The realm of electric motor repair has come a long way over the years thanks to a number of contributing factors. Instead of growing and becoming even more lucrative, however, this is an industry that seems to be dwindling Whilst being a mechanic for motors in general has been a successful career path for close to century, these days many mechanics are struggling just to make ends meet. Let’s take a closer look at what has led to this realization and where we can go from here.The dawn of the industrial revolution effectively changed the landscape of production as mankind knew it. Whereas the factories before this time were populated by people who completed tasks manually, these same buildings were suddenly filled with machines. They were in the factories, on the farms, helping with transportation. And there was one thing that all of these machines had in common – they were all known to break down on occasion.This meant that everyone who owned these sorts of machines needed to have some way of fixing them. Fortunately, the motors that powered these machines were designed to be easy to repair. The main reason for this is that the companies behind the manufacturer of these motors recognized that their reputation was on the line with their product – if they needed to be fixed too often, no one will want to use them.Then came the invention of the assembly line. Whilst the aim of this creation was to speed up production and to make these machines cheaper, it did bring about an increased reality of breakdowns. And the age of the mechanic, as we know them today, was born. No longer would buyers take their machines back to the manufacturer for electric motor repair – they would take them to their local mechanic, who was much closer and, often, much cheaper.In more recent times, however, it has become clear that the machines we use have become more complex. Now computers play a significant role in the operation of a motor, so it is important that mechanics are aware of how to work with this technology in order to rectify any problems. Manufacturers, too, are starting to wise up a little bit and are offering guarantees and warranties to ensure that customers return for repairs.Whilst electric motor repair itself has come a long way over the years, the actions of manufacturers over the last few decades has led to the near end of the humble independent mechanic. But what will happen when you are in need of a desperate repair and there are no mechanics available? You’ll be stuck up the river without a paddle, that’s what.