The Perfect Second Location [RR 785]

Share this...Sometimes the best opportunities happen when you’re not even looking for it. Greg Buckley wasn’t searching for a second location, but a gold mine fell on his lap for the taking. The business he purchased was run...

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3 Shops In 1 – Travis Comfort [AW 125]

Share this... Guest Host and Shop Tour with Travis Comfort, Rick’s Automotive, Springfield, MO. Take a tour of this 28,000-square-foot campus. Watch on YouTube Travis Comfort, Vice President, Rick’s Automotive, Springfield, MO. Key Talking Points  28,000 square feet:...

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Practice What You Learn – G Truglia and Pete Meier [RR 784]

Share this... The proverb ‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they are, which can lead to mistakes...

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Preserving Your Reputation [THA 295]

Share this... Honesty is always the best policy, but sometimes is it better to omit certain information to a customer? What if you make a mistake but make it right and eat the cost? Are there situations where...

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Creating a Sticky Organization – Dr. Dave Weiman [RR 783]

Share this... Do you have a sticky organization? Or is it more like Teflon? Do your employees feel a sense of belonging and ownership? Do they take pride in their work? Dr. Dave Weiman simplifies what it means...

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Avocados and Automotive – Rena Rennebohm [AW 124]

Share this... Guest Host and Avocado Farm Tour with Rena Rennebohm, Owner of Casa Cielo Farms and CEO of Empowered Advisor. Find out how avocados relate to our industry. Watch on YouTube Rena Rennebohm, CEO and Creator of Empowered...

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Localized Training Trend [RR 782]

Share this... Imagine a group of shop owners that get together to have local training for their area. They aren’t concerned with the competition between each other or the poaching of their technicians. Believe it or not, it...

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

Right to Repair Update and a Trip to Washington [THA 294]

Share this... As one of the top 10 industries in America, we need to advocate consumer choice in a competitive market, and if we don’t do what is pro-consumer and pro-aftermarket, the dealers will get all the business. I’m with Bill Hanvey, CEO of the AutoCare Association, Paul McCarthy, CEO...

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Customer Perceptions Part 3 – Bob Cooper and Chris Monroe [RR 781]

Share this... We are wrapping up our 3 part series with Bob Cooper and the Q&A discussion with a customer panel at the 2022 Elite Invitational. Chris Monroe joins us as we discuss websites, google ads and cause marketing. Don’t forget to download your complimentary Customer Care Guide and an...

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Customer Buys Legacy Shop, Grew 400% – Todd Cole [AW 123]

Share this... Guest Host and Shop Tour with Todd Cole, TC Auto Service, Corpus Christi, TX. Four years ago Todd left his medical sales job and became the new owner of TC Auto Service. Watch on YouTube Todd Cole, TC Auto Service, Corpus Christi, TX. Key Talking Points Was in...

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Building a Reliable Mentor/Mentee Program – Marc Brune [RR 780]

Share this... Did you know that 70% of change initiatives with new programs/systems will fail due to a lack of leadership commitment?  I want to focus on mentor/mentee and apprenticeship programs, which are most critical to our industry’s survival.  You can lose your way without processes, procedures, and accountability to...

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What Should We Call DVI’s? [THA 293]

Share this... In the world of the customer, do they know what DVI stands for or what an inspection really is? Have you thought about calling it a “Vehicle Health Check?” My panel discusses the importance of transparency with your customer and why you might want to change the term...

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Writing Ads That Attract Rock Stars [THA 288]

Share this... What’s the first step to hiring Rock Stars? It starts with the ad. A cookie-cutter ad with buzzwords will only get you so far. Instead of writing the ad from your perspective, step into the shoes of the position you are looking to fill … you may have done that...

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2022 Napa Technician Of The Year: Meg Lewis [RR 769]

Share this... We are at the NAPA Expo joined by the 2022 Napa Technician of the Year, Meg Lewis. She is the first female winner and is a huge advocate for automotive training and reaching the youth in schools. I’m also joined by Matt Fanslow from the Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to...

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Be Proud of Your Culture [AW 117]

Share this... Guest host and shop tour with Pat Schnaidt, Performance Tune Auto Repair, Fort Collins, CO. Find out how Pat attracts and retains his employees. He also has an apprentice with no automotive experience but an appetite to learn. Watch on YouTube Pat Schnaidt, Performance Tune Auto Repair, Fort Collins, CO. Listen...

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Work Happy, Drive Happy [RR 768]

Share this... Find out how Marc Pons maintains a “Work Happy, Drive Happy” culture inside his 9 shops. Marc is also the president of ASTA in North Carolina, the Automotive Service and Tire Alliance, the folks who bring you ASTE. Marc explains the importance of setting routines to reinforce your values, it...

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Maintenance Intervals: Industry Standards [THA 287]

Share this... Maintenance services are the new frontier for the automotive industry. How do you shift your customer’s perspective from reactive repairs to proactive repairs? Is your parking lot full of problem vehicles? Can we do a better job of helping the customer get long life from their Cars? My panel examines...

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Ron Capps: Two Time World Champion NHRA Driver Turned Team Owner [RR 767]

Share this... Watch the Video: HERE We are at the 2022 Napa Expo with reigning two-time world champion Ron Capps, who has just recently started his own Motorsports company. Find out what it’s like being both the driver and team owner. Listen to Ron explain the initial rush when his race car...

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Finding Success in an Auto Repair Complex [AW 116]

Share this... Guest host and shop tour with Danielle Vila, Red Rock Repair, Las Vegas, NV. How has Danielle’s team maintained 30% growth over the last 3 years while being located in an automotive repair complex? Danielle Vila, Red Rock Repair, Las Vegas, NV. Danielle’s previous episodes HERE Watch on YouTube Key Talking...

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How Partnerships Work [RR 766]

Share this... What does it take to build and maintain a long-term and successful business partnership? Why do so many fail? I’m with Travis Troy and Josh Mullins from Honest Wrenches, and they are debunking the misconception that partnerships in business don’t work. Spoiler alert, just like a marriage, it takes hard...

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Why Do a Repair Order Audit? [THA 286]

Share this... Are you chasing the KPI’s in your business without pausing and diving into what creates those Key Performance Metrics? Are you reviewing repair orders? The amount of data filtered properly from an RO Audit will astound you. Use the data from a Repair Order Audit to refine your business. Watch...

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What Do Technicians Really Want? – Jimmy Alauria and Jason Stretch [RR 765]

Share this... We all know that there’s a shortage of workers for mostly all businesses in all industries because of the great resignation. As a shop owner, how are you attracting the best technicians? Are you promoting your culture and the opportunity to work in your business? Wouldn’t it be nice to...

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