Considering Your First Electric Car? Here’s What You Need to Know in 2018

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The last decade has seen a lot of pretty impressive improvements for electric cars. Perhaps that’s why a AAA study recently revealed that roughly 65 million Americans plan to purchase an electric vehicle for their next car purchase. If that describes you, or if you’re curious about why you may want to consider an electric car as your next vehicle, … Read More

7 Important Considerations to Think About Before Opening an Auto Repair Shop

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Opening an auto repair shop is a huge undertaking. Having said that, it can be made a lot easier if you give it plenty of forethought and planning before the day of your grand opening. That’s why we’ve prepared these seven important considerations you should definitely think about before you open your own auto repair shop. Let’s take a look … Read More

How to Find a Replacement for Your Car Manual (And Why You Should)

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Have you memorized what every warning light on your dashboard means? How about your recommended maintenance schedule? Do you know how to open the automatic windows manually? What about the ideal tire pressure? Oil weight? Engine size? Jump start requirements? You might know some of those things, but if you’re like most drivers, you don’t likely have them all memorized—and … Read More

The Secret Auto Service Providers Use to Reduce Employee Turnover Rate

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Have you ever had a great employee before? The kind that shows up on time (or early), works hard, and treats your customers with respect? …Have you ever had that employee leave for greener pastures, leaving you wondering why? You aren’t alone. There isn’t a single industry that doesn’t have to eventually deal with finding ways to reduce employee turnover … Read More

The Top 3 Most Commonly Forgotten Summertime Auto Maintenance Tasks

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It’s safe to say that summer has arrived. With outside temperatures rising, you’re probably well aware that your vehicle needs a bit of extra maintenance to stay on the road and keep you cool—but are you sure you haven’t forgotten anything? Most summertime maintenance advice has a lot to do with keeping your fluids topped off and how to keep … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Manual Transmission

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If you drive stick, you’re part of an exclusive club. Believe it or not, studies have indicated that only 18% of Americans can drive a stick shift. For us car folks, that sounds crazy. A manual transmission gives you a ton of benefits. You have more control, better gas mileage, and often lower maintenance costs. Plus driving stick is fun. … Read More

A Guide to Ethical Upselling for Auto Service Providers

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Would you agree that upselling is important? Most business owners and managers think so—and it’s not just because upselling means earning more money. “Upselling” sometimes has a negative connotation for consumers. “Oh man,” they might think, “that’s when someone tries to sell you something extra you don’t need, right?” And the fact of the matter is, you can easily forgive … Read More

Customer Loyalty Programs for Auto Service Providers: Do They Work?

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You see customer loyalty programs in many businesses across just about every different kind of industry. Why? Because, yes, they do work. As you might suspect, customer loyalty programs work very well within the auto service industry. In fact, we’d wager that they’re doubly important in an industry like ours because there’s so much competition. However, the customer experience you’re … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Drive Belts in Your Vehicle

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Have you ever heard a loud, banshee-like squeal from your vehicle? It was probably a drive belt. That’s the most common way to tell if there’s an issue with one of them—after all, you can’t really miss it—but what caused it in the first place? How do you fix it? Can you do it yourself, or do you need to … Read More

3 Signs Your Brakes Need Maintenance

With the functionality being so seemingly simple, brakes are often overlooked when it comes to car maintenance. Proper upkeep and maintenance of brakes, though, is quintessential to the safety and durability of the vehicle. Improper brake function can lead to fatal car accidents that can damage both the vehicle and the driver. Knowing when your brakes are ready for a … Read More