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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

Solar panels
06/24/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
I've been thinking about a solar panel install here and even my tax man said I should buy a solar setup when he did my taxes last spring and I hadn't even mentioned it to him. For me the tax shelter reasons are a plus with the rebates now available. Who h...
Estimate Generator
06/20/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
Is there any software that will generate a realistic estimate with required supplemental parts? Customer calls on the phone and says "How much for a waterpump on a 2006 Dodge Magnum w/2.7?" Front clerk looks it up and prices the book time along with the p...
Cleaning the shop
06/20/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
About once a year we trim back on appointments and dedicate some serious time to thoroughly cleaning the shop. This year we have all new LED lights to install, new ceiling fans, waste oil furnace pre-season maintenance to perform, things to reorganize, ju...
Best SMS
06/19/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
You know I see SMS surveys which answer a lot of questions, but I wonder if anyone tells us which one gives the most bang for the buck? We used one for years, inexpensive, simple, I liked it, but they reorganized, we changed, the one I've got now, inexpen...
Mahle Gaskets Quality
06/18/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
Almost all of the vendors in our area dropped FelPro for Mahle gaskets for some reason which I can only assume is for price because they sure suck in comparison in quality and especially in fitment. Our main supplier said that Federal Mogul requires they ...

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