Future of auto service the focus of top reads in 2019

by | Jan 2, 2020 | 0 comments

Looking ahead at transitions in ownership, technology, and capabilities in auto service dominated the Indie Garage Top 10 stories of 2019.

The need to get new blood into the auto service industry and preparing for new technologies are top of mind for many in the aftermarket auto service community, and the most-read stories reflected that.

In fact, the interest in these and other stories drove our page view to new heights; a more than 60% increase over 2018. So thanks to our readers and to our clients for helping us keep the content flowing.

Sadly, also among the most-read was the passing of John Norris, who played a pivotal role in both the apprenticeship portfolio and the access to information issue through CASIS and the security professional element. He was also a tireless environmental advocate. His energy and dedication will be missed by the auto service community.

Top 10 stories of 2019:


Apprentice to Owner: This is how it’s supposed to work

Bruce Eccles’ orderly exit serves as an example to all

Electric cars, tech shortage, specialization, and “house cleaning”

Aftermarket shops tops with customers, J.D. Power

Investing in a student can pay off

Murray Voth: Why we can’t go back to the old days

OK Tire investing $100 million in distribution centres

John Norris, industry advocate, passes away

National Tire Distributors holds Barrie DC grand opening

NAPA XPO Sale more than a show


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