The Many Branches of the Motor Car Industry

Paint protection is a tough, clear barrier that acts like body armor for your paint. It’s an invisible layer that helps protect your paint against chips, scratches and stains caused by road debris, insects and more. Since the first motor car was created way back in 1769, the automobile industry has grown from strength to strength. Over the years, many different branches have come into being and, nowadays, the motor car industry is made up of car manufacturers, car dealerships, mechanics, panel beaters, car insurance providers and more. Let us take a look at these branches in more detail…

Car Manufacturers

Car manufacturers are obviously responsible for the production of the new and improved vehicles that we see on our roads. The best known car manufacturers include the General Motors Company, Renault, Honda Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan and Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, to name but a few.

Car Dealerships

Once the new cars have been produced, they are sent to car dealerships. These dealerships are responsible for selling the vehicles for a specific price. The price of these vehicles is based on a dealership contract with an automaker. Along with selling new cars, many dealerships also specialise in the sale of second-hand cars.


Mechanics are workmen who have the ability to repair and maintain the mechanical aspects of a motor vehicle. A skilled mechanic is also responsible for diagnosing certain problems with a vehicle, changing oil, checking fuel levels and rotating tyres for optimum safety.

Panel Beaters

When your car is involved in a car accident or a fender bender, you will need to take it to a panel beater who will repair the body of the vehicle. Panel beaters specialise in planishing, welding and spray painting.

Automotive Parts Dealerships

These dealerships specialise in the sale of automotive parts. They generally supply these parts to mechanics and panel beaters who use them to repair and maintain vehicles. The automotive parts industry is quite a complex one due to the fact that the different parts required are usually specific to the make and model of each vehicle.

Car Insurance Providers

One of the first things that you need to do when purchasing a new car is to organise reliable, affordable motor insurance. Comprehensive motor insurance protects you in the event of an accident, as well as in the case of weather damage, fire, theft and more. If you cannot afford comprehensive vehicle insurance, there is a variety of other options available – including Third Party insurance. This type of insurance will pay out if you cause an accident and there is damage to the other vehicle(s) involved. However, it will not cover you for any damage incurred to your own motor car.

It is evident that, globally, the motor car industry has continued to evolve and improve at a rapid and exciting pace. The great news is that is shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. And, with the release of autonomous vehicles into the market by the year 2020, we certainly all have plenty to look forward to!