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Is Your WHMIS Up To Date?

WorkSafe BC (http://www.worksafebc.com/) has started their shop visits for 2014 and one item they are focusing on is our WHMIS training. If our shop is fair example of others, this item...


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We're Just Getting Started

Now that this site and the the Automotive Servive Network is starting to come together, I have turned my attention back to the AiRCare issue. I know most technicians and...


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Bad Fuses

Bad Fuses Thanks to Buck Neiraeth of Larry's Shell Auto Service in Tacoma for this news flash. "The following is from a broadcast e-mail that was sent out by the AC Delco...


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Tire Manufacturers Going Cheap
Industry Issues
Over the last couple of years I have noticed something very wrong. Some tire manufacturers are cutting back on the amount of tread they are putting o...
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Advertise in Google; Quick and Easy
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You're a small business and you want to get noticed by all the people using Google to find a repair shop in your area. You don't have a website, or yo...
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AirCare Issue Still Puzzling (updated)
Industry Issues
  In the face of health issues and air quality, here in the lower mainland, I was really puzzled at the logic behind the decision to close down ...
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Shop Discipline for Training: Not an Option!

The fact is, too many shops in the Aftermarket are not seeking out or attending the training they require to move their business forward and serve the consumer at a high Professional level.

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You Can’t Create the Future by Clinging to the Past

Let’s acknowledge that every shop owner has a history in their business and that‘s how they learned their business. The past is the past and we must all learn from our experiences, however, today we must also learn to move forward.

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It’s November… Stop Racing Around the Shop Being Busy!

Many shop owners look at November and the first half of December as being the busiest time of the year. That’s understandable considering the weather is changing and the vehicles must be prepared for winter.

 Due to our changing world, however, it would be prudent to slow down, and really “listen” to your customer/client’s attitudes this time round.

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Latest Office Tip

"I think I have the quote here somewhere...."
 

Every time I see someone scribble out an estimate on a piece of paper, I can guarantee that the final invoice price will be more. Sometimes 20 to30% more.

Real Stories From The Lighter Side

Quite a few years ago, I was managing the Speedy Muffler in Kelowna when a young couple came in to have the car checked out.

She was the new owner an

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Latest Tool Tip

Still a mess trying to drain a cooling system?

 

Check with your parts or tool supplier because they make a large 2-foot by 4-foot trough that fits onto normal drain pans.

Latest Tech Tip

EGR Valve  Unplugging EGR passages can be a pain!

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