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Episode 7 – Adding extras

Episode 7 – Adding extras

Podcast
Phil and Lee talk about how garages can make money from selling extra services. From washing cars to installing audio, there is profit to be made from expertise, and also potential gains through customer service. Lee also reminisces about the time he owned the UK's loudest car, while Phil designs a coffee table...! Plus the latest news from around the aftermarket.
Episode 6 – Show and tell

Episode 6 – Show and tell

Podcast
Phil Curry and Lee Johnson are joined by Automechanika Birmingham marketing manager Chloe Hyland to discuss trade shows and why garages should attend. From regional to national, these events allow more than just walking around stands looking at new products, with opportunities to network and train. Planning ahead is key, but what do you need to know? Plus all the latest aftermarket news...
Episode 5 – Levels of Autonomy

Episode 5 – Levels of Autonomy

Podcast
Driverless cars are coming, but are they really headed for our roads sooner rather than later? Phil and Lee explore the current trends, including safety aspects of autonomous vehicles and the affect of the ever growing presence of the technology in todays vehicles on the independent service sector. Plus the latest news from around the aftermarket...
Episode 4 – Getting used

Episode 4 – Getting used

Podcast
The used car market suffered a little in 2017, but not as much as new car sales. Over eight million vehicles changed hands, meaning demand for cars is still strong. This means garages can expect more work, especially from the diesel sector. Phil Curry and Lee Johnson discuss developments in the latest episode of The Tune Up.
Episode 3 – Matters of Testing

Episode 3 – Matters of Testing

MOT, Podcast
While the 'Beast from the East' hasn't stopped us recording, a cold certainly did a fortnight ago! The entire team has suffered and it is impossible to record without a voice. But we are back! This episode focuses on the MOT, changes that are coming up and the benefits of the 3-1-1 system which, thankfully, is to remain in place. Phil Curry and Lee Johnson present, with all the latest aftermarket news too.
Episode 1 – The D Word

Episode 1 – The D Word

Podcast
Managing Editor Phil Curry, and Advertising Manager Lee Johnson, discuss the state of the UK diesel market, whether the government is doing the right thing by penalising diesel drivers and how this could lead to opportunities for independent garages. Plus the latest aftermarket news.