12 Days of Christmas: Marketing Edition

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There are so many translations of what the “12 Days of Christmas” really means, where it came from and how it’s used. For the purpose of this blog, we just want to have some fun and share some ideas for you to use in your auto repair shop marketing for the month of December. Stick […]

Planning a Trunk-or-Treat for Your Auto Repair Shop

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It’s October and that means two things: pumpkin spice + Halloween. No, like, really.  While it’s surely a cool treat to add pumpkin spice coffee to your snack area in the waiting room, I want to help you plan a really fun event for your community that will bring new folks to your auto repair […]

Fender Covers Protect More Than Paint

Fender Covers Protect More Than Paint in your Auto Repair Shop with Brian Walker of Shop Marketing Pros, holding up an image of fender covers with the text of the blog

https://youtu.be/kkyEPh_4RcM As a marketing agency specializing in marketing auto repair shops, we have to over-analyze everything we put out there for our clients.  We constantly ask our clients to send us pictures and videos of what’s happening in their shop. We’ll often get pics or videos from one of our shop owners, and they or […]

How To Attract High-End Clients

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A common question we get when working with our clients is “What can we do to attract high-end clients who will spend money and actually take care of their cars?” This isn’t one of those questions I can answer with a “do this thing, and this will happen” kind of answer. Attracting high-end clients requires […]

How To Become Well Known In Your Community

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If I were to ask you who the most positively known businesses are in your community, I bet you could easily share several names with me. True? Think about it.  When you think about them – think about what they do, how they do it, who they’re connected to and why. I would be willing […]

Are You Washing Your Customer’s Cars?

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https://youtu.be/H484WvW7VB8 Sticking with my theme lately of “Is That Really Marketing?” I wanted to have a quick conversation about one of the best things you can do to market your auto repair shop, and that’s washing your customer’s cars. Brian, washing cars is customer service, not marketing. As my son would say, “BET!” Call it […]

Are You Speaking Your Customer’s Language?

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https://youtu.be/8c-ey7wT4Bk If You Want To Win Over The Search Engines, Talk The Way Your Customers Talk We were meeting with a new website client recently and talking through the pages that would be on the site. Our clients always know that they want a homepage, an “about us” page, a “contact” page, and usually a […]

Marketing Your Shop For Car Care Month

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If you’re an active shop owner in the automotive repair industry then you’ve surely heard that April is National Car Care Month. But what do you do with that? A lot! As a former shop owner, I couldn’t wait for April (National Car Care Month) and October (Fall Car Care Month) because it gave me […]

How do I promote my brand new auto repair shop?

You decided to take the plunge into owning your own shop! Congratulations. Now, you’ve got a ton of work to do! If you haven’t heard the story of when Brian and I started our first shop – let me share it with you.