The number of registered vehicles in the US has steadily risen over the years and is currently at an estimated 253 million. It’s safe to say the future of the collision repair industry is looking bright; not only for body shops but for industry training education and the job security of technicians.
As our world becomes more advanced, so do our vehicles. The introduction of new technologies and ways to manufacture vehicles forces all aspects of the industry to adapt in order to serve the new vehicles that come out every year. As the complexity of vehicles increase, collision repair shops will have to invest time and money into training, factory certifications, and special equipment designed to help repair these vehicles.