In order to keep up with the automotive industry as well as your competitors, you and your auto shop team need to be dedicated to constantly improving your service processes. One of the best ways to stay ahead is by attending continuing education and industry events like training seminars, trade shows, and expos. You and your techs can bring home valuable information on innovations, technology, and business best practices after attending these events, but it can be hard to keep track of — and even harder to implement — everything you learn. But if you handle it right, you can get way ahead of the curve.
When you're working day after day in the rebuild shop, providing the highest quality rebuilds you can, it can easily start to feel like you're isolated from the rest of the automotive world. The good news is that if some out-of-office time is necessary, there are plenty of ways you can learn from and connect with others in the industry at trade shows and training seminars.
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.