Car Maintenance for the Aftermarket Repair Business
A few years ago, when vehicle reliability was consistent
from make to make, consumers accepted periodic repairs as a
fact of life. Cars broke - it was that simple. Today's
vehicles are much more reliable. Even the most inexpensive
cars seldom need repairs. However, scheduled car maintenance
is still a requirement for all vehicles.
ATI (Automotive Training Institute), a highly regarded training
and consulting firm, says, "the game changed while you were busy
fixing cars." This change in the automotive service industry has
created opportunities for many forward-thinking shop owners. And
car maintenance is a one of those opportunities.
The Business of Business
The automotive service business now requires a basic understanding
of which "numbers" are important, and how to increase them. ALLDATA
Manage is a strategic Shop Management System, which can help you
track your numbers and measure the health of your business.
Focus on Scheduled Maintenance
Most drivers today will follow manufacturers' car maintenance
requirements. They want to keep their warranties valid, and
they want to ensure a high resale value for their vehicles. And
car maintenance can be scheduled ahead of time, a major advantage
over waiting for repair work, which may or may not occur.
ALLDATA Manage can import car maintenance schedules, complete
with parts and labor, triggered by the mileage you enter on the
Other valuable ALLDATA Manage features include these and much more:
- Price Matrix to apply your markups and ensure your profits at all prices over multiple categories.
- Declined car maintenance and repair suggestions automatically saved and displayed on your customer's next visit.
- Customer Follow-up feature lets you send Thank You, Welcome, Car Maintenance Reminder, and Recommended Service letters and emails* to your customers.
*Email Customer Follow-up emails require ALLDATA Market to be installed.
For questions about ALLDATA and its Suite of Products, please call 800-697-2533.