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Operational Planning for Automotive Repair

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 23:03

Operational planning can have a major impact on business capacity, sales and profits in automotive repair. Different measurements on the effect of planning on business execution have shown that efficiencies can be increased by 20 percent on more. Efficiency increases … Continue reading

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Providing Career Growth and Security in Automotive Repair

Friday, March 31, 2017 0:42

In automotive repair the environment is continually changing as technological advances are made and methods of performing maintenance and repair are improved. Employees must feel that they’re not in danger of being left behind. Ongoing training for personnel is an … Continue reading

 
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Employee Compensation in Automotive Repair

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 19:17

  Although there are many factors that will attract and retain employees – the primary reason people go to work each day is to earn a living. In this area the shop is marketing itself as a desirable place to … Continue reading

 
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Effective Hiring Techniques in Automotive Repair

Monday, March 27, 2017 18:00

Hiring employees is a critical aspect of managing an automotive repair business. Mistakes can be very costly while prudence can bring very positive results. Skills are important and are the basis for bringing people onboard but there are many other … Continue reading

 
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Running a Paperless Automotive Repair Shop

Friday, February 24, 2017 17:00

  In many automotive repair shops today the use of paper has been reduced to a significant degree. Using paper contributes to decreased productivity as many actions are duplicated. When something is first written on paper then entered into the … Continue reading

 
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Achieving a Paperless Auto Repair Vehicle Delivery Process

Thursday, February 23, 2017 22:13

When returning the vehicle to the owner after repairs are performed there are parts of the process that can be handled with paper or automated. When these steps are automated – paper use as well as handling and storage costs … Continue reading

 
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Eliminating Paper Use by the Auto Repair Technician

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 19:41

  In a shop using paper – technicians are assigned work on printed work orders and information concerning inspections, diagnoses and recommendations are communicated back to the service advisor on paper. When these processes are automated paper usage is greatly … Continue reading

 
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Employing a Paperless Auto Repair Vehicle Check in Process

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 18:38

Before the advent of computerized auto repair systems a preprinted form was used to check a vehicle in. This form would be attached to a clipboard and the repair requirements, estimated price and damage marks were recorded on it. Then … Continue reading

 
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Inbound Marketing Strategies for Automotive Repair

Saturday, January 28, 2017 22:51

Inbound marketing is a term that refers to a marketing method based on providing value and building relationships over time. Conversely traditional marketing or advertising is referred to as outbound marketing. Inbound marketing information can be shared a number of … Continue reading

 
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Building an Inbound Marketing Mailing List

Saturday, January 28, 2017 22:37

  Inbound marketing focuses on providing value and building relationships over time. Providing information of value by email on a regular basis is a proven inbound marketing technique. The frequency should be carefully considered as when people are contacted too … Continue reading

 
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Inbound Marketing and the Auto Repair Website

Thursday, January 26, 2017 23:45

Outbound marketing refers to traditional advertising of services offered and benefits provided while inbound marketing involves providing value and building relationships over time. The automotive repair website can be an integral component of an inbound marketing strategy. While the main … Continue reading

 
 
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