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…

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, in the auto repair shop

There’s $62 billion of undone automotive maintenance each year, and Lauren “The Car Coach®” Fix is on a mission to change that. The aptly named Lauren “Fix” is an ASE-certified automotive technician. She regularly appears in a host of national media outlets, giving car-care tips as a spokesperson for the nonprofit Car Care Council. In addition,…

Journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step, Chinese Proverb

The Auto Care Association‘s Young Auto Care Network Group, also known as YANG and its Automotive Warehouse distributors Association, AWDA, are wisely paving the way for future leaders in the industry. Its “Next Step” program hosted a scholarship for ten young (under 40) auto-care professionals to join its inaugural YANG Spring Leadership Days (SLD). The focus was…

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,…

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…