Auto Shop Repair Equipment
Why Champions Don’t Have Time To Procrastinate

If you’re a procrastinator, there’s a really good chance you’ll bookmark this article to read later. That would defeat the purpose. If you, your business and/or your employees are postponing something that should be done today until tomorrow, you’re not maximizing your time and your results will suffer.

Passion Powers Performance: Does Your Team Have It?

Former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, said, “People with passion can change the world.” A bold statement for sure, but perhaps you’re not looking to change the world. Perhaps you’re just looking to create a more successful automotive repair business. Then, does passion really matter? In short, yes – and quite a bit at that.

Trust Bridges The Gap Between Quality Repairs & Repeat Business

Quality is the name of the game today. Your customers expect expert repairs that are done right the first time, restore vehicle performance, and ensure many miles of worry-free driving. But, you won’t get a second chance to showcase your quality work unless you’ve earned your customers’ trust, says Mary DellaValle, editor of Shop Owner magazine.

7 Tips For Starting A Successful Workday

Mornings can be hectic for most people, and, oftentimes, if the day gets off to a rough start, it can set the tone for the rest of the day. Here are some tips to get your team off to a good start and then watch productivity soar.

How A Pay Plan Can Impact Team Culture

One of the single biggest mistakes that shop owners make is paying employees a straight hourly wage. That’s because it breeds the wrong job mentality.

Pay Plans And Team Culture
Boosting Productivity Through Collaboration

Most meetings are – at best – boring and a waste of time. For most shops, meetings aren’t a positive experience. That’s because many team meetings fall into one of two categories: either the boss pulls everyone together to scold and lecture about problems, or the team uses the meeting as an opportunity to complain, whine and make excuses.

Servicing Fleet Account Vehicles … A New Profit Center For Your Shop!

Tom and Joe Palermo shed some light on the challenges they faced as they embarked on new service territory, how they equipped their shop and team to take on additional vehicles and their varied service requirements, and the opportunities that resulted from establishing a new service “profit center” for their growing business.

5 Surprising Strategies To Increase Business Productivity & Profitability

Maximizing both productivity and profitability in a business often takes out-of-the-box thinking. But, don’t stop there! It’s also wise to go a step further and think against the grain to look at issues and approaches through a different lens – even if this different perspective is counter-intuitive or contradictory.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Learning From Your Customers

As business owners, our best teachers will always be our employees and our customers. They understand many components of our businesses, and, in most cases, they really do care about our success. Learning from our employees is relatively simple. All we need to do is pay attention to their passing comments and engage them during our employee meetings and reviews. Learning from our customers, on the other hand, may take some extra effort.

What Is Your Roadmap To Profitability?

Your roadmap begins with collecting all the labor dollars for your technicians’ time. Through measuring and managing, you can determine whether or not you are collecting all the labor dollars that are available to you, or if you are leaving money on the table. Once you start measuring a few important metrics, especially ­effective labor

My Shop Is Slammed: Keeping track of unsold hours

In a typical opening conversation with a service adviser last week I asked “how is the shop doing.” His response was “the shop is slammed … I can’t take another thing in, not even an oil change!” I asked how he came to that conclusion … “The techs all have work”, was his reply. “How

New Technology Boosts Tech Productivity And Shop Communication

Shop owners using the electronic inspection sheet, as well as the paperless back shop, have been going through some inflection points. Getting rid of paper has allowed them to present professional-looking inspection results to their customers and an unprecedented opportunity to educate on “Why now?” and “What happens if I don’t do it?”