• When the business is measured correctly and analyzed properly, it will define every problem the shop has and therefore a definitive plan to correct the problem(s) can be made.
    Bob Greenwood
  • Delphi Corp. earlier this year met the conditions of its first amended joint plan of reorganization. But late last week, Delphi's plan investors that was commenced but not completed.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • In mid-May, William A. Strauss stood in front of a group of automotive aftermarket professionals and told them the country is not in a recession.
  • The traditional market is becoming a more popular stop as drivers search for parts to get ahead.
  • While what some consider to be the hottest vehicles on the road to modify are held close to the vest, there are two categories today's jobbers and WDs can focus on to modify their bottom lines.
  • With a perceived shift in vehicle purchases to smaller makes and models, the truck accessories market has seen an impact on sales. But that just means these manufacturers and distributors are making sure they reach their target audience more than eve
  • Workers’ compensation is a compromise between an employer and its workers. In return for compensating employees who require medical treatment or who miss work due to a workplace injury, employers avoid potentially costly lawsuits.
  • The improving economy means auto repair companies have extra cash to make repairs, but for many it also means expanding operations to meet demand.
  • Direct mail provider Mudlick Mail has developed the “Mudlick Analytics Program,” (MAP), a new tool designed to help automotive repair shop owners better evaluate their direct mail campaigns.
  • This summer, Tenneco will launch a Safe Summer Road Trip promotion for its Monroe ride control product line, awarding up to a $30 Visa prepaid card for the purchase of qualifying Monroe shocks and struts.
  • Bob Greenwood, president and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd., has announced that Extra-Tech Automotive Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada has won the BEST of the BEST Award for 2012.
  • Even though some research from IMR shows that vehicle maintenance peaks around 11 years, it doesn’t drop off. This partially is because vehicles are made better. But why was service down in some areas in 2012?
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • While you’re juggling all of the tasks of running your shop, you probably know you need to be thinking of your succession plan. 
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • As in year’s past, the economic outlook is slow, shaky and uncertain, still quite contrary to what the years following previous economic drops have brought to the U.S.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the $1,000 Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship.
  • We need to see our customers that often to ensure we are properly taking care of their needs and maintaining their cars.
    chris chubby frederick, ati
  •   Curry's Auto Service, one of the largest independent auto service and repair shops in the Washington, DC, region, opened its tenth and largest shop on March 11.
  • The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) raised more than $5,000 in its first-ever silent auction during the 2013 Women’s Board winter meeting.
  • Demand for Mudlick Mail’s strategically targeted direct mail campaigns remained strong in 2012, with the company posting a 37 percent increase in revenue last year.
  • Stepping up to the plate, the player who can take care of their customer best will knock one out of the park. There are a number of variables to keep in check when it comes to commanding the ball and taking care of business
    Tschanen Brandyberry