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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

05/27/2017 in the Shop Management Forum
I\'m in Washougal Washington. Right across the Columbia River from Portland Oregon. I\'m looking for a good CPA. Any recommendations? Thx.
When is a vehicle unsafe to be road tested?
05/26/2017 in the Shop Management Forum
Group, We oftentimes find notes like this entered into one of our clients invoices as part of the courtesy inspection: Lower control arm bushings and Ball joints are torn and need to be replaced . At this point, the technician says this car is unsafe to d...
Older cars: take in vs refuse
05/26/2017 in the Shop Management Forum
so it seems I am faced more and more with the decision to work on a particular car or not. I am a mostly Mercedes shop and there are plenty of 70's-90's models around. quite frankly I don't see too many of them due to the cost of taking to a specialist sh...
Management Systems
05/26/2017 in the Shop Management Forum
A common thread on this forum is, "I want to switch management systems. which one does the forum recommend? Go" Lots of great information is shared at this point. So I thought, "Why not gather from the group all the best parts of each management system th...
Paying One's Dues
05/25/2017 in the Shop Management Forum
Greetings all, The link below is to a news story (real news as far as I know, but who knows, right?). In any case it's about a young man who committed suicide at least in part because of the way he had been treated at work - a car dealership. There have b...

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