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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

Labor and time guide
02/29/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
I need to gather some input for my sister. They have bought a small shop about 25 mi. away and this place still uses Chilton's paper books to calculate labor rates. What do YOU use/recommend for them to go with. I also would like some help to tell them wh...
Software ROWriter
02/29/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Recently bought the business from my father, 55 years established. We have been using ROWriter for approx. 10 years. Cuurrent version 1.0. We see they are currently on V3.1, not much support now for 1.0. We are looking for integration, we had been doing t...
Business diversity
02/27/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Just wondering if any other shops out there have dabbled or are in knee deep in power sport/small gas engine repair? Looking to grow and expand my business. In a small town and have an awesome client base but feel that it is somewhat capped as we aren't f...
What engine would you use?
02/15/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
I have sworn off engine replacements for a multitude of reasons but I have one customer, a great customer, probably in the top 20. He has talked me into replacing the engine on his 94 Toyota truck that is nothing special but he loves it. We are looking at...
Apply for Free 2 week EV class for Massachusetts Techs
02/13/2024 in the Shop Management Forum
Hello Massachusetts Automotive Service Professional, ACDC is offering a free 2-week EV training for qualified technicians starting March 11 -- more information and instructions for sign-up below! You may remember ACDC as a Worcester based Massachusetts Ce...

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