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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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Resources to Train Automotive Professionals

Jul 24, 2020
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[…]
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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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Setting Goals for Your Auto Repair Shop

Dec 26, 2018
The start of the year brings a renewed energy to many businesses. It's a time for reflecting on the past year and planning for what is to come in the new year. And while the opportunity for new beginnings is exciting, oftentimes, auto repair shops[…]
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BOLT ON & Elite Join Forces

Nov 02, 2018
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY and Elite Announce Education Partnership to Enhance Efficiency and Processes of the Auto Repair Industry As “Best Practices” Leaders in the Aftermarket Industry, the Companies are Marrying Award-winning Technology and Shop[…]
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How Can Auto Repair Shops Get Involved in the Community?

Oct 11, 2018
The auto repair industry is a competitive market. Drivers are visiting shops less frequently each year and competitors are continuing to battle for their business. What is your repair shop doing to build and maintain relationships with your[…]
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How Digital Inspections Provide Full Disclosure in Auto Repair

Sep 28, 2018
By Bob Cooper of Elite I am sure you will agree that in our industry there are a number of unwritten rules that shop owners have followed for decades. They know that they have to hire gifted technicians, stay at the forefront of vehicle technology[…]
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4 Interviewing Tips that Will Help You to Hire Superstar Techs

Aug 29, 2018
By Bob Cooper of Elite We all know it’s getting harder and harder to find the superstar techs, but finding those stars is just the beginning. Once found, you need to interview them like a seasoned pro. Here are some interviewing tips that we share[…]
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How to Collect and Use CRM Info

Jan 25, 2018
Every time a customer comes into your shop, you gather their information. This information can build a relationship with each customer and even bring in new ones. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a way to put this data to use. The main[…]
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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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