Building Better Team Members by Building Better People – Matt Lachowitzer [RR 821]

Share this...How has Matt Lachowitzer been able to expand his multi store business while maintaining the culture within it? How did his team support each other through the sudden passing of a key manager? It all starts with...

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Right to Repair Momentum – Rob Merwin [AW 143]

Share this... On Record with Rob Merwin with an update to the Right to Repair Act in 2023 and a recent John Deere agreement. Rob Merwin, Publisher, Aftermarket Matters. Rob’s previous episodes HERE Watch Full Video Episode HERE Show...

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How to Give Critical Feedback – Dr. David Weiman [RR 820]

Share this... There’s an art to giving and receiving critical feedback properly. Join Dr. David Weiman as he dives into the psychological background of what happens when people feel criticized. He also explains common mistakes and practical tools...

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Aftermarket Radio Network 2023 Forecast [THA 313]

Share this... Recession is the main topic for everyone as we enter into 2023, almost 3 years post-pandemic. The Aftermarket Radio Network has collaborated together to offer their forecast for the year. Consider this your ‘one stop podcast...

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Learning How To Grow: Ready for Shop #2 – Nichole Bennecoff [RR 819]

Share this... Recorded Live at the Transformers Summit with Nichole Bennecoff, Subie Guys, Traverse City, MI.  Find out how growing her business helped reignite her passion for the industry. Nichole Bennecoff, Subie Guys, Traverse City, MI. Show Notes...

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Benefits of Toastmasters – Craig O’Neill [AW 142]

Share this... On Record with Craig O’Neill. Craig discusses the benefits of joining Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Through Toastmasters you’ll listen better,...

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Being Married to a Shop Owner: Spouse Perspective [RR 818]

Share this... What is it like being married to a shop owner and having your own career outside of the automotive industry? Recorded Live at the Transformers Summit, we are with Joe Bennecoff, husband of shop owner Nichole...

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The Voices, Ideas and Insights that are Shaping the Future of the Automotive Aftermarket.

Service Advisor Overload: Part 2 [THA 312]

Share this... We are on Part 2 of our Service Advisor Overload discussion because we couldn’t fit it all into 1 episode! How ironic! Did you know most shops are missing $300-500k in gross profit dollars because their service advisor doesn’t have the time to tap into those dollars? You...

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Profit Does Not Equal Cash in the Bank – Hunt Demarest [RR 817]

Share this... Recorded Live at the Transformers Summit with Aftermarket Radio Network host, Hunt Demarest, CPA at Paar Melis and Associates and host of the Business by the Numbers Podcast. Hunt’s firm specializes in automotive repair clients and he gives us an inside scoop on common new client questions and...

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Extended Car Warranties – Greg Buckley [AW 141]

Share this... On Record with Greg Buckley. Greg discusses extended car warranties. You must educate your customer! Watch Full Video Episode HERE Greg Buckley, owner of Buckley’s Auto Care in Wilmington, and Millsboro DE.  Greg’s previous episodes HERE. Show Notes:   Extended warranty- used car market has been hot over the last few years. People...

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Finding Technicians Part 2 – Chris Lawson [RR 816]

Share this... Chris Lawson is back for Part 2 of our discussion about finding technicians in our industry. This episode focuses on the advanced strategies for finding technicians on Indeed and Facebook. Do you require a resume on Indeed? Find out why you shouldn’t! Chris Lawson, TechnicianFind.Com. Chris’ previous episodes HERE...

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Advice For New Shop Owners [THA 311]

Share this... If you’re thinking about transitioning from employee to shop owner, this episode is for you. Instead of guessing your way through the transition, let the Aftermarket Radio Network be your free library of industry peers across the country help you get started the right way. Watch Episode HERE...

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Our Partners

RR 014: Matthew Roayaee from Auto Check-Cypress Station

Share this... Matthew Roayaee is franchise owner of Auto Check- Cypress Station in Houston, TX. He’s been in the business for 15 years when he started out as a lube technician. This great entrepreneurial success story is full of great take-a-ways you can and will relate to. He offers wise words on...

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RR 013: Amy Mattinat from Auto Craftsmen

Share this... Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier, VT had the good fortune to combine her love of cars with a career in the automotive industry. Whether going on ride-and-drives, teaching car care clinics, running her independent repair shop or working with the Car Care Council Women’s Board, she is able...

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RR 012: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 2

Share this... This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY. Joe’s interview is over two parts. You are on part two. Part one...

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RR 011: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 1

Share this... This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY A great interview broken up over two parts. You are on part one....

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RR 010: Doug Whiteman from George’s Sierra Shell-Part 2

Share this... Doug Whiteman, owner of George’s Sierra Shell a successful 42 year old business in Fontana, CA, is Motor Age’s TOP SHOP in 2014. Not only is he a strong operator and shares solid insight to his remarkable success, Doug and team is very involved in many philanthropic efforts in his...

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RR 009: Doug Whiteman from George’s Sierra Shell-Part 1

Share this... Doug Whiteman, owner of George’s Sierra Shell a successful 42 year old business in Fontana, CA, is Motor Age’s TOP SHOP in 2014. Not only is he a strong operator and shares solid insight to his remarkable success, Doug and team is very involved in many philanthropic efforts in his...

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RR 008: Diane Larson from Larson’s Service

Share this... Diane Larson owner of Larson’s Service, in Peabody, Massachusetts is an industry veteran of more than 25 years. Since losing her partner and husband in 2008 and taking on the responsibility of the shop full time. With a beautiful setting on the side of a pond, she developed a strong...

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RR 007: Gene Morrill-Part 2 Certified Automotive

Share this... Opened in 1978, Gene Morrill, owner of Certified Automotive in Glendora, CA has accomplished something that has never been done before. He has won Motor Age’s top shop 5 out of last 7 years. (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) therefore prompting an in-depth interview that will be presented in two...

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RR 006: Gene Morrill- Part 1 Certified Automotive

Share this... Opened in 1978, Gene Morrill, owner of Certified Automotive in Glendora, CA has accomplished something that has never been done before. He has won Motor Age’s top shop 5 out of last 7 years. (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) therefore prompting an in-depth interview that will be presented in two...

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RR 005: Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto

Share this... Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto in Grimes, IA is a disciplined goal setter. That could account for an extremely prestigious recognition he received from the US Chamber of Commerce; being recognized as the only small business in Iowa to receive the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award for 2015. Listen...

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