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How To Grow Your Quick Lube Business

Sep 01, 2021
So you've decided you want to grow your oil change business, but aren't sure how to enact that change. Don't worry, we've all been there. You have the goals, ideas, and dreams...but are coming up a little short on the plans. It can be discouraging[…]
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Tips For Helping Your Shop Go Digital

Jul 09, 2021
Making the switch to become a digital shop can understandably come with some hesitations and frustrations. The way you've run your shop likely hasn't changed all that much before now, and making the leap to incorporate more auto repair technology[…]
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Preparing Your Shop for the Growth of Electric Vehicles

Jun 21, 2021
Many decades ago the electric car felt like a far off futuristic dream. We've heard talk throughout the years of electric cars and their benefits, but somehow the idea never took root in the industry. Internal combustion engines have had the lay of[…]
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Factors To Consider When Choosing a Shop Management Software

Jun 14, 2021
As a business owner, you've always worked to set your auto repair shop apart from your competitors. Your shop has its own way of getting the job done, and the right shop management system should sufficiently gel with the way you conduct your[…]
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How To Start An Auto Repair Business

Jun 01, 2021
Fixing vehicles has been your passion for a long time, so is it time for you to start your own auto repair shop? Possibly! Going from employee to shop owner can be a bit of a shock to the system if you've never done it before, but that doesn't mean[…]
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Predicting the Auto Repair Industry Trends for 2021

Nov 17, 2020
If we've learned anything this year, it's to expect the unexpected. Any plans or predictions we made for 2020 in 2019 were more or less dashed beginning in March of 2020 in the wake of COVID-19. So at this point, when we look to 2021, we may feel an[…]
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'Reopening' Your Shop in a Post-COVID World

Aug 12, 2020
With the daily uncertainty of this evolving situation, shops need to stay fluid and flexible. In many places, the phases to reopening are well under way. But what does a phased reopening look like for shops everywhere? 
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Resources to Train Automotive Professionals

Jul 24, 2020
Once you've purchased BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY software for your shop, the next step is to further train your automotive professionals. Becoming familiar with the ins and outs of your new software and continuing to learn the best ways to achieve the goals[…]
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Navigating COVID-19 as a Shop Owner

Apr 15, 2020
This is an unprecedented time for shop owners—and unfortunately there's no manual for how to cope with a global pandemic such as the one we're facing in the wake of COVID-19. While this is indeed a stressful time, and the normal daily operations of[…]
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How To Prepare Your Auto Shop For Success Before You Retire

Jan 20, 2020
You might be dreading it, or you might be looking forward to it. Either way, retirement is down the road at some point and it’s better to be prepared than unprepared, of course. But, well, where should you start? Prepare Early  Ideally you should[…]
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