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How To Take Your Auto Repair Shop To The Next Level

So you’ve built a successful business.  Your auto repair shop is bringing in lots of customers and lots of money.

There’s only one problem.

You want to get away from the day-to-day operations of your auto repair shop, but it feels like the success of your business totally rests on your shoulders.

So how do you take your business to the next level?

If you don’t’ know what we’re talking about here’s what we mean by next level.

Just about every successful business owner at some point wants to step away from the daily grind of their business.  They’re tired of the late nights and long hours.  They want to spend more time with their family.

Most successful business owners want their business to function and make money without them at the shop every single day.

To do this, you need to follow the four tips below.

Tip #1:  Trust Your Employees

In order for you to step away from your business, you’re going to need to trust the work of your employees.

Start by hiring hardworking individuals that are motivated and want more responsibility.  This all depends on conducting quality job interviews.

Don’t just hire the first person that walks through the door.  Test their skills and get references.

You’re also going to have to accept mistakes, especially at the beginning.  Don’t let minor mistakes by your employees keep you up all night.

Tip #2:  Provide Compensation

If you want to get the best out of your employees, you’re going to need to compensate them for their work.  This will help to remove you from the day-to-day business operations.

Set business goals where employees have the opportunity to earn more money based on the success of the repair shop.

Create a plan that sets benchmarks for:

  • Sales: Reward them for sales growth.
  • Customers: Reward them for increases in customers and return customers.
  • Productivity: Reward them for getting jobs done faster and more efficiently.

By doing this, you’ll keep employees productive and the shop running smoothly.

Tip #3:  Trust In Marketing

If you want to step away from your business, you’re going to have to trust in marketing.  Most successful shop owners get loyal customers because of their hard work and personality.

If you step away from your shop, you won’t be there to talk with the customers.  You’re going to need a marketing strategy to get loyal customers.  Repair shop management software can help with email marketing to help build a loyal customer base.

You may also want to create some type of loyalty program to keep customers coming back.

Tip #4:  Monitor Progress

You’ll want to be sure to monitor progress on sales, customers and productivity.  You can do this by using repair shop software.

Auto repair shop software provides measurement tools to ensure that your employees are meeting their goals.  It will also help you monitor the proficiency of their work.  You’ll be able to see if jobs are getting done on time.

Without auto repair shop software, you’ll have problems keeping track of how your business is doing.


Following these four tips will help get you started on moving your business to the next level.  Your business will become more valuable if you do this.

You’ll have more time to relax and spend time with your family.

For more ideas on how to improve your auto repair shop, visit the FastTrak Auto Shop Management Systems website as well as our blog.  You’ll get great information that will improve your business and make it more profitable.

Also feel free to schedule a free demo for our auto repair shop software.  You’ll see first hand how it improves business operations and makes your business more profitable.

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