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3 Ways To Get More Business From Your Auto Repair Customers

As an auto repair shop, much of your success depends on bringing in a steady stream of new customers. After all, the person who comes in today for a repair may not return to your shop for several months, when their car is in need of additional maintenance. But this doesn’t have to be the case. You know better than most that routine upkeep is an important part of keeping your car in good, working order. Why not share this wisdom with your customers and give them some compelling reasons to bring their cars in more often? By implementing a few simple marketing tactics, you can encourage your auto repair customers to take better care of their cars and, in turn, bring you more business. 1. Personalized Email Marketing Today's email marketing has the ability to be more innovative than ever. By segmenting your audience based on their age, family status, type of vehicle, or…

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The Benefits of Direct Mail in Your Auto Repair Marketing Strategy

Flyer distribution, by hand or direct mail, can often yield more benefits for your auto repair marketing strategy than an expensive online, TV, or radio campaign—especially when it comes to geographical targeting and ROI. Though TV, radio, and web marketing are all important and effective forms of advertising, they’re not the only ones you should consider. When you hire someone to distribute flyers by hand or send them out via direct mail, your advertising is targeted to the geographical area of your choosing. You know better than anyone where your best customers live, and this is an easy way to reach them. You can also schedule marketing campaigns around events of local significance. Additionally, you know who your local competitors are. If they’re not using direct mail or flyers, you will have an edge over them, no matter what other forms of advertising they use. Direct mail is one of the most effective forms of advertising…

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Using Customer Analytics to Grow Your Auto Repair Business

In recent years, we’ve seen online businesses thrive as a result of their access to analytics reports that told them who visited their sites, what they looked at, and what they bought. Online business owners could opt for more detailed reports that told them how long people spent on certain pages and even how long they spent looking at certain parts of specific pages. It’s clear to most anyone how this information could be used to improve customer experiences and help businesses close more sales. However, brick and mortar businesses like auto repair shops have had very little access to the same types of data until now. Now, using tools like Google Analytics, any business with a functioning website can obtain all sorts of useful information about the current and potential customers who are visiting them online. As an auto repair you can track the following metrics: How many people are coming to your website…

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Optimizing Your Website to Market Your Auto Repair Business

Today's auto repair customers expect your web presence to be professional, up to date, and easy to find. Unfortunately, many auto repair shops and other small businesses often rely on their Facebook page as the only online representation of their business.  Though it’s crucial for repair shops to have an active Facebook page to bring in customers and build their brand, it’s also important to have a website that establishes you as a trusted and professional source of repairs. Without a fully optimized website, some customers may choose to go with another service provider, a national chain, or a company they feel they can trust more because the company has a strong, modern web presence. If your business's website is due for a facelift, here are five ways to improve your web presence and attract new auto repair customers. 1. Consider UX (User Experience) in your web design. User-driven design is extremely important for business websites because…

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How Local Media Coverage Can Increase Business at Your Auto Repair Shop

As an auto repair shop owner, you may not think much about your day-to-day business is newsworthy. However, you couldn’t be more wrong. Local news is quite different than national and even statewide news. You have everything from local papers and business journals to hometown and indie radio stations. It’s surprisingly easy to get in touch with reporters and show hosts from these types of media outlets. In addition, there are many story angles when it comes to topics like buying or selling a vehicle, and auto repair and maintenance. Consider some of these questions to discover interesting and timely topics: Do cars develop a lot of rust in your area due to weather conditions? What tires do best on potholes in your region? Can you help clients shop for the best cars to safely handle snowy or icy weather? Which model cars are the best from your experience, that keep running 15 years or more…

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