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BOLT ON Founder to Demonstrate Mobile Technology

December 23, 2014 / Community News, ASA (Automotive Service Association), Michael Risich

Independent auto repair shops in the greater Philadelphia area can see first-hand how mobile technology can save time, boost productivity and dramatically increase profits through more up-selling opportunities.

On Jan. 15, Mike Risich, the founder and CEO of BOLT ON will offer an interactive mobile technology discussion and demonstration.

Risich will offer insight on BOLT ON’s signature software solution, Mobile Manager Pro, during the ASA (Automotive Service Association) of Pennsylvania’s Chapter 29 Montgomery/Philadelphia monthly meeting.

Using a tablet-powered device, Risich will show attendees how hundreds of shops in the U.S., Canada, South America and Guam use mobile technology to save time every day on routine functions, including vehicle data collection and entry. With Mobile Manager Pro, technicians can meet customers at their vehicles to begin the repair order process. The software’s built-in VIN scanner instantly populates the year, make, model, engine type, past service history and account details fields on the mobile device. Eliminating the need to fill out these fields saves time, increases accuracy and steps up productivity, enabling shops to service more vehicles on any given day.

Risich will also highlight the best practice of conducting a multi-point inspection on all vehicles. Along with a digital inspection, Risich will share how shops are doubling, and in some cases tripling, their average repair orders by including vehicle condition photos in text messages to customers.

In addition, he will explain how shop management system-to-customer text messaging, as part of BOLT ON’s mobile technology platform, increases shop productivity and creates greater efficiency.

As an added bonus, ASA meeting attendees will also hear an interactive discussion about how shops can be successful in 2015. Offered by work group facilitator Ron Turner, the talk will cover how shops can hone their selling skills and market top quality products to customers. Turner’s discussion will also address marketing strategies and what customers really want.

If you go

ASA’s Chapter 29 meeting will be held at Michaels Restaurant, 130 Town Center Road, Route 202 in King of Prussia on Jan. 15 with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will follow at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

RSVP by Jan. 12 to Bob Iezzi at 610-834-0804 and send a check marked for the meeting made payable to ASA Chapter 29, 627 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill PA 19444.