Automechanika Dubai Blog

Vehicle Safety Inspections A Must For Your Automotive Repair Shop

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether or not you live in an area where vehicle safety inspections are required, this one service provides your automotive repair shop with a number of benefits as you build trust and relationships with your customers.

Providing vehicle safety inspections allows you and your technicians to examine brakes, tires and other critical safety features – even down to windshield wipers – to alert drivers of potential problems. This not only can prevent a catastrophic failure of a vehicle part, but it also allows customers to plan for major repairs. If you can tell them that their brakes are starting to wear and should be replaced in one to two months, then a customer can prepare financially for the fix.

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Keep Your Repair Shop Connected to Automotive Parts Suppliers

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jul 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

New automotive parts are released weekly, and the number of parts available globally still is increasing. With the advancing technological components of today’s vehicles, what works on newer models does not necessarily fit a vehicle even only three or four years old.

One of the best ways for an automotive repair shop to stay up-to-date on new automotive parts releases is to utilize not only their supplier, but also the internet.
 

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The Arguments for and Against Paying Technicians for Automotive Training

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jun 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Should an automotive service repair shop owner pay his or her technicians for training?

It’s an interesting question. Some owners say, yes, absolutely. Others disagree. It really boils down to what is best for your automotive service repair shop, taking a number of things into consideration.
 

For owners on the paying side of the argument, many believe time spent training is on behalf of the shop. Technicians and service writers attending the automotive training are representing your shop, so they should be compensated.
 

On the other side, some owners argue that technicians and service writers attend automotive service repair training to better themselves. They need to improve their craft and have a desire to improve their skillsets for the betterment of their careers. They should want to be there to learn and become a better automotive professional.

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Review Your Goals and Be A Profitable Automotive Repair Business

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jun 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you outline goals for the coming year, do you place a reminder on your calendar for June to review them? If not, how do you know if you are tracking on course or if you need to reset your business priorities to meet your marks as a profitable automotive repair business?

The mid-point of the year is a great time to take some time to re-examine your numbers. True, doing it on a regular basis will give you more insight, but there is no time like now to start. Bob Greenwood, an industry expert when it comes to automotive repair business management, says it starts with your annual budget outlining revenue, gross profit and key measurement projections. Hopefully, you have those in place and outlined.

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Automotive Parts Distributors Can Better Use Data in Four Ways

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jun 15, 2017 12:04:15 PM

Not one day goes by that you can skip looking at your numbers, especially where automotive parts distributors and suppliers are concerned.

But just because you should spend some time looking at the numbers daily does not mean it has to take hours on end. In fact, with new technologies available, the opposite may be true. Dashboards are available on many fronts to bring together data in an easy-to-read and understand manner.

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Infotainment, Automated Driving Dictate New Partners, Auto Parts

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jun 13, 2017 11:56:12 AM

Several traditional auto parts suppliers are forming new partnerships with technology companies to help them prepare for infotainment offerings in vehicles and for automated driving.

While it will be many years before fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) appear in showrooms, some of the automated driving features that are going into vehicles now are laying the groundwork for the AVs of the future.

Traditional auto parts providers not only are aware of this trend, but also in many cases are leading the trend by installing new technology in their vehicles. Some of this new technology is the result of partnerships between traditional parts providers and technology companies.

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Exhibitors Buoyed by Positive Outcomes as Automechanika Dubai 2017 Concludes

Posted by Richard McKeon on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: Automechanika Dubai 2017, the 15th edition of the premier trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the wider region, came to a close, attracting 28,839 visitors from 130 countries. Trade buyers and industry representatives were on the lookout for new suppliers, fresh product ideas, spare parts and essential equipment.

Among the highlights of Automechanika Dubai 2017, which featured 1,955 exhibitors from 57 countries who took 69,089 sqm of exhibition space, was the spate of regional and global product launches by exhibitors from across the world, looking to make a major impact in the regional marketplace.

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Automechanika Dubai 2017 Gets Off To Flying Start Featuring 1,954 Exhibitors From 57 Countries

Posted by Richard McKeon on May 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Dubai, UAE:  The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five years.


Automechanika Dubai 2017 opened today (7 May) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries are looking to make inroads in a regional market where spare parts revenue will be worth US$14.8 billion by 2021.


The 15
th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair was flagged off by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority.

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Gulf Commercial Vehicle Market Set for Revival amid Increased Regional Infrastructure Development and Economic Diversification

Posted by Richard McKeon on May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: A concerted focus on infrastructure development paired with economic diversification is expected to revive the Gulf region’s commercial vehicle market, providing impressive business opportunities for auto manufacturers and aftermarket sellers.

According to a March 2017 report from analysts TechSci Research, approximately 240,000 commercial vehicles (CVs) were sold in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2016, including light, medium, and heavy trucks, vans, and buses.

While that was down on the peak number of CVs sold over the last five years – 380,000 in 2014 – TechSci estimates a steady annual growth of trucks and buses on the region’s roads from 2017-2022 of nearly three per cent and nine per cent respectively. 

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New Vehicle Detailing Services and Automated Body Shop Systems Among Latest Innovations at Automechanika Dubai 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money.

Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading global suppliers set to descend upon the annual showcase from 7-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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