Skip Navigation 20 Groups – Automotive We have assembled a list of the top Independent Automotive 20 Groups. Many professional shops in the auto service industry are members of a Shop Management Peer Group. Learn new ideas, better strategies, and best practices for increased profitability by exchanging information with other auto shop owners. ATI AUTOFIX Automotive Consultants Group Bottom Line Business Actualization Elite Horizon Import Automotive NCM RPM Training Service Center Scholars ShopPros Strategic Alliance WORLDPAC A/C Parts and Supplies We have put together a directory of the top suppliers of mobile air conditioning parts and A/C supplies for autos, trucks and heavy equipment. A/C Parts House AC Parts Arizona Mobile Air Auto Air Online Auto Cooling Solutions Auto Parts Warehouse CarQuest Discount AC Parts GPD GWR AC Treatments NAPA Ningbo Anchor Auto Parts Co., Ltd. O'Reilly Polar Bear Ranshu ReStockIt Sherco TechChoice UAC Employee Sources – Automotive The following is a list of automotive specific employment services. Posting auto repair shop jobs on many of these sites increases your hiring potential as both employees and employers in the industry are more inclined in recent years to search beyond their local market. Automotive Specific Sites ACTStaffing All Automotive Jobs Auto Career Professionals AutoCareCareerHub AutoJobs Automotive Crossings AutoServiceJobs.com AutoStaffNow CarPeople DieselTech Find A Mechanic Find A Wrench FleetJobs iATN Auto Pro Careers iHireAutomotiveProfessionals InAutomotive NeedTechs ZipRecruiter for Automotive Financing – Business We searched for companies familiar with financing for auto repair businesses needing funds for inventory, equipment, improvements, cash flow, new locations, marketing, working capital and any other type of financial need. Companies listed here offer a variety of services including small business loans, short and long term loans, and flexible revolving lines of credit. Answers often can occur very quickly. BFS Capital Business Lending Capital Alliance Capital Direct Crest DAC - Automotive Industry Small Biz LOANS Fast Capital 360 First America Fora Fundivo Horizon Kabbage LCA National Omega OnDeck Park Place Rapid Advance Reliant SBA Silver Rock United Capital Source Financing – Customer Auto Repairs When customers need auto repair, but cannot afford the cost, shops often turn them away when a customer does not have a credit card to use or when they have poor credit history. This results in lost revenue for independent shops, dealerships, tire stores, transmission shops and franchise shops. Auto service businesses can offer their community the convenience of financing programs that provide customers with a loan for the additional funds they need. Many offer monthly payment plans. Customers can often apply for their account at the repair shop and get approved quickly. Alpha Blispay Car Care One CFS Financing Your Way First American First Look Flexxbuy Lending Point Loans Now NAPA Insurance for Repair Shops While there are hundreds of insurance companies, the ones listed here have programs specifically designed for automotive service businesses. Custom insurance coverage for automotive repair service, gasoline station, car wash, auto body, and towing. Get affordable rate quotes and payment plans for policies including general liability protection, workman’s compensation, garage keepers, and umbrellas. AIC American Family Arrowhead Auto-Owners Farmers Hastings Mutual Nationwide Prime Progressive USA Lift Manufacturers – Automotive In this directory you will find the major manufacturers for auto lifts, truck lifts, and vehicle lifts for most applications. We have included in-ground, above-ground, 4 post, twin post, scissors, mid-rise, low-rise, rotisserie, drive on, and car alignment lifts. Rolling jacks and other automotive shop equipment is offered by several of the companies listed. ARI-hetra Atlas Lifts Ben-Pearson BendPak / Ranger Challenger Lifts Forward Lift GrayUSA Herkules Hoffman USA Hunter Engineering Interstate Lift JohnBean KarLift Solutions MaHa-USA Mohawk Lifts Nussbaum-USA PKS Lifts Quality Lifts RAV America Rotary Lifts Stertil Koni Lifts Titan Lifts TLS Lifts Western Lift Lube Sticker Labels and Printers To make your search easier we have assembled a list of companies who manufacture automotive oil change label printers – or what some refer to as lube sticker printers – for applying to vehicle windshields after maintenance service for recording the date, miles and interval that the next service is due. Cobra Striker Cub CB-724e DuraReady Lube Labels on Demand Dymo Label Writer 450 Turbo Dynamic Services Estampe Godex RT-200i Great American Automotive Products Oil Shop Supplies OILabel OilChangeStickers.com TSC TTP-225 Zebra 2824 Plus Management Trainers & Coaches Over 20 companies offering auto repair shop management training, coaching and consulting. Almost every aspect of managing an automotive service shop is covered by one or more of these trainers or coaches. Webinars, classes, evaluations and one-on-one training covering efficiency, employees, marketing, customer retention, and expenses. ESi Educational Seminars Institute Less Hassle - More Profit Helping Your Business Succeed Since 1984 Remarkable Results Success stories and interviews with automotive aftermarket professionals 180BIZ ACGI AMI ATI Auto Profit Masters AutoFix Automotive Aftermarket E-Learn Automotive Training Centres AVI On Demand BOLT ON University Charley Fewell Criss Consulting DRIVE Elite ESi Educational Seminars Institute Ferris State University Horizon Institute for Automotive Business Excellence Kelly The Coach Lincoln Tech MotoSkill Remarkable Results RLO Training RPM Training Shop Fix Academy ShopPros Terry Greenhut Vin Waterhouse WTI Marketing & Advertising Providers We have assembled a list of more than 35 companies that specialize in marketing and advertising services specifically for auto repair shops. Attract new customers and retain existing clients using CRM, follow-up, referrals, direct mail, email, TV commercials, radio advertisements, specials and discounts, parts vendor programs, automotive-specific websites, and SEO. 23kazoos AskPatty.com Auto Repair Marketing 360 Auto Repair Media Auto Shop Follow Up Auto Shop SEO Automated Marketing Group AutoNetTV Autoshop Solutions Bill Enross Boundary Jumpers Business Actualization Car Care Connect Car People Marketing Checkmate Marketing Cinron Cyberlead Inc. Dagen Media, LLC Dealer Alternative Marketing Dealer marketing supplies DemographixMedia eCarNetwork Elite eMarketing Sherpas Fixed Ops Digital Full Throttle German Repair Shop Marketing JustTheBestMarketing.com ListPipe Print & Direct Mail Made Easy Mail Shark Manon Marketing Mechanic.Media Motor Service Marketing Motorhead Advantage Mudlick Mail MyShopManager Openbay Optimize Social Media RepairPal RobMax Website Solutions ShopPros SI Auto Pro Spark Punch SSI Cards Parts Store Programs – Automotive Many automotive parts vendors, suppliers and manufacturers offer programs through auto parts stores to help repair shops. Assistance may come in the form of training, classes, clinics, webinars, certification reimbursement, service information, enhanced warranties, labor claims, marketing, newsletters, discounts, and other incentives. Pronto AC Delco/Genuine GM Parts Auto Plus Auto Value Auto Zone AVI Bumper to Bumper CarQuest Federated Jagbits New and Used Jaguar Parts Mighty Auto Parts NAPA O'Reilly Parts Plus PartsTech Pronto WorldPac Scan Tools and Software Comprehensive lists of both OEM and aftermarket scan tools and diagnostic software with coverage for domestic, Asian and European vehicles. The directory includes everything from basic code scanners to those with computer programming / calibration / flashing ability and advanced communication options to address the needs of all types of auto repair shops. AllData Mobile ATS Escan Autel AutoEnginuity AutoLand DOL Autologic AVI CarDAQ Delphi Direct-Hit, from Identifix-Find and Fix Faster! DST-i Honda - Acura Ease ESI - HD Truck HDS - Honda - Acura IDS - Ford Innova Launch MasterTech Matco Maximus MDI - GM OTC Diagnostics ProgRama SDT - Suzuki Snap-on Tech2 - GM TechStream - Toyota VAS - VW-Audi VCDS / Ross-Tech - VW - Audi VCM - Ford WiTech - Chrysler Service Advisor Trainers This directory includes more 20 companies who specialize in training service advisors through classes, coaching and consulting for auto repair shops. Service writer employee training courses include customer relations and customer service skills, efficiency, profitability, productivity, quality control, selling maintenance and repairs, and time management. A World of Training Advisor Fix Applied Concepts ATA - Automotive Training Academy Auto Profit Masters Automotive Training Centres AVI On Demand BOLT ON University Coker Criss Consulting Dealer Pro Training Dealer Service Academy Elite ESi Horizon Jeff Cowan's PRO TALK Kelly The Coach Lloyd Schiller Markee Group RLO RPM Training Sheriff 5-Star The ACE Group Top Secret Service Advisor WorldPac Service Advisor Training – Online The companies listed here offer a variety of online service advisor training, webinars, classes, coaching and consulting covering a number of topics including efficiency, time management, productivity, profitability, and customer service skills. Service writer eLearning is becoming the primary method many automotive repair shops are now using for employee training. Auto Training Centre AVI Ondemand Centennial College Coker Consultants Horizon Jeff Cowan's PRO TALK Mar-Kee Group RPM Training ShopPros Steve Shaw Training Service Information – Automotive The list below includes more than 25 links to companies offering OEM and aftermarket electronic service information, automotive workshop manuals, vehicle maintenance schedules, factory technical service bulletins, manufacturer recalls, and vehicle specifications for all types of auto and truck repair shops and service facilities. Acura All Data Audi Autodata Bentley Motors Bentley Publishers BMW Chilton Chrysler General Motors Helm Honda Hyundai iATN Identifix Isuzu Jaguar Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes-Benz Mitchell 1 Mitsubishi Motor Selectline Nissan Porsche Subaru Suzuki Toyota Volvo VW Shop Equipment Vendors We have put together an industry directory that includes the primary vendors and suppliers of automotive shop equipment and tools for auto and truck repair shops. Start here when shopping for lifts, work benches, scan tools, car pushers, fluid dispensers, exhaust welders, air compressors, wheel aligners, tire changers and balancers, brake lathes, bearing presses, strut tools, battery chargers, engine stands, tool storage, and any other tool or piece of equipment you need for your shop. Ace Service & Installation Arizona Tools ASE Equipment Automotive Machine Advisors AW Direct Best Buy Equipment CarQuest Cuda Parts Washers Direct Buy Automotive Equipment Eagle Equipment Garage Equipment Supply Greg Smith Equipment GWR Automotive Products Harbor Freight Hunter Engineering Company JMC Equipment LIFTNOW Automotive Equipment Matco Tools Myers Tire supply NAPA NHProEquip Northern Tool and Equipment O'Reilly Auto Parts Renegade Parts Washers Shanghai Balance Automotive Equipment Co., Ltd. Shop Equipment Co Shop Equipment Parts Shop Equipment USA Shop Tools For Pros SnapOn Standard Automotive Equipment Superior Automotive Equipment Tool Source Tool Warehouse Western All Tool Shop Management Software The following is a list of the top software companies offering automotive and truck repair shop management systems from the most basic to those with a long list of features. Some are cloud-based while others are downloaded or require a CD. Some of the features offered include accounting, employee payroll, advertising and marketing, CRM, electronic vehicle inspections, job estimating, technical service information, profitability and efficiency tools, and appointment scheduling. If you are curious about what features are offered by a particular auto management software, then try a free demo – or get more details from the Management Software Demos links on our Management Resources Page. Note about survey results: All companies listed here were invited to participate in the survey. We appreciate the responses of the companies that have completed it so far. We are waiting for results from the companies which do not yet have a results link. If you are considering a software company that does not yet have a survey results link, please encourage them to complete their survey and send it in so we can include them. *Management Software Comparison Chart*View all software features AllData AllsystemsMax LLC - AllsystemsMax PROView Survey Results Auto FluentView Survey Results Auto Repair Bill Auto Shop Controller Auto Shop Wiz Auto Shop WriterView Survey Results Auto Wise Auto Workshop Manager Automated Invoicing Management Software - WinAIMSView Survey Results Automotive Expert Autoshopinvoice AutoSoft OnlineView Survey Results bitkar Car Biz Pro Carrus Complete Auto Reports, CARView Survey Results CoStarView Survey Results Digital WrenchView Survey Results Direct-Shop, from Identifix-Find and Fix Faster!View Survey Results egenuity Full Bay Software Garage Partner ProView Survey Results GEM-CARView Survey Results GenesisFour Service ShopView Survey Results GetAFixView Survey Results hibittsautopro InvomaxView Survey Results Lankar Pro 9 MAM SoftwareView Survey Results Master Repair Max1 Solutions / Shopmax1View Survey Results MaxxTraxxView Survey Results MCI MethodsView Survey Results MFS Mitchell 1 Manager SEView Survey Results MotorWare MotoSHOP NAPA Tracs OmniqueView Survey Results Pace / YesView Survey Results Pluss PTM-VisionView Survey Results PM AttendantView Survey Results Profit BoostView Survey Results ProtractorView Survey Results Quick Quote R.O. WriterView Survey Results RampView Survey Results Repair Shop Director RepairTRAXView Survey Results Ritty Shift Mobility Shop Boss ProView Survey Results Shop Controller Shop KeyView Survey Results Shop WareView Survey Results SHOP4D ShopmonkeyView Survey Results Smart Auto ShopView Survey Results Star Service StockTracView Survey Results TekmetricView Survey Results Tire Guru Tireshop Winworks Software Inc.View Survey Results Workshop SoftwareView Survey Results WorkTracer Software – Specialty The following is a list of management software companies offering automotive shop management systems from the most basic to those with a long list of features. If you are curious what features are offered by a particular auto management software then try a free demo – or get more details from the Management Software Demos links on our Management Resources Page. AutoText.me Ideal Computer Systems - Non-Automotive Shop Management IntactAuto Holdings, LLC - Custom Automotive Spreadsheets Mechanic Advisor - Telematics QuickTrac - Efficiency Tracking Shore - Online Scheduling Technician eLearning – Automotive In this directory you will find a number of schools and training options for both apprentice and experienced auto and truck technicians to take automotive repair and technology classes. Take advantage of online training or what is often called eLearning. Classes and webinars presented by professional certified instructors cover HVAC, transmission and engine repair, engine performance, auto electrical, steering / suspension, diagnostics, braking systems, and preparation for mechanic certification. ACDC / Hybrid EV Training Aeswave Alldata Ashworth College AutoMate Training Automotive Learning Center Automotive Lift Institute Automotive Training Centres CDX Automotive Cengage Learning Electude I-CAR James D Halderman Kevin Sullivan Autoshop 101 MACS Motoshop Technology NAPA Penn Foster SAE Southern Career Institute Stratford Career Institute Tire and Wheel Equipment To make searching easier for auto repair shops we have assembled a list of over 20 manufacturers of automotive and truck tire and wheel equipment including tire changers, wheel balancers, and tire and wheel repair tools. Ammcoats ARI-hetra Atlas BeeLine BendPak - Ranger Bosch Branick CEMB Corghi Dannmar ESCO Hofmann Hunter JohnBean Ken-Tool Launch Nussbaum Premier Nitrogen Systems Ravaglioli SUTO TEC TSISSG TPMS Tools The companies listed here offer a wide range of automotive tools and diagnostic equipment for servicing tire pressure monitoring systems including relearning (activation, programming), warning light reset, and OEM and aftermarket TPMS sensor repair for auto repair shops. Alligator TPMS Sensors ATEQ Autel Bartec Ken-Tool Matco NAPA Echlin OTC Pilot Rema Tip Top Standard TechSmart Trade Associations – Automotive This directory includes over 50 trade associations and programs for owners of automotive service industry businesses including independent auto repair shops and garages, tire dealers, and service stations at the local, state and national levels. AAAS - Southeast U.S. AASP - Illinois AASP - Massachusetts, Rhode Island AASP - Minnesota AASP - Missouri AASP - National AASP - New Jersey AASP - Pennsylvania, Delaware ACA AMRA AOCA APSAIL - Illinois ASA - Arizona ASA - Colorado ASA - Georgia ASA - Houston ASA - Illinois ASA - Michigan ASA - Midwest ASA - National ASA - Northwest ASA - Ohio ASA - Pennsylvania ASA - Texas ASCCA - California ATDA - Alabama ATRA BARA - Bahamas CABA - Maryland, Delaware, D.C. CIAA - Canada CTDA - California IAPA - California IGONC - North Carolina MAP MAPSA - Midwest U.S. MATDA - Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma MTAWA - Western Australia NATA - Oregon, Washington NESSARA - New England NETSA - New England NYSASSRS - New York SMTA - Scotland TIA TTDA - Texas VAA - Virginia VADA - Vermont WMDA - Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Uniforms – Automotive Comprehensive list of companies which provide automotive work uniforms and clothing, towels, shop rags and mats to auto and truck repair shops. Technician work pants, shorts, work shirts, polo shirts, belts, coveralls, and jackets can be rented and laundered or purchased. All Seasons Uniforms American Wear Aramark Automotive Workwear Cintas Clean The Uniform Dickies Discount Uniforms Domestic Gallagher Mission Linen My Locker National Prudential Red Kap Sullivan UniFirst Vicco Wearform Work Clothing Vehicle Inspection Software The list below includes over 20 providers of Electronic Vehicle Inspection Software giving you the ability to create professional customizable multi-point safety inspection forms and reports for cars and trucks using tablets or smartphones. Options include fleet tracking, paperless or printed, basic or comprehensive, attachment of photos and audio, web-based or in house, integration with your management software or part of your shop software. AMT Auction Streaming VIR AutoFluent AutoServe1 AutoText.me AutoVitals, Inc. Autoxloo BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY Cherry Inspect ClearMechanic Driveroo E-inspect FastTrak FlexCheck GoCanvas Identifix Inspect2GO Kukui Mitchell1 Mobile Manager Pro PDspect Repair Shop Solutions Safety Culture Shop-Ware Super Service Vehicle Integrity Manager Website Designers More than a dozen website design companies offering both custom and template websites specifically for auto repair shops. Customizable features and content, web search / SEO, unique marketing and advertising options. Auto Profit Masters Auto Repair Marketing 360 Automated Marketing Group AutoShop Solutions Car Care Connect ECN Ezytire Fixed Ops Digital Kukui Mechanic.Media MS Web Pros Net Driven Optima Automotive Repair Shop Websites RobMax Web Solutions TCS Tire Guru Turn Key For information about featuring your company listing or adding your listing please click here.