The competition for automotive service is fierce, from car dealers, large chain store retailers, and mass merchandisers to small repair shops. We’ll keep you current on the latest news and trends in automotive service to grow this important aspect of your business.
Autopromotec, the nickname for the International Biennal Exhibition of Automotive Equipment and Aftermarket Products, has begun.
Tags: 2013 Autopromotec, Dino Maggioni, Duccio Campagnoli, Emanuelli Vincenti, Eugenio Razelli, Fausto Antinucci, Giorgio Cometti, Marc Aguettaz, Roberto Vavassori
A promotion from Tenneco Inc. awards a $5 Visa prepaid gift card to counter professionals on each sale of qualifying Walker emissions control products. The Walker “Winning Combination” promotion runs June 1 through August 31, 2013.
Tags: Tenneco, Walker emission control products, Winning Combination promotion
Bill Long, president of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier’s Association (AASA) and Bill Moss, owner of Euro Service Automotive in Warrenton, Va., have been elected to the board of directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF).
Tags: AASA, Bill Long, Bill Moss, MEMA, NASTF, Steve Handschuh
DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. has launched a marketing campaign to raise consumer awareness of the need to replace wiper blades on a regular basis.
Tags: DENSO Products and Services Americas, DENSO wipers blades
TireStamp Inc. has added consulting to its list of services. Its staff of tire and wheel maintenance experts will provide three different consulting services to fleet clients that want to improve their tire and wheel maintenance and reduce their costs.
Tags: Consulting, Peggy Fisher, Software, Tire service equipment, TPMS
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2008-09 Hummer H2 alerts the driver of a large tire pressure change in any of the four tires while the vehicle is being driven. The system also will display individual tire pressures and their locations on the Driver Information Center (DIC).
Tags: Hummer H2, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, TPMS
The Independent Tire Dealer Group LLC (ITDG) presented its highest honor, The Chairman’s Award, to Michael Cox, the group’s CEO and president, during its annual meeting in Desert Springs, Calif., in April.
Tags: Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG
Tire and service shop owners are busy folks. And, even if they had the time, our industry is not known for having dealers take the time to review their monthly financial statements on a regular basis. I believe this holds dealers back from achieving their true potential of “improving their bottom line profits.”
Tags: Business insight, Norm Gaither, Profit and loss, Profitability, Twenty Group
Shocks and struts are usually an optional purchase consumers may make when the performance of the original parts no longer meets their expectations. That translates into an opportunity for you and your technicians to ask the right questions. If you don’t, or if you fail to listen to the answers, you won’t know what your customers really need when it comes to shocks and struts.
Tags: Ann Neal, Gabriel, KYB, Monroe, Shocks, struts
You most likely have multiple service bays in your shop. What are you using to manage the workflow of those bays?
Tags: Business insight, Computer software, Computers, Service shop optimization, Tire shop software, Wayne Croswell
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