Katherine Darsie

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Jun 14

CarCareCONNECT Featured in NAPA AutoCare Insight Magazine

CarCareCONNECT is excited to be featured in this quarter’s NAPA AutoCare Insight magazine.

The CarCareCONNECT team contributed an educational article to the magazine titled, “3 Marketing Misconceptions.” The article lists the most common reasons automotive repair center owners typically state for NOT wanting to launch a website or invest in online marketing.

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May 10

CarCareCONNECT Announces Capital Website Template with New Feature

CarCareCONNECT is thrilled to announce a new website template in our library, the Capital template.

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Apr 25

5 Most Talked About Cars at the 2017 New York International Auto Show

This year’s New York International Auto Show took place April 14-23 in New York City, and there wasn’t a shortage of innovative cars. The show is one of the first and largest attended auto shows in North America.

When the New York International Auto Show started in 1900, it was named the Automobile Club of America’s First Annual Automobile show. Sixty-nine exhibitors gathered in Madison Square Garden for a week to show approximately 160 vehicles. For the inaugural show, it is estimated that 48,000 visitors had attended. The vehicles that were on display had price tags ranging from $280-$4,000 (equivalent to $7,680-$109,750 in 2017).

Today, more than a million attendees visit the New York International Auto Show, and the price tags of the vehicles on display far surpass what they did in 1900.

In case you didn’t get to make it to the Big Apple this year, we have put together a list of some of the most exciting and talked about cars that drove onto the auto show floor this year.

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Topics: Auto Repair, News and Trends

Apr 17

5 Quotes to Inspire Your Mechanics and Employees

As the owner of an auto shop, it is important for you to inspire your mechanics and employees to be the best versions of themselves - both personally and professionally. Motivating your employees will boost their productivity, which will result in a higher satisfaction rate for your customers.

While there are many ways that you can do this, inspirational quotes are always a great go-to option. To get you started, CarCareCONNECT has put together this list of five quotes that will inspire your mechanics to do two things: 1) work their hardest in their job; and 2) do what they love outside of the shop.

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Topics: Leadership

Apr 12

Tax Deductions Auto Shops Don't Want to Miss

Tax Day is creeping up quickly! If you are like many people, the clock may still be ticking as you procrastinate filing your taxes. To help you out, we have put together an infographic with tax deductions that you don’t want to miss when you file your auto shop’s taxes. Some may be things that you wouldn’t think of so make sure to take some notes as you slide into home base this tax season!

If you haven’t started filing your shop’s tax returns and know you won’t make the deadline, make sure to keep reading below the infographic for information on how to file an extension this tax season! 

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Topics: Auto Repair, Leadership

Apr 06

An Uber for Car Repair? Why Your Shop May Need to be Worried

In today’s world, it is rare to see someone pass by without their smartphone glued to their hand. As a matter of fact, 77 percent of American consumers now own a smartphone device. Smartphones are invading every aspect of our lives it seems - the way we order food, drive, date, even the way we sleep. And now, smartphone apps are even changing the way consumers get their cars repaired.

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Topics: Auto Repair, News and Trends

Apr 04

How Auto Shops Can Get New Customers with Instagram

In the past few years, Instagram has quickly grown to be one of the hottest apps on the market and currently has over 600 million monthly users. Not only did it rise to fame quickly, but it is still growing at an extremely high rate. As depicted in the chart below, Instagram has the highest percentage of month-to-month audience growth of any popular social media channel on the web.

In case you’re new to Instagram, it is the Polaroid picture of the future. And yes, there is more to it than just posting pictures of your food. Instagram is a photo-sharing app that recently added features for small businesses to visually represent their company to potential customers. Snap a fun picture of your business, add a special effect filter, write a caption and you’re done! Instagram is a free and easy tool that your auto shop needs to be using. (Trust us!)

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Topics: Social Media

Apr 03

5 Crazy Things Only a NASCAR Fan Would Do

When it comes to fans, NASCAR fans are in a league of their own. Their commitment is real and they aren’t afraid to show it. We have put together a very entertaining list of five crazy things that a NASCAR fan has done.

Warning: The sights you are about to see may be the result of excessive Bud Light consumption. On your mark… Get set… Go! 

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Topics: Auto Repair

Mar 20

Employee Turnover: An Auto Shop’s Nightmare

For auto repair shops, simply recruiting employees is an extremely tough task. But once you finally hire that five-star employee, the hard work has just begun. Retaining employees should be a main focus for small business owners, yet for many auto repair shops this seems to be a major pain point.

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Feb 06

CarCareCONNECT Announces Diamond Collision Template

In an effort to future-proof CarCareCONNECT’s collision website template library, CarCareCONNECT has launched the new Diamond Collision template. Check out some of its new features below:

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Topics: CarCareCONNECT

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