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Your 'Next Great Opportunity': AutoVitals Campaign Manager

December 21, 2020

“We’re always looking for the next great opportunity, and it’s been sitting in our lap for a long time.” Russ Crosby, the owner of Russ’s Wrench..

Techs Writing Estimates? Not at These Shops

December 4, 2020

Should your techs be writing estimates? That was the topic of discussion on a recent episode of The Digital Shop® Talk Radio.  Neil Daly from ..

TVP Update: New Tools and a Focus on Basics

November 5, 2020

AutoVitals recently released an updated version of the Today’s Vehicle Page (TVP). Fred Haynes, owner of four Honest-1 shops in Minnesota, and his..

3 Ways to Make the Most of Slow Times

October 15, 2020

In early September, Tom Dorsey, host of The Digital Shop® Talk Radio, posted a question on his Facebook page. “How does your shop handle down..

Why The Digital Shop®?

October 1, 2020

“Why do I need a digital shop when my paper and whiteboards work just fine?”  At AutoVitals, we have heard versions of this statement for years as..

Efficiency = More Revenue in 3 Steps

September 11, 2020

When you are running an auto repair shop, every minute counts. Yet, some shops are still losing more than 580 minutes a week to inefficiencies...

7 Simple Steps to a Successful Repair Shop Meeting

June 30, 2020

If you aren’t meeting with your automotive shop crew regularly, you aren’t doing it right.  Frank Scandura, the owner of Frank’s European Service..

3 Reasons Workflow Management Matters at Your Auto Repair Shop

June 18, 2020

“Workflow is the spine of the automotive industry,” says Fred Gestwicki, owner of Fix-it with Fred, in Canton, Ohio. It doesn’t matter if you have..

Turning Knowledge into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

June 1, 2020

Adam Bendzick owner of Pro Service Automotive Repair in Prior Lake, Minnesota, has been in the business long enough to know that sometimes you..

Letting Pictures Do The Selling For You

May 19, 2020

Some say a picture is worth 1,000 words. For Billy Catching and his team at Aram’s Auto Repair Center in Fresno, California, pictures are worth..