LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Service4Service, a nationwide car servicing provider, has warned that technological developments in the motor industry present the biggest challenge to the car servicing industry in 2014. Developments such as hybrid engines, electronic driving aids and fully battery-powered motors are considerably increasing the complexity of repair work.
Car giants such as Volkswagen, BMW and Toyota have all recently released new fully electric cars onto the market. At present, a £5,000 UK government subsidy means these cars are rapidly becoming more affordable for consumers.
Technology advancements in the motor industry are complex and varied. At present, many companies are experimenting with a variety of different techniques and methods to maximise efficiency. Unlike standard petrol engines, electric motors can cause problems for car service professionals who are not properly trained.
The rate at which technology is driving the car industry forward far exceeds the amount of specialist knowledge available. Almost no training schemes are available for service industry professionals and mechanics to deal with advancements in electronic motors.
While branded dealerships are receiving the information and training required to keep up with technological developments, there is a risk that smaller, privately owned dealerships will fall behind if they do not seek the right training and information.
Considerable effort from the car service industry will be required if they are to keep up with technological developments in the future.
Service4Service is a car servicing and repairs provider operating nationwide. All Service4Service repairs are approved by main dealerships, thus allowing customers to maintain warranty protection on their vehicles.