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Archive for July, 2019

Lance’s Foreign Auto Repair / Specializing In German Auto Repair!

July 31st, 2019

Lance’s Foreign Auto Repair is a great place to have your car serviced if you are in the Nashville Tennessee area. Established for almost a decade it’s safe to say these guys know their stuff when it comes to cars. They offer a number of different services like brake repair, engine maintenance, auto a/c services and so much more. Although they will service just about any vehicle you bring their way, they specialize in German makes and models. They are conveniently located at 2107 Gladstone Ave Nashville, TN and can be reached at 615-964-5088.

JD PRECISION AUTO REPAIR | GREAT SERVICE ALL THE TIME!

July 31st, 2019

JD Precision Auto Repair is the best place to have your car services. Located in Kissimmee Florida, they are here for all of your auto repair needs. The shop is fairly new but the knowledge the mechanics have is long standing. They offer a number of different services including brake repair, alignments, towing, auto body paint and refinishing and just about anything else you can think of. Stop by the shop at 3070 Michigan Ave Suite E Kissimmee FL 34744, or give them a call at 407-870-0005 today.

CHUCK MERCIER’S 76 COMPLETE AUTO SERVICES | COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES!

July 29th, 2019

If you are in Burbank California and in need of complete auto services give Chuck Mercier’s 76 Complete Auto Services a call. Established since 1979, they have a great reputation and relationship with their community. They are a Star Certified smog station and their technicians are ASE certified. They offer brake repairs, alignments, diagnostic services, fleet repairs, and the list goes on. The shop is located at 901 N San Fernando Blvd Burbank, CA 91504 and their number is 818-848-4740. Stop by or give them a call today, you will not regret it!

Waterloo Auto Service | Auto for YOU!

July 26th, 2019

In Edmond , Oklahoma is a auto repair shop that gears their business for you! Waterloo Auto Service has your cars best interest at heart. They can complete most services on domestic and imports including tires, oil changes, transmissions, engine services, A/C Services and much more. Stop on by the shop at 2589 E Waterloo Road or call 405-844-1144 today.

Auto Chiefs Service Shop | Service and sales

July 26th, 2019

Auto Chiefs Service Shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia is the perfect place to take your vehicle for all repairs and maintenance. They also are a sales lot for vehicles! Some of their services include oil changes, transmissions, lift kits, engine work and much more. Come on down to the shop 198 Tyler Von Way or call today at (540) 628-0100.

Maitland Importers Inc | You Volvo and Mini Specialist!

July 25th, 2019

Maitland Importers Inc is your Volvo and Mini specialist in Orlando, Florida. These mechanics are trained in the ways of these cars and know just what they are doing. Their client base can be the testimony to it. One client Sarah said “From the moment I spoke on the phone with the owner I knew this shop wasn’t like the others very courteous and willing to educate me about my Volvo the pros and cons of self diagnosing what the problem could have been and the best way to go about it I would recommend them with confidence to get your car fixed and do maintenance work on your Volvo this people are professionals and caring thanks Maitland imports.” Stop by and visit them at 1008 W Church St or call at 407-425-0545.

Aztek Automotive | We Do Auto Parts & Repair Service

July 24th, 2019

Aztek Automotive is your place for parts and automotive services in Chicago, Illinois. They know service as well as helping with a friendly smile. Some of their services include brakes, transmissions, engine services, oil changes and much more. Come on down to the shop at 6425 S. Pulaski Rd or call the shop at 773-735-3388 today!

Mt. Pleasant Automotive | The Parts Place!

July 24th, 2019

Mt. Pleasant Automotive is  the place to go get your automotive parts in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. They even have a camera that can take a picture of something and match the color exactly! Also You can get most of your parts same day within a couple hours! Come on by the store at 703 N Mission or call them at 989-772-4747 today and see why you should get your parts from them!

Carl’s Auto Parts | Your Parts Place

July 22nd, 2019

Carl’s Auto Parts in Lincoln, Maine is the store to go to for all of your auto parts.

Some of the services include Hydraulic hoses, fuel, A/C, & air brake lines made (Gates brand), Carry and mix a full line of automotive paint and can color match your vehicle using state of the art technology (Sherwin-Williams Automotive brand), Test batteries in or out of vehicle using diagnostic load testers (Midtronics tester brand), Machine shop services available .

With product offerings of Light duty automotive parts, Heavy duty truck & equipment parts, Automotive paint, Trailer towing parts, lighting, wheel & tire assemblies, Snow plow parts, CB radios & accessories, Small engine parts, Welding supplies, Automotive accessories, wheels and tires, Marine parts, Liquid transfer tanks, pumps, and accessories, Tire chains & repair parts, Batteries (automotive, truck & equipment, marine, power sports, lawn & garden), Power sports parts and accessories.

Call today at 207-794-6778 or stop by at 30 River Rd!

How to Lose Your Auto Repair Business in One Transaction

July 22nd, 2019

A man you’ve never met rides up in a nice truck, and explains he’s a new fleet operator getting ready to set up in town.  He’s looking for a dependable auto repair shop to provide service for his fleet vehicles, and he’s heard good things about your shop. 

After a 20-minute chat about pricing and service times, he says he’s going to give your business a shot.  He’ll start running work through there in a couple of weeks.  Right now, however, he’s looking to stock some tires for his long haul trucks.  Can you order a couple dozen commercial tires for him?  He’s got a credit card, and he’s happy to pay on delivery and pick them up himself.



If you’re a bit short on business, this is an opportunity that’s hard to pass up.  But it’s probably not an opportunity at all, and you should definitely pass it up.  That’s because the odds are high that the credit card is stolen, and by the time you get the call from the bank about that fraudulent credit card, those tires will be three states away.  You’re stuck with the $30,000 chargeback, and the rage that comes with having no recourse against the criminal who stole the tires from you in broad daylight.

This is just one example of how small businesses can get caught in the middle an expensive scam – and business scams are becoming faster and more sophisticated every day: 

  • Shop computers can get infected with ransomware, and your customer data can be held ransom for thousands of dollars.
  • Employees can quit and take your customer list with them, handing it to their new employer to advertise to them without you ever realizing it.
  • “Customers” can walk in to your shop, see a username and password next to your computer, and use that access to gather the information they need to try and steal your business identity and your money with it.

These types of attacks have been big news for big businesses for years.  But they’re increasingly targeting small businesses, too, in large part because smaller businesses don’t yet have the same safeguards in place to prevent these attacks.  And while you can’t let paranoia prevent you from doing business, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you aren’t bankrupted by a single bad decision:

  • Don’t take credit cards from new customers for large part purchases.
  • Make sure you have a reliable, always up-to-date anti-virus program on your shop computers.
  • Don’t leave sensitive data such as usernames and passwords out in the open, and don’t allow full-database export rights to every employee in your shop.

Most importantly, if someone shows up to your shop offering the deal of a lifetime, approach it with a healthy amount of skepticism.  It only takes one bad deal to cost you the business that you’ve put a lifetime of work into.

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