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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

05/08/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
Have a new helper who is spending way too much time on cell phone, I am sure I know the answer, our company is writing a new cell phone policy, just wondering what works,.
Private or Public. What are your thoughts?
05/07/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
Hello guys and gals. I own a 9 bay three tech shop that has been in business for over 42 years. I started working here as a teen and in 2008 took over from my parents who retired. I just turned 60. I plan on working another 10 years, then selling the shop...
Today's surprise - good or bad?
05/02/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
This afternoon my son-in-law pulls in my driveway in his "new" car. 2015 Toyota Venza with 140k (Ouch!) on the clock. I'm wondering whether I should shake his hand or smack him upside the head. I look up the car in the Fix Database and don' t see much rep...
Little Things Count
04/29/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
For those of you who purchase Fluid Film in a spray can, cut them open when the propellant is depleted. Not only will you find more product inside to apply with a brush, nine times out of ten you will find a blue marble inside [agitator]. My take is becau...
R1234YF Pricing and pitfalls
04/28/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
I have pulled the trigger and am now officially in the R1234YF business. This is more involved and time consuming than R1234 and I am trying to come up with pricing for different needs that these systems might have. The pricing I came up with has scared a...

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