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Steps to Effectively Sharing a Car Repair Estimate with Your Customers

Jul 26, 2021
When it comes to sharing an estimate, this can be a stressful experience for not only the customer, but for the shop. It's a delicate part of the repair process, so as a result, it should be handled thoughtfully. Bringing your patience and taking[…]
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Optimizing Your Digital Vehicle Inspection Software

Jul 16, 2021
Your relationship with your digital vehicle inspection (DVI) software is like any other type of relationship—it takes a little work to make it thrive. Implementing your software will have you seeing results no matter what, but putting in the work to[…]
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Tips To Helping Your Shop Go Digital

Jul 09, 2021
Making the switch to become a digital shop can understandably come with some hesitations and frustrations. The way you've run your shop likely hasn't changed all that much before now, and making the leap to incorporate more auto repair technology[…]
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How to Hire and Retain Quality Automotive Technicians

Jun 25, 2021
If there's one thing that is bringing us together as an industry currently, it's the technician shortage. It's been an enduring problem for years now, and the automotive industry needs to proactively counteract the issue at hand. With the nationwide[…]
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Best Practices For Auto Shop Websites

Jun 21, 2021
We are in the digital age. Your shop is now a 24/7 business because your customers are searching for you online. What will they find?  BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY's Pit Stop, offers shops the ability to build out websites that are already SEO-optimized. Our[…]
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Preparing Your Shop for the Growth of Electric Vehicles

Jun 21, 2021
Many decades ago the electric car felt like a far off futuristic dream. We've heard talk throughout the years of electric cars and their benefits, but somehow the idea never took root in the industry. Internal combustion engines have had the lay of[…]
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Factors To Consider When Choosing a Shop Management Software

Jun 14, 2021
As a business owner, you've always worked to set your auto repair shop apart from your competitors. Your shop has its own way of getting the job done, and the right shop management system should sufficiently gel with the way you conduct your[…]
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How To Start An Auto Repair Business

Jun 01, 2021
Fixing vehicles has been your passion for a long time, so is it time for you to start your own auto repair shop? Possibly! Going from employee to shop owner can be a bit of a shock to the system if you've never done it before, but that doesn't mean[…]
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Steps To Going Paperless At Your Auto Repair Shop

Apr 19, 2021
It's true, going green is all the rage these days. But while it has a lot of benefits for the environment, there are also a ton of benefits for your shop. Making the shift from paper to digital may take an adjustment period, but when all is said and[…]
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Do Your Service Advisors Have The Tools They Need?

Apr 01, 2021
As the liaison between customers and technicians, service advisors have a lot on their plate most days. Not only are they working hard to meet the needs of the customer, but also to track and manage the flow of work from drop-off to pick up. 
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