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How to Successfully Run an Auto Repair Business

Aug 30, 2019
Many shop owners initially get into business for their general love of repairing cars, but day-to-day operations can take their toll. When shop owners let their days take control of their shop, they begin to feel one step behind. How much do we[…]
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How Customer Reviews Improve Auto SEO

Jun 12, 2019
You might think customer reviews have only one purpose: to give customers a public voice about your business. While this may be true, customer reviews actually hold a much greater importance. 
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Best Practices For Auto Shop Websites | BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

Jun 10, 2019
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 newest addition to our suite of products, Pit Stop, offers shops the ability to build out[…]
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How to Increase Profit Margin in Auto Repair

Feb 20, 2019
You work tirelessly every day in your automotive repair shop to make ends meet. After the bills are paid, and your employees are compensated, what do you have left? Focusing on your average repair order (ARO) might not be enough to boost your[…]
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What’s Included in a Digital Vehicle Inspection?

Jan 28, 2019
Digital vehicle inspections have been changing the way shops are growing. Using customizable mobile technology, like BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, not only makes your shop more efficient—it makes your shop more productive and boosts profits.
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Why Auto Repair Shops Resist Technology

Oct 18, 2018
The automotive industry continues to rapidly progress when it comes to technology. But while the vehicles and equipment are becoming more advanced, we find shop owners continue to remain resistant to technology that could improve their shop. There[…]
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The Need for Technology in Automotive Repair Shops

Sep 29, 2018
Vehicles are one of the original and most progressive forms of technology, dating all the way back to 1885 when Karl Benz first invented the gasoline automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Technology is disrupting the automotive[…]
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Customer Retention: The Importance of Keeping Them

Aug 22, 2018
Keeping customers is one of the surest ways to grow car count and profits at your auto repair shop. In fact, keeping customers is actually five times cheaper than looking for new ones. Because of the trust that is built with repeat customers, shops[…]
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Choosing The Right Software For Your Digital Inspections

Aug 07, 2018
It's safe to say the paper vehicle inspection is now obsolete. In order to keep up with the increasingly digital world we live in, it's important to adapt your shop. Embracing a digital vehicle inspection (DVI) tool is the main way for your business[…]
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[Update] Grow Your Business with Jump Start

Aug 04, 2017
UPDATE: Jump Start has officially won the 2017 PTEN Award for being one of the most innovative products introduced to the automotive aftermarket in the last year. Those awarded were evaluated based on their ability to make diagnosing vehicles and[…]
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