SOURCE: Auto Profit Masters

Auto Profit Masters

October 11, 2010 09:00 ET

RPM Toolkit™ IDs Business Challenges and Provides Solutions for Auto Repair Shops

LITTLETON, CO--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  Newly released at the CARS (Congress of Automotive Repair & Service) trade show in Las Vegas, Auto Profit Masters' RPM ToolKit™ provides Rapid Profit Management to help auto repair shops better understand business operations.

Compatible with industry standard shop management software, the RPM ToolKit can increase sales and average repair orders, and cut operating costs. The software program tracks, trends, projects and compares all important numbers of repair shop measurement and management systems daily.

"Auto Profit Masters' RPM ToolKit is a complete turn-key package for managing a repair shop business and increasing profits," said Dan Harding, owner of Harding's Garage in Fairfield, Maine. "Using it has helped me retain competent, committed and accountable employees."

In as little as five minutes, a repair shop owner can access the RPM ToolKit for instant feedback on gross profit, daily production and work flow. Additionally, shop owners can compare their business statistics with other similar shops, providing realistic benchmarks.

After viewing a report on an area of inefficiency, one click leads to a comprehensive Shop Management Encyclopedia explaining all the factors that can hinder the specific area of operation and bulleted steps for correcting problem areas. Hundreds of topics are supported with hour-long training podcasts or step-by-step videos giving shop owners the tools they need to become effective leaders and empower employees to contribute to the success of the shop.

"I've been a shop owner for nearly 40 years and have made every possible mistake," said Terry Keller, co-founder of Auto Profit Masters. "We developed the RPM ToolKit to help shop owners avoid making those same mistakes. It lets owners catch problems immediately and tells them exactly how to fix those problems -- the key to competing in today's economy."

The RPM ToolKit is tested daily by Keller and partner, David Rogers. As current shop owners and operators, they are uniquely positioned to consult other shop owners. Their hands-on experience has led to the development of one of the most effective and easy-to-use business management software programs for repair shops providing accurate production benchmarks, precise system trouble-trees, and rapid repair solutions and procedures.

About Auto Profit Masters
Founded in Littleton, Colo., in 1999 by David Rogers and Terry Keller, Auto Profit Masters (APM) is an online software provider; and shop owner, service writer and public speaking trainer for auto repair shops. Coaching shops to offer superior customer service, APM's RPM ToolKit™ provides shop owners the tools needed to increase profits and reduce operating costs. Understanding the needs and concerns of today's auto repair shop owners and service advisors, Rogers and Keller developed and tested their technology solutions in their own repair shop, which was recognized nationally as the number one shop in the nation with the CARQUEST National Excellence Award. As a training and business partner, APM is dedicated to the idea that small, independent, customer-service oriented shops can and should survive and thrive. For more information, please visit

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