As it’s the end of the first period anniversary of the worldwide pandemic shutdown, most of us wonder when things will return to normal. And, if you are working in the automotive industry, then most of you would answer “never”.
Automotive companies are already facing major disruptions, COVID-19 caused even more upheaval. The big impact on employment and the fall of autonomous vehicles has further thrown the industry for a loop. Some of these impacts have left their scars which have dramatically changed the future of the automotive industry.
Below are a few ways that the pandemic has directly or indirectly affected the car industry.
Covid Major Impact on the Employment
The most serious effect Covid-19 has done on the automotive industry, all over the world, was the economic impact. Many employees have been given short pays and accepted shortened work schedules to prevent industry-wide bankruptcy. While some of the workers have already been returned to work, and many of them are expecting to return. But, still, there is a large number of workers who most probably won’t get a call to return to work.
Decrease in Autonomous Vehicles
In the Covid crisis, the car manufacturers were forced to prioritize their capital projects due to economic impact. Because of it, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) were pushed aside in favor of other pressing advancements like electric vehicles (EVs). In addition, the Level 3 and 4 vehicles targeted manufacturing dates were set for as early as 2022, which has now been pushed back several years.
Repairing Car Workshops Precautions in UAE
Due to the latest Covid-19 situation, most of the business encourages employees to work from home. Most of you would found their vehicles being driven rarely than usual. Making cars unused for a long time can have a major impact on both the reliability and safety of the vehicles.
Many car repair workshops are practicing safety precautions so that they can continue to facilitate their customers during the pandemic. In which the most important precaution is wearing gloves and masks while working on a customer’s car, as well as disinfect steering wheels, and shift knobs before returning the cars.
Some vehicle service centers are offering to collect customer’s cars from their residence or workplaces so that they can be served without risking their lives. Most of the customers have found this a more convenient option to get service and demands for this service may continue post-Covid-19.
PitStopArabia Car Services in Pandemic
PitStopArabia auto care center is striving to provide its customers with the best tire services in UAE. Whether it is an online tire purchase, brake repair, or an oil change. It is one of the top car service centers in UAE on which you can depend to do the job right the first time.
With the current health crisis in Dubai, PSA gives confident services by taking active measures to minimize the potential spread of Covid-19. For the wellbeing of our customers and our team, they are taking extra service precautions including, the following:
- Disinfecting the lobby and waiting area, a minimum of five times a day.
- Disinfecting most usable areas such as lobby desk, couches, door handles, restroom, etc.
- Staff frequently wash their hands after performing repairs on customer’s vehicles.
- Moreover, the staff uses gloves and masks while handling vehicles.
- Clean and sanitize the car after doing work.
- Sanitize all the tools and types of equipment after every use.
- Hand Sanitizer is available for all staff in the lobby area and customers in the restroom to wash their hands.
- Cleaning of all areas which includes a lobby, shop areas as well as public traffic areas.
M Junaid Lead Writer, Content Marketer at PitstopArabia | Online Tire Brand UAE, A writer by Day and reader by night