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America has a new favorite car color and it’s — wait for it — white!

Yes, boring old vanilla is now the favorite of 21 percent of car buyers in the United States, according to PPG Industries, Inc., the Troy, NY-based auto paint manufacturer that each year issues its list of the top-selling auto colors.

For what it’s worth, white replaces silver, which reigned supreme between 2000 and 2010 and now sits in second place tied with black at 20 percent each.

PPG lists the other top-selling colors in this order:

  • Grey – 13%
  • Red – 9%
  • Blue – 8%
  • Natural – 6%
  • Green – 2%

In Europe, black is by far the favorite color, representing 25 percent of all auto sales there, according to PPG.

A recent PPG survey found that 77 percent of car buyers said that exterior color was a factor in their purchase, and 31 percent said they’d be willing to pay extra for a color that expresses their personality.

Yet, the bottom line is that most color choices come down to a simple black or white. Or maybe silver.

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Auto painting is just one of the many skills you can learn in the Collision/Refinishing Technology program offered by WyoTech, one of America’s leading automotive trade schools. Available at WyoTech’s campuses in Blairsville, Pa.; and Laramie, Wyo., the Collision/Refinishing Technology program provides students with instruction and hands-on experience in metalworking, detailing and vehicle restoration along with painting.

The program is taught by auto industry professionals in workshops that feature the same kinds of modern equipment you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. As a WyoTech student, you’ll learn surface preparation and masking, spray gun operation, detailing, spot repair and blending techniques, corrosion protection, refinishing equipment, worker protection, hazardous materials, damage analysis and estimating, front section damage analysis, plastic welding, repair and refinishing.

Upon graduation, WyoTech’s Career Services team can help you transition to your new career by helping you prepare yourself for interviews and contact prospective employers in your area. Many of our graduates go on to enjoy automotive-related careers as:

  • Collision Repair Shop Technicians
  • Automotive Glass Installation and Repairers
  • Specialty Shop Technicians
  • Welder/Fabricator/Paint Technicians
  • Damage Appraisers for the Insurance Industry
  • Other Transportation Body Repairers

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about WyoTech’s Collision/Refinishing Technology career training program, contact WyoTech today!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.wyotech.edu/disclosures.

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