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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

Weekly Pay Periods
04/17/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Hello all, I am a 27 year shop owner and have just hired a new Top Tier Master Tech. He has suggested that we switch to weekly pay periods. He says his previous employer switched and all employees responded positively as well as increased production in th...
Vacation, sick time, and personal days
03/30/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
What are the time off policies and structures at your places of work (good and bad)? Are they automatic upon employment or do they accrue? Do you like what is going on or would you like it to be different? In what ways? Would love to hear from employers A...
Employees and shop access/privileges
03/28/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Just wanted to poll the group. Do your employees have keys to the shop? Or if you are an employee, what is your access like? Are there any rules surrounding employee access to the shop either to do side work or work on other things at off hours when the o...
Advice for TekMetric software
03/26/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Can anyone offer advice for a shop owner who is somewhat new to TekMetric software? I not sure how long he has been using it or what version it is, but by looking at their web site it looks like a top notch program. Thank You.
03/20/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
I use Prodemand for SI (service information). Expensive. Saw 'diagnosedan' on youtube use Solera for SI. I knew Solera is now part of iatn, but had no idea they had SI. So...anybody use Solera? Tried to find out what their mthly price is but I couldn't fi...

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