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  • December 31, 1969
Car Care Month is no April Fools Joke: Part 2 Car Care Month is no April Fools Joke: Part 2
Car Care Month is no April Fools Joke: Part 2
04-16-2018
Car Care Month is no April Fools Joke: Part 2
May & June Trade Show Tour May & June Trade Show Tour
May & June Trade Show Tour
04-13-2018
May & June Trade Show Tour
We're Headed to the IMDA Convention & Tradeshow! We're Headed to the IMDA Convention & Tradeshow!
We're Headed to the IMDA Convention & Tradeshow!
04-09-2018
We're Headed to the IMDA Convention & Tradeshow!
Whoa! 13 Million Photos Used to Sell More Services Whoa! 13 Million Photos Used to Sell More Services
Whoa! 13 Million Photos Used to Sell More Services
04-09-2018
Whoa! 13 Million Photos Used to Sell More Services
Your Shop and National Car Care Month: Part 1 Your Shop and National Car Care Month: Part 1
Your Shop and National Car Care Month: Part 1
04-06-2018
Your Shop and National Car Care Month: Part 1
NEW! Text Invoices and Estimates Right to Your Customers NEW! Text Invoices and Estimates Right to Your Customers
NEW! Text Invoices and Estimates Right to Your Customers
03-22-2018
NEW! Text Invoices and Estimates Right to Your Customers
7 Tips on Delivering Extraordinary Service 7 Tips on Delivering Extraordinary Service
7 Tips on Delivering Extraordinary Service
03-16-2018
7 Tips on Delivering Extraordinary Service

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Our Shop Talk Blog shares the insider advice needed to increase profits & efficiency. Learn what's working right now for repair shops all across the country.

How to Collect and Use CRM Info

January 25, 2018

Every time a customer comes into your shop, you gather their information. This information can build a relationship with each customer and...

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Communication Part 2: Writing Up Customer Concerns

January 19, 2018

In the previous blog "Getting Info Before the Customer Arrives," we discussed how important proper communication is to the whole service...

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Communication Part 1: Getting Info Before The Customer Arrives

January 16, 2018

The whole service process, from beginning to end, requires good communication. It starts with the initial write-up of the customer, and ends...

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How to Attract and Keep Quality Techs

December 04, 2017

The technician shortage is real. The automotive industry needs to come to terms with this sooner rather than later. The problem is, no matter...

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We're Headed to the RLO Training & Expo

October 20, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to see your average repair order (ARO) increase with the click of a button? Or what about a way to easily communicate...

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ASA Super Saturday, Sponsored by BOLT ON

October 05, 2017

It’s big, it’s educational, it’s the whos-who in the automotive industry. It’s Super Saturday, and it’s going to be held right here in...

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GET BOLTED! A New Video Series Where Your Questions Get Answered by the Expert

August 19, 2017

Hi all,

What has BOLT ON been up to? A LOT! We're switching it up a bit and driving automotive software (and our attitude) to new levels. So,...

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Wiser Adviser is Taking Over the Airwaves

August 09, 2017

Our very own "Wiser Adviser" was recently invited to 'talk shop' with the crew of Remarkable Results Radio; the Automotive Aftermarket's...

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Cool the Car or Customer Down (?)

June 30, 2017

Comfort… it’s a personal thing. We all have different ideas of it. Some love the cold while others are wrapped in coats, trying to keep warm...

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Dealing with Summer Heat in Your Shop

June 26, 2017

Summer is here and, for many of us, it will make working in the shop very uncomfortable. Here are a few tips to help make it a little more...

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