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One of the biggest challenges for vehicle repair shops is customer loyalty.

For independent shops and dealership service centers, attracting and retaining new customers can be an uphill battle. Fortunately, there is a well-defined path to earning your customers’ trust that will improve retention and revenue and even help generate new business.

The solution: packaging service and maintenance.

Value for Your Customers

Auto repair shops that offer packaged service deals are attractive to customers for several reasons:

  1. Convenience of a centralized location
  2. Quicker service turnaround
  3. Enhanced value with comprehensive vehicle maintenance

Vehicle owners prefer one-stop shops for all their vehicle maintenance needs, eliminating the need to visit multiple locations. By bundling services like tire changes, wheel alignment, and fluid flushes with routine tasks such as oil changes, you maximize convenience for the customer, making it a worthwhile investment. This approach not only saves time but also fosters relationships with technicians, facilitating discussions about future maintenance plans.

One caveat is that the shop needs to be able to handle the work. Without the right equipment, packaging vehicle services isn’t possible.

Benefits for Your Shop

Repair shops properly equipped to package services together can reap big rewards.

Bundling service accomplishes everything from freeing up time and resources to simplifying paperwork. But more than that, it generates higher upfront billing than a single service.

Today’s vehicle owners, much like any retail shopper, seek both value and convenience, with their loyalty serving as the ultimate prize for your shop. This holds significant weight for independent shops, as customers cherish the trust they build with technicians and appreciate their capacity for swift and effective work.

Luckily, there exists a variety of distinct services that can be bundled together for comprehensive vehicle maintenance on a single ticket.

If a customer comes in for services like tires, brakes, or tune-ups, consider offering extras like wheel alignment, tire rotation (if they aren’t buying new tires), wheel balancing, or A/C service.

Some services are naturally pairable, such as wheel and tire service with brake repair, or A/C service with oil change, tune-up, or fluid flush.

When it comes to your shop’s revenue and reputation, your customers are everything.

Ideally, you’ll want to perform fast, accurate service on their vehicles and provide them with a valuable experience. This will not only help make sure your shop is the only place they take their vehicles, but it can turn them into your biggest advocates.

For all the information you need on the shop equipment to help your shop offer complete vehicle service solutions to your customers, visit