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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

AllData Manage Replacement choices
05/24/2023 in the Shop Management Forum
Got the notice that AllData will no long be supporting the long running manage program as it will be replaced with product that will store all your and customer info on the cloud. This is something that does not interest me personally. So I am looking for...
Retired, how best to sell tools and equipment
05/22/2023 in the Shop Management Forum
I have retired and am no longer working on customers' cars. I'd appreciate any advice on the best way to sell my tools, of course hoping to get a good price for them. Things that have been suggested to me: A former Snap-On dealer said to sell them for 50%...
Advice on how to handle insubordinate employee
05/12/2023 in the Shop Management Forum
I purchased my business the first of the year. Or rather, thanks to some astute advice from you guys, I did an asset sale, and started my own new shop. I have two techs. My wife runs the office, and I do the difficult work - hard diagnostics, long jobs, c...
Who received the economic census from Uncle Sam?
05/07/2023 in the Shop Management Forum
And if so can anyone make a case for it being important in any way based on the questions asked or your understanding of the economy? Looks like it was perpetrated by some kind of robotics lobby. Response required by law! Here is my response. None of your...
Napa Tracs Reviews
05/02/2023 in the Shop Management Forum
A recent post reminded me that I was going to go to the forum and ask about a more recent review or opinion about NAPA Tracs. We are currently using ProDemand and have been a NAPA Autocare for 30+ years, but never went with Tracs because of the inability ...

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