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Alex last won the day on November 17 2019

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  1. Smart decision to stay in, some people think they are invisible and it won't affect them. Better be safe than sorry in my opinion. I think this week we may see cases spike all over the country adding to the craziness as testing ramps up.
  2. Thanks for sharing @Joe Marconi, good plan! If anyone is looking for Joe's topic, please click here @xrac glad to hear things are still normal by you! Seems that last week things really shot up in terms of closings, panic, and especially in states where there are a large number of reported cases. Here in lower NY, schools are closed next week and the rumor is that they might be closed into April. This coming week may be even more active as numbers start rolling in from more and faster testing, due to the private sector getting in on it; quest, lab corp, etc.
  3. Has the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted your auto shop business? If it hasn't yet, it has the potential to do so soon. Please share what you are currently doing, how your business is impacted, what plans you have in place, etc. Some things to consider: Do you have a plan in place should you or one of your employees become ill? With school, event, and business closures, how will this affect your shop? Are you sending anything to your customers in terms of sharing your plans around keeping your customer and employees healthy and doing your part in your community? Many small and large businesses have been sending email communications to their customers. Are you marketing to your customers in terms of not delaying car repair, should there be a need to temporarily close? Are your parts suppliers sharing their plans, should the pandemic affect supply chains? Are you stocking up on business and shop necessities? Please share your experience in this topic and stay healthy! In the media: The coronavirus and its growing tally of sick and dead victims around the world have been roiling financial markets, prompting countless hand-washing reminders and ruining more than a few vacations, and that’s before anyone knows exactly how widespread the effect will be on the automotive industry, including your local repair shop. Source “By mid-March, the shortage of supplies will be felt and members are projecting they’ll experience disruption through May or June,” even if operations in China soon get back to normal, said Stacey Miller, senior director of communications at the Auto Care Association, a trade group representing 150,000 auto aftermarket and service businesses. Source
  4. Alex

    Sunday Night Chat


    For a while @Gonzo was leading the chats on Sundays and since then its always just stayed open as a time slot that would encourage members to jump in the chat room. I haven't seen much activity, so I took the notice off from the weekly email that goes out. It can always go on and the chat room is always available, but we don't have anyone specifically organizing it. That being said, I will probably post something to see if anyone is interested in doing something by a specific time slot. Its always open: https://www.autoshopowner.com/chat/ 😉
  5. Alex, did the Chat happen last night, the 16th? I tried to get on, or I did it wrong.

    Please let me know how to join the chat, Wednesday or Sunday night.

    1. Alex


      I replied to your comment here. The chat room is always available https://www.autoshopowner.com/chat/

      I just haven't seen much activity lately.

  6. @Ollie G Its driven only by what members enter, so it would really depend heavily on that data. Its meant so you can see where others are, here in the community. So here's what we see for south Florida (only members that have entered their rates)
  7. For metro areas, there's always Lyft and/or Uber. There's a topic on this here:
  8. Google search rolled out an update that now shows a website's favicon next to the search results on desktop, which started on mobile in May. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9290858?hl=en Interesting read: https://www.androidcentral.com/google-search-results-desktop-now-include-favicons What you need to know Google is making some changes to the way search results are shown on the desktop. Starting this week, search results will be displayed alongside icons for the websites they link to. The redesign was propagated to mobile devices last year.
  9. Our shop labor rate map has been updated and has over 600 entries currently. The averages below expand as you scroll into the map.
  10. Yes, it can get costly with more nest cams, even with the 50% off for additional cameras. Ring does something interesting which I think will carry over to more brands, they offer one fee for all cams at one address for around $100 with 30 days. Right now with Nest it would be $300 per year for the first and $150 for each additional. It can get expensive for more storage.
  11. @Corral Auto Service are you looking for information on moving to a new or different SMS? Check out some of the member feedback in this topi😄
  12. Here's some info on it for anyone who does not currently have it https://www.interstatebatteries.com/IBPulse 😎 Here's the PDF on the tester: https://interstatebatteries.com/-/media/project/interstate-batteries/pulse-pdfs/nac-588_ib-pulse-brochure_lr.pdf

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