Thursday, May 30, 2013
With the growing number of cars using unibody construction, the repair technology changes dramatically. Some industry leaders note that vehicle and the attendant repair technology has changed more in the past 5 years than in the past 50. The good shops embrace the new technology and change with the times; those that don’t quickly disappear. Today in 2013, technology is again changing at an equally rapid pace with new and lighter materials being introduced to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel economy to meet stricter CAFÉ standards. Again, new repair technology and methods are needed. Many shops embrace the change, many won’t; and the number of body shops continues to decline.