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Improving Your Dealership's Efficiency and Profitability

Feb 04, 2021
As the old saying goes, time is money. The less time you spend on time-consuming tasks, the more time you can invest in other parts of your business. While improving efficiency within your dealership can lead to a greater profitability—you'll also[…]
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'Reopening' Your Shop in a Post-COVID World

Aug 12, 2020
With the daily uncertainty of this evolving situation, shops need to stay fluid and flexible. In many places, the phases to reopening are well under way. But what does a phased reopening look like for shops everywhere? 
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How To Improve Communication With The Service Bay

May 22, 2020
When it comes to efficiency and management, clear and consistent communication is the only way for all those involved in shop operations to understand exactly what is going on at any given moment. An inability to convey important information can[…]
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Should I Increase My Average Repair Order or Increase My Car Count?

Nov 06, 2019
As a shop owner, it’s likely that growing your business is always top of mind—and a part of growing your business involves increasing the amount of revenue that is being brought in. You probably know of a few ways to make this happen[…]
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Tips to Increase Car Count

Dec 07, 2018
The number one need for any automotive repair shop is always customers. How else would you make money? There are many ways to increase your gross sales, but most automotive repair shop owners will agree that the most common way to increase sales is[…]
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Tips For Writing Up Service Orders

Jan 19, 2018
In the previous blog "Getting Info Before the Customer Arrives," we discussed how important proper communication is to the whole service process. We even did a breakdown of possible places that communication can fail. This blog we will focus on […]
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Wiser Adviser and The Car Doctor Talk Shop

Nov 17, 2017
BOLT ON has been hitting the airwaves a lot recently. Most recently, we’ve had our own Wiser Adviser (John Burkhauser) appear on The Car Doctor Radio Show. The Car Doctor is a 24/7 hotline where host, Ron Ananian, helps solve vehicle problems.
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Status Tracker Instant Vehicle Updates

Sep 18, 2017
We all love checking on the status of the packages that we've ordered; especially the important ones. And, as you may have guessed, so do your customers when it comes to wanting to know the status of their vehicles.
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Print Your Tech Worksheets Right From a Tablet

Jun 19, 2017
Even with the best technology available, some shops still prefer working with paper worksheets. Because of this, we upgraded Mobile Manager Pro to allow your shop to be able to print tech worksheets right from your tablet device. 
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Your Oil and TPMS Reset Instructions Will Now Follow You Everywhere

Jun 01, 2017
Here's how to carry your Oil Reset and TPMS Reset Instructions with you at all times, eliminating the need to travel back-and-forth every time your shop needs them.
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