What is Engine Performance Restoration and is it Really Necessary?

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Have you noticed that as time goes on, your vehicle doesn’t perform quite as well as it once did? Even if there’s nothing obviously “wrong” with the vehicle and you’ve been keeping it well maintained with regular oil changes, tune ups, and so on, this drop in performance can still happen. You’ll usually start to notice that something isn’t quite … Read More

The Problem With Ethanol: How to Protect Your Engine

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It sounds strange, but there’s corn in your gasoline—yes, the same kind you find at the dinner table. Well, not quite the same. Ethanol is a biofuel made by distilling the sugar alcohol from corn. Proponents argue that ethanol is an environmentally cleaner burning fuel than gasoline; by some estimates, the carbon footprint of ethanol product is roughly 25% lower … Read More

Auto Shop Owners: Why Don’t You Offer a Diesel Emissions System Restoration Service Yet?

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Does your auto shop service consumer grade diesel-powered vehicles? If so, there’s great opportunity to be had in offering your customers a simple-yet-effective diesel emissions system restoration service. In this post, we’ll explore why there’s plenty of money to be made and happy customers to keep on the road—but first, some myth-busting: The Truth About Modern Diesel Engines The mainstream … Read More

Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel Systems, Part 2: Mitigating Carbon Buildup

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If you haven’t already, make sure to check out part one of this series where we discuss the pros and cons of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) fuel systems. You’ll learn a bit about how this technology works along with the positive features and negative drawbacks. The good news is that a properly maintained GDI fuel system will give you plenty … Read More

Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel Systems, Part 1: Pros & Cons

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If you’re driving a car or truck manufactured within the past ten years, there’s a reasonably good chance that you’re already using a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) fuel system—especially if you’re driving a luxury vehicle. This technology has seen gradual (but widespread) adoption by the automotive industry thanks to its improvements in overall efficiency. Drivers can enjoy better fuel economy, … Read More

How Effective is Word-of-Mouth Advertising for Auto Service Shops?

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In a marketing world seemingly dominated by digital advertisements, billboards, television and radio, direct mail campaigns both digital and physical, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and countless other channels, just how effective is good old word-of-mouth advertising? Can it even begin to cut through the noise? The answer is a resounding yes, and very much so. According to a report from … Read More

What to Do When Your Car Heater Blows Cold Air

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In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing, even if it is a bit dry this year. But dryness doesn’t mean that it’s any less cold, so the last thing you want to deal with this season is a faulty car heater. With that in mind, today’s post is focused on what to do in the event … Read More

The #1 Reason Automotive Repair Shops Fail (And How to Avoid It)

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Unfortunately, there are many reasons why a hopeful automotive repair shop owner might be forced to close their doors. Problems can range from poor planning, improper employee training or unsustainable turnover rate, financial difficulties, or any number of other business-killers. However, most fledgling shops end up folding for one very specific reason—and if you’re the owner of the business, it … Read More

Is Your Car Battery Dash Light On? This is Probably Why

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It can be alarming anytime you see an unexpected light on your dashboard. The battery light in particular should catch your attention, since if your battery fails, you’re likely to be stranded! If you ever see it come on, make sure you investigate immediately using the tips we’ll discuss here today. Similar to our article What Does Your Check Engine … Read More

How Successful Automotive Service Shops Train Their Employees

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If someone were to ask you what your most valuable asset is as a business owner, what do you think you would tell them? Many business owners would say their customers. Some might say the quality of the service they provide. Still others would say their most valuable asset is the high quality products, tools, and equipment they have. While … Read More