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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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Air Conditioning 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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Diagnostic Scanners, Tools, 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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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 You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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 smart phones. 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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Management Training, Coaching
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Marketing & Advertising
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Service Advisor Training
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Shop Equipment – Automotive
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
Software Shop Management
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 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 survey results link, please encourage them to complete their survey and send it in so we can include them. You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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 level.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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.You are not allowed to view this content.
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