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Alex last won the day on June 18

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About Alex

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    ASO Staff Member

Business Information

  • Business Name
    AutoShopOwner
  • Business Address
    P.O.Box 52, Mahopac, New York, 10541
  • Type of Business
    Auto Body
  • Your Current Position
    Other
  • Automotive Franchise
    None
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  • Participate in Training
    Yes
  • Certifications
    ASE (4)
    NYS Motor Vehicle Inspector
    AAS Automotive Apprenticeship
    AS Business Administration
    Toyota T10 program graduate

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  1. Nice! Best of luck to you with your new business!
  2. @CAR_AutoReports you’ve really done a nice job posting about your software, updates and enhancements.
  3. Congratulations and welcome to ASO! Was this a general repair shop before with all the plows and accessories or did you introduce that?
  4. @Mail Shark I added the coupon image into your post since PDFs do not embed
  5. Topic title changed to "Looking for some input into Advertising" and moved to Marketing, Advertising, & Promoting forum.
  6. @bantar are you having issues commenting on this article by @CAR_AutoReports or other? You should be able to add a comment below the article: You can also post in the syndicated topic (same as the article and shares commenting)
  7. Its definitely hot out there! Are you asking about A/C options for your shop?
  8. You can also take a look at @Elite Worldwide Inc., @Joe Marconi.
  9. Found a great reason to re-energize this topic... @WomenAutoKnow just syndicated your Interstate video series under my blog On a side note, I know Ralph for years but was informed about this from your WAK newsletter, so Kudos to you and the rest of the crew on this!
  10. This content is syndicated from https://www.interstatebatteries.com/blog/episode-2-training-new-mechanics When it comes to new techs, shop owners need to rethink the process of becoming a mechanic, every step of the way. It hurts your heart. Literally. You see new mechanics coming in, and they’re so charged up to finally get a chance to do what they love: work on cars. But slowly, over time, that enthusiasm fades. In this episode, our new and old-school mechanics talk shop about how becoming a mechanic means never losing your love for the work. Rethink every step.It starts with building a cool shop and pairing new techs with the best mentors, says Charles Sanville, mechanic and video blogger, Humble Mechanic. The certified Volkswagen technician started out in a dealership and watched the most enthusiastic mechanics lose heart. Good mentorship saved him. Manage conflict. If you have a new tech starting in your garage, team meetings can quiet conflicts that might be happening under the radar, says Audra Fordin, a fourth-generation mechanic and the founder of Women Auto Know. Chances are, the problem isn’t an isolated one, and the team needs an open, honest conversation about it. Your best mentor isn’t always your best tech. Pairing up the right mentor with the right new tech means passing on the love and passion for the craft, says Ralph Parente, who started working in an auto shop at 16 years old. But that doesn’t always mean your best mechanic. Stay opened-minded about which seasoned techs in your shop can be the best mentors.
  11. @Dakotaj96 not sure if it helps but check out these topics:
  12. Yes it is a cool feature, and probably one of the benefits that has a cost behind it, as does running this community, and probably worth upgrading for $29.99 per year. But if $30 a year is too much for you to accept, I can understand, and is why we also offer a FREE membership, like you have now. Please continue to enjoy your FREE membership if you can't see the value in moving to a paid membership.
  13. We now have a nice tool available to all premium and platinum members under the tools menu, where you can view labor rates entered by our members on an easy to use map, similar to our member map. This is designed to give you an idea of where you are vs the market in your area. As you zoom in, the circle averages open up to more specific areas. If you aren't currently a subscribed premium or platinum member, you can upgrade here.
  14. @CAR_AutoReports Looks good, thanks for keeping everyone updated on new features of your SMS. Personally, I always feel there should be a way to export your data automatically as a backup locally or a secondary location like Amazon AWS or other, an account set up by the user where the software just dumps a data file in sql, csv, excel, or other non proprietary format. Just gives a warm and fuzzy feeling to owning your data.. So if I use an SMS system, create my own Amazon AWS account, maybe the SMS has some sort of export/backup section where I enter my AWS, S3 details, bucket, etc. and automatically I get a file dump daily of my data. Just an idea.


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