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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

Training class location
02/17/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
Our manager recently sent our B tech to a O'Reillys a/c training class that was held a Dave and busters. The Tech noticed that more than half of the class attendees were drinking beer and by break most had left and were at the bar when class ended with se...
Dealer supplied 2 defective injectors in a row, who pays?
02/12/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
I have an excellent fleet customer. He ran his F550 6.4L out of fuel, a roadside tech topped up the fuel and did a sloppy roadside bleed. Bottom line is it got towed to my shop, replaced high pressure fuel pump as well as low pressure pump, flushed everyt...
02/12/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
Is it illegal for mechanics to drink beer during work hours while working on customers cars ? Beer can on fender as if it was a bar table. I have seen this in more then one shop when doing mobile diagnostic work through the years, just curious about legal...
Saftey & OSHA How Far To Go?
02/12/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
With the changing work force and employees. How far is everyone going with OSHA and safety?? As we all know mechanics tend to be "tough guys" and oppose even wearing gloves while working.... Obviously need to get them all fork lift certified but wondering...
I'm glad I'm no longer a shop owner
02/11/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
after reading all the "fun" threads. I miss having a shop, I don't miss being a shop owner.

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