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    • By carmcapriotto
      Key Talking Points
      Joe’s Garage AAPEX 2021- a playground for the automotive industry with lifts and hands-on engagement  Right to repair- allows for the bidirectional access of data for vehicles in a standardized format. Get the diagnostic information from the vehicle. Lawsuit ensued. A federal bill will push the automotive Right to Repair. It’s not the independent vs dealership, it’s about equal competition and allowing the consumer to choose Subaru- disabling Starlink system which is now evidence Automakers have 270 lobbyists, the automotive aftermarket has  9 Changing driving habits but the miles driven is still increasing- more dependence on the vehicle, automobility  EV growth- 280 million vehicles in operation, it will take time to shift, EV’s still require repairs Ecommerce- expectations have increased, data and business technology has leveled up and activated the industry to improve Don’t be afraid of the future Repairact.com allows email to be sent to your local representative Connect with the show:
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      This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve.  AAPEX 2021 is in the record books and lived up to presenting leading-technical and business management training from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Now set your sights on Las Vegas in 2022. Mark your calendar now … November 1-3, 2022, AAPEX - Now more than ever.

      This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com/carm
      The Panel
      Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting your legislators know the issue about data. Your help is needed to help in amending the right to repair legislation. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation. Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner. Bill leads the strategic direction of The Auto Care Association’s 3,000 members and 150,000 companies representing automotive manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Find Bill’s other episodes HERE.
      Paul McCarthy, AASA President.Paul has over 23 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining MEMA, Paul led the Automotive and Industrial Products Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He consulted at dozens of automotive suppliers, eight of the top ten global automakers, and at private equity firms and financial institutions. His past leadership roles include heading PwC Germany’s Automotive Strategy advisory practice and leading global forecasting and analysis for a prominent vehicle forecast service, Autofacts. Paul has an MBA from Duke’s University’s Fuqua School of Business. Find Paul’s other episodes HERE.

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    • By Joe Marconi
      One of the lessons from COVID is for repair shops to have a strong cash reserve.  Shop owners need to budget their money each week, and allocate money to different bank accounts, such as payroll, operating expenses, taxes, etc.
      Another account I would recommend is to have a Cash Reserve account, where money is allocating each week, and not touched unless their is a emergency, such as an economic downturn and or if an economic emergency occurs in your area or with your company. 
      While no one could have predicted the affects from COVID 19, I think we can all agree that being cash strong is a viable strategy.
      You should have anywhere from 3 to 6 months of covered expenses in a separate bank account.  I know, I know....it's a lot of money. Start slow and build each week. Anything set aside is better than nothing. 
      Of course, to have a reserve means that you need to have the profit to put away. Right?  Well, another reason to know your numbers, revisit your pricing and make sure your labor rate is enough to support your payroll, operating expenses and have enough left over to set aside money for the unexpected.
      Trust me, you'll be glad you did. 
       
    • By carmcapriotto
      Key Talking Points
      Justin Fricke, CarTime Auto Center, Dundas, MN
      Stocks around 100 cars on lot for used car business in the same building The car buying experience has changed- the market isn’t full of new vehicles anymore, prices continue to increase month to month Justin started as a technician and is now part-owner Program through junior and senior high schools called Career Tech Education- job fair day of different businesses with displays. As a business, go to schools and ask about their programs available. Consider field trip to the shop Where do kids fit? Stereotypes around the trades need to be broken in school. Don’t push the kids that are the “bad students” into the trades. It is no longer a secondary career path. Also has detail shop- $200 for full detailing inside and out Connect with the show:
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      Dorman gives people greater freedom to fix vehicles by constantly developing new repair solutions that put owners and technicians first. By always innovating, Dorman has led the way in growing the aftermarket. Here you will see a few examples of a Dorman OE Fix. An OE FIX is a Dorman repair solution you can’t get from the original equipment manufacturer. It means they found a situation where they believe the OEM wasn’t giving repair professionals what they wanted, so we fixed it. Everything Dorman does is centered around providing customer value, both in the quality of products, and the creativity of solutions. Our engineers and designers go out of their way to save repair technicians time and save vehicle owners money. Want to really go under the hood? Take the Dorman Virtual Tour at www.DormanProducts.com/Tour

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    • By carmcapriotto
      Charlie Marcotte is the owner of American Pride Automotive and Founder of Transportation Matters. After serving in the U.S. Army, Charlie and his wife Diane moved to Virginia in 1988 and started their family in 1992. Putting food on the table was the primary goal that started Charlie working on cars (illegally) from a 10′ by 20′ storage unit. A strong work ethic and love of cars allowed those humble beginnings to flourish into American Pride Automotive, with 4 locations serving the Virginia Peninsula. The family unit has always been Charlie’s driving force, with three successful children and a bouncing baby Grandson: Life is Good. Building a solid business is a point of pride for Charlie, but his true passion is Transportation Matters. The transportation Matters mission drives positive social change while delivering a competitive advantage to the independent automotive repair industry—the same industry which has provided Charlie with so much opportunity.
      Listen to Charlie's other episodes HERE
      Dustin Brown, Brown Auto Experts, 3 Locations in New Mexico, Albuquerque, Village of Los Ranchos and Rio Rancho. Dustin and Nolan Brown are brothers that are third-generation mechanics. Their father Donald started Browns Automotive in 1982.
      Key Talking Points
      Connect your brand to your community What has your contribution been during your entire career? Owning a business and supporting your community go hand in hand- hiring, retention, comebacks, customer relationships, word of mouth growth Transform your reputation in the  industry- break the negative stereotype Charlie Marcotte is 7 years into a 10-year goal of donating $320,000 to local non-profits, he is proud to say that we are ahead of schedule. Success came from the process. Charlie developed a program called State Inspections for our Community. In VA, they have an annual safety inspection, the cost to the customer is only $20. For each State Inspection they perform, they set aside $5 to be given to a local NPO, they call it “making the mundane, meaningful”.   American Pride is Facilitating the gift of a 2015 Ford Escape to the Williamsburg House of Mercy. One of their great fleet customers, Signature Stone, needed a transmission for their ’15 Escape. It’s an expensive transmission and in the end, it didn’t make sense to repair it but the rest of the car was in great shape. Charlie reached out to WHOM and asked if they had a family who could use reliable transportation, with the ability to maintain it - they did. Charlie reached out to a friend, Matt Lacy who owns Lacy Auto Parts, and suggested he donate a transmission, he did. He had their crew install the transmission at no charge. To make this donation a wise business strategy, Charlie will have a film crew coming to the shop to interview all 4 parties.  Video content- keep it simple with a cell phone, quick and natural. It is real and intimate content. Don’t overthink it.  Dustin’s primary charity is the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home. In the past, they were involved with many organizations such as Road Runner food bank, Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots, and Breast Cancer awareness foundation. 3 years ago they decided to stay focused on one local charity and provide support to them throughout the year. This has ensured the collections stay in the community. Consumable drive with customers started this month and will go to the end of the year (Paper/Plasticware, toilet paper, dishwashing, and laundry detergent, and so on, Things the home goes through all year long). Don’t just give back during the holidays, it needs to be done throughout the whole year. Dustin recently completed a training room: The goal is to get involved with local car clinics for new drivers and basic vehicle education such as tire pressure, changing a spare, and checking fluids. With a new training area, they hosted their first tech training event with the help of NAPA. It is also for technicians in the community to do more hands-on training. New driver clinic- changing tire, oil etc. Inspiration is followed by perspiration  Family Service Day- free automotive care and repair paired with the local church, helped over 1,000 families Connect with the show:
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      This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com

      Are you seeing auto shops in your area get hundreds of 5-star Google reviews and are you feeling left behind because your shop only has a few?
      Hey look, Broadly is your answer to getting more online reviews. With more reviews, your business will rank higher in search results — and that means more customers coming into your shop every day. Broadly helps you automatically request reviews so that your customers can promote your business with just one click. When you immediately ask for a review after service, when the experience is still fresh in their mind, you’re more likely to get a 5-star positive review. Plus, asking for feedback makes your customer feel valued and more connected to your business. Isn’t that what you want a connected customer? See how Broadly can help grow your auto shop.  Visit www.getbroadly.com/chat to learn more.
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    • By carmcapriotto
      Show Notes:
      Requires 40 hours of training a year from his techs, service advisors, and owners Bill provides private training that brings his classes to 6 students to one trainer The power of networking The team is picking their classes and they are getting ready to split the group to provide advanced classes. Their techs average tenure is 8 years. Bill believes they stay because of the training they can’t get anywhere else. Their training program is a long-term commitment. Works with other shops in the area to spread the cost Pays a bonus each December based on the actual number of hours trained. A make your own Christmas bonus. Keeps a resume on all training completed Displays a picture goal board for every team member Paperless operation A welcome board in the lobby with all customers who are coming in that day  Key tags provide status to technicians 17 bays - 5 Technicians Green - Yellow - Red Light signifies the progress of workflow in the shop Eight loaner cars Connect with the show:
      Aftermarket Radio Network
      Subscribe on YouTube
      Visit us on the Web
      Follow on Facebook
      Become an Insider
      Buy me a coffee
      Important Books
      Check out today's partner:

      Dorman gives people greater freedom to fix vehicles by constantly developing new repair solutions that put owners and technicians first. By always innovating, Dorman has led the way in growing the aftermarket. Here you will see a few examples of a Dorman OE Fix. An OE FIX is a Dorman repair solution you can’t get from the original equipment manufacturer. It means they found a situation where they believe the OEM wasn’t giving repair professionals what they wanted, so we fixed it. Everything Dorman does is centered around providing customer value, both in the quality of products, and the creativity of solutions. Our engineers and designers go out of their way to save repair technicians time and save vehicle owners money. Want to really go under the hood? Take the Dorman Virtual Tour at www.DormanProducts.com/Tour

      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio


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