Light Vehicle Market Update Part III


Engineering plastics will remain the leading polymer type through the forecast period, having successfully supplanted metals in a number of applications based on advantages such as their ability to enhance design freedom. Demand for high-performance composites will rise rapidly from a small base due to the materials’ substantial vehicle weight savings potential, although their high cost will remain an obstacle to more widespread adoption.  Information for the above is in part due to an article found in Body Shop Business.

So as you can see from the research done above, there are clear projections on where the industry is going in its production of vehicles to come. Now it’s time for you to consider where you will fall or rise in these changes. Hopefully, since you are here on this site, you have already made the decision to join the collision industry in your niche sector as a Paintless Dent Repair technician.

Whether you are in classes or considering taking them, you should strongly consider taking as many additional courses as you possibly can. I say this because in my experience, and especially as change comes around the corner, it never hurts to have additional sources of revenue. Taking courses in Windshield Repair, Alloy Wheel Repair and more will provide you the opportunity to advertise yourself in multiple ways. This suggestion is not necessarily because of what is coming down the pipeline, it just makes financial sense. Depending on where you live, you may need the extra possibilities for your customers. If you’re more rural well then you need to take every course available. If you live in a metro area you may not need as much but should definitely consider Alloy Wheel Repair. There are a lot of high end cars that will need your services.

Each vehicle that you work on, for whatever their needs, is a lead into another service that you offer. Take advantage of every opportunity because a happy customer is a return customer. Up sell and watch your bank account fill up with money. Work smart not hard.

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