How Has Technology Changed Auto Mechanics

How Has Technology Changed Auto Mechanics

Anas Bouargane 17/08/2020 1
How Has Technology Changed Auto Mechanics

Technology continues to grow and it has changed the automotive industry tremendously over the years.


Outdated methods of manufacturing, streamlining, and repairing vehicles have been replaced with innovative, efficient, and compelling technological methods instead.

This helped the industry grow with numerous auto mechanics opening up worldwide. Repairing cars has become easier and isn’t as time-consuming as it previously was.

If you want to learn more about the positive effects of technological advancements in the automotive industry, then read on to know how technology changed the way auto mechanics work.

Animated Auto Repair Videos

Technology helped mechanics by developing an animated auto repair video system to explain the in-depth issues/problems that may occur with any vehicle. Customers are always demanding to know more about their vehicle’s repairs. You can do this through video animations to explain the complex concepts quickly and clearly.

Customers love knowing the basic summary of what happened with their vehicles and what they’re paying for in repairs. This gives the whole process more value and customers get to understand why you’re charging them a specific amount as you show them proof of the work that gets done on their vehicle. This can be quite beneficial for mechanics too, allowing them to teach their apprentices or beginners how to properly fix/repair a vehicle no matter what the damage is.

Efficient Diagnostics

Mechanics use technology to their advantage by implementing an innovative and efficient diagnostics process that streamlines everything with ease. Opening the hood of most vehicles to find the source of any problem can be quite tricky.

This is why automotive diagnostics tools are used to determine the cause of any damage through the car’s master computer. Using this professional scanner when you’re unable to tinker with the car’s components saves a lot of time. You will know what the problem is without testing each car part individually and going through many trial and error tests.

The automotive diagnostic scanner can figure out any issues with a car and it can help you understand how to fix/repair it efficiently. It saves time, effort, and man-hours as well.

Efficient Diagnostics

Booking Repairs Online

Instead of calling in or dropping by the car repair center, customers have started booking their car services and repairs online through online appointment settings. This is highly effective because it saves time for the customer and it increases satisfaction levels. When customers feel that they are getting value in the services they subscribe to, then their loyalty to your repair shop will increase significantly.

Automotive technology has helped mechanics set up a system that allows customers to send in their vehicle’s identification number (VIN), their car type and model, their desired time, and the purpose of the visit. Customers will get an email response to all the details explaining how the repair process will start and customers will get automated progress reports along with animation videos of the repair itself later.

Also, customers will get a notification email to remind them of the date and time of their appointment. This is such a time saver and the process will be hassle-free for both the mechanic and the customer.

Mobile Applications

Software and mobile applications can make a mechanic’s life a breeze. You can expect to see an app that provides you with all the information you need about a specific car part, common car damages, their solutions, and a catalog list of parts and their manufacturers too. This can streamline numerous procedures for mechanics, and they would have all the information they need through a phone app.

They can look up vehicle identification numbers (VIN) and reference guides efficiently without wasting any time. Mechanics used to get their information through phone calls, hours of browsing online, or finding more experienced mechanics for advice. But technology changed the process significantly for them.

Through these applications, mechanics can order different car parts ahead of time after understanding the damages in a vehicle. Mechanics can place the order and have it delivered on a specified date and time to their repair shop.

In some cases, they can be ready to fix a customer’s car before they arrive by checking their booking details and ordering the spare parts needed before the customer comes in. This increases productivity levels significantly and your customer retention levels will skyrocket as well.

Remarkably, technology has pushed a lot of industries to be better. This includes the automotive industry and vehicle mechanics evolved to something higher than before. Technological advancements helped them reach a higher threshold of success, making them stand out and turning them into a valuable asset in the industry.

Their years of hard work, elbow grease, and long hours of fixing cars has paid off. Technology allows them to innovate, streamline, and repair any vehicle with precision and efficiency.

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  • Ross Smith

    Thanks for sharing

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at Unissey. Anas holds a bachelor degree in economics, finance and management from the University of Toulon.

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