Fareed's Auto Service Blog: Tips, Advice and More

Hello and welcome! My name is Fareed, and this blog is about car repair. I plan to write about smash repair, body work, painting and other aspects of the industry. I also hope to include a few posts that will help you assess whether or not something is wrong with your car. I have worked on my own car for years, and recently, I've been embraced as the neighbourhood mechanic -- all my friends come to me for help. I'm not a professional mechanic, but I feel confident sharing this info with you as I've been working on cars for years. I am happy you found my blog and hope that you enjoy reading!

Emerging Trends in Auto Repairs


Did you know that 92.5% of Australian households have a car? The rate is high and shows that a vehicle is a necessity in the average Australian's busy life. However, while public means of transportation are affordable, they score poorly in convenience. It is good news for auto repair shops because it means one thing: increased business. The reason is that a motorist's car is only as good as its condition. However, auto repair shops need to stay ahead of any changes in the industry because it is the only way to remain competitive. This article highlights some of the emerging trends in auto repairs.

Less Do-It-Yourself Repairs

Some car owners learn about their vehicles and how they operate to repair minor issues at home. While there is nothing wrong with minor or nonessential repairs, car owners have no business performing critical repairs. The reason is that unprofessional repairs can lead to critical failures and cause fatal accidents. Luckily, modern cars incorporate high-level technology, making it difficult for DIYers to repair their vehicles. Moreover, car manufacturers continue to broaden their warranties to cover a wide range of repairs. Thus, motorists find it unnecessary to fix issues covered by a warranty. Overall, it translates to more business for auto repair shops.

Retention of Veteran Technicians

Advancements in technology in the auto industry coupled with tight competition have led to the development of cars that last longer than their predecessors. Today, a vehicle that has clocked 100,000 miles and is well maintained still looks in good condition. However, the durability increases the chances of parts being discontinued by OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Thus, new or apprentice technicians might find it challenging to repair vehicles whose components have been discontinued. It might explain why most reputable auto repair shops retain some of their veteran technicians, as they are able to repair discontinued parts. Moreover, their expertise and experience are invaluable to apprentice auto technicians.

Increased Growth of OEM Certifications

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are the ultimate replacement parts for damaged car components. Notably, using OEM parts in auto repairs guarantees longevity and optimal performance. Therefore, it is understandable that car owners who want the best for their vehicles will seek repair services from a garage with OEM certifications. In addition, obtaining OEM certification ensures technicians have the correct and latest information and technology required to perform repairs. Since OEM certification gives auto repair shops a competitive edge, more garages are working closely with Original Equipment Manufacturers.


4 April 2022