Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Universal Environmental Services
UES is the leading used oil collector and re-refinery in the South Eastern US, providing environmental products and services such as used oil recycling, waste management, re-refining and more. They have been serving IGONC members since 2018. Congratulations!
Member of the Month
Mike Byer Auto & Truck Repair
Mike Byer Auto & Truck Repair is a full service maintenance and repair facility located in Asheville. Owner Mike Byer has been active with IGONC since 1989, serving on the board and participating in chapter meetings. Congratulations!
July News
Shop Culture
By: Stan Creech, IGO President

What is a company culture? It’s a set of shared values, behaviors, beliefs, attitudes and practices that identify or characterize an organization. In reality we all have a company culture whether we know it or not. The vibe inside the business is the byproduct of your culture. It’s the way you do business and is reflected in your customers’ opinions towards your company.
Why You Need to Attend ASTE 2021

Raleigh, NC – The Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) is shaping up to be the biggest and best installment of the show, ever! Hosted by the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC), ASTE is the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Southeast.
IGONC Brings Automotive Apprenticeships to South Carolina

Raleigh, NC – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is expanding their apprenticeship program to South Carolina.
The Biden administration thinks you should be allowed to fix the things you buy

On Friday, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order promising action on various fronts — from drug prices to fees charged by airlines — to improve competition within the American economy.
Americans Cut Driving Nearly in Half in Early Stage of COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions in the spring of 2020, such as stay-at-home orders, led to a drastic drop in U.S. road travel and a sharp increase in the number of people who chose to stay home all day.
5 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE GOOGLE ADS
From Autoshop Solutions

Research shows that 41% of clicks in search results are for the top three paid ad spots on Google. Do you want to capture any part of that traffic?
IGONC Members save hundreds by participating in our discount programs. Save on everything from parts, insurance, shop software, uniforms, marketing services, employee benefits, payment solutions and more! Enrolling in just 2-4 programs will save more than the cost of membership!
Upcoming Events
IGONC Night at the Ballpark - Durham Bulls Game
July 23, 6:35PM EST
Join us and the Triangle Chapter for a night at the ballpark! We will be enjoying the Durham Bulls game on July 23 at 6:35PM. Tickets are $15 per person. This event is for IGO members ONLY.
Triangle Chapter Meeting
August 3, 6PM EST
Join us for our monthly Triangle Chapter Meeting! This month we will be meeting at one of our member shops - King's Auto Service for a member social and oyster roast. Please RSVP in advance for a proper headcount. Family and shop staff are welcome.
ATI Lunch & Learn: Simple Secrets to Great Phone Skills
August 19, 12-1PM EST Virtual
Join us for our monthly Lunch & Learn with ATI! This month's topic is phone skills with coach Geoff Berman. Learn very simple secrets to improving your "Price Shopper " phone closing rate that anyone can implement. This event is free and open to all.
Tireside Chat - Technician Training
August 26, 7-8PM EST Virtual
Do you train your staff? Should the shop or the technician pay for training and certifications? How do you choose which training events to attend? Join us for our Tireside Chat to discuss all things regarding Training Your Team.
For a full list of our upcoming events and chapter meetings, visit our website!