Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


xrac last won the day on October 11

xrac had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

877 Excellent

About xrac

Business Information

  • Business Address
    900 N. Burkhardt Road, Evansville, Indiana, 47715
  • Automotive Franchise
  • Website
  • Banner Program

Recent Profile Visitors

19,088 profile views
  1. I am not a computer guy and have never built a website. With that in mind here are my thoughts. It doesn't need to be too complicated. It needs to load fast and be easy to navigate. You should have a phone number, address, and some kind of directional map available on the first page. Customers should have the ability to book an appointment. Print needs to be large enough to be easily read. Car-x has given us the capability for customers to book appointments on line. We get on average 4-8 such appointments every month. About 60% of these are first time customers.

    Around here they use to pay but now they charge since the price of oil dropped. We get our oil disposed for free by Safety Kleen as a national account courtesy of Monro. GLYECO will pick up antifreeze for free if you purchase antifreeze through them. I do not know if they are in your part of the country.

    We did one and it was very successful.

    We add $2.00 on to oil changes but our costs are not high. We can drain oil filters and throw them in the trash. Plus we currently get rid of used oil and antifreeze at no cost.
  5. Credit cards

    I have experienced fee creep with every process I have ever used except my current processor.
  6. I would have never have guess that this business would be so severely impacted by weather. The first pretty day after a bunch of bad days is usually slow and the first bad day after a bunch if pretty day's is usually slow.
  7. Hi Y'all...from the Volunteer State!

    Welcome! There is a lot of great information here that will be useful but not specific information on body shop operation. We are mostly general repair.
  8. Joke of the Day

    Hope I haven't already posted this: "Hello?""Hi, honey, this is daddy," ... "Is your mommy near the phone?""No, daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Frank,"After a brief pause, daddy says, "But you haven't got an Uncle Frank, honey!""Oh yes I do, and he's upstairs in the bedroom with mommy, right now!""Uh, Okay, then...here's what I want you to do. Put down the phone, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to mommy and Uncle Frank that daddy's car's just pulled up outside the house." "Okay, daddy!"A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone. "Well, I did what you said, daddy.""And what happened?" he asks."Well, mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming, then she tripped over the rug and went flying out the front window and now she's all dead.""Oh my God!!! And what about your Uncle Frank?""He jumped out of bed with no clothes on too and he was all scared and he jumped out the back window into the swimming pool... but he must have forgot that last week you took out all the water to clean it, so he hit the bottom of the swimming pool and now he's all real dead too."***long pause***Then daddy says, "Swimming pool??? Is this 328-9874?"
  9. The $19.95 Oil Change Offer

    We aare doing the same thing. Serve pro except for the Euro and then Castrol or Mobile One but mostly Castro.
  10. The $19.95 Oil Change Offer

    My cost of goods are similar. My cost for Dexos full synthetic is about $1.82 a quart currently in bulk.
  11. But here is the sad thing, the five best only have a shot. Truthfully from technical school graduates I have known I think only about 5% have a chance of becoming a really good technician. Last year I burned through 5 of these guys. They either quit or got fired and the longest tenure was about 5 months. All had technical school and some experience. Just growing up on a farm and working with my hands I had better knowledge and skill then these guys did and I have no claim to ever having been a technican.
  12. Joke of the Day

    A man brings his best buddy home for dinner unannounced at 5:30 after work. His wife begins screaming at him and his friend just sits and listens in. "My hair & make-up are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are not done, I'm still in my pajamas and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight! What the hell did you bring him home for?" "Because he's thinking of getting married."