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Looking at the Future of Automotive Repair

There have been many advances in both vehicles and auto repair

AAMCOLeesSummit  | 07/28/2015
Auto Repair & Maintenance

Looking at the Future of Automotive Repair
So many more electronic cars and eco-friendly engines are out on the roads today and with that, inevitably pricy repairs also come in to play. 

The cost of replacement parts and servicing is rising. There have been a lot of advances in auto repair but we don’t know what the future holds. The picture painted by trends and market statistics says that the future of auto repair looks promising, but there will be many underlying factors involved. 
Advances in Engine Design
Technology is constantly evolving and modern designs follow suit. This is the same when it comes to auto repair, as things are changing quickly. 

Never model vehicles, in addition to those that run on alternative fuel sources, will likely cost more to fix than standard vehicle models that may be mass produced. 
The cost of parts will also rise as well as the need to have a trusted mechanic and repair facility with the specialty skills to repair these new vehicles. 

These changes need to be factored in when determining the actual cost to get your car fixed. It’s important to remember that although some green cars can cost a lot to service right now, it’s predicted that over time, the auto repair cost for these cars will become more competitive, as more new models continue to roll out. 

Introduction of New Auto Technicians
Technology is advancing rapidly in the auto world and educators are constantly updating their curriculums for teaching about advancements in the auto industry. Good technicians (new and old), as well as entire auto repair facility staff, need to stay current by educating themselves on all of the evolving automotive technology, so that they are able to meet the “supply and demand” of all the new technological advances in today’s vehicles.

Business Development
All auto repair and service shops have their own set of equipment and tools for auto repair. It’s important for owners and staff of all sizes of repair shops to constantly be updating their facilities and equipment to remain current in the automotive repair marketplace.  

Old and outdated equipment should be replaced routinely. This helps to ensure that these shops are ready to service and repair all of the modern, late model vehicles on the road today.  
It is true that upgrading a facility can be an expensive endeavor, but it’s what’s needed to keep a business current. That is why it is important for auto businesses to speak with their lenders often to check for low lending rates and refinancing options to be able to raise their purchasing power and keep their repair business moving forward
Change and advancement are what the future of auto repair will bring. Meeting the needs of new vehicle technology must be at the forefront of the minds of auto repair business owners, so they may continue to raise the bar and deliver what is needed. 
AAMCO Lee’s Summit has a state-of-the-art auto repair facility and are able to provide you with all the repair and maintenance services your vehicle requires.  Please call us with any questions you may have or stop into our center today!

AAMCO tech working in shop shot from above

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