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Drive business during Fall Car Care Month

Drive business during Fall Car Care Month

By: Jamie Bryson | October 10th, 2018

The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and the potholes have just been paved over. Must be a sign that fall is here, and then the pesky winter season is right around the corner. For the snow-forging drivers, this…

Time is of the essence: Are you wasting yours?

Time is of the essence: Are you wasting yours?

By: Jamie Bryson | September 11th, 2018

When repairing vehicles, timing is everything. Customers are already on edge due to their cars being in the shop, and any other delays can lead to bad business for you. Mark Runge, of Martin's Automotive found the best way to…

Reduce your shipping stress

Reduce your shipping stress

By: Jamie Bryson | August 30th, 2018

It’s a given that a Parts Manager wears many different hats. And if you are a Parts manager, you likely have “shipping expert” as one of those hats. Shipping is an integral part of your business; you probably know so…

Overcoming obstacles for young shop owners

Overcoming obstacles for young shop owners

By: Jamie Bryson | August 2nd, 2018

According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day, and this trend is expected to continue into the 2030s. The automotive shop industry is feeling the impact from this trend, and although many plan to work past…

​​Do your customers know the difference between OE and Aftermarket? Remind customers of the hidden benefits when choosing OE

​​Do your customers know the difference between OE and Aftermarket? Remind customers of the hidden benefits when choosing OE

By: Jamie Bryson | June 29th, 2018

Having a car in a repair or collision shop is a stressful time for anyone. When will the vehicle be ready? What will insurance cover? Are there emergency funds to cover the costs? These are just a few of the…

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

By: Jamie Bryson | June 20th, 2018

The complexity of cars is on the rise, and it is creating an increased need for the right vehicle manufacturer data. In fact, there are three million more lines of computer code to operate a 2015 Ford GT than there…
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