How Can Professionalism Improve the Automotive Industry? [AW 161]

Mac Akram, the owner of Mack’s Complete Auto Repair in Chandler, Arizona, discusses the importance of professionalism in the automotive industry, including keeping the shop clean and organized and using digital vehicle inspections to provide better service. Mac believes that raising the standards of the industry is crucial to gaining the trust of customers. Mac also encourages shop owners to invest in training for their technicians.

Mac Akram, Mac’s Complete Auto Repair, Chandler, AZ.

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  • Professionalism in the Automotive Industry (00:05:22) Mac and Carm Capriotto discuss the importance of raising the standards of the automotive industry to improve professionalism, including listening to customers, keeping the shop clean and organized, and using digital vehicle inspections.
  • Importance of Digital Vehicle Inspections (00:07:53-00:09:22) Mac discusses the benefits of using digital vehicle inspections, including taking photos and videos of the vehicle, and using animation videos to explain repairs to customers.
  • Investing in Training and Staying Up-to-Date (00:13:39-00:14:51) Mac emphasizes the importance of investing in training for technicians to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and equipment in the industry.
  • Dressing for Success (00:15:17) Mac discusses his preference for his technicians
  • Tour of the Shop (00:16:06) Carm and Mac take a tour of Mack’s Complete Auto Repair, discussing the waiting room, office, restroom, and lunchroom, as well as the shop’s white floors.
  • Coaching (00:20:45) Mac talks about his decision to hire a coach and how it helped him transition from a technician mentality to a business owner mentality.
  • Integrity and Transparency (00:22:24) Mac talks about how he is honest with his customers about the condition of their cars and the cost of repairs.

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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