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Auto Shop Idea Center
Auto Repair Sales, Marketing and Management Ideas for Shop Owners
The Elite Auto Shop Idea Center is the industry's most comprehensive library of sales, marketing and shop management tips and strategies proven to help shop owners build more successful auto repair businesses. Whether you'd like to increase your shop's sales and CSI scores, fill up your service bays with your ideal customers, learn how to find the right technicians and service advisors or manage happier and more productive employees, we have every confidence that you'll be able to find the tips and ideas that you need to you reach your goals. We will be adding a new article every week, so please feel free to return to our Auto Shop Idea Center any time you're looking for new ideas.
Keeping customers is one of the surest ways to grow car count and profits at your auto repair shop. In fact, keeping customers is actually five times cheaper than looking for new ones. Because of the trust that is built with repeat customers, shops that increase their retention by about 5% can witness an increase in profits by over 25%!* What is your shop doing to keep your customers happy?
In this quick video tip superstar shop owner and Elite Business Development Coach Jim Butitta shares a critical employee management tip that will help shop owners build the culture needed to attract the top techs and service advisors...
This data-rich infographic shares some fascinating survey results that reveal what independent shop owners are seeing in car counts, where they're spending their marketing dollars, the ROI they're seeing, their marketing messaging and more!
When we had our first taste of cash, we realized its beauty. Regardless of whether it was a weekly allowance for doing household chores, or payment for mowing a neighbor’s lawn, we can all recall someone paying us with cash. It put a smile on our faces, and allowed us to buy the things we often dreamed of.
This quick video tip from Elite Certified Sales & Leadership Trainer Jen Monclus shares the 8 steps of the sales cycle that every service advisor should follow to generate higher sales and happier customers.
Perhaps the worst time to look to hire a technician, is when we lose one. At that point we go into “Crisis Hire” mode. We most often settle for anyone, rather than taking our time to find the right person.
We need to take a lesson from large organizations and sports teams...
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