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      • Local Elections Matter The Most #podcast #automotivebusiness #carrepair #autorepairbusiness
      • Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Auto Care Jim Sennett from AAA focuses on the significance of maintenance in reducing roadside events, the impact of battery and tire issues, and the importance of regular vehicle inspections. He dives into AAA's role in roadside assistance, battery sales, the importance of education in the industry, and the need to shift perception to attract more talent to the skilled trades. Jim Sennett, National Repair Programs Manager, AAA National Show Notes The importance of testing and replacing vehicle batteries (00:01:00) Discussion about the high number of roadside events AAA responds to each year and the need for proper training and education in the automotive industry. The significance of testing batteries in safety inspections (00:01:59) Highlighting the need to test batteries during safety inspections and the impact of seasonal changes on battery performance. Partnership with NAPA to sell AAA batteries (00:03:45) Discussion about the partnership between AAA and NAPA to sell AAA batteries in NAPA stores and the benefits for AAA members. The need for proper battery testing and maintenance (00:06:32) Emphasizing the importance of testing batteries, especially with the increasing use of technology in vehicles, and the upcoming program "Test Every Vehicle" with NAPA. Promoting the automotive industry as a rewarding career path (00:10:15) Encouraging students to consider automotive technology programs as a rewarding career path and the evolution of training programs in the automotive industry. Addressing the shortage of skilled technicians (00:15:20) Discussion about the shortage of skilled technicians and the importance of promoting skilled trades as a valuable career choice for future generations. The importance of skilled trades (00:16:09) Discussion on the need to eliminate the stigma around trade careers and advocate for skilled trades as a rewarding career path. Challenges of traditional education (00:16:53) Reflection on the value of traditional college education and the need to rethink the education system's approach to learning and career preparation. Apprenticeship programs and earning while learning (00:19:50) Discussion on the benefits of apprenticeship programs, earning while learning, and the potential for launching apprentice programs in partnership with NAPA. Industry challenges and opportunities (00:21:04) Insights into the automotive industry, the need for more technical expertise due to technological advancements, and the potential for growth in the field. Role of independent repair shops and competition (00:28:26) Discussion on the importance of independent repair shops, the role of competition, and the significance of customer relationships in the automotive industry. Engaging with students and education initiatives (00:30:20) The importance of engaging with high school students, promoting automotive careers, and the need for industry involvement in educational initiatives. Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Auto Care Learn more about NAPA Auto Care and the benefits of being part of the NAPA family by visiting https://www.napaonline.com/en/auto-care Connect with the Podcast: -Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RemarkableResultsRadioPodcast/ -Join Our Private Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734687266778976 -Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carmcapriotto -Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmcapriotto/ -Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remarkableresultsradiopodcast/ -Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RResultsBiz -Visit the Website: https://remarkableresults.biz/ -Join our Insider List: https://remarkableresults.biz/insider -All books mentioned on our podcasts: https://remarkableresults.biz/books -Our Classroom page for personal or team learning: https://remarkableresults.biz/classroom -Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/carm -The Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com -Special episode collections: https://remarkableresults.biz/collections Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
      • Episode 165 - Chasing An American Dream While Balancing Family and Culture With Gilbert Khoshaba
      • The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops. Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/ Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/ If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind In this podcast episode, Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching underscores the significance of professional attire in the auto repair industry. He connects dressing well with increased confidence, employee morale, and customer trust. Cotton shares personal anecdotes and cites studies on "enclothed cognition," reinforcing the idea that appearance can influence performance. He offers practical advice for shop owners to elevate their business's professionalism through attire, leadership, and delegation. Cotton concludes by advocating for a standard of respect and dedication in the industry, supported by the episode's sponsor, Shop Marketing Pros. The importance of dressing professionally (00:01:15) Chris discusses the impact of dressing professionally on business perception, employee morale, and customer confidence. The psychological impact of dressing well (00:03:22) Chris explores the psychological connection between dressing well and feeling better, projecting confidence, and improving performance. Supporting data on the importance of dressing well (00:05:33) Chris presents data on perception and trust, employee morale, and customer confidence related to professional appearance. Setting a new standard (00:06:45) Chris provides practical tips for setting a standard of professionalism, including investing in quality uniforms and leading by example. The role of the owner in dressing professionally (00:07:49) Chris emphasizes the role of the owner in creating a culture of professionalism and setting boundaries through professional attire. The pledge to elevate industry standards (00:11:15) Chris encourages listeners to join him in pledging to dress professionally, reflecting respect for themselves, employees, and customers. Connect with Chris: [email protected] Phone: 940.400.1008 www.autoshopcoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae   #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
      • First, I applaud your honesty. I don't think there is a shop owner around that has not made a ton of mistakes. We reflect, hopefully learn and move on. I will take another point of view. My goal from the first day I opened my shop in 1980 was to purchase the land. I finally did in 1998. The property became a windfall years later when I sold my company (2 locations).  I have to admit, though, that my first location was not the best, but as the business grew it did not impact my growth. 
      • Thanks to our Partners, AAPEX, NAPA TRACS, and Automotive Management Network Recorded Live at the TST Big Event, Michael Ingvardsen, Global Technical Training Manager from Nissens Automotive, discusses the evolving challenges and advancements in automotive air conditioning systems, including the potential warranty issues arising from using alternative refrigerants. This episode is a roadmap for staying informed, proactive, and environmentally conscious as we navigate the transition to new refrigerants. Michael Ingvardsen, Global Technical Training Manager, Nissens Automotive Show Notes Impacts of new refrigerants (00:03:07) Discussion on the impact of new refrigerants on the automotive aftermarket industry. Testing and approval of new refrigerants (00:04:44) Testing and approval process for new refrigerants, including warranty implications. Industry response and concerns (00:08:07) Concerns and responses from the industry regarding the use of replacement refrigerants. Challenges and best practices (00:09:23) Challenges and best practices for shops in dealing with new refrigerants and components. Warranty implications (00:09:49) Discussion on warranty implications related to the use of new refrigerants and components. Industry communication and training (00:10:37) Importance of industry-wide communication and training on the use of new refrigerants. System maintenance and practices (00:11:34) Impact of new refrigerants on system maintenance and best practices. Industry readiness and response (00:13:15) Discussion on industry readiness and response to the introduction of new refrigerants. Cost and environmental considerations (00:18:04) Considerations for choosing replacement refrigerants based on cost and environmental impact. The concern about heat pump systems (00:19:22) Discussion about the technical concerns and impact of heat pump systems on warranty situations. European focus on heat pump cars (00:20:15) Insights into heat pumps by European vehicle manufacturers. Training for diagnosing heat pump systems (00:21:21) The necessity of understanding heat transfer and the flow of refrigerant in a heat pump system for effective diagnosis. Life lessons and analogies with heat pumps (00:22:47) Humorous analogies and life lessons related to heat pump systems and relationships. Challenges and changes in refrigerants (00:26:15) Discussion about the re-evaluation of refrigerants in Europe and the challenges in adapting to new environmental regulations. Importance of staying updated and educated (00:27:09) Encouragement for professionals to stay updated, attend classes, and be experts in air conditioning systems. Thanks to our Partners, AAPEX, NAPA TRACS, and Automotive Management Network Set your sights on Las Vegas in 2024. Mark your calendar now … November 5th-7th, 2024. AAPEX - Now more than ever. And don’t miss the next free AAPEX webinar. Register now at http://AAPEXSHOW.COM/WEBINAR NAPA TRACS will move your shop into the SMS fast lane with onsite training and six days a week of support and local representation. Find NAPA TRACS on the Web at http://napatracs.com/ Get ready to grow your business with the Automotive Management Network: Find on the Web at http://AftermarketManagementNetwork.com for information that can help you move your business ahead and for the free and informative http://LaborRateTracker.com Connect with the Podcast: -Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RemarkableResultsRadioPodcast/ -Join Our Private Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734687266778976 -Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carmcapriotto -Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmcapriotto/ -Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remarkableresultsradiopodcast/ -Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RResultsBiz -Visit the Website: https://remarkableresults.biz/ -Join our Insider List: https://remarkableresults.biz/insider -All books mentioned on our podcasts: https://remarkableresults.biz/books -Our Classroom page for personal or team learning: https://remarkableresults.biz/classroom -Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/carm -The Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com -Special episode collections: https://remarkableresults.biz/collections                     Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
      • Ya know as we all get older and look back at some of the decisions we have made over the years we find we made a lot of mistakes, some were very costly and others we learned from and kept going. I would have to say now, if I was starting a business that relied on visuals like huge signs and traffic, I would opt for a expensive location. But if I was going to open another stripping business, larger size and cheap rent would win out. Will be interesting to hear other opinions on this topic.
      • You Can't Fix Toxic Employees #podcast #automotivebusiness #carrepair #autorepairbusiness


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