Ted Evanoff Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 20, 2018 America has become the land of old cars — really old cars. From road-weary Kia Rios to battered Ford Broncos, some 81 million autos will have been in use 16 years or longer by 2021, experts predict, a 20 percent increase in elderly vehicles nationwide in five years. Call this the golden era for the clunker. With mechanics in gas stations scarce and fewer auto dealerships in business, the aging fleet of vehicles with cracked windshields, tired fuel senders, rattling brake calipers and other road travails lead to a simple question: Where will you go to fix your time-tested car? Chances are it’ll be a shiny new repair shop. In cities throughout the country, deep-pocket companies are pouring into the vehicle fix-and-maintain business. Just like fast-food chains a generation ago edged out corner diners, car repair chains backed by wealthy investors are popping up, … [Read more...] about Investors pour money into car repair shops throughout the U.S.
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One of them is on Vantage Street, an unusual address for a luxury residence.Instead of the country-club crowd, your neighbors include a hardwood flooring firm, auto repair shop and upholstery shop.And the Design District building that houses two posh homes that are for sale started out as a sewing factory. Now the old warehouse off Wycliff Avenue near the Hilton Anatole Hotel has two deluxe residential units that each have 2,500 square feet. They are listed for sale at $750,000 and $800,000."It was built in 1967 by Trammell Crow," said contractor Jeff Bales who's selling the properties. "A nut and bolt factory used to be in here and it was probably 20 different businesses over the years. "The buildings down here are well built and have high ceilings and are wide open."Bales finished both of the units with bright white and brick walls, stained concrete floors and luxury fixtures in the kitchens and baths. One unit has its own swimming pool and both of them overlook the Trinity … [Read more...] about Unique homes: These luxury units in Dallas’ Design District are selling for $750,000
By Kevin Smith | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley Tribune PUBLISHED: August 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm | UPDATED: August 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm Got an oil leak but can’t make it to the repair shop? No worries. Wrench can send a mechanic to your home, workplace or anywhere else that’s convenient. The Seattle-based company provides automotive house calls for both private vehicle owners and businesses with vehicle fleets. Wrench already unveiled its app-based service in Orange County, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado and Texas and now it’s being expanded into the greater Los Angeles area. Simple and efficient From a consumer standpoint, the process couldn’t be easier. Customers access the Wrench app and explain what they need done — or at least what they think they need done. Then they book a time and place and set an appointment. After the mechanic shows up and does the work, the billing is processed and they receive a service … [Read more...] about Wrench brings its door-to-door auto repair service to greater LA
if you don't rank well for Auto Repair, and other Auto Repair services your tire shop performs, there is a good chance you're ready to re-brand your tire shop. WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, October 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- It is easy to win in the tire industry, if you have great mechanics and tire technicians. But, just as easy as it is to win, it’s easy to miss out and leave part of the potential service on the table. Typically, when a tire customer comes in to the shop, they are needing new tires, repaired tires, re-alignment, balancing, etc. When you have trained mechanics that can notice other vehicle adjustments, you will really be increasing your average ticket. Tire & Auto Repair Shop It takes trained mechanics to do the various auto repair jobs that come into your garage. With a trained mechanic, typically comes the ability for you to open your shop to additional services from quick projects like fuel injectors all the way to lift kits, driveline repair, and … [Read more...] about Re-branding A Tire Shop
Neon yellow vests and hard hats have become the official uniform of Denver, as construction workers and road crews take on jobs around town. The vests are a glaring symbol of change — but they also mean steady business for some local establishments. On most days, Taqueria Emmanuel, at 810 Park Avenue West, is packed with workers grabbing lunch; they share conversation across tables over the din of the oven hood, the clang of spatulas and the sound of soccer on the television above the counter. But this busy scene is deceiving.Taqueria Emmanual has a only a few more days left before owner Irma Casillas closes the doors for good. After fifteen years in business, she's lost the lease on the space and will close for good on Friday, June 29. While construction on new condos and apartment buildings sprouting up all around the tiny restaurant have helped create a steady flow of customers looking for a cheap breakfast, lunch or dinner, property values have risen as quickly as the new … [Read more...] about Longtime Downtown Taqueria Loses Lease to Expanding Pot Shop