I have been menu pricing for 10 years with Service Shop. each job is subtotaled, parts have the item number, not the part number, no labor hours
I don’t charge shop supplies cuz I got tired of having to explain it to customers that get bent out of shape about it so I just bumped my labor by 8% now nobody asks me what shop supplies are and it more…[Read more]
We do blocks $149.87. The tech spends .7 gets paid for 1 hour at 35.00 per hour shop makes 114.87 for .7 hrs. spent working on the car. We will usually know what is wrong by that time if we have to go deeper we ask for another block or we tell them what individual test we may need to do and how much it costs.
Cheap parts are like buying cheap shoes, here’s an example.
I used to buy work boots that cost me $49 they would last 6 months. Then I bought a pair of boots for $100, waaay more comfortable and lasted me two years!
So buying the cheap shoes cost me twice as much in the long run ($200) and the weren’t as satisfying to wear.
John Shanderuk replied to the topic Survey – Quality Control – How is it handled at your shop in the forum Employees 4 years, 5 months ago
I made a job template like this.Uptown Imports Pre-Delivery Inspection___Test driven to verify repairs completed properly___Any other issues noted on order and brought to attention of advisor___Interior / exterior of vehicle clean of dirt and smudges___Remove all tools from vehicle ___Top up fluids / check tire pressures___N/A Service indicator…[Read more]
John Shanderuk replied to the topic What are You Currently doing to Improve your Shop? (Ongoing list of ideas) in the forum Everything Else 4 years, 7 months ago
Take 5% of Gross Sales each week and put it in a savings account. Pay cash for tools/equipment or get a loan and pay it off with this money or pay half with cash and get a loan for the other half. Use some of the money to fix up the waiting room or whatever project for improvement. Use the money to make money advertising/tools/investments ect. It…[Read more]
John Shanderuk replied to the topic Quick $49 and $59 Quick lube oil changes with 27 point inspection in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops 4 years, 7 months ago
Dat be me I’ll give you a dollar for $6.42 all day long!
That is a good strategy!
I just finished my website the link is
If you don’t have one you should most people use their phones to search now where computers used to be the way to go. You also want to make it friendly to tap on things with a finger not a mouse
At my shop we use RightSignature for signing documents online (Invoices, Orders, Credit Cards ect.)$99.95 for a year and pdfFactory to create the documents (pdfFactory is a PDF printer / PDF creator)it costs $49.95. Works really slick and people really like it since most of our clients are in front of a computer most of the day or have…[Read more]
We’ve been doing this for years. I just got a bad review on my Google Places page because of it but I think it is the way to go. If you give a client and estimate and it is within what you told them it should be that much. I had a long discussion with my Service Advisor about this issue. He told me he has people asking about it all the time, my…[Read more]
I found a product by New Pig it’s call Pig Dry and it works like the clay stuff but no dust and it picks up more and smells nice too. You can get it thru Safety Kleen it is not a stocking product thru them but they can get it for you. If you contact New Pig at Newpig.com just call and they can send you samples.