Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

German car manufacturer, Daimler, doesn’t expect to make nearly as much money as it used to. They claim it’s due to the newfound US vs. China trade war. This announcement called for a decrease in stock prices across most car manufacturing companies. What Does This Mean? Cars were among the top 3 products being exported into China by the US last year. The 25% tax by China on US-made cars actually hurts German manufacturers, however. They’re the ones that produce…

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7 Simple Ways Your Repair Shop Can Increase Customer Happiness

7 Simple Ways Your Repair Shop Can Increase Customer Happiness

Only a few short years ago, auto repair shops garnered more customers in the traditional way. They did great work, made customers happy, and paved the way for customer referrals and word of mouth. These days, everything is quite different. The internet is flooded with social network recommendations, directory services, and review sites that are used by all types of customers looking for the best options. Because of this, tech-savvy shops with decent advertising budgets have the ability to steal…

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Will Autonomous Cars Make People More Productive?

Will Autonomous Cars Make People More Productive?

At PartsMarket, we’re constantly looking at data. We’re always asking the questions that lead us down a path of endless curiosity and discovery. We search relentlessly for facts, and when necessary, we conduct our own field research to inform our own decisions. Just like most of you, we’re curious about the future of self-driving cars as a whole. We want to know everything. How? When? What? Why? Give us all the answers! But it wasn’t until recently that we started…

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What Do Soccer and Cars Have in Common?

What Do Soccer and Cars Have in Common?

Picture this… You’re sitting in the driver’s seat with your hand on the shift. You lift your head to see nothing but an open road ahead of you. No cars coming in either direction. Essentially, the road is all yours. You take a deep breath, you clench your hand and kick the car into gear, all the while revving your beautiful engine so loud that even the sleeping towns in the distance could hear. You take off. Adrenaline takes over…

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Monday Punday: Spoiler

Monday Punday: Spoiler

I’ve always understood wanted to stand out, but I’ve never comprehended the idea of crazy spoilers on cars. Much like ruining the plot twist of a movie, I feel like this type of “decoration” ruins the car. What do you think? Take $25 off your next order over $250 with coupon code “SPOIL25.”

10 Easy Ways an Auto Shop Can Increase Sales

10 Easy Ways an Auto Shop Can Increase Sales

Now that it’s about halfway through 2018, it’s a good time to look back at the year thus far to see the ways you and your shop can improve. There’s always room to do better, and here at PartsMarket, we aspire to drive your positive evolution in the form of a mutually beneficial partnership. A lot of what we try to can be boiled down to our knowledge and experience. Having worked with thousands of shops across the country, we…

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A Father’s Day Love Affair: Men and Their Cars

A Father’s Day Love Affair: Men and Their Cars

Whether it’s you or one of your friends, there is always one. I’m talking about the guy in the group that can’t stop talking about cars. If he has expensive taste, he may own dozens of cars himself. But if he can’t physically afford to do that, he seems to get a fancy new car every few years – and refuses to talk about much else. Although that’s the extreme example of the love affair between a guy and his…

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Toyota is Investing $1 Billion in Grab

Toyota is Investing $1 Billion in Grab

Toyota Motor Company is set to invest approximately $1 billion into the popular Southeast Asian ride-sharing app Grab. Grab has been excited to announce such a large-scaled investment from a major car manufacturer like Toyota. This particular investment will allow the two companies expand on their pre-existing partnership while exploring new strategies across Asia. To accomplish this, each company will allow an Executive from the other company to join their Board of Directors. The large-scale dollar amount is supposed to…

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Should Your Shop Invest in Uniforms? Here are 5 Steps To Take!

Should Your Shop Invest in Uniforms? Here are 5 Steps To Take!

If you are an auto repair shop owner, you may have already considering purchasing uniforms for your team. After all, there is nothing quite like the classic mechanic look that everybody seems to expect when they take their car to the shop. For branding and marketing purposes, most experts strongly encourage that shops invest in uniforms in order to convey the level of professionalism that a customer expects. The “uniformity” in what is being worn by the workers creates an…

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Monday Punday: Bull

Monday Punday: Bull

There’s so much I’d like to say about this photo. Perhaps it’s best that I let its magic speak for itself, though. In the meantime, feel free to list out all of the things that you would need to fix on a car after having a bull stand up in the passenger seat. That list would be rather lengthy. Take $25 off your next order over $250 with coupon code “BULL25.”