auto repair shops

  • The ASA members explained to Sen. Woods that there is currently no legal accommodation for repair shops to take ownership and dispose of abandoned cars.
  • The automotive DIY market has been declared to be dying for many years because vehicles are increasingly more difficult to repair due to technological advancements, plus, an aging population is not up to the labor task of facing vehicles. Even so, it appears that DIYers find ways to develop their skills and/or the aftermarket responds with feasible solutions to keep the DIY market viable.
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  • A group of the north Denver area’s most prominent auto repair/maintenance shop owners recently collected enough food to feed a needy family of four for more than two months.
  • The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an Auto Care Association advisory committee made up of successful repair shop owners and managers, has released a recommended set of best practices for providers of repair shop education and training. 
  • Automotive technology has advanced at such an accelerated rate that training has become the purview and prerogative of the repair shop. Take a look at what these Top Shops are doing to keep up to date.
    Robert Bravender
  • Parts and service for Toyotas, Hondas, Hyundai/Kias and Mazdas will grow nearly five times faster than for domestic brands over the next few years, according to Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis of U.S. repair shops and service bays.
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  • Techway Automotive is only four and half years old, but its growth has been—to put it mildly-- explosive. This Dothan, AL business started in a 5,000 square foot facility, but recently moved into a 33,000 square feet building. Take a moment to picture that in your head.
    Robert Bravender
  • As a CPA, Bill Hunter was helping oversee the dissolution of his father’s trucking company, Hunter Intermodal Transportation (HIT). Started in 1988, the firm was closing its doors after the 2008 recession, but Bill saw an inkling of something worth salvaging. While looking over a maintenance facility they still had under lease, he came up with an idea.
    Robert Bravender