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The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

By: Kelsey Tully | February 16th, 2018

In today’s digital age, nearly any business can be done through an online platform. Just like you, your shop customers have hundreds of people they talk to every day. As an Account Support Rep who works with dealers every day…

Gone Phishing: Is your company data secure?

Gone Phishing: Is your company data secure?

By: Celeste Hall | February 8th, 2018

According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, phishing was involved in 43% of all data breaches. So what is phishing? Is it a threat to me? How do I defend against it? What is a phishing scam? Phishing scams…

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

By: Heather Sinchak | October 25th, 2017

It's hard to believe it's almost 2018. And with this new year, comes new technology, challenges, and unforeseen obstacles.  Independent repair facilities -- your customers -- will see the impact of market fluctuation. To encourage shops to set their business up for…

It’s National Car Care Month!

It’s National Car Care Month!

By: Heather Sinchak | April 13th, 2017

With Spring slowly arriving, it’s time to make sure consumers are ready for the warmer days – and road trips – ahead. Here are a few ideas on how you can leverage Car Care Month with your customers (and your…

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

By: Michelle Brittsan | March 10th, 2017

You may be considering getting into the wholesale business, or you may already be in it and want to expand your business. So how do you gauge your own success? The following is what our OEC field and account managers see the most…

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

By: Heather SInchak | January 5th, 2017

In vehicle sales, it’s brand against brand. But in parts sales, it’s a whole different ballgame. As a parts manager, you know you’re not competing against other OEMs – you’re competing against the entire aftermarket industry. The aftermarket has figured…