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    • Automotive Repair Shop
      How automotive repair program is vital for automotive industries?
    • brake pad abutment shims
      What are you guys using as lubrication between the abutment shims and the caliper bracket.  I live in the rust belt and the main cause of premature brake pad wear here is frozen pads.  I was using a cold galvanize corrosion inhibitor spray but it didn't work well at all(maybe a year).  Now I'm using green grease, and it has been working better but I'm starting to see cars coming back with sticking pads after like 2 years.  MOPAR 04796269 works really well but it costs more then caviar.  Just cur
    • Giving Prices over the phone is the same as a diag…
      A woman called her dentist the other day and asked how much would a root canal cost. Her dentist replied, “Sure, hold on, let me look that up. Ok, that’ll be around $1400 for that job. Would you like to come in and have that root canal done?” Ridiculous scenario, you’re thinking? I agree! A dentist would never give a price over the phone without first examining the patient.   Why do some shops continue to give prices over the phone? Even something as simple as a wheel alignment price can
  • Regional Automotive Shop Management Discussions

    • New York Cost of Doing Business
      The cost of doing business in NY is high. It seems as if the expenses are going up faster than our sales income. How do we keep pace with cost of living and still remain competitive? It's hard to decrease fixed expenses.
    • New Jersey Governor Signs Unsafe Used Tire Law
      http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/724720/new-jersey-governor-signs-unsafe-used-tire-law A new law in New Jersey forbids the sale of unsafe used tires. The legislation, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Aug. 7, 2017, was supported by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), Tire Industry Association and the New Jersey Gas Station-C-Store Automotive Association. The law fines businesses that sell tires that exhibit any of these unsafe conditions: — tread depth of
    • ASTE
      As new members of IGONC (independent garage owners association of NC) we have found so many useful benefits and positives of being involved with such a great organizations. One of them being the ASTE event in Cary,NC! The training and expo has been a great resource for us. We learned so much last year, it has literally transformed our business. I just wanted to make sure the members here knew about the event and had the opportunity to research/plan to attend the event!   http://asteshow.com
  • Automotive Repair Shop Management

    • Post your shop's website!
      We've created this section here for you to post your shop website. This is a great way to get some feedback and suggestions from your peers. Please post relevant automotive shop websites only. Any posts including non automotive shop websites will be moderated and removed. Thank you.
    • New Customers
      Trying to grow your car count by attracting new customers? Besides being the most expensive way to increase business, there's some stats you need to know.  Think about this: THE NUMBER 27. I know, doesn't mean anything right now but, instead of writing it all out, have a look at this video. You'll be surprised!   Hope this helps! Matthew "The Car Count Fixer"   P.S.: Follow CarCountHackers on Facebook - Subscribe to CarCountHackers on YouTube https:/YouTube.com
    • Amazon Basics Branded Motor Oil?
      I was browsing Amazon looking for something had no idea that they have privately branded motor oil now. What caught my eye was the 5W-30 full synthetic dexos 5 quart jug at $17 for high mileage cars. Thought it was interesting. Wonder who makes it for them.   So I did a little research online and found this youtube review   Here's another:  


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