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AOCA Offers Member Discounts With Savings4members

For over 30 years, savings4members has been helping independent businesses save time and money by utilizing their cost savings programs. By partnering with various cooperatives, associations (like AOCA) and franchisees, savings4members is able to serve over 800,000 businesses nationwide. With this partnership, AOCA members have access to over 20 discount programs to decrease the cost of commonly purchased products and services, such as: Uniforms and facility services — save up to 40 percent with UniFirst Credit card processing — get a free cost savings analysis from CardConnect AIP Payroll HR, and insurance — save up to 25 percent with
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Give Back to the Industry By Getting Active With AOCA

In order for an industry to thrive, it takes an army of unified voices. The strength of the fast lube industry is dependent on operators joining forces to represent the industry in front of lawmakers, regulatory agencies and the public. AOCA is the vehicle to advance the industry, and we need your participation to keep the engine running strong. Giving back to the industry is as simple as joining an AOCA committee. One of our 2018 strategic initiatives is to further develop our committee structures and strengthen participation. We are currently seeking AOCA members to volunteer for the following
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Give Your Marketing a Digital Tune-Up

“The path to more service center appointments requires understanding customers. The quick lube industry is competitive, so owners need to evaluate their marketing efforts and effectively use their existing customer data,” said Dustin Harris, major accounts manager at PureCars.Harris recently presented a webinar to Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) members, during which he described what owners and managers need to know about the digital landscape and how it can drive service center appointments.In short, he talked about how appointments are won during ‘micro-moments,’ a term coined by Google to describe the short bursts of activity on mobile devices that
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Industry Professionals Share How Quick Lubes Can Boost Their Bottom Line

For many quick lube owners, the desire to open their shop came from their love of the oil and auto industry, not their love of spreadsheets, pricing models and industry research. For some quick lube owners, finding new ways to grow their revenue can seem like a daunting task, but industry professionals say there are a few ways quick lube owners can boost their bottom line.Add to Your ServicesChristopher Pisarz, a business advisor with the Connecticut Small Business Development Center who has worked with quick lube owners, said one way his clients have found success is by expanding their
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