Q is for Qualifications

Many garage owners will have completed an apprenticeship in their early days and cut their teeth in different businesses over the years fine-tuning the skills and art of car mechanics. Some of you may now employ your own apprentice who is likely to be undertaking day...

P is for Parts

So what’s the best strategy for your parts department? Stock as many of the most common parts you are likely to use or save your capital and order in when needed? Ok, we know it’s not quite that simple but managing your stock and balance sheet is a crucial element in...

O is for Oil

  Did you know? A recent report from Castrol revealed almost a third of motorists whose vehicles are aged 0-4-years take their cars to independent garages for oil changes and top-ups. A worrying figure for franchised dealers, but good news for garage owners. In...

N is for Network

Some of the best business people are also prolific networkers. They regularly attend conferences, events, seminars and may even boast about most of their business transactions being conducted on the golf course. Whilst at first glance, it would be tempting to dismiss...

M is for Marketing

For a business to thrive, it needs a good marketing strategy and a focused approach, whilst you may be busy booking in customers, keeping an eye on accounts and undertaking a range of administrative duties as well as being HR manager, operations director and in many...