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Joe Marconi

ASA, AutoInc. Top Ten Web Sites

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Each year AutoInc, the publication of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), selects the top ten web auto repair web sites. I always enjoy looking at what our colleagues are doing and how they are marketing their shops on the web.

 

Below is the list, you can also go to http://www.autoinc.org/ for more information.

 

Braxton Automotive, Atlanta
braxtonautogroup.com

Hillmuth Certified Automotive, Columbia, Md.
hillmuth.com

Flossmoor Family Automotive Repair, Flossmoor, Ill.
flossmoorfamilyauto.com

Mid-Cities Service Center, Euless, Texas
midcitiesservice.com

Auto Pro To Call, Chapel Hill, N.C.
autoprotocall.com

Louetta Automotive, Cypress, Texas
louettaautomotive.com

Ferris EuroService Automotive, Warrenton, Va.
ferrisautomotive.com

Wheeling Auto Center, Arlington Heights, Ill.
wheelingautocenter.com

Cool Springs Automotive, Brentwood, Tenn.
myCSauto.com

Hubbards Woods Motors, Winnetka, Ill.
hubbardwoodsmotors.com

 

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