Why It’s An Exciting Time To Be Working In The Automotive Industry

Did you know that 2021 is an inspiring year for the automotive industry? It's true. When the pandemic still has its grips on the global economy, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the good things that are going on in this month's blog. So, why not begin by sharing the good news happening within the auto repair industry? 

Let's begin by listing ten reasons why it's an exciting time to be working in the automotive industry!  


  1. People rely on their vehicles, which makes the auto repair industry recession-resistant.

  2. Automobile manufacturers are transitioning from gas-powered vehicles to electric-powered vehicles within this decade.

  3. Hybrids and EVs are becoming more popular than ever, and their owners love them!

  4. There are plenty of jobs within our industry. Plus, there is a growing number of female shop owners, technicians, parts specialists, and service advisors -- which means equal opportunities for everyone. 

  5. Cruising and drive-in theaters are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, which means more people are using their cars for entertainment purposes.

  6. Road trips within 100-miles of home are increasing to destinations like campgrounds, hiking, water sports, and other outdoor activities.  

  7. Delivery services to and from home -- think packages, food, and people -- are increasing. This provides a unique opportunity for people driving in the transportation industry.

  8. Advancing automotive technology continues to bring new electronics and safety features to vehicles.

  9. The United States is a large country and personal vehicles will continue to be a large part of American households.

  10. Becoming a well-paid automotive technician and service advisor costs a lot less money in education than a college degree. The training required for automotive certification will not saddle people with large amounts of debt.

If you are considering a career in an auto repair shop, The Auto Shop wants to encourage you to apply. We love working with people who are eager to learn and grow within this amazing industry. Here is a video extolling the virtues of why you should work in the auto repair industry:

Here’s another reason to be part of the auto repair industry: Taking great care of great people. At The Auto Shop, we sincerely care for our community. Our community consists of amazing people, like health care workers, first responders, teachers, office workers, specialists, tradespeople, artists, engineers, state workers, and more. Because we care for people in Central Missouri so much, we want them to know we are here to show them some love with impactful details like:


  • UV Sanitation lights to help keep their cars sanitized after repairs within our shop

  • Special offers and discounts to help car owners with repairs when budgets are tight

  • Donations to various non-profits that pay it forward and show appreciation for others in need

As you can see, the auto repair industry does its best to make the world a better place, one car repair at a time. Simply put, it’s families taking care of families. Just like our old radio jingle: “You Auto know and you always will -- that’s The Auto Shop guarantee!”

If you are thinking about joining the auto repair industry at all, we would love the opportunity to talk with you more about it. The Auto Shop is located at 612 Missouri Boulevard Court, Jefferson City, MO, 65109, and our business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. For payments, we accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover. We look forward to seeing you soon!