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Do Less, Earn More

How can you make your shop run more effectively and make you more money? Industry expert Becky Witt, AAM, reveals her eight secrets for success. A case can be made that the business plan for the average auto service shop…

A Mandate To Update

AMI President Jeff Peevy talks about why the organization needs to change and how it will happen. AutoInc.: Last issue, we talked about some areas of AMI’s operation that need improvement, including course content…

Stricter Standards For Ozone Levels?

Congress continues examining impact of proposed new EPA regulations. The U.S. Congress continues its oversight responsibility of the Obama Administration’s proposed update of air quality standards for ground-level ozone. The Clean Air Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

25th Annual Shop Management Software guide

You Ware It Well? Real shop owners give their advice for how to buy shop management software. Grow with the pros! That’s our theme for AutoInc.’s 25th annual Shop Management Software Guide. We’ve received some great feedback on our guides…

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Shop owners helping shop owners — ‘an ASA-Midwest thing.’ It’s 6 p.m. in Indianola, Iowa – a town of nearly 15,000 people 18 miles south of Des Moines. Tim Davison, AAM, the owner of Chumbley’s Auto Care, an ASA shop,…

Tools for the 21st Century

Five things you don’t know about NASTF & the VSP Registry – but should. Thirteen years ago, a group of individuals and organizations came together to create the next step in automotive service technology. It was built on the idea…

When New Hires Go South

What you need to say and do to minimize the impact on your business. We all appreciate the hopeful feeling a new staff member brings to the organization. A burst of optimistic energy floats around the shop as all the…

Passing the Torch

As aluminum gains on steel in auto-body structure, these 10 tips will transform you into a shop superhero for the brave new world of welding. No spoiler alert here: Aluminum is the auto industry’s new super metal. Its strength is…

Staying Centered

For Kinney’s Automotive, it’s not all about where they are but about what they are. The Kinney’s team includes (from left, standing): Sam Sanders, Vernon Campbell, Joe Jurosek, Richard Kral, Luis Narvaez and Heidi Seely. (From…

Cadillac CT6: A Game Changer

As a collision repairer, what will you need to know to work on this vehicle’s advanced mixed material structure? Cadillac will expand and elevate its portfolio with the upcoming launch of its new top-of-the-range model, the 2016 Cadillac CT6. A…

EPA Proposes New Smog Standards

Public hearings set for proposed NAAQ ground-level ozone standards. On Nov. 25, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new regulations designed to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAAQ) for ground-level ozone. According to the EPA, the…

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