Ever wondered if your automotive service shop is running at optimum efficiency? Efficiency is key to running any business. Here are three tips to maximize efficiency. Tip 1: Establishing an Operating Budget and Turning a Profit Getting down to basics – your monthly budget. What does it cost to operate your business on a monthly…

It goes without saying, but when a customer searches for your business online, you want the results to be accurate.  Have you checked your business’s information lately? Today, we’ll be taking a look at how to make sure your Google My Business details are accurate, and how to update them.   What is Google My…

This article is for automotive service professionals. It focuses on how to better serve customers in ways to meet their expectations. How and when a shop communicates with their customers is key. Texting is just one component of a customer’s expectations. How often do you have an important question for your customer, but you just…

Across the spectrum of autonomous vehicles, vehicles designated for ride sharing and car sharing, and vehicles for personal and business use, one of the most common ownership responsibilities is vehicle maintenance and repair. Most vehicle owners do not look forward to these services, viewing them as an inconvenience or lost time. Any delay at the…

tire pressure

Every time I drive my car, I always see people driving on under-inflated tires.  They’re typically older vehicles (pre-2007) that are likely not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS).  I try my best to alert the driver, but traffic congestion can make that difficult. Honking at someone to get his or her attention will likely…

bring in more customers to auto repair shop

Are you looking for an easier way to bring customers into your auto repair shop? These days, customers want quotes instantly, and they don’t have time to call around from shop to shop. Likewise, many shop owners are tired of wasting time on the phone, generating quotes for someone who may never come in. It’s important…

How often do I need a brake flush

When a mechanic suggests you need a brake flush, many drivers fear that their wallets are being flushed instead. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is now that cars have advanced braking systems that contain lots of expensive components, so it makes sense to periodically flush the system. How Often Do I…

which scheduled maintenance does my car need?

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Which services do I really need for routine scheduled maintenance for my car?” You don’t want to forgo services that could be potentially harmful if skipped,  but you really don’t want to pay more than you need to. … What to do?  Relax, the good news is you’ve got everything you need in your…

can you bring your own parts to a mechanic? steak

Looking for ways to save money on car repairs? Regularly maintaining your vehicle – think oil changes and tire rotations – is the best way for an automotive technician to keep an eye on your vehicle health. That way, items that require attention won’t be left to deteriorate to the point of major parts breaking,…