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Fuel Your Success: 7 Marketing Tips To Kickstart Your Auto Shop’s New Year

Feature   |   Posted: 01/15/2024
Posted by: Motorhead Digital


The start of a new year brings exciting opportunities to refresh your business and steer it towards greater success.

by Barry Alt


Effectively marketing your automotive aftermarket restoration, performance, or race shop is the key to putting your services in the spotlight and attracting new clientele.

Now, that’s a powerful way to kickstart the year!

In this blog, we’ll unveil the 7 top strategies to fuel your marketing efforts for a successful year ahead.

Let’s get started.

7 powerful marketing strategies to implement this year

Here’s how you can rev up your marketing efforts this new year and set your shop up for success.

1. Leverage the power of social media marketing

In the motor industry, engaging with a community of auto enthusiasts and showing off your expertise is key to establishing a strong online presence.

Leveraging the power of popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) is an excellent way to build a connection with fellow car lovers.

Tips for creating engaging social media posts include:

  • Share restoration stories: Tell stories of how classic cars are transformed, sharing the challenges faced and the exciting results.
  • Before and after photos: Show dramatic pictures of how a car looked before restoration, and how it turned out after. Let the visuals speak for your skills and services.
  • Offer insider knowledge: Share valuable tips and tricks for car restoration and maintenance, positioning yourself as a go-to expert.
  • Engage with your audience: Talk to your audience, respond to their messages, and encourage happy customers to share their experiences.
  • Interactive polls and quizzes: Keep your audience engaged by posting fun, interactive polls and quizzes related to the auto world.

2. Optimize your website

When your website is professional and informative, people are more likely to trust your services.

Tips for optimizing your website include:

  • Choose a user-friendly design: Design your website so it’s easy to navigate and prevents potential customers from getting frustrated and clicking away.
  • Share informative content: Share helpful information about your work and services. Answer questions your target audience might have about car restoration with an FAQ section.
  • Focus on search engine optimization (SEO): Boost your website’s visibility by including words and phrases (keywords) that people are likely to type into search engines when they’re looking for services like yours.
  • Show off your work: Show pictures and descriptions of the car projects you’re proudest of to celebrate your successes and highlight the quality of your work.
  • Share success stories: Post stories from satisfied customers. Their positive experiences can encourage others to choose your shop.
  • Make it easy to connect: Provide clear contact information so visitors can easily get in touch.

3. Remember content is king

Content reigns supreme in the world of marketing. Crafting relatable content for your target market can help you attract customers and establish yourself as a trusted expert in your field.

Here is how you can use high-quality content to your advantage:

  • Share valuable content: Create content that brings value to your audience, like engaging blog posts, informative videos, step-by-step guides, or other educational content.
  • Stay current: Discuss the latest trends and innovations in the automotive world.
  • Highlight satisfied customers: Share the success stories and testimonials of happy customers.
  • Cross-platform sharing: Share your content across multiple platforms to reach a broader audience. Adapt your content for different platforms to maximize its effectiveness.

4. Share offers and promotions

Starting the year strong with appealing promotions or discounts on your services is a strategic move to capture attention and drive your business forward.

Here’s how to do it:…


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The Motorhead Digital team are digital marketing expert with over 25 years of experience. They’re focused on supporting automotive aftermarket restoration, performance, and race shops. Their signature Site, Location, and Maximizer™ programs will supercharge your digital marketing including website design, social media, SEO search engine rank, content marketing, and your entire online presence so you attract better leads who want to spend more money with you. You can reach Motorhead Digital at (585) 766-9785via email, or online at

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