APM Leadership


Part of the problem is our industry’s image and the way that technicians are represented in popular culture.By David Rogers | June 25, 2021

Is the Tech Shortage The New Norm?

In late 2020, the TechForce Foundation released their annual … Read the rest

Shop Owner: Resolve To Get Organized In 2019

Working in the automotive repair industry can be a nightmare in terms of time management and work-life balance. At one time or another, we’ve all gone through periods of putting in 80-hour work weeks and barely seeing the light of … Read the rest

MOTOR AGE – Are You Ready for AI in Your Shop?

In mid-2017, Audi announced its new A8 would be fully self-driving up to 40 miles per hour. Nissan is following suit with a full range of driverless vehicles by 2020.

Meanwhile, robots are performing surgery, computers are diagnosing cancer, and … Read the rest


Relationships are the heart of results-based marketing. And just like your personal relationships with your spouse, parents, siblings, or friends, relationships with your customers take work.

Trust can’t be bought—it must be earned. When new customers bring their vehicle into … Read the rest

Choosing the Right Team

As the manager or shop owner, you are responsible for the success of your team and of the shop. You need authority and respect in order to effectively manage employees. Just as important, you need to be able to create … Read the rest