Quantcast
Jump to content


Trans flush machine?


Recommended Posts

Looking into buying a machine but am unsure of which to purchase. I don't like the BG bladder type machines because I have watched too many C techs do incomplete flushes because they can't easily see the fluid levels in the machine.

PROS and CONS for your machine please

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great Tire Deal

We currently use the RTI ATX 2 machine. You can easily read the fluid level on the side of the machine. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the max capacity is 12qrts. It also comes with the necessary accessories/fittings needed. We've had it for about 4 years with great results.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Available Subscriptions

  • Have you checked out Joe's Latest Blog?

         0 comments
      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
  • Similar Topics

    • By carmcapriotto
      Thanks to our Partners, NAPA TRACS, AutoFix Auto Shop Coaching, and Today's Class Join a discussion with multi-shop operators Dwayne Myers and Rick Levitan, as well as CPA Hunt Demarest, on the intricacies of purchasing a business. They cover the necessity of due diligence, understanding financials, and the emotional aspects of negotiation. The panel shares personal experiences, highlighting the importance of realistic financial projections, environmental assessments, and the role of goodwill in valuations. They advise on building strong banking relationships, scrutinizing financial statements, and respecting sellers' emotional ties, emphasizing patience and strategy for successful acquisitions in the automotive industry. Hunt Demarest, CPA, Paar Mellis and Associates, Business by the Numbers Podcast Dwayne Myers, Dynamic Automotive, 6 locations, Maryland. Dwayne’s previous episodes HERE. Rick Levitan, Managing Director, Auto Stream Car Care, MD. Show Notes
      Real Estate Strategies with Rick Levitan [AW 170]: https://remarkableresults.biz/remarkable-results-radio-podcast/aw170/ The challenges of obtaining accurate financials (00:02:03) Discussion on the challenges of obtaining accurate financials when buying a business. The importance of common sense in business acquisitions (00:06:30) The panel discusses the importance of using common sense and avoiding emotional attachment when considering a business acquisition. Legal and financial considerations in business acquisitions (00:08:24) The panel discusses legal and financial considerations, including the importance of asset purchase, non-compete agreements, and the quality of real estate. Financing Considerations (00:18:13) Discussion on the critical role of financing in business acquisitions and the advantages of using banks or owner financing. Bank Relationships (00:19:09) Importance of building a relationship with a bank and leveraging the bank's confidence in the buyer's ability to expand. Financial Statement Analysis (00:20:27) Importance of thoroughly analyzing financial statements, including understanding expenses and discretionary non-recurring expenses. Negotiating the Deal (00:22:24) Strategies for negotiating the price and terms of the acquisition, including considering the concerns of the seller and assessing the facility's assets. On-Site Q&A (00:23:31) The checklist and tactics for conducting a site visit to assess a potential acquisition, including evaluating equipment, employees, and the owner's future plans. Pro Forma and Business Plan (00:25:23) The necessity of creating a pro forma and business plan for the bank, including the importance of conservative projections and understanding the return on investment. Challenges of Multi-Shop Expansion (00:30:34) Discussion on the challenges and missteps often encountered by individuals expanding into multi-shop operations, emphasizing the need for patience and learning from experiences. Gas Station Red Flags (00:32:41) The importance of environmental assessments. Emotional Aspects of Buying (00:34:08) The emotional nature of buying a business. Goodwill and Equipment Allocation (00:38:49) Discussion on goodwill, equipment, and the allocation of the purchase price in a business acquisition, including tax implications. Understanding Multiples in Business Valuation (00:39:32) Explaining the concept of multiples in business valuation and the factors that influence the multiplier, such as location, equipment, and reputation. Negotiating Purchase Price (00:42:23) Negotiating the purchase price based on business valuation and real estate factors. Final Thoughts on Business Acquisition (00:44:03) The importance of staying positive and finding creative solutions during negotiations, leaving deals on good terms, and expressing appreciation for the insights shared. Thanks to our Partner, NAPA TRACS 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/ Thanks to our Partner, Auto-Fix Auto Shop Coaching Proven Auto Shop Coaching with Results. Over 61 Million in ROI with an Average ROI of 9x. Find Coach Chris Cotton at AutoFix Auto Shop Coaching on the Web at https://autoshopcoaching.com/ Thanks to our Partner, Today's Class Optimize training with Today's Class: In just 5 minutes daily, boost knowledge retention and improve team performance. Find Today's Class on the web at https://www.todaysclass.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 X (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
    • By Joe Marconi

      Premium Member Content 

      This content is hidden to guests, one of the benefits of a paid membership. Please login or register to view this content.

    • By Changing The Industry
      Can You Have Heart In A Business? #podcast #automotivebusiness #carrepair #autorepairbusiness
    • By Joe Marconi

      Premium Member Content 

      This content is hidden to guests, one of the benefits of a paid membership. Please login or register to view this content.

    • Water Proof And Self Adhesive
    • By Hands On
      Hi folks. A quick search and I did not see any recent alignment machine posts. I have a quote from Hunter, $86,000 includes a scissor life and the concrete work to flush mount it, shipping, the machine with wall mount cameras. Some accessories. If I do conservatively 3 alignments a week my break even is approx 4.5 years, a bit longer depending on financing cost.
      I lease my shop, and one of my biggest fears has been getting kicked out of here. Should I be looking at obtaining a location instead? I am always nervous about taking on the massive cost of a bigger building, especially when I struggle so often to hire good people. I talked to a friend that went from a small shop like I have to a larger facility and he said it was a lot more headaches with very little increase in income. I want less headaches, less stress.
       
      Maybe it is my small shop that makes it hard to hire? Is this the right time to try to get a new location? How do I even start finding financing, I do not have a ton of cash saved up right now. Should I get the alignment machine now, and continue to save up for a new location? How much do I need down for a new spot? Should I keep my eye open for other shops that might fail in the coming year and hold off on the alignment machine and continue to stack cash? I am kind of tired of loosing an employee for 30 minutes to an hour to run an alignment across town that may or may not get done to the same quality standards I hold my employees to.


  • Our Sponsors



×
×
  • Create New...