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When it comes to shopping for auto repair and maintenance services, today’s consumer turns to online search to become educated; Google, Bing, yahoo, etc. Their findings and how the business interacts online ultimately influence their decision on a business to deliver the automotive service. It’s critical for businesses to have the necessary tools and resources to…

ProductUpdate

Openbay recently updated its direct deposit platform. Action is required for those Automotive Service Providers that signed up to receive electronic payments. If you have yet to sign up for Direct Deposit, please sign up right away. Openbay will soon be charging a fee to process payment via company check. If you have already updated…

Marketing Strategies for Auto Repair Shops

Hubspot, the two-billion-dollar ‘inbound marketing’ company, recently hosted its massive INBOUND conference here in Boston. We joined, with an eye toward learning some useful marketing strategies for auto repair shops, so we could share with our community of service providers. The focus of INBOUND was — appropriately —  “inbound” marketing, or creating content — blogs, social…

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…

customer-loyalty

Here’s the second part in our series about increasing customer loyalty in auto-repair shops. Customers often spend hundreds of dollars at their auto-repair shops, and if you’re smart, you’ll keep that in mind with every interaction. Car repair and maintenance isn’t where most people would put their money, if they had a choice. If you can…

Increase Customer Loyalty Auto Repair Shops Openbay

For small businesses, customer loyalty is everything — the holy grail. Want to know why your auto-repair business’ customers aren’t returning? The prevailing service center owner/operator sentiment might be that disloyal, wandering-gypsy customers are only looking for lower prices over quality. But we surveyed customers who weren’t 100% happy with their automotive service providers, and the…

Meet EricTheCarGuy YouTube Monterey Grand Prix Ferrari Pennzoil

Here’s EricTheCarGuy at the Ferrari garage at the Monterey Grand Prix. Image courtesy of EricTheCarGuy. If you’ve ever sought assistance online in repairing your own car, or have searched for exactly what an auto repair entails, odds are you’ve come across EricTheCarGuy. This automotive technician-turned-YouTube star has racked up more subscribers than there are people living…

Arto's Service Station Watertown MA Openbay Recommended Service Provider

Arto Dermovsesian has been with Openbay since the company’s early days, and his shop, Arto’s Service Station, is an Openbay Recommended Repair Shop that has been around for 17 years. We dropped in at Arto’s, which is in a prime location in Watertown, MA, near plenty of foot traffic, to learn more about about Dermovsesian’s business and his experience working with…