auto repair shops

  • Kismet. A little bit more than chance, a little less than destiny, but that’s what caused Phil Young to found his business in Wisconsin’s hinterland rather than the riot-torn streets of ‘69 Chicago.
    Robert Bravender
  • Back in 1985, $400 was pretty much what Scott Larsen and Mike Kuczynski had between them—actually mostly Larsen-- when they started Cadillac Specialists. Even figuring for inflation, how the heck did they pull that off?
    Robert Bravender
  • Started in 1928 by Joe Wilhelm, Garman’s grandparents took over in 1978 what was then a single shop in Peoria. They had five sons, all of whom participated in the business; by 1988 Garman’s father began the process of expansion when he opened a second store.
    Robert Bravender
  • MAM Software Group announced the release of two new products to add to its growing e-commerce offering in the U.K.
    MAM Software
  • The percentage of auto repair shop owners and technicians who purchase parts online increased in 2014 from 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits studies conducted during the two years.
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  • The problem for many shops has been they just aren’t too good at marketing or just don’t have time to spend on it. All too often, they leave their marketing up to word-of-mouth.
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  • Cars.com released a market research report about consumer perceptions about the cost of repairs, price transparency, and digital marketing among auto dealership service departments, versus independent and "big box" repair chains.
    Jack Simmons
  • With the loss of his bookkeeper, the owner of Bill’s Quality Auto Care in Simi Valley, Calif., decided to look through the books himself. 
    Robert Bravender