence” of vehicles and goods.

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) joined the Auto Care Association (ACA) and other aftermarket groups earlier this year to launch a “critical global right to repair movement” for access to in-vehicle telematics. The groups argue that OEMs are prohibiting their access to and limiting consumers’ choice to have their vehicles repaired at independent shops.

On Thursday, AIA Canada said, “This piece of legislation will enshrine the increasingly threatened right of Quebecers to have their vehicle serviced and repaired by the shop or garage of their choice, in addition to positioning Québec as a leader domestically and internationally in the fight against planned obsolescence and the right to repair motor vehicles.

“By recognizing that driving data produced by vehicles is the property of their driver, and by allowing the driver to consent to the data being passed on to a third party, such as a repair shop or an independent garage, the

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