Looking to increase labor rate. Looking for feedback on how people determine what to set it at. I know many people just raise it by a certain amount but I know there is a calculation that some people use. If so what is it and/ or any suggestions? I already called around to see roughly what everyone is at around my area. I know I want to raise it…[Read more]
We had numerous problems and what we do is have the service advisor check them and/ or the technician. Rarely have issues anymore but it is bound to happen. Tom…. on a different topic. Can you give me more information on your ‘training lunch’ and what that consists of?
Good question Andy. I’d be interested in hearing what other people think also. We have been wanting to expand our benefits package. Thus far we have almost the same thing as you Andy. Those Holidays you listed paid, uniforms paid by shop, training paid by shop also- including sema. We were considering adding a 401k or do a profit sharing but that…[Read more]
I did not like paychex. ADP is much more efficient and at a better price point. Especially if you have certain affiliations. I think the best discount I received was because we are ASA members. I have not tried QB payroll although we do use that software. I was told its easy but some think i prefer to hire out for and payroll is one of those…[Read more]
As everyone else has already stated, that is an unacceptable time frame to have your website worked on and still not done! I also use Repair Shop Websites. Granted its a template so it will be up and running right away, BUT if someone is customizing yours from scratch it should still take no longer than a month. I hope you paid with a…[Read more]
miniprincess9 replied to the topic Groupon? in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops | Auto Repair Marketing Ideas Online 7 years ago
My last comment I dont think posted. We are currently in the works of coming up with a promotion to use for Groupon. They offered to feature our shop. Yes you have to discount 50% off and yes you have to give Groupon 50% of what you make BUT i dont think you would necessarily use this to ‘make’ money. Although i am not willing to lose either. But…[Read more]
Mike is an EXCELLENT trainer. We have taken many classes through him and he always been helpful. Probably one of the more knowledgeable guys out there. Thanks for all your help in the past Mike. Always walk away learning something new.
miniprincess9 replied to the topic Oil Change Sticker Printers? in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops | Auto Repair Marketing Ideas Online 8 years, 9 months ago
we’ve tried two recently. colonial label printers and now we are using cobra systems printer. works great. easy to use. big enough numbers/letters. just got it so no complaints yet. i’ve noticed that most machines run about $550-600.
i agree with joe. delete the IM program from your computer and make it so administration is the only one that can make changes. i think AOL allows you to not download it though and you can just go to their website and log on so you may want to blog whatever site it is he was using.
we recently had a problem where our service advisor was…[Read more]
We use what some factories in our are use. after one yr 1 week vacation, after 3yrs 2 weeks and after 10yrs 3 weeks vacation. no more than 2 weeks can be taken off at one time. we DO NOT do rollover anymore. that isn’t to be mean but we need people to take their vacation. we find it makes people work more efficiently and also just helps them…[Read more]
We just signed up for this program last month. You really have to sell the card especially to regulars. But some people are quick to take advantage of it.
– 0% for 90 days is the promo we use
– free roadside assistance for a year!
– 0% promo is good everytime you come to our location
– nationwide card
those are our key selling points.…[Read more]