Champtires – one of the leading e-commerce used tire sellers – is not facing supply chain issues. In fact, over the past several months, Champtires’ inventory has grown exponentially.
“Luckily, we are still able to source really great tires right now,” said Brad Rea, president and founder of Champtires. “Ninety percent of our inventory has 7/32 tread or above, and we’re adding hundreds of Michelins, Pirellis, Continentals – tires in every brand really – every day.”
Reselling used tires with significant tread life left saves them from ending up in a landfill. And it allows consumers and auto businesses to save drastically compared to new tire prices.
“Relying on premium used tires is a responsible way to use recycled products while saving yourself a lot of money,” Rea said.
High quality used tires are perfect if you need to match one or two to a remaining set or when replacing all four tires. Every tire that enters a Champtires facility goes through a thorough three-step inspection process. Free FedEx shipping is included on all website orders to the continental U.S.
Learn more and shop now at Champtires.com.
By ASOG Podcast
Looking through the videos taken at #aapex and #sema. This event is simply can't-miss.
Scott Wheeler, President of Automotive Consultants Group, Inc. (ACGI) is a shop management expert in the transportation industry, with over forty years’ experience in the automotive, trucking, heavy-equipment, marine, motor sports, and defense aerospace industries. He holds numerous ASE credentials, including two Master’s Certifications, and has experience working in every position from Tech, Fixed Operations Director, and Mechanical Engineer. Scott has authored five books for the automotive industry and continues to write, consult, and speak professionally at major industry events throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been a regular featured consultant/contributor to Ratchet+Wrench Magazine, Auto Inc., and Canadian Tire magazine with articles relating to topics such as technician compensation programs, understanding production capacity, and how to maintain passion for your automotive repair business, among others. ACGI continues to consult and mentor clients throughout North America.
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“How to Make Money (& Stay Sane) in the Automotive Service Industry”- Chronicles “Bob” a fictitious character. Effective labor rate, marketing and advertising in 21st century. Charts and graphs included. Policies, procedures, job descriptions. What are your goals? Why are you in the industry? “What’s in it for me?” Are you willing to listen? Try new things? Change? Change triangle- the center is change, outside points are commitment, plan and action. “Why when how to” with financials “All business is, is a math problem”- understanding the numbers, understanding benchmark (labor gross profit margin, parts margin etc) Ego factor- what is your break-even point is? Do you rate how well your month went by how much money is in your checking account? Holding someone accountable- clear set goals and expectations CPA using Quickbooks- Quickbooks isn’t geared towards automotive Make sure you set your shop management software to your set gross profit matrix for parts and labor Production incentive for technicians and service advisors- it should be easy to calculate. Is it based on working 40 hours or meeting/beating time guide? Consider individual compensation plans. Find one that motivates your employees. Raising effective labor rate Automotiveconsultantsgroup.com Connect with the show:
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By Joe Marconi
With so many baby boomer shop owners retiring, there is great opportunity for shop owners looking to add new locations. In addition, there are many shop owners that have not survived the COVID crises.
Is anyone looking to open new locations? If so, it would be interesting to hear your strategy and the reasons why.
Oh, if you are wondering If I am thinking about expanding. The answer is no. I had three locations, down to one now, and I am close to announcing exciting news very soon. So Stay Tuned.
By Joe Marconi
I was asked recently if it's possible to be a true absentee owner. Here are my thoughts. First, it really depends on the staff, your position in your business and how the business is structured. There are shops that are run totally by a manager and the owner is not involved in the day to day. There are shop owners with multiple locations. There is no way to be at all locations at the same time.
Build the business by having a strong team. Find leaders in your business. Give others control and allow others to grow. You, the owner, do not have to be in on every single situation, and you should take time away from the business.
But remember, you are the owner and the primary leader. You set the tone.
Those are my thoughts...yours?