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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

Best SMS
06/19/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
You know I see SMS surveys which answer a lot of questions, but I wonder if anyone tells us which one gives the most bang for the buck? We used one for years, inexpensive, simple, I liked it, but they reorganized, we changed, the one I've got now, inexpen...
Mahle Gaskets Quality
06/18/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
Almost all of the vendors in our area dropped FelPro for Mahle gaskets for some reason which I can only assume is for price because they sure suck in comparison in quality and especially in fitment. Our main supplier said that Federal Mogul requires they ...
What Is My Friend Missing?
06/18/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
A friend emailed this week. His son is interested in a career as a technician. My friend is logically minded and wants to give his son the best chance for the future. His concerns are: approximately two years training, loss wages for those years, a very h...
VW, BMW, MB go to very special 0W-20
06/17/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
BE CAREFUL!!! The German OEMs have traditionally required high HTHS oil products. That meant specially approved 5W-40, 0W-40 or VERY thick 0W-30 & 5W-30. But, as early as 2012 the Big 3 Germans (VW, BMW, MB) started shifting to engines designed for VERY l...
Company: Repair shop websites
06/14/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
As always I search before I ask. Looking for feedback from current clients. My website blows chunks. It is really just a landing page through [...]. I do not have the time or energy right now to monkey with it. It does need to work for me though. I alread...

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