Imagine that you are cruising across the state in your favorite muscle car. It might be a vintage Camaro, ‘Cuda, or even a classic Boss Mustang. No modern connectivity and you decided to leave your cell phone behind because you wanted to take a technology break.
Signs are everywhere. Some communicate their message effectively, while others fall flat – and some are just downright confusing. The Five Man Electrical Band sang in 1971: “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”
Will you be ready when one of your technicians or advisors, steps into your offices, closes the door, and says“ Hey Boss, do you have a minute to talk?” We’ve all had that happen and today I’ll give you 5 tips to being ready for that moment by having an on-going recruiting plan in place.
Whether you love it because it gives you peace of mind or hate it because you feel like it’s money spent every month without any obvious return on investment, insurance is a critical part of a successful repair shop operation.
Owners who spend six months or less on the plan ended up with an 80% failure rate, but those who spent a year or more on the plan had an 80% success rate.
Implementing payment processing before the car is picked up will yield dividends.
Picture this: You’re traveling down Repair Shop HQ Boulevard as the faint smell of rubber wafts through the air. Shift your gaze to the left and you get a glimpse of the latest and greatest technologies in tires and tire service.
Though he was referring to fire safety at the time, this same axiom applies to the needs of our customer today.
Increasing sales of parts and labor while the customer is in your shop is both efficient for your customer and profitable for you. In my experience, a shop's lack of a standardized sales procedure, or lack of Service Advisor training, leads to lost opportunity at the counter, and inconvenience for the customer. Asking your customer one simple question during the write-up process, can yield a vast amount of service and maintenance opportunity, and at the same time increase your technician’s productivity and efficiency
Running a successful auto repair business requires a lot of skill and talent. Leadership, accounting...