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Automotive Repair Shop Management Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of repair shop management, covered from all angles, including: managerial discussions, employee relations, training, shop advertising and marketing ideas, streamlining of the shop environment, legal issues related to owning and managing a repair shop, and more. Although this forum is heaviest with participation of shop owners and managers, you also gain insight from members with other backgrounds (technicians, government employees, marketing representatives, educators, and more). This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Repair Shop Management Forum

2.0 Tsi Water Pump Assembly
02/20/2019 in the Shop Management Forum
I will try and make this quick. I always require OE parts on VW. Especially water pumps but is their any significant upgrade in using the all aluminum ones they have out for these beasts now? Or are they like the old 1.8 "upgraded" pumps with the met...
Hiring Older Workers
02/18/2019 in the Shop Management Forum
My wife has always handled payables, deposits, taxes, etc for the shop but would like to work less. My idea is to try to find a retired person to work three days a week. Does anyone have experience, ideas or possible cautions they would share.
Rolls Royce labor times
02/16/2019 in the Shop Management Forum
Good morning everyone, I was hoping by chance someone would be able to tell me where to find labor times for Rolls Royce. I have a 1981 Rolls Royce Corniche in need of some work. Talked to the dealer, they say they have no info for vehicles that old. Talk...
AMMCO repair needed in Phoenix AZ
02/15/2019 in the Shop Management Forum
Can anyone recommend someone to service my brake lathe? TIA.
How to politely ask a client to 'move on'
02/14/2019 in the Shop Management Forum
We have a client family that we'd like to part ways with. We have reached an impasse where I think it'd be best (for me and my sanity) if they discontinued doing business with us. I was hoping that after the last time, they would quietly go elsewhere. Not...

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