bq. Costly air bags, expensive electronics, and lightweight body materials are driving up the cost of fixing new cars. Not only do many more parts have to be replaced rather than repaired, but fewer and fewer body shops can afford the special equipment and training required to do the work.”We’re moving closer and closer to the disposable car,” says Dan Bailey, an executive vice president at Carstar, the largest auto-body repair franchise in the United States.
I guess it’s the same thing as with electronics, but on a larger scale. Who bothers to get a VCR fixed anymore? Maybe recycling/junking will be the next great business.