Articles by Robert Bravender

Around the time diagnostic technology had taken hold in the independent market, a very sage shop owner once noted that a big swap had occurred in the way problems were investigated: what used to take minutes to diagnose and a couple hours to fix, now took hours to diagnose and minutes to fix.
Robert Bravender
They are definitely a photogenic bunch. Perusing the Auto Check Elite website and Facebook page, you’ll see photos of staff in race crew shirts being passionate about their work at this Katy, Texas repair shop.
Robert Bravender
There aren’t too many shops that tender a question in their title, but Why Pay More Auto Service makes perfect sense when you think about it. Founded in 2012 on the principal of sound diagnostics, owner Russell Bates felt that customers were paying an excessive amount of money just to learn what was wrong with their car.
Robert Bravender
Anyone who can figure out a better way of supplying affordable A/C in the Sunshine State will have Floridians beating a path to their door. In this case that door says R&Y A/C Compressors, and the path to it is the internet.
Robert Bravender
Moving a great distance to set up a new business can be tough. Add that it’s in another country with cultural differences and language barriers — not to mention reversed seasons going from the Southern to Northern Hemisphere — it sounds daunting.
Robert Bravender
Royalty Auto Service wasn’t always regal. For quite a while, this repair shop in St. Marys — “about as southeast as you can possibly get in Georgia without being in Florida” — was simply called Auto Care.
Robert Bravender
When the Wittler brothers took over the company, they had to do a bit of retooling to incorporate newer high-tech cars rather than the older, less sophisticated classics their father had specialized in.
Robert Bravender
There’s certainly no shortage of BMWs, Mercedes and Audis cruising around the Washington D.C. metro area—but that doesn’t make it any easier for Proprietor and General Manager Sam Dawood.
Robert Bravender