Jul 19

What Does Your Car Say About You?

According to the AAA News Room, the average American spends about 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. Now that is a huge chunk of time! We live in our cars so the car you drive can tell a lot about you. What does your car say about you?

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posted by Mackenzie Eldridge
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Topics: Auto Repair

Jul 12

Trends in the Auto Repair Industry #4: Independent Auto Shops vs. Dealerships

Cars now are more complicated than ever before.  They are rapidly growing and becoming more advanced than never before. The car industry, and dealerships/autoshops in particular, are now heavily relying on the internet. The internet is full of information at your fingertips; here is how to use it for your auto shop's benefit. 

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posted by Katherine Darsie
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Topics: Auto Repair

Jun 28

Trends in the Auto Industry: Part 2 - How People are Riding in Cars Today

Cars have surely come a long way since the early 1900s when the first automobile was invented. From horse and buggy to self-driving cars, the car industry has taken over the world. Your car is no longer a measly means of transportation, but a car is a means of transportation in which you spend your life in. Here are some recent changes in the industry regarding how people are actually riding in cars today - ridesharing, carsharing and self-driving cars.

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posted by Katherine Darsie
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Topics: Auto Repair, News and Trends

Jun 21

Trends in the Auto Repair Industry: Part 1 - They Don't Make Horses Like They Used To

Where do you start a report about the state of auto repair marketing today? It makes sense that we should first explore how we got here in the first place – so bear with us as we recap a brief history of the auto repair industry (and if you’re interested in a more-extensive overview of the history of auto repair in the U.S., you may want to check out our separate report, The History of Auto Repair in America). 

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posted by Katherine Darsie
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Topics: Auto Repair, News and Trends

Jun 01

Improve Communication With Your Auto Repair Shop’s Customers

What does a businessman, an auto shop owner, and a baby all have in common? Although they may seem like polar opposites, all must use excellent communication skills in order to achieve an ultimate goal. Whether it be a booming business or simply a toy out of reach, communication is key to success. By building a strong communication between your auto shop and your customers you can get better customer feedback which will result in better business for your shop. So how exactly how do you improve communication with your auto shop’s customers? These 4 steps will help you achieve excellent  communication skills which will yield happy customers..

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posted by Mackenzie Eldridge
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Topics: Auto Repair, Leadership

May 26

How to Train (and Retain) Millennial Mechanics

In the year 2020, it is predicted that nearly half (46% to be exact) of the United State’s workers will be millennials. With that being said, you’ll be hiring mostly millennials in the very near future. Born between the 1980s and 2000s, this rapidly growing population is taking over the business world. They are entrepreneurs, technologically-minded, and value knowledge and experience over a degree. Millennials, who are often considered lazy by their elders, are actually go-getters that look for more efficient ways to get things done. They live their lives around quick, 140 characters of information. 

For business owners who manage millennials, we often see mistakes such as only offering limited content, not explaining how training is relevant, providing limited feedback, or simply not coaching at all. So how exactly do you train this new breed of mechanics and employees for your auto shop? Here are some tips to training millennial mechanics.

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posted by Mackenzie Eldridge
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Topics: Auto Repair, Leadership

May 05

We've Got Talladega Fever! The Only Cure is Dale Jr.

Can you believe it? The Geico 500 is this weekend! Talladega is one of our favorite tracks and in a poll of our employees, Dale Jr. is No. 1. We decided to predict how his race will go in a series of funny GIFs! Scroll through for the suspense and thrill of a live NASCAR race as Jr. goes through the gauntlet of Talladega.

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posted by Burke Miller
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Topics: Auto Repair

Apr 28

Auto Shop Shuffle: Country Strong Playlist

If your mechanics love country music, this playlist is sure to be a hit in the garage! Check out the fourth playlist in our Auto Shop Shuffle Spotify series - Country Strong! 

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posted by Grace Purdy
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Topics: Auto Repair

Apr 27

Mechanic Moments as Told by Tom Brady

If you’re an auto mechanic, you have probably experienced at least one of these moments. We’ve enlisted the help of five-time Super Bowl Champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady to help explain just how you feel in each of these classic mechanic moments.

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posted by Grace Purdy
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Topics: Auto Repair

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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posted by Katherine Darsie
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Topics: Auto Repair, News and Trends

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