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Archive for July, 2017

“Quality in Action …Since 1931!”- Southern Armature Works in Birmingham, AL

July 31st, 2017

Your Electrical Part Rebuilding Specialists at Southern Armature Works, located at 230 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, rebuild alternators, starters, and radiators for most Domestic & Import vehicles, as well as heavy duty trucks, industrial machines, farm, ag, and construction equipment, along with marine vehicles. They provide this service to the public and also other shops in the Metro Birmingham area. They are happy to install the parts that they rebuild as well! Call 205-324-6529 today for all of your part rebuilding and replacement needs!

Southern Radiator & Cooling-Fast…Friendly Service the Southern Way!

July 31st, 2017

At Southern Radiator & Cooling, the sales staff has over 60 years combined experience in the Radiator & A/C Industry. Radiator Repair is offered, along with other specials services such as Re-Lining Fuel Tanks, Custom A/C & Hydraulic Hoses, Retro-Fit Kits & Fittings, Custom Battery Cables, and much more! They offer fast delivery within the Metro Birmingham area, and one day shipping to most of the Southeast. Contact the specialists today at 205-320-2772 or drop by to speak with the experts in person at 206 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233.

Division Brakes While You Wait in Pawtucket, RI!

July 27th, 2017

Cesar and his team at Division Brakes Inc, located at 272 Broadway, Pawtucket RI 02860, provide a variety of services from brake repair and wheel alignments, to preventive maintenance and diagnostic services. Schedule your appointment with these ASE certified mechanics today by calling 401-725-1313.

Serving Grand Rapids Since 1967

July 27th, 2017

Russ & Ron’s Auto Service provides motorists in the Grand Rapids, MI 49544 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include factory scheduled maintenance, brakes, a/c, tires, check engine light, oil changes, engine maintenance & repair, and more! You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models. Call us today at 616-361-8431 or stop by our shop conveniently located at 2145 Alpine NW in Grand Rapids.

“We Fix Cars!”

July 26th, 2017

High Tech Tire & Auto has been providing customers in the Durham, NC 27705 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1991. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we’ll keep it in top operating condition. Our services include tires, NC State Inspections, brakes, alignments, a/c, factory scheduled maintenance, check engine light, and more! Call us today at 919-309-9987 or visit our shop conveniently located at 4647 Hillsborough Rd in Durham.

Repair Shop Leadership: The Importance of Mentoring Top Talent

July 25th, 2017

In our previous Repair Shop Leadership blog, we discussed the importance of defining your shop’s culture, so that everyone understands what the shop is working to accomplish and the appropriate ways to get there.  Once this has been accomplished, you can focus on mentoring your employees with the highest potential.

With so many things competing for your attention, why should you focus on dedicating time each week to mentoring your shop talent?  After all, that time could be used to bring in revenue – to help finish a backlog of cars, dedicate some time to customer contact and marketing activities, or search for new technicians to fill the jobs lying empty in so many repair shops.

The answer is that mentoring employees is the only way you’ll ever find time to get to those items.  As your top talent gains the management skills that you’ve learned over the years you’ve been in the industry, they can be entrusted to remove tasks that you used to reserve exclusively for yourself.  With training and experience, they can learn to re-earn the trust of dissatisfied customer, re-focus and improve the work quality of nonperforming staff, or just be trusted to keep the shop running in your absence while you escape to handle longer-term strategic planning for your shop.

You’ll also have a better chance to retain your top talent.  Your employees who most enjoy being challenged and growing professionally are probably your best performers.  They’re also the most likely to leave if they feel their career stalling – and once they’ve reached the highest levels of expertise they’ll require to be successful in your shop, the next step for many people is business and employee management.  If you have people who have reached this level in their careers in your shop who have the desire for management experience, you’ll need to provide that opportunity or you’ll lose them to a shop that will.

So make sure to take time out of each week to discuss with your employees what they’ve done well that week, what needs attention, and how to get them the experience they are seeking in order to advance their careers.  It might be tough to find the time at first, but if you can relinquish ownership of some of the challenges your shop faces, you’ll soon discover that it creates far more time than it costs.

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Auto Repair You Can Count On!

July 24th, 2017

Preferred Service and Repair is under new ownership and management! We are excited to announce that as of Feb 24th, the new owners of Preferred Service are Scott and Rita Pomerenke. We would like to welcome you to Preferred Service and look forward to servicing your automotive needs. Any questions or concerns, please give us a call at: 320-251-8844. Our services include factory scheduled maintenance, alignments, oil changes, brakes, tires, engines, transmissions, state inspections, check engine light, and more! Call us today or visit our shop conveniently located at 2205 Roosevelt Rd, St Cloud MN 56301.

Conroe’s Choice Automotive | Your Choice For Auto Repair!

July 21st, 2017

Have you heard about the best auto repair shop in the Conroe, Texas, 77301 area? They are Conroe’s Choice Automotive! This shop has the technicians that can solve even the most difficult problems. Their services include oil changes, engine maintenance, brakes, transmissions & more! Come on by 1721 N Frazier St or call 936-494-1118 today! Located conveniently in the Houston -The Woodlands metropolitan area!

Five Pitfalls of Hiring Personal Friends to Build Websites

July 20th, 2017

Many people have friends or relatives who can build websites that perform well.  However, we often hear from customers joining us that it didn’t work out as planned.  Click here for the pitfalls we hear about most often.

Home of the Happy Car

July 19th, 2017

Mulhern’s Auto Service has been serving historic Merchantville since 1986. We are committed to helping our customers with scheduled and preventative maintenance to keep your vehicle in top condition for you and your family. Our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians have years of experience performing all the services we offer including, Alignment, Tires, Brakes, Check Engine Light, Factory Scheduled Maintenance, Diagnostics, A/C, and more! Call us today at 856-488-6277 or stop by our shop conveniently located at 106 E Park Ave, Merchantville NJ 08109.