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Discovering Some of the Tech Trends in the Auto Repair Industry

Technology is transforming the way we live and work and the auto repair industry is no exception. Rapid technological advancements are revolutionising the automotive sector, streamlining processes, improving efficiency, and enhancing the customer experience.

In this article, we’re exploring some of the new technology that is changing the way our vehicles are maintained and repaired.

Augmented Reality

The integration of augmented reality (AR) is transforming the automotive repair landscape. AR technology allows for remote diagnostics so that technicians can collaborate remotely to facilitate timely and accurate repairs. It also enables students to hone their skills through simulations, allowing for hands-on repairs without the risks associated with a real-life error.

Predictive Maintenance Systems

Diagnostic tools no longer just identify problems, they can now increasingly predict potential issues before they escalate.

Advanced diagnostic tools can integrate with the vehicle’s onboard systems to provide a comprehensive overview of the vehicle’s health, from its engine performance to its suspension. This provides real-time information about how a vehicle is performing, which can be used to improve both safety and efficiency, for example, monitoring fuel efficiency or alerting drivers when a service is due and even automatically booking itself in for a service or repair remotely.

Remote Diagnostics

Being able to diagnose vehicle issues remotely is more convenient for drivers and for technicians, who are freed up to work across locations, at the roadside or even remotely.

Traders with part-time motor trade insurance are able to choose the working hours and locations that suit them without compromising on customer satisfaction thanks to remote diagnostic capabilities.

This is good news for work-life balance and increases the scope for technicians to work collaboratively and across a wider geographical area.

3D Printing

The application of 3D printing within the auto repair industry has increased and technicians can use this rapidly expanding technology to print specialist tools to ensure repairs are carried out safely and accurately. In the future, 3D printing may also be used to create vehicle parts for replacement or repair, reducing customer wait times.

Automation In Repair Services

Automation such as robotics can be used to manage routine tasks in vehicle repair and maintenance such as changing a tyre or replacing engine oil, for example, and even diagnosing simple faults. This can improve the speed and accuracy of service, which leads to lower costs and waiting times and increased customer satisfaction.

Automation of simple tasks also frees up skilled mechanics to undertake complex repair tasks that aren’t possible through automation, allowing them to put their time and expertise to good use and provide a more efficient and streamlined service.


By embracing the advances in auto repair technology, motor traders and technicians are able to stay ahead of the curve, whilst using their knowledge and skills to deliver a top-quality safe and accurate repair service to vehicle owners.