Shop Owner

The deadline to sign up for an unbelievable member benefit through the Automotive Service Association (ASA) is fast approaching.
ASA has extended its offer for members to subscribe to Mopar’s TechAuthority Online at a huge discount. Back by popular demand, ASA members...
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One of the most consistent and pervasive challenges facing repair shop owners and service managers is keeping their shops fully staffed with technicians who are up to date on their training and capable of working on late model vehicles. Finding a technician at all can be a...
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We all agree that there is a severe shortage of competent technicians within the industry, and many shop owners tell me that when they see one in or lost one to another industry, they cannot compete on technician wage levels other industries are prepared to pay. I...
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There must be something about Cary, N.C., beyond its location in the state’s famed research triangle, its massive growth in the new millennium and its incredibly low crime rate. It also must have some of the best automotive repair facilities in the country, for at...
On May 21, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled, “Legislative Proposals to Improve Transparency and Accountability at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).” During this hearing, the...
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Unless your literal intention is to be taken out horizontally and to pass from this world while at work in your shop with a ratchet clutched in your hand, the sooner you begin planning for whatever it is that comes next, the better.
It is a fact that most shops in the U.S....
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The average independent shop within the autocare industry has a tough time understanding their door/labor rate, along with productivity increases and what it means to their business. Many shop owners are convinced they can’t raise their rate because it would price...
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Two simultaneous events once threatened to close Mark’s Auto Service: the financial crisis of 2008 and the passing of Mark Buttita’s father.
“That really took the wind out of my sails,” he recalls. The Rockford, Ill., shop he had opened 65 years ago...
The Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running now through June 2, will award one winner an all-expense paid trip to attend a special edition of the upcoming shop management training workshop in San Diego, Calif., July 17-19, 2014. The expanded...
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Autocare is an extremely in-depth career-based industry that has so many opportunities for veterans. Consider the careers available today that many obviously know about, but others that are rarely considered. To name a few:


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Rotary Lift’s free assistPRO™ professional facility planning assistance service is being expanded to give customers additional options for creating custom shop layouts. The expansion comes as demand for the free service hits an all-time high, with more shops...
CHICAGO – Messe Frankfurt, producer of Automechanika, the leading international brand of automotive trade shows, and Advanstar Communications, one of the largest tradeshow organizers in the U.S., will join forces to launch Automechanika Chicago. The show will be the...
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You might assume opening a repair shop post-Sept. 11 would have been risky; opening said shop in metropolitan Detroit during an economic downturn perhaps more so.
That doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
In 2002, the Fujarski family — father Larry, sons Karl...
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If I could teach you how you and your people could become more productive by just reading this article, would you consider it? I am sure this is not your first rodeo; however, this might be an approach you have not considered working on to increase profits in your business...

Rotary Lift customers know they can turn to Rotary Authorized Installers (RAIs) for superior vehicle lift installations, service and warranties. Soon, lift owners across the country also will be able to rely on RAIs for professional lift inspections, as Rotary Lift now...