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Open for Business by Jasper Engines & Transmissions

by Craig Hessenauer, JASPER Regional Manager

Whether you have been in business for decades, or you’ve just recently opened your doors, attracting new customers plays a critical role in your financial success. A typical shop’s customer attrition rate is approximately 10% – 15%. This is due to aging drivers, customers moving out of your area, and a few dissatisfied ones. Multiply that customer depletion over just a few years and you’ll quickly realize that your income can suffer greatly without a steady flow of new customers.

The degree of financial success varies greatly among the 150,000 plus automotive repair and maintenance businesses in the United States. Some shop owners are thriving in this new age of automotive repair, while others struggle to make ends meet. This phenomena is not new, nor is it limited to your customer attrition rate. However, if you want to secure your financial...

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A Shop Owner’s Guide to Handling the Most Difficult Phone Shoppers

Today’s consumers have more choices than ever before. When it comes to choosing someone to take care of their automotive needs, they turn to their friends, family and co-workers for recommendations, they consider brands that they have heard of, and they search the web as well. Once they have a shop in mind, they may then either reach out over the web or stop by your shop, but the majority of your potential customers will pick up the phone and give you a call. Since you’ve spent a good amount of money to make the phone ring, and because most of today’s consumers are well-armed with information, you and your employees need to be far more than just good on the phone: You need to be extraordinary. I have created this particular guide to help you do one thing; Create an experience that will turn those difficult phone shoppers into lifelong customers.


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RepairPal Exec Sees Need for More Female Techs

William Schertz from Tire Business interviews RepairPal’s own Certification Manager Jill Trotta, about her first car and how teaching herself to fix it led her to a more than 20 year career as an auto mechanic. She also discusses her transition to working for RepairPal, and what it is like to be a woman in the automotive industry.

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How to Close More Leads!

Jeremy O’Neal of Advisorfix has been a Service Advisor Performance Coach for the past 10 years. During that time Jeremy has logged more than 12,479 hours of coaching Service Advisors to peak performance. He shares how his clients are generating massive results with the RepairPal certified shop program.

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Shop Certification on the Rise

Read Ratchet + Wrench’s feature on shop certification, including an interview with RepairPal’s CEO, Art Shaw, as well as one of RepairPal’s certified auto shop owners.

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