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Why You Need Google My Business For Your Auto Repair Shop

Feb 24, 2021
If you want to become a successful independent auto repair shop, it’s essential that you have your sights on not only developing a long-term strategy for expanding your customer base but also pivoting in a way that has sustaining momentum. 
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How To Market An Auto Repair Business

Feb 16, 2021
Every shop knows that marketing an auto repair shop comes with unique challenges. Competition can often be high, leaving your shop with the need to have an air-tight marketing plan in order to be seen and heard. In addition, with many services that[…]
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4 Benefits of Utilizing Your Shop's Social Media

Oct 21, 2019
Social media, whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying its usefulness when it comes to marketing for your shop. The strategy behind social media marketing requires some different tactics, it’s true. If you use your social media platforms[…]
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Best Practices For Auto Shop Websites | BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

Jun 10, 2019
We are in the digital age. Your shop is now a 24/7 business because your customers are searching for you online. What will they find? BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY's newest addition to our suite of products, Pit Stop, offers shops the ability to build out[…]
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Benefits of Auto Repair Invoice Software

Feb 20, 2019
Invoicing is typically your customer’s least favorite part of their auto repair experience, but it doesn’t have to be your shop's. Take the frustration out of invoicing and explore all of the additional benefits to automating the process within your[…]
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How To Improve Rate of Retention at Auto Repair Shop

Dec 07, 2018
It's no secret that it's cheaper to earn repeat customers than it is to try to gain new ones. In fact, it can cost up to FIVE times as much to attract new customers to your automotive repair shop than to keep your current customers happily coming[…]
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How To Gain Better Reviews at Your Auto Repair Shop

Oct 23, 2018
As a business owner, you know the only way to survive in a cutthroat industry like automotive repair is to constantly bring in new customers. Raising the bottom line is your ultimate goal, and you’ll do whatever it takes to make it another year. The[…]
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How Can Auto Repair Shops Get Involved in the Community?

Oct 11, 2018
The auto repair industry is a competitive market. Drivers are visiting shops less frequently each year and competitors are continuing to battle for their business. What is your repair shop doing to build and maintain relationships with your[…]
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Marketing Your Shop in the Age of Social Media

Sep 06, 2018
By Bob Cooper of Elite Over the past one hundred plus years marketing strategies, and the brands that were built, were developed by two entities: The client, and the ad agency. The client would tell the agency how they envisioned their brand, and[…]
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Checklist for Building a World Class Shop

Dec 15, 2017
Guest Blog By Bob Cooper (Elite Worldwide) We work with many world-class shop owners throughout North America, and over the years we have discovered that the majority of them have a number of things in common. Beyond the fact that they are owned and[…]
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