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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

Yearly raises?
07/09/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
We have an annual review process, and have traditionally given raises at that point, along with a document noting strengths and weaknesses along with an area for the employee to give feedback. We pay hourly, and give a good amount of pto. How are others a...
C7500 Duramax Parts
07/01/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
Looking to change the engine thermostat(s) while I\'m repairing the radiator. My local gm dealership says the part # is obsolete and our aftermarket automotive parts stores don\'t have a listing. I have not and will not remove them until I find someo...
GPS disabler devices
07/01/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
What responsibility or liability is involved when a shop removes a "starter interrupter," or GPS disabler device. These devices that allow a dealer or finance company to remotely track the location of a car, then disable it from starting. If we as a shop,...
Difficult Cients?
06/29/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
Clients can be difficult and sometimes seem impossible. Getting along with them is not easy but I feel can definitely benefit my shop. I have found people tend to do things for their own reasons. If I show how my approach is in their benefit my odds of he...
Trucks and trailers for repair businesses
06/26/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
Trucks and trailers at J E [...] Service Co . . . for years we got calls from people far away, asking us about big jobs; engine overhauls and the like. We'd refer them to the online car shipping websites but many folks were uncomfortable giving the car to...

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