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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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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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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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5 Killer Mistakes for a Repair Shop To Avoid

5 Killer Mistakes for a Repair Shop To Avoid

As a proprietor of an automotive repair shop, you deal with a lot. You don’t just have to work on cars, but you also have to worry about bringing in customers – and even further than that – make sure they leave your shop satisfied. Throw in some administrative stuff, managing a team, ordering parts, and staying safe and compliant, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Well, let’s take a moment to take a deep breath and take in some…

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5 Steps To Prepare Your Car for a Hurricane

5 Steps To Prepare Your Car for a Hurricane

As recent storms continue to threaten our safety, millions of people frantically scramble to do whatever it takes to prepare and recover. With Irma on the way, we’re seeing Florida wisely preparing days in advance. We’re seeing the standards – purchasing water, canned goods, shuddering windows, sandbagging areas prone to flooding, etc. These are all super important and obviously well worth the effort, but are there actions that are being overlooked? After all, you may own assets that need just…

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The 5 Easiest Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

The 5 Easiest Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

With some simple tools, the right knowledge, and the right parts, anybody can perform basic repairs and save hundreds of dollars per year. Follow these simple instructions to get started 1. Light Bulb Replacement Replacing a light bulb in your vehicle is usually a quick procedure that typically doesn’t require any tools at all. First, refer to your owner’s manual or inquire at a local auto parts store about the appropriate replacement bulb. Once you have the bulb, open up…

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

3 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Summer has come and gone. Now we have somehow found ourselves deep into fall already. While the northern states of the U.S. begin to feel the traditional November snowfall, we figured it would be smart to review a few of the ways one can prepare their cars for winter weather. All you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps to prepare your car for the treachery imminently approaching this season. 1. Battery Make sure your battery is strong,…

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