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3 Reasons to Get Regular Tire Rotations

April 15, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

Unless you live and work in a big city, most Americans rely on cars for transportation. We need to be able to move from A to B, reliably. To keep your vehicle running longer (and save money), it’s important to schedule routine maintenance, like tire rotations. 1. Even Wear & Tear Different tires perform different […]

6 Midwest Vacation Spots You Need to Visit

February 28, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

Want to plan a special weekend getaway with your family or partner? Here are six beautiful destinations close to home that you should check out! 1. Upper Peninsula, MI If you haven’t visited Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you’re missing out! This gorgeous set of waterfalls (Upper and Lower) are located about two hours north of […]

3 Tips for Organizing your Auto Paperwork

February 3, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

There’s a lot of paperwork involved in vehicle ownership. Registration, licenses, repair/maintenance records, insurance – are they easily accessible when you need them? Many people don’t bother saving these documents, then find themselves unprepared when the time comes to service or sell their car. Take frustration out of paperwork with these three easy tips. 1. […]

3 Tips for Auto Shop Inventory Management

January 28, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Shop Owners & Techs

Cars have tons of parts, and it would be impractical (and impossible) to house everything at the shop. On the other hand, it’s critical to meet demand. A good inventory strategy should streamline ordering, speed up delivery, and support your bottom line. In this blog, we’ll discuss three best practices for inventory management. 1. Stock […]

The 5 Most Common Dashboard Lights

January 20, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

Today’s topic: the dreaded dashboard light. When a little icon appears, my first reaction is normally “oh crap”, followed by “I guess I’m making a trip to the repair shop this week”. It’s never exciting to see a warning light, but at least I know my vehicle is alerting me to an issue (I’m trying […]

How to Schedule More Auto Maintenance Work

January 13, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Shop Owners & Techs

Besides oil changes, many people only call their local auto shop when something is broken. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided if caught earlier. Your shop should encourage customers to think about their overall vehicle health, which includes proactive maintenance checks. Here’s a few tips for scheduling more maintenance […]

4 Qualities to Look for in an Auto Repair Shop

January 6, 2022 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

Most of us are loyal to brands, auto repair included. Once we pick a shop (and have a good experience), we’re a customer forever. Whether you’re still searching for a home shop, or you’ve already got one, it’s important that these four qualities are present in your service interactions. 1. Attention to Detail This might […]

Community Giving Ideas for your Auto Shop this Holiday Season

December 29, 2021 | Categories: Tips for Shop Owners & Techs

Christmas is over, but the giving season is in full swing. Successful auto shops make a dedicated effort to build strong community ties, including giving back to those in need. A simple donation drive can positively impact your neighborhood and bring more exposure to your shop. Here are four ideas to get you started. 1. […]

How to Protect Your Car Battery this Winter

December 22, 2021 | Categories: Tips for Car Owners

Let me paint you a picture – It’s a chilly winter morning. You wake up, get dressed for work, grab your coffee, head out the door, and…your car won’t start. Boo! The whole day is ruined. But wait! Let’s explore how batteries lose power and what you can do to prevent this problem next time. […]

How Auto Shops Can Operate Safely During COVID-19

December 16, 2021 | Categories: Tips for Shop Owners & Techs

Unfortunately, COVID doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. As variant concerns rise, it’s important to communicate your shop’s safety precautions to potential customers. Your economic survival depends on the health and wellbeing of your guests and employees. Masks and Gloves Stay cautious in public spaces, so that vulnerable members of our community don’t […]