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Resources to Train Automotive Professionals

July 24, 2020 / News & Events, Recruitment & Training, Business Ownership

Once you've purchased BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY software for your shop, the next step is to further train your automotive professionals. Becoming familiar with the ins and outs of your new software and continuing to learn the best ways to achieve the goals you've set should be your focus in the upcoming months. In order to make this process easier, our team has a helpful collection of resources available for online automotive technology training. 

Training Videos 

bolt one effectOn our website as well as our YouTube page, we have The BOLT ON Effect, an ever-growing series of educational videos. Each week our team covers a key aspect of our software and delves a little deeper into the ways in which you can implement automotive repair technology easily into your daily operations. 

In addition, every two weeks our team hosts AutoMotivated, a livestream on our Facebook page. We discuss everything from best practices to common concerns. We believe in practicing what we preach. Much like how digital vehicle inspections allow shops to show the 'why' and 'how' behind services, our team takes a similar approach for our own customers.  Helping shops learn and perfect our software is always a top priority, but we also aim to provide information and guidance that goes beyond the technical. You can access both of these series directly from our website.

Live Webinars 

Be sure to take advantage of our Live Webinar Training program, which is included FREE with your service. We have two classes available, one that covers Pro Pack, and one that covers Mobile Manager Pro. 

Pro Pack's webinar training includes instruction about the following: 

  • Print a Lube Sticker Reminder
  • Set a Future Appointment
  • Setup Canned Job Appointment Reminders
  • Customize Oil Change Intervals
  • Use Vehicle History to Calculate Reminder Dates
  • Communicate via Text
  • Send Messages to shop PCs and/or Tablets
  • Include Vehicle Specific Information
  • Customize Shop Information
  • Customize Invoices
  • Set Up Parts Profits
  • Email an Estimate/RO/Invoice
  • Export a Report
  • Register Tires
  • Set Up Quick Reports

During the Mobile Manager Pro training, you'll learn: 

  • Start an Estimate
  • Add Symptoms, Recommendations, Notes and Parts
  • Access Work in Progress
  • Add a Digital Multi-Point Inspection to a vehicle
  • Take Vehicle Photos
  • Clock In and Out of Jobs
  • Access Repair Information
  • Scan and Decode a VIN
  • View Vehicle History

To register, visit our Live Webinar page and select your management system.

For those who are seeking training for NextGear, our digital vehicle inspection software which does not require a management system, you can find relevant videos here

Help Guide

We also have a directory available for frequent and common how-to questions. As you navigate to this page you will find the product names listed on the left-hand side. Select the product, and browse for the feature with which you need assistance. Once you find what you're looking for, we've provided step-by-step instructions to help solve your 

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BOLT ON University 

Even with all these resources, we've found that nothing compares to in-person instruction. This is why we began offering BOLT ON University classes for owners and employees. We offer classes at our location just outside Philadelphia, and in recent years, we've begun to take our classes on the road. We want to help you master our products so that you can create the best auto software experience for your customers and team. You can learn more about what BOLT ON University can offer you, as well as any upcoming classes, here.