Concern over lack of trained mechanics
AS more and more Fijians are switching from conventional vehicles to the more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, the demand for properly trained mechanics something the Fijian market is struggling to fill. With over a 2000 registered hybrids on the roads, it is imperative that quality service delivery be introduced in the market for proper service and maintenance of these cars – also keeping in mind that most of these cars are second-hand. Drawing from experience, Director for GMH Autos, Shaheen Ali says Fiji needed to invest more in terms of training and scope in the automotive engineering sector – with a particular focus on hybrids.
“Our education sector should focus on providing more training, should upgrade the system in the automotive engineering studies so that they can focus on learning about hybrids,” he said. “Because there are so many hybrids, it is important there are proper services to maintain it – For eg, we have some customers who come from Lautoka, Nadi and Ba to specifically get their cars serviced here.”
Ali said despite having very good workshops with knowledgeable technicians that can work on Hybrid cars, and becoming well versed with Hybrid cars overtime,…..
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