The Value of Premium Aftermarket Brands: Are They Worth the Price?

Posted by TransTec on June 13, 2018

No matter what you buy, whether it's for your auto shop business or your personal life, you want to know where it's coming from. Just seeing a brand name on a package or product page affects our perception of the value and quality of the product. We like to know what we're getting. But sometimes that confidence and security requires a bit of investment, especially in the automotive aftermarket, but when a quality rebuild is at stake, our brand choices matter.

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Categories: Shop Best Practices

What Do Your Customers See When They Come Into Your Shop?

Posted by TransTec on May 23, 2018

You may think that the only thing that matters in your shop is the quality of the work you do and the price you charge. And while ensuring every customer gets a quality repair is important, your business is so much more than that. No matter what your work ethic is like or how much you charge, first impressions are hard to change and they start the moment your customer gets out of their car. 

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The Value of Time Off for Auto Shop Owners and Techs

Posted by TransTec on April 25, 2018

The auto repair industry, like any other, has its own unique set of challenges and stressors, and in order to keep your shop operating year round, you might be wary of any time spent "unproductively." Especially when your work is keeps you busy with its fast pace in a constantly changing industry, owners and techs alike are at a high risk of feeling overworked, frustrated, and burnt out.

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Optimizing Your Auto Shop Setup For Success

Posted by TransTec on March 14, 2018

The term "optimization" is becoming a huge buzzword across many modern industries, and for good reason: as customers have access to more and more information to compare options, competitors have to step up their game in order to win business. In general, optimization refers to making the best use of a resource or process — in this case, making your shop operate at maximum efficiency. We're here today on the blog to discuss what optimization means in terms of the most critical elements of your auto shop environment and workflow.

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3 Types of Auto Shop Training Resources To Keep Your Staff Educated

Posted by TransTec on March 7, 2018

There are very few industries in which a business can survive without keeping current in terms of technology and trends, and the auto service industry is no exception. Auto manufacturers are constantly updating and innovating the technology inside the vehicles they produce, and it may not be long before those new technologies end up in your auto shop. So how do you ensure that your staff is prepared to service the vehicles of today and tomorrow? One of the most critical steps is providing training and continuing education opportunities.

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Categories: Shop Best Practices, Training