Repair Shop Advice

Archive for February, 2011

Your Car Care Specialist

February 28th, 2011

Expert Auto Center is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and has been serving the Wichita, Kansas community for over 14 years. We proudly install Jasper engines and transmissions, and our ASE certified technicians will keep your car on the road. Come see us at 2501 W 13th or call us at 316-945-4500 to schedule an appointment.

Allmotive, Specializing in Domestic and Japanese SUV’s and Trucks

February 25th, 2011

Allmotive has been performing expert auto repair’s in Campbell ,CA for over 25 years. Allmotive specializes in Domestic and Japanese SUV’s and Pickup Trucks. They can take care of anything from an oil change to a complete engine overhaul. Please call 408-374-6911 to set an appointment or visit them on the web at .

Are your car’s brakes squealing? Is the battery weak?

February 25th, 2011

Come to 6 Shooter Auto Repair in Muskogee, Oklahoma for all your auto repair needs from small to large. You can trust the ASE Certified Technicians at 6 Shooter Auto Repair! We proudly install Jasper engines and transmissions.

Lupes Auto Center Provides Superior Sales & Service

February 25th, 2011

For superior service and quality auto parts, visit Lupes Auto Center in Ontario, California. They service both domestic and foreign vehicles and their service technicians are ASE Certified. They offer most major tire brands and a wide selection of custom wheels. Towing is available as well as a free shuttle service with appointment. To schedule an appointment click here.

Demer’s Auto Service , Cares for Worcester Motorists!

February 23rd, 2011

Demer’s Auto Service has been perfoming expert auto repair for Worcester residents for over 46 years. No job is too great or too small for these auto experts. Feel confident bringing your car to Demer’s where an Auto Service Plus 18 Months*18,000 Miles warranty program is offered. Please call them at 508-853-1818 or visit them on the web at

Drivers in the Clovis, California area rely on Triple A Automotive

February 23rd, 2011

For over 25 years, Triple A Automotive has provided motorists in the Clovis area with quality auto repair services.  Visit us at 906 Barstow or call us at 559-299-9300 so we can get you back on the road!

Trust Hamburg Auto Center For All Your Repair Needs!

February 22nd, 2011

Looking for a quality auto repair center in Hamburg, New York? Look no further. Hamburg Auto Center  is a full service repair center that offers routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs. They offer most major brands of tires and they have a convenient towing service. A free local shuttle service is available for repairs by appointment. Their mechanics are ASE certified and all parts and labor are guaranteed for 18 months or 18,000 miles. For more information give them a call at 716-649-2776.

Vandervort’s Service Center Provides Expert Auto Care in Vestal NY!

February 22nd, 2011

Vandervort’s Service Center has been providing expert auto repairs in Vestal NY for over 32 years.  This Uni-Seclect auto repair shop carries the Repair Assurance Plus 18month 18,000 mile warranty. Whether you need new brakes, an oil change , or complete engine replacement Vondervort’s Service Center has you covered. Please call 607-341-1149 or visit them on the web at .

Marketing With Limited Funds by Rhonda Hiltbrand of NWZ WORX

February 21st, 2011

There is no doubt about it, running a business in today’s economy is tough!  Consumers are driving fewer miles so they need to see you less often.  I just read this account today:

By Eric Schurenberg – CBS Moneywatch (It has been a rough few years)

34% Percent of Americans who say they or their spouse lost a job in the recession

27% Percent who say their personal finances won’t recover until after the end of this year

24% Percent who say their personal finances won’t ever fully recover

32 – U.S. ranking in consumer confidence of 53 nations worldwide

You know you need to market to keep business coming in so what is a shop owner to do?  When budgets are tight you can still market your business.  It takes more effort but does cost less!

Website – Be proactive with your website.  If you don’t have one, get one.  I can recommend a wonderful company that will have you up and running in no time. You don’t want a static website.  That is just a brochure.  You want one that you can add/delete and change up from time to time.  You don’t have to spend a fortune either. Check out this company.  You’ll be glad you did!  If you do a newsletter or a flyer or any type of marketing, they will be glad to place it on your website for you.  Just think…you can mail out or email a marketing piece to your customers, then let it do double duty by placing it on your website for prospects to see!  We send our mutual customers’ newsletters/flyers/blog posts to them and they place it on their website!  Double duty marketing!!

Facebook – I have so many customers who scramble to set up Facebook…then completely forget it.  Facebook alone won’t get your customers to come in more often.  You actually have to be a presence on Facebook…frequently. I’m not saying you have to say something each and every day…but at least once a week!  Facebook allows customers to know you on a more personal level.  You can put a coupon on Facebook too!  It takes time…but doesn’t cost you any money at all!

Email Blasts – Print mail is great but it is more expensive.  If you collect email addresses you can send an email blast instead.  For example, NWZ WORX can still write, design and layout your piece, but instead of printing and mailing, we would email it for you at a fraction of the cost of print/mail.  It still looks like you emailed it! Or…you could just send a text email yourself. It takes effort…you have to collect the email addresses.

The Telephone – If the above are not an option, then consider making telephone calls.  Customers usually enjoy talking to their car care provider.  You may just get a voice mail but cheerfully remind them of their next service and that you look forward to seeing them soon.  It just takes time.

Joint Effort: Join forces with a collision shop and share the cost of your marketing piece.  You both need the exposure!

I hope this helps!  Don’t get discouraged and whatever you do…don’t stop marketing.  Large corporations actually ramp up their marketing when business is slow and spend more.  I completely understand that this may not be an option for you but I wanted to send you some alternatives.  When the dollars are low you can still reach out and benefit from marketing.  It just takes more effort and time.  It will see you through until the economy turns around.  If you stop marketing yourself altogether, when it does turn around you may be left behind if your competition kept on marketing.  Those who market themselves will win!

If you are one of these shops I am here to help you like always!  Just contact me!



Dare to Repair

February 18th, 2011

Frazee Service Station in Frazee, Minnesota provides quality auto repair services including brakes, transmissions, and electrical services. We also have a machine shop in-house to make your repairs faster. Call us at 218-334-2171 to schedule an appointment.