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Auto Repair Shop Help? Post Here!

Do you have any automotive business related issues that you need help with? Auto Shop help from Auto Shop Owners. Post it here for help from your fellow members.

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Joe’s Business Tip of the Week


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Joe's weekly business tips that will help you in your day to day operations, focusing on sales, customer service, marketing, advertising, and more!

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AutoShopOwner Articles

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General Automotive Discussion

General Automotive Discussion Forum. Here you can discuss anything Automotive related as a member of Auto Shop Owner! All General Automotive topics allowed.

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Non-Automotive Discussions


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Non-automotive related topics. A topic posted in here does not have to be Automotive related. Members can discuss whatever they want in here!

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Joke of the Day - last post by xrac

New Member's Area

Introduce yourself to the community! Here you can start a new thread, to say hello to the community, and let everyone know that you are onboard!

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AutoShopOwner Announcements


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Here you will will find announcements and information from the staff at AutoShopOwner.

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Coast to Coast Car Chat! - last post by Martin's Diesel

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Marketing, Advertising, & Promoting

Automotive Repair Shop marketing, advertising, and promoting your business are important to maintain and grow your business. Discusssions.

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Banner Programs & Franchising

Aligning your automotive repair shop with major parts suppliers can help your business grow. Franchising is a way to get into an established business model. Discussions.

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Why are Some Shop Owners Tu... - last post by alfredauto

Management Software, Web Sites & Internet

Discussions about automotive shop management systems, software, websites, the internet, online purchasing, how-to, etc.

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Pulled the Trigger - Mitche... - last post by mmotley

HR Topics, Hiring, & Firing & Training

Automotive repair shop human resource topics, HR Issues, Terminations, New Hires, Team Building, & Training Discussions. State Laws are all different, please check your state laws.

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Where to find techs and adv... - last post by mspecperformance

Workflow Management

Automotive repair shop Workflow Management, Productivity, Quality Control, Systems & Procedures Forum. To generate profitable sales and consistent quality customer service, you need to be in control and have in place specific systems and procedures.

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Car cut off limit. How far... - last post by mmotley

Accounting, Profitability, & Payroll

A sale must bring profit, if it doesn’t It’s a loss. Accounting is a major part of any business. Are you in control of your accounting and profitability? Are you controlling your payroll to be profitable?

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Credit card fees - last post by xrac

The Customer Experience

Automotive repair shop customer service discussions. You are judged by what the customer sees and experiences. What type of customer service do you provide?

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How do you feel about custo... - last post by alfredauto

Automotive Products & Services

Discussions about automotive products, parts, services, manufacturer brands, trends, preferences, and more. Auto Parts and Services forum.

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What's worse than AutoZ... - last post by alfredauto

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Northeast Auto Repair Shop Management

Division 1: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Division 2: Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania)

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Help bring back the safety... - last post by HarrytheCarGeek

Midwest Auto Repair Shop Management

Division 3: East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin)
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South Auto Repair Shop Management

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West Auto Repair Shop Management

Division 8: Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)
Division 9: Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)

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Do you support Arizona'... - last post by Joe Marconi

Other Region Auto Repair Shop Management

Includes Puerto Rico and other US territories that are not part of any census region or census division. Also includes other countries and regions around the world.

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Technician Corner - Discussions

This is the place for you to slide back to your technician side and have a talk with others about fixing cars, tools, jobs, etc.

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Replace Brake Rotors in Pai... - last post by HarrytheCarGeek

Repair/Diagnostic Help & Tech Tips!


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Are you stuck on a vehicle? Need some help from your peers? Got a tip to share? Post your technical tips and repair help requests here.

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Automotive Shop Tools & Equipment

Hi-tech cars need hi-tech equipment. Need advice on purchasing diagnostic equipment, tire machines, shop tools, etc..? General Tools and Equipment discussions.

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Auto Body Shop Discussions


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Auto body shop discussion forum. Business and general topics relating to the automotive collision industry.

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AAA survey says most Americ... - last post by HarrytheCarGeek

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Automotive Classifieds


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Selling auto shop equipment, tools, or something else that may be of interest to other auto shop owners? Automotive shops for rent or sale? Post it here.

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Automotive News

Automotive Breaking News!

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Automotive Links of Interest

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