Auto Shop Management

Changes in Consumer Vehicle Usage and the Impact on Automotive Repair

 Many significant changes in the environment in which we live have brought about changes in consumer vehicle usage and thus the automotive repair business. The pandemic, changes in retail shopping, inflation and recessionary trends and increased reliance on delivery are resulting changes in vehicle usage. Decreased business volume coupled with increased operating costs have resulted …

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Automotive Repair and the Growth of Electric Vehicles

Albeit minimal at the time of this writing – the impact of electric vehicles on the automotive repair industry is a factor to be considered. The use of electric vehicles will continue to grow and the maintenance requirements of these vehicles being different than gas powered vehicles will impact the automotive repair business. Following are …

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Cost-Push Inflation

Cost-push inflation refers to a decrease in the aggregate supply of goods and services driven by increased production costs. When companies are already running at full capacity – they cannot maintain profitability when costs of production increase without raising prices. Cost-push inflation occurs when demand remains the same or increases and supply decreases. Production Costs …

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How FastTrak Auto Shop Repair Order Software Increases Shop Efficiency

FastTrak Auto Shop Repair Order Software supports business efforts by improving efficiency in all phases of auto repair operations. Comprehensive support for the many possible phases in the repair cycle are geared toward improving throughput by streamlining processes and eliminating redundancy and unnecessary steps. Following are some of the ways that FastTrak improves operational efficiency: …

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Controls In Automotive Repair Shops

Establishing controls in automotive repair shop processes can be a significant factor in business success. Any business has the potential for losses to be incurred where there are openings in established practices. Making controls an integral part of business process design will have a significant impact on avoiding this kind of problem. Following are areas …

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Part Sales and Cost Controls in Automotive Repair

Controls on repair order parts can go a long way toward reducing shrinkage. Purchase and return transactions as well as issues to repair orders should be tracked and controlled by recording them in the repair shop software in use. Sometimes shops will process inventory without recording transactions and this leaves them open to losses. Recording …

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