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Shop concern of the month: The tech shortage part 2

Shop concern of the month: The tech shortage part 2

By: Heather King | August 21st, 2018

In the first part, we talked about how the tech shortage came about. In this article, we will take a look at how the shortage will impact your parts business. Let’s start out with some perspective on what your colleagues…

Shop concern of the month: The tech shortage part 1

Shop concern of the month: The tech shortage part 1

By: Heather King | August 16th, 2018

If you’ve flipped through the pages of any shop magazine lately, you will have likely come across several articles on the ever-growing tech shortage. And while your Parts department may not be experiencing the impact, your Service department, and the…

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

By: Heather King | July 11th, 2018

If you would have predicted an online bookstore would shake up the Aftermarket parts market, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Yet here we are, 24 years after Amazon began in Jeff Bezos garage, and repair shops are…

It's National Car Care Month!

It's National Car Care Month!

By: Heather King | April 13th, 2018

We all know routine auto care an maintenance keeps our customers safely on the road. This month, share smart care care tips like this free Car Care Guide along with this Car Care Annual Checklist from The Car Care Council…

What a low quality part really costs

What a low quality part really costs

By: Heather King | November 16th, 2017

Just like many products on the market today, there is a significant amount of options when it comes to auto parts. So how do you really measure the monetary value in quality? GMB recently released a study on the high costs of…

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…
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