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  • Opening up new Mechanic shop

    Posted by relian on June 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    HI All,

    I’m just opening up new Mechanic, body repair and dealer ship all togehter in Des Plaines, IL. I need some help in follwing areas:

    -Need good management software to maintain

    –Mechanic repair orders

    –See open invoices

    –track all customers

    –All sort of admin work

    -Need good software to maintain Police log for Parts and used car inventory

    -Need whole sale supplier of Oil and filters

    -Need whole sale suppliers of other fluid such as Anti-freeze and etc

    I have heard people use Quick books to maintain mechanic repair orders.

    Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.


    cterzi replied 8 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • greg-jazzdesigns-com

    June 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hello Vajid,

    QuickBooks is good for accounting, but as for automotive repair, it is

    not specific enough. For example, keeping track of customers’ vehicles

    (Y-M-M, VIN, mileage, etc.) is something best done using specific shop

    management software. Unless you want to spend thousands and thousands,

    it is generally recommended that you use one program for mechanical

    repair and another for collision repair. With regards to mechanical

    shop management software you can go to

    ndor_list.php for a list of the top 20 programs. Good luck on your new


  • simonwoods11

    February 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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  • cterzi

    February 14, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Relian, Greg is correct: QuickBooks is an accounting program, but won’t actually handle all the management needs of an automotive repair shop.  One of the easiest to use, while at the same time very complete is EasyRO.  You download a demo version at  It’s not for collision, only auto repair, truck repair and transmission shops.