National consolidators own about 7% of collision repair shops in the U.S., but currently do about 26% of all collision repair work. This Automotive News article predicts they could be doing over 60% by 2025.
OEM Certification of collision repair facilities in the US has grown from 350 locations eight short years ago, to over 4,000 today. And most have no connection with a new car dealership at all.
Insurance companies are taking advantage of this shift and referring customers to the consolidators and other non-dealership OEM certified repair centers.
Dealership Collision Repair Centers are being squeezed to the point where some are exiting the collision repair business all together. Often leaving consumers without access to repair centers that put quality and safety first, instead of price.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. Dealership Collision Repair Centers can survive, and even thrive, during this unprecedented time of change.
Here are some of the ways we can help.