Learning Hub

Welcome to the Learning Hub –
created specifically for you.

The automotive parts industry is huge – and we know there’s too much information out there for you
to digest. That’s why we made the Learning Hub.

Here you will find content designed around you and your parts department like:

  • Popular parts business topics
  • Help with growing your parts business
  • How to use the tools in the market today
  • Answers to commonly asked questions

Whether you sell to consumers, shops, other dealers, or a mixture, we’re talking about what
you’re concerned about.

Always go with a solution that offers the right tools and support to ensure you will become successful.
Make sure you have an outlined plan on sales goals, and how to reach those goals.
It's a common misconception that you can't compete against the aftermarket, but it doesn’t hold a lot of truth.
Work smarter, not harder.
Most dealers have at least a few shops that they regularly transact with, despite being close to a large wholesaler.
Your goal should be to connect with your customers and ensure that you are top of mind when it comes to submitting their estimates.
Likely a lot. Some focus on a five to ten mile radius; others will look much further.
Well, it depends!
Retail ecommerce is a newer area for dealers and, as we all know, change can be hard.
Create a huge revenue stream for your dealership and open up your parts department to a completely new set of customers.
You can fish with bait or cast a large net. Here is why we recommend fishing with bait.
Customers need to be able to find your site, and without SEM and SEO they won’t know your site exists.
Are your shops ordering every part from you? If not, there’s your answer.
Your data can tell a powerful story; BI pulls that data together to provide accurate insight and replace guesstimates.
Here are some common questions we get about bringing in a Performance Coach.
DMS Integration means linking your DMS to the online parts selling solution you use to sell parts.
With a good system you can manage all the moving pieces in a parts department and help your team be more efficient.
Inventory management solutions connect dealers to each other to allow for sourcing of parts rather than waiting.
Online solutions, like OEC D2DLink, help dealerships like yours locate parts from other dealerships with a few clicks.
​When customers come to get their car serviced for a repair or recall, they want the fastest turnaround time possible.
Those parts on your shelf are costing you money.
Those parts on your shelf are costing you money.
Being matched with other dealerships looking to buy/sell parts can help move your idle faster and more effectively.
Selling idle parts doesn't need to be an expensive operation. Finding the right solution to assist you is the key.
Read up on our content for Parts Managers to help increase parts sales.
Issues on Dealer's minds.
Check out the state of the mechanical industry.
See how the DIY business isn't just for the aftermarket anymore.
Technology isn't about adding more work; it's about making your existing workflows easier.
Not sure about selling online? These dealers were at one point, too.
Selling online is about increasing your exposure to a new revenue stream.
Technology isn't about adding more work; it's about making your existing workflows easier.