The UK body repair sector is under threat from an industry-wide shortage of skills, according to a survey by Auto Body Projects and Trend Tracker.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched a new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Accreditation for vehicle technicians.
The number of workshop bookings has declined by 2.4%, from 35.2 million entries in 2013 to 34.36 million in 2014, according to research released by Castrol.
The average repair cost increased by 51% in the just 12 months in Northern Ireland, according to data from Accident Exchange.
In a continuation of a series of insights from WhoCanBuyMyCar.com, marketing director Alex Rose looks at average repair prices in the UK - and where is the most expensive.
52% of people would use a credit card or savings to pay for car repairs, according to Allianz Global Assistance UK.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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