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There are two very distinct schools of thought on motivation, with one large group strongly of the belief that we are who we are and if there is motivating to be done, we either bring it to work with us each morning or we don’t and our leaders, managers and...
The annual Petty’s Garage Car Show presented by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will be a free cruise-in event this year. The cruise-in will take place on the historical Petty compound in Level Cross, N.C., on Oct. 1, and will include free admission to the Richard...
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Imagine a day when your shop continues to be profitable and run smoothly without you there. No micromanaging, no babysitting — simply a stress-free shop.
Running a successful shop means you have the freedom to run the business from afar. But when you leave the shop,...
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Too many shop owners spend all their time working “in” their business and not “on” the business. There really is a difference. One method is well known as working hard, and the other method is known as working smart.
Each month a good operator will...
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Cars today are very complicated with systems and sub-systems that require in depth training, special equipment and skills way beyond anything we saw in the 1980s or 90s. The good news is that cars are much more reliable than they ever used to be. The bad news is that when...
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If you’ve noticed your car counts shrinking, you’re not alone. The automotive repair industry has undergone a seismic shift in the last decade.
Thanks to a slew of manufacture incentives, car sales have exploded since the recession. New car sales set a record in...
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For us in the automotive repair industry, leadership is without a doubt a challenge as we struggle to keep our shops afloat and in the black. One of the greatest challenges in the midst of this is our labor operation and in this, keeping each of our individual technicians...
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Welcome to this special edition of Motor Age, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of one of the auto care industry’s most respected brands — Monroe®.
As the North American automotive service industry itself advances into its second century of growth, all of us...
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One of the greatest challenges facing the shop owners and service managers I talk to is in their taking on the role of leader. We can have the very best of intentions, the most thoughtful of business plans and the very best staff within our service area, but until...
Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, May 12-14 in San Diego, Calif. at the Hotel Solamar. The training is designed for shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features to run their...
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When it comes to marketing your business, it’s all about the relationships you develop. People want to do business with people they know, like and trust. In other words, your potential customers need to get to know you before you can win them over.
Networking is a key...
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It has been my great pleasure to travel across our country to a variety of trade and association events over the last several years, and I’ve had the opportunity to meet techs from all over the world in the process. There are many common bonds among us, not the least...
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AutoNetTV Media, Inc. announces a new product to support the video marketing efforts of automotive service and repair facilities.  Custom Video Packs provide broadcast-quality videos that are customized for use on websites, social media accounts, YouTube, digital...
SKF has announced a new video as part of its online series featuring master mechanic Bogi, owner of 180° Automotive in Phoenix, Ariz. and co-host of Velocity’s hit show, “All Girls Garage.”
The free videos on SKF’s YouTube channel – ...
LAS VEGAS — Leaders at any level who are accountable for driving mission-critical change in their organizations need to be aware of their change intelligence and use it to be effective in improving their business.
Change intelligence, or “CQ,” is the...
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