The Auto Repair Focus Podcast
By Auto Repair Focus Podcast
The Auto Repair Focus PodcastJan 09, 2023
The big talking points of 2022 - and how the aftermarket can benefit from them...
Last year was not one that will be remembered fondly by many. But was 2022 a complete write off? Or, were some of the biggest talking points actually opportunities for the aftermarket to grow? In the latest Auto Repair Focus Podcast episode, Phil Curry runs through some of the year's biggest news stories, and discusses their impact on the sector - with as much positivity as possible...
Talking points from the IAAF Conference 2022
From challenges around Block Exemption, vehicle electrification, skills and an ageing car parc, the IAAF Conference 2022 brought the aftermarket together to discuss how unity and togetherness could help the industry succeed through 2023 and beyond. Auto Repair Focus Editor Phil Curry discusses some of the key points from the event.
Cost of living - the help and support available for automotive workers
Many around the country are struggling as the cost-of-living crisis continues. It can be a confusing, stressful and worrying time for many workers in the automotive industry, but there is help available, be it someone to talk to, organisational skills or more.
In this episode of the Auto Repair Focus Podcast, Phil Curry talks to Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director at automotive industry charity Ben, about the issues people are facing and the support that is available to them. From financial issues to mental health and wellbeing worries, Rachel highlights the work Ben is doing, and the different channels of help that automotive workers and their families can benefit from.
It can be difficult to ask for help, but to do so is a strength, rather than a weakness. Finding support can lift a heavy weight and burden, and will be better in the long term for those struggling today.
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, Ben is there for you, day or night, 24/7.
You can chat with them online, or call their helpline. It is free and confidential and available Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm.
Live from the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event
Auto Repair Focus Editor Phil Curry attended the first big aftermarket show for three years, the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC Birmingham. The packed exhibition hall provided a perfect backdrop, as the industry came together for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. Featuring interviews with Thatcham Research, Absolute Alignment, Solera, Topgear Tuning and Messe Frankfurt UK, this podcast was recorded live at the event, discussing everything from tuning to electric vehicle training, wheel alignment and automotive data...