Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Jasper Engines & Transmissions
Jasper Engines & Transmissions provides remanufactured gas engines, diesel engines, marine engines, transmissions and more! They have been supporting IGONC since 1987. Congratulations!
Member of the Month
Harrell's Automotive
With 4 locations, Harrell's Auto Service has been providing Fayetteville and the surrounding area with top quality auto repair and maintenance since 1945! Congratulations Harrell's Automotive!
June News
Marketing to your existing customer base
By: Stan Creech, IGO President

Any shop’s best source of income obviously is their existing customer base. But when we think about advertising, most will default to new customer acquisition. The reality is, it’s no secret that most of our income comes from our existing customer base.
Advance Auto Parts CEO: Chip shortage has ‘big impact’ on new cars

Advance Auto Parts CEO and President Tom Greco told "Varney & Co." on Wednesday that the chip shortage "is going to elongate the time" that people get a new vehicle and will lead to more used car sales and an "aging fleet," which he said is "very good" for his business.
Research Shows Auto Care Industry Expected to Reach $477B by 2024

The Auto Care Association on June 9 released its award-winning and industry-leading online publications, the 2022 Auto Care Factbook and the 2022 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual. 
Average Age of U.S. Cars Reaches All-Time Record of 12.1 Years

Among many profound lifestyle changes we all endured in 2020, Americans drove quite a lot less and scrapped their old cars more---about 5% of the total U.S. fleet went to the junkyard in 2020.
Senate passes sweeping bill to help U.S. compete with China, boost chip manufacturing

WASHINGTON -- The Senate overwhelmingly passed an expansive bill to invest almost $250 billion in bolstering U.S. manufacturing and technology to meet the economic and strategic challenge from China.
IGONC is returning to Durham Bulls Athletic Park! 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. Tickets will not be sold to non members.
Upcoming Events
ATI Coaching Corner: Accountability and Expectations
June 17, 12-1PM EST - Virtual
Join us for our monthly Coaching Corner sponsored by ATI. This month's topic is Accountability and Expectations. This event is free and open to all.
Tireside Chat: What is a fair wage?
June 22, 7PM EST - Virtual
Join us for our monthly Tireside Chat - an open forum discussion aimed at tackling issues in the automotive industry. This month we are discussing technician pay and its impact on the technician shortage. Join us for this free chat!
Roundtable with Rick White: Labor Rates and Diag Labor Rates
June 30, 12-1PM EST
Join us for a roundtable discussion with host Rick White of 180Biz. This discussion will be about labor rates & diagnostic labor rates. This event is free and open to all, must register in advance to receive link to join.
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.
For a full list of our upcoming events and chapter meetings, visit our website!