Section 179 For Auto Repair
Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows business owners to write off the entire cost of a piece of equipment, renovations, or other assets in the first year instead of writing off an asset a little bit at a time over a five, seven, fifteen, or thirty-nine year period. Now is the time to consider your big purchases and weigh the tax deductions you bought this year versus next.
Tekmetric Launches Two-Way Texting
Tekmessasge is coming to Tekmetric. True two-way texting will be available to all Tekmetric users starting November 30. With this feature, potential customers will be able to find auto repair shops online through sites like Google and text shops directly. The conversations will shop up on a customer's phone as a regular text message thread.
BG Products, Inc. Partners with Tekmetric
BG Products has selected Tekmetric as its dedicated auto repair shop management software, which specializes in independent shop operations. Tekmetric offers digital vehicle inspections, estimates, repair orders, customer texting, inventory, job progress, customer communication, invoices, and more.
5 Payment Processing Tips for Auto Repair Shops
We recently asked Lisa Coyle, Co-CEO of 360 Payments, to help us demystify card processing for shop owners. Here are the top five things she recommends to keep in mind when making your card processing service decision.
Leadership Principles for Shop Owners
Sunil Patel, Co-founder of Tekmetric lays out some leadership principles for shop owners looking to increase productivity and improve their business.
Houston Business Journal Top CEOs
HBJ awards Tekmetric founder, Sunil Patel, for their "Most Admired CEO" awards.
Auto Repair Shops Moving Past COVID 19
Tess Collins, associate editor of Ratchet+Wrench, chats with Tekmetric on how auto repair shops can move forward after the Coronavirus.
Auto Repair ARO Pandemic Trends
Ratchet + Wrench magazine talks about Average Repair Order trends in auto repair shops during the 2020 pandemic.
Auto Repairs Shops Using 21st Century Innovations
Dave McClung, Master Diagnostic Technician, reveals what type of technology auto repair shops should be using to grow profits and stay organized.
TM-500: April 2020 ARO & Car Count Averages
Tekmetric Index shows interesting metrics on average repair orders and car counts for April 2020. Check out the article Ratchet+Wrench wrote and see if you agree.
Tekmetric to Exhibit at Kukui & ATI Free Virtual Conference
Tekmetric will be exhibiting at the Kukui & ATI virtual event, the 2020 Virtual Conference, April 30 and May 1. Entirely online and free using ZOOM.
How to Market Auto Repair Shops During a Crisis
The good news is while some shops may be experiencing a reduction in car count, the average repair order is increasing, Walker said, citing a study by Tekmetric.
How Giving and Receiving Benefits Auto Shops
"Our shop management system empowers our clients. They need to feel like they are more than just a repair order. We give them options to communicate with us on their terms: we can text, email, or call them about their repairs."
The Path to Recovery (COVID-19)
In the middle of March 2020 is when the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic really began to hit in the U.S. As states began to issue stay-at-home orders and the nation started practicing social distancing, management software provider Tekmetric put out The Tekmetric Index to monitor economical trends and see how the industry was performing as a whole. At the beginning of March, the index found that, on average, car count was at 10 and ARO was $414.
The Power of Support
"You gotta remember, auto repair is not a product people want to buy, so they don't care if you have a sale on auto alignments. But they do care if they're past due for an oil change."
Business Benefits of a Proper Auto Repair Shop System
Starting this business can be very difficult if you do not know much about business ownership. There are many individuals who are very talented when it comes to repairing cars yet they don't know the first thing about running a business. Auto shop software like Tekmetric can help these individuals run their business effectively while also turning a good profit.
High-Quality Auto Repair Shop Software
Using an auto shop software is a great way to keep your business as organized and professional as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of shop owners do not know that a good quality auto shop software exists through Tekmetric. Tekmetric is one of the most well-known companies in terms of the program that helps people to do digital inspections on vehicles, keep track of inventory as well as keep an eye on client accounts and billing.
Christian Brothers Automotive Selects Tekmetric
Christian Brothers Scales their Commitment To Best-in-Class Service with New Shop Management System
Medical Residency to the Auto Repair Industry
It all started in 2007 with one of the most interesting and motivated men I’ve ever met, named Sunil Patel. Sunil was doing his residency in internal medicine in Detroit in 2005. During this time, he had to go in for an alignment at a local auto shop. There, he met the owner, a former radiologist who started the automotive shop. After this chance meeting, Sunil left the shop knowing he would finish his residency but would never practice because he, too, was going to open an automotive shop.
Kukui Webinar Emphasizes Importance of Understanding Metrics
Kukui’s Jimmy Lea and Patrick Egan were joined by Stéphane Grabina, owner of Excluservice; Bryan Gossel, owner of BG Auto; Tekmetric CEO Sunil Patel; and Prasanth Chilukuri, co-founder of Tekmetric, as they explored the difference between data-informed and data-driven, discussing how to use these metrics to make business decisions.
ASA Announces New Benefit with National Partner Tekmetric
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that it is partnering with an industry-leading auto repair shop management system, Tekmetric. This new partnership will provide added value to all ASA member-shops nationwide.
Auto Repair Shop Management Software Designed by Shop Owners
Sunil Patel and Prasanth Chilukuri, founders of Motorwerks Autogroup, were never thrilled about the current offerings of shop management systems. So, they created their own. With a passion for innovation and the hope of saving fellow shop owners time and headaches, the team spent two years in R&D to create Tekmetric, a shop management system built for shop owners, by shop owners.