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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

Anyone use Snap Financing?
01/25/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
We normally use Synchrony but they can be hard to get customers approved. We were approached by Snap Financing and just wonder what others experience is with this company?
Please help! Sainthood in peril!
01/24/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
Every car I own- 7 loaners for the customers, 5 personal for the family- came into the shop on a tow truck- blown engine / dead transmission / horrible CAN-electronic issues. Instead of sending then to the junkyard, I bought these cars for $100-500 ea...
Starting business, suggestions and website recommendations?
01/23/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
Hi Folks, Decided to take a step of faith and start a business. My accountant set it up as an S corporation. My insurance agent set up insurance, and I am waiting for my sales tax license. I would like advise on setting up a website primarily, but would w...
Alldata Purchased 1996 Cancelling 2021
01/22/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
I was an early adopter of AllData and purchased the program in 1996- approximately $6,000. Every year we paid for the updates on CD's and then DVD's which I would load onto a network hard drive. We had 5 keys as I remember. In 2010 we switched to thei...
Update. Dont be stupid like us...!
01/21/2021 in the Shop Management Forum
As you may have seen in my old post, about the surprise Outcome of my shop's irresponsible Christmas party..read here... . Because of the stupidity of my fellow techs. I had to close my shop indefinitely. because of this, I have lost my good income(Govern...

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