how to make money in auto repair - Secrets to this Small Business Success

Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair is a family business that’s been around for 55 years and has been nationally recognized as an efficient, successful business. The shop isn’t located in a high-traffic area, and it doesn’t offer the lowest prices. Bonded’s commitment to customer service and delivering top-notch work is what has earned the business…

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,…

what is a mobile mechanic - cousins automotive openbay

Mobile mechanics tend to do well on Openbay’s platform. This is due in large part to the convenience factor — mobile mechanics travel directly to the vehicle to fix it. Their customers never have to leave their homes or offices to have their cars maintained or fixed. Distance is the #1 reason Openbay users select a service…

Girls Auto Clinic Patrice Banks Industry Needs More Women

Women are making headlines in the automotive world – according to Frost & Sullivan, most licensed drivers are women, women influence 91% of automotive purchases, and more women than men are “schooling themselves before walking into a dealership or garage by researching on the Internet or among their peer groups.” Despite the large composition of…

Frank Chandler Auto Care

We’re always on the lookout for interesting repair shop owners and operators to interview, and anyone who knows Frank Leutz knows he fits the bill, and breaks the mold. Leutz (above, in fedora) is the owner of Desert Car Care in Chandler, Arizona,  which just won “Small Business of the Year” via the Chandler Chamber…

We’ve just returned from the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days conference in Bonita Springs, FL. The event attracts industry leaders who address trends, issues and goals for the coming year. Following the Spring Leadership Days was the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Leadership Conference, a series of panels and speeches from some of the…

Tech Garage, John Gardner

Velocity TV’s Tech Garage host, John Gardner is also an award-winning automotive instructor at Chipola College, in Marianna, Florida. Gardner’s fanbase that ranges from his 18-year old students to 73-year olds restoring boats and with help from his Tech Garage tips. Gardner has made a fan of us, and our interview reveals that his automotive experience runs as deep…

Joseph M. Henmueller - AMRA/MAP

Joseph M.  Henmueller is President & COO of the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association / Motorist Assurance Program, widely known as AMRA/MAP. AMRA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the relationship between auto care professionals and vehicle owners, and it accomplishes that by developing industry standards for vehicle inspection and communication. Its…