How to be the Best Auto Shop

September 5, 2017

Getting a small business to stand out from the competition is a tall order in any industry, and is especially tough when it comes to auto repair shops. Between quick-lube franchises, full-service car dealerships, and all the single service providers (think tire stores, brake repair shops, and muffler specialists), customers have more choices today than […]

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How Much Space Do I Need for an Auto Lift?

August 29, 2017

There are many variables involved in choosing an auto lift, including the budget, whether to go with a two post or four post model, and desired features. These are areas where changes, compromises, and sacrifices can be made if necessary. But the most important criterion is one that cannot be changed easily or cheaply: the […]

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Low-Effort, Low-Cost Auto Shop Marketing Ideas

August 22, 2017

Most small business owners have a love-hate relationship when it comes to marketing their products and services. They love the fact that a well-run advertising campaign can improve name recognition, attract new customers, and increase profits. But they hate that such campaigns usually require lots of hard work and money to be successful. Fortunately, a […]

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Why Choose BendPak Auto Lifts?

August 15, 2017

Choosing an auto lift these days isn’t as easy as it once was. There are many more brands and models now than there were 10 or 20 years ago, and they all come with different features and options. Add in the staggering price differences—with budget-friendly models starting at around $1300 and heavy-duty models topping $50,000—and […]

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Shocks and Struts: When to Replace

August 8, 2017

The shocks and struts in your vehicle are largely responsible for limiting bounce, vibration, and oscillation, and ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Like all automotive parts, they are subject to wear and damage, and must occasionally be replaced. Here’s when to do so. When there’s an urgent problem Damaged shocks or struts display a number […]

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25 Things You Didn’t Know about CEMB®

July 27, 2017

CEMB® is one of the largest garage wheel service equipment manufacturers in the world and they have been in the garage equipment business since 1946. They have been selling equipment in the United States for more than 45 years, mostly under private label. In 70 years CEMB® has built wheel balancers, tire changers and wheel […]

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When to Use an Auto Rotisserie

July 25, 2017

An auto rotisserie is a great piece of equipment to have in a professional body shop or home garage. It is basically an adjustable steel frame on which a vehicle can be mounted and rotated 180 degrees—or even a full 360 degrees, depending on the model—along the horizontal axis. Auto rotisseries may be locked in […]

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Is a Heavy Duty Auto Lift Right for Your Shop?

July 18, 2017

Auto lifts are available in a variety of styles and weight capacities, which can make choosing the right one for your repair shop a challenge. Many garages can get by with ordinary 2-post or 4-post auto lifts, especially if they primarily service passenger vehicles. But there are definitely times when more powerful equipment is desirable, […]

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Hot Cars in Summer

July 11, 2017

We all know that hot cars represent a significant risk to children and pets in the summer. But what few people understand is just how quickly a vehicle can change from an air conditioned family transport unit to an oven-like deathtrap that claims the lives of around 37 children annually. Here are a few facts […]

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Troubleshooting: Car Headlights Stop Working

July 6, 2017

Fixing a problematic headlight on your car seems like a quick and easy job. And this can certainly be the case when dealing with a straightforward issue such as a burned out bulb. But headlight problems don’t stop there, so take a few minutes to read through this brief troubleshooting guide. Problem: One headlight doesn’t […]

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