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Welcome to the Automotive Service Business Network

Here's where we get together to determine our own future. ASBN is also the most comprehensive online resource community for the Automotive Service Industry and is the first of it's kind to focus on the needs of our community right here in British Columbia. You are already part of this industry, so sign up now!!

 

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Our ARA on the job for us

On October 14, 2014, ARA President and CEO, Ken McCormack gave a presentation to the government Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Many shops question what the ARA...


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Diagnostic Portal A New Resouce For Our Members

Introducing ASBN's Diagnostic Portal Are you in the market for a new scan tool? Do you feel your options may be too limited? Well, to get you started in the right direction,...


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ASBN; our BC LinkedIn Focus Group
The idea of modifying our LinkeIn ASBN group to a focus group for British Columbia and Western Canada is a sound one. When I first signed up tp Linke...
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STUPID Mistakes that will make you feel better as a tech. (Long Post)
Dumb Tech Stories from a Ford blog site many years ago. Names were removed to protect the guilty:   I had one tech remove the top nut from a ta...
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National Survey Still Shows Under-Achievement

Our national semi-annual survey across Canada as of December 31, 2013 is still showing that the average shop in Canada is only billing 1.4 hours per R/O. This number should be a minimum of 2.0 to 2.5 billed hours per R/O for a shop working on basic consumer vehicles. This clearly shows the work the AUTOCARE industry is missing. Do some basic math. The minimum shortage of billed hours is .6 when you are trying to achieve the minimum 2.0 target.

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If There’s No Involvement, There’s No Commitment

I am a big believer that all employees must clearly understand their role within the business and how the profitability of the business is driven. I watch as many owners keep the employees outside

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Latest Office Tip

What did the customer really want?...
 

The counter should use the “Customer Requests” section of a computer generated work order when starting a work order, or designate a corner of a manually written work order for “Customer Requests”.

Real Stories From The Lighter Side

One Saturday, I was working the floor alone and my wife was working the counter. I was draped across the motor, doing some distributor work on an olde

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Latest Tool Tip

Need to clean out corroded small bulb sockets?

 

From a local hardware store, purchase a brush for prepping copper pipe for soldering.

The tool has different sizes for different pipe ID’s and is cheap but tough.

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How much fluid does it take to bleed brakes?....

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