How to Add the New California Battery Fee (Effective April 1, 2017)

The Battery Fee will be set up as a surcharge and coded to accounting code 2-MISC OR a classification not currently being used. This will allow the fee to be tracked on the Full Details Report in the MISC 2 column. You will need to verify that any surcharges already configured are NOT coded to […]

Profit Indicator Light

Profit Indicator Light:     On the Work Order screen, you will notice the stoplight right there in the center of the screen. This is the Profit Indicator Light. We put this here to give you a quick look at the profitability on the work order and give you the option to look at the […]

7 simple steps to protect yourself from hackers

‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec: 7 simple steps to protect yourself from hackers   It’s tempting to deal with the threat of a hacker stealing your digital data by simply hoping, or assuming, it will never happen to you. “People assume that they’re exempt from the risks of cybersecurity,” Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of […]

Two Ways to Test a Clutch Pedal

  Two Ways to Test a Clutch Pedal Car buyers often purchase automobiles with a standard transmission that has a clutch pedal because they like the power a stick shift provides. However, when a car owner goes to buy a new car, the pedal might disengage earlier or later than the older one. Adjusting a […]

Winworks Service Tracking

Winworks Service Tracking Service tracking in AutoShop can save you time and help you bring customers back into your shop. Getting customers to come back into your shop is a key part of growing your business. Winworks Service Tracking and automatically notify you when a customer is due for a service when they are in […]

How to Remove a Gasoline Smell

How to Remove a Gasoline Smell   If you own a car or home, it’s pretty likely that you’ve dealt closely with gasoline. Whether you’ve had a spill while fueling up your car at a station or while preparing to mow your lawn, you know how intoxicating the stench of gas can be. When soaked […]

Guest Post-How to Get the Bubbles Out of Car Window Tint

What You’ll Need: Hair Dryer Spray bottle Water Safety pin Firm plastic card (like a credit card or shoppers card) A lot of car enthusiasts like to have window tint applied to their windows as an aftermarket addition. A typical issue that many have is bubbling as air gets trapped under the film when it’s […]

Winworks Software, Inc. is Exhibiting at the 2016 SEMA SHOW

SEMA2016PR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19 October 2016 Winworks Software, Inc. 1-800-946-9675 Winworks Software, Inc. is Exhibiting at the 2016 SEMA SHOW See Winworks Software, Inc. at Booth #31229 Placerville, California: Winworks Software, Inc. is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the SEMA SHOW 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada this November 1st-4th. […]

Tesla Model X

Meet Model X Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. With all-wheel drive and a 90 kWh battery providing 257 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick […]

Take Pictures with Winworks Mobile

Now in Winworks Mobile, you have the ability to take pictures or video of the vehicle, right from your mobile device.  When you have a vehicle up on your mobile device, just tap where it says “Files”  and then tap the Camera icon in the top right. Then when you upload the work order, the […]

Winworks Inspect

Introducing, Winworks Inspect!   Finally, a digital inspections system that works seamlessly with your Winworks AutoShop program. Winworks Inspect is an add on to your Winworks AutoShop program, that allows you to seamlessly and quickly perform inspections of a customers vehicle. With solutions for both your PC and your mobile device,  it allows for better workflow […]

Parts and People- Winworks AutoShop

Milt’s rebuilds loyalty with maintenance plans, WinWorks shop management software, car shopping for customers BY: SHANE ROHLEDER Vallejo, Calif.-In 2007, at 24 years old, Adrian Radu was already an ASE Master-certified technician for BMW and SMOG/ Brake & Lamp certified, but he was really just getting started. That same year, he bought his first business, […]

6 Reasons Why Auto Shop Management Software Matters

Why Does Auto Shop Management Software Matters? How am I suppose to save time in my auto repair shop and keep customers coming back in? Read below for 6 reasons why auto shop management software matters: 1.) Keep track of your inventory. Automotive shop software can keep track of all your inventory, you are able to […]

NAPA Interface

Watch the video below to learn more about how the Winworks AutoShop program interfaces with the NAPA parts ordering system. If you own the Winworks Premium edition you can set NAPA up today! If you do not own Premium, you can upgrade your version of the software and set up NAPA tomorrow!      


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Winworks at Vision Show 2016

Winworks at Vision Show 2016   We will be at the 2016 Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 4th-5th, 2016. In booth #438 right by the concessions. Stop by and talk to Tom and Luke.  We have some exciting things to show you! Be the first to know about all the happenings at Winworks Software! […]

Winworks 7.2 Update

New in Winworks 7.2!   1. A new December 2015 Vehicles Database is included with this update 2. CARFAX users now have the convenience of automatic upload after End of Day processing. See the Data tab on the Preferences window. 3. Standard tasks are no longer limited to 9,800. 4. We’ve corrected PDF viewing issues […]

AutoShop and Windows 10

  October 14, 2015 UPDATE: At this time, Winworks programmers have resolved the issues concerning Windows 10 compatibility.  We have not yet released the update that will fix the issues at this time. We are compling the files, and plan to release a update patch in the next few weeks, in the meantime, customers experiencing […]

EMV Chips-X-Charge (OpenEdge) Credit Card Processing

As many of you are aware, the EMV chips in credit cards are becoming more popular. If your credit car swiper does not have a place for the EMV chip card, you will need to contact X-Charge (OpenEdge), to place an order for your new credit card reader.  Your current reader will still accept the […]

AutoShop Premium Edition

AutoShop Premium Edition has been a great upgrade for many of our customers who have come from Professional Edition or GS Edition. With the AutoShop Premium Edition, you can have access to our IAP interface. IAP stands for Internet Auto Parts, with IAP you have complete seamless access to your local part suppliers that are apart […]

Reselecting Vehicle or Customer on a Work Order

Somtimes during busy times, and customers are waiting, and becoming impaticent, mistakes can happen. The cusomer or vehicle could be loaded onto the wrong Work Order. In Winworks, there is a fast as easy way to correct this common mistake. All you need to do is to go into the Work Order, double click on […]

Ransomware? What is it?

Below is a Article from on ransomware and how you can protect you and your data. Anatomy of a ransomware attack: CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and how to stay safe (Infographic) By: John Zorabedian Ransomware, it’s everywhere. We had hoped that the notorious file-encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker was defeated after law enforcement knocked out its infrastructure last year, but CryptoLocker and […]

My CarFax Service Shop

Here at Winworks, we are happy to be close partners with CARFAX. With our partnership with CARFAX, Winworks users get the ability to use CARFAX’s QuickVin System. Just type in the license plate and the state, and CARFAX will automatically enter the VIN in for you. No more mistyping in the VIN.  In exchange Winworks users […]

Winworks Mobile Update v1.6

Winworks Mobile v1.6 is now available. You have have the ability to hide estimates from the “WO list” screen in Winworks Mobile. On iOS just tap the settings gear in the upper left corner and select show estimates. On Android tap the settings touch button on your device to active the toggle menu.  We are […]

Security System

Build right into the Professional and Premium editions of the software there is a security system.  In “Options>Preferences>Security system”, you can set up all the security settings for your shop on an employee by employee basis.  As an owner or shop foreman you can have an “Override password”. This password will give temporary access to […]

Look-up Screen in Winworks Mobile

Many of our current users of Winworks Mobile have been asking for a convenient way to look at current work in Winworks Mobile. If you updated your device this week you might have noticed that there is a new icon on the tool bar in Winworks Mobile. It says “WO List”. If you tap on […]

How You Can Get Over 200,000 Miles Out Of Your Car

How You Can Get Over 200,000 Miles Out Of Your Car By: Ken Kupchik For anyone who is at money-conscious, having a car that lasts for hundreds of thousands of miles is a huge money-saver. My last car read over 330,000 miles on the odometer before it finally passed on into the great junk yard […]

The 10 Things That Mechanics Hate The Most

The 10 Things That Mechanics Hate The Most by Bobby Gaglini This is a PSA of sorts for all the customers out there. Sure, you can do these things, but I don’t know why you would ever want to. Here are the top 10 things customers do that absolutely infuriate auto mechanics. 1. Arguing on […]

The History of Software

We have been featured! Check out 1993! The History of Software We spend most of our days using computers at work, smartphones when we’re out and about, and tablets and PCs at home. Technology, especially software, has become such an integral part of both work and daily life, it’s hard to remember a world without […]

SQL Search in Marketing Machine

SQL Search in Marketing Machine:     Included in the Professional and Premium editions of the Winworks AutoShop Management program, is the AutoShop Marking Machine. There are so many prebuilt ways to extract customers into data files, postcards, emails and more. One of the most popular features in the Marking Machine is the ability to […]

Winworks Mobile for Android

Winworks Mobile for Android here!   Winworks Mobile for Android operates in the same fashion as Winworks Mobile for iOS. However since, there are many more Android devices than there are iOS devices, we are compiling a list of recommended devices. Keep in mind this is an initial list, and we will add to this list as […]

Setting up Email in Winworks AutoShop

Setting up Email in Winworks AutoShop   In Winworks AutoShop you have the ability to email invoices to your customers. But in order to set the email up, you need some information from your email provider.  In this post, we have compiled some of the most used email accounts and researched the settings needed to […]


CARFAX UPLOADING- CARFAX is valuable tool to thousands of shop owners all over North America. In many ways it is like having another tool in the shop; it can bring in revenue and make the job a whole lot easier. When a shop uploads a vehicles service history to CARFAX in the AutoShop program, CARFAX […]

The Benefits of Backing up your Data

The Benefits of Backing up your Data Backing up the data you record in your automotive repair program is one of the best practices you can have in your auto shop. There are many shops who suffer from natural disaster and theft, that never get their data back. They are forced to start from scratch, […]

Winworks Mobile

Winworks Mobile Winworks Mobile makes it easy for the service writer to create and edit work orders and estimates. The service writer begins by scanning the VIN barcode on the vehicle. In seconds, Winworks Mobile brings up the service history and recommendations for that vehicle. Writing the work order is as easy as ever; with […]

Introduction to Marketing Machine

Introduction to Marketing Machine In Winworks AutoShop we make it easy to run the marketing for your shop. No more countless hours looking though record after record finding customers that are in need of an oil change! In the Winworks AutoShop system, it is hassle free to find a customer needing any given service, and […]

Integration with IAP (Internet Auto Parts)

Included in our premium edition, is the integration with IAP (Internet Auto Parts).  If you already have, or are considering purchasing your copy of the Winworks AutoShop Management Program, than IAP could be the one feature you don’t want to miss out on. You can order parts from participating local part suppliers, and order them […]