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Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

By: Heather King | July 11th, 2018

If you would have predicted an online bookstore would shake up the Aftermarket parts market, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Yet here we are, 24 years after Amazon began in Jeff Bezos garage, and repair shops are…

​​Do your customers know the difference between OE and Aftermarket? Remind customers of the hidden benefits when choosing OE

​​Do your customers know the difference between OE and Aftermarket? Remind customers of the hidden benefits when choosing OE

By: Jamie Bryson | June 29th, 2018

Having a car in a repair or collision shop is a stressful time for anyone. When will the vehicle be ready? What will insurance cover? Are there emergency funds to cover the costs? These are just a few of the…

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

By: Jamie Bryson | June 20th, 2018

The complexity of cars is on the rise, and it is creating an increased need for the right vehicle manufacturer data. In fact, there are three million more lines of computer code to operate a 2015 Ford GT than there…

Holding your parts data ransom

Holding your parts data ransom

By: Celeste Hall | June 11th, 2018

Cybersecurity Ventures states that ransomware is expected to attack a business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, and predicts that damage costs from it are predicted to hit $11.5 billion. It’s a cybersecurity threat that affects small business…

How to take advantage of the growing DIY market

How to take advantage of the growing DIY market

By: Jamie Bryson | May 18th, 2018

According to a recent Hedges & Company study, the e-commerce auto parts industry is set to top $10 Billion in 2018, boasting a 16.3 percent increase from 2017. And these DIY retail sales are growing at an annual rate of…

It's National Car Care Month!

It's National Car Care Month!

By: Heather King | April 13th, 2018

We all know routine auto care an maintenance keeps our customers safely on the road. This month, share smart care care tips like this free Car Care Guide along with this Car Care Annual Checklist from The Car Care Council…