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How Photos Improve Digital Vehicle Inspections

Feb 20, 2019
Did you know that something simple like attaching photos to your digital vehicle inspections can increase auto shop profits? This all-important task of snapping customer vehicle condition photos and sharing them, along with digital multi-point[…]
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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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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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How To Improve Rate of Retention at Auto Repair Shop

Dec 07, 2018
It's no secret that it's cheaper to earn repeat customers than it is to try to gain new ones. In fact, it can cost up to FIVE times as much to attract new customers to your automotive repair shop than to keep your current customers happily coming[…]
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Why Do Customers Prefer Texting?

Nov 16, 2018
There are a handful of ways to interact with customers, but in an industry that demands quick responses, text messaging leads the way as the preferred way to communicate with customers. According to Twilio, 9 out of 10 consumers would like to[…]
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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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How To Earn Repeat Customers

Jul 09, 2018
Keeping customers is cheaper than reaching out and getting new ones—that’s a fact. You’ve may already have a connection with your customers, which can help you be successful in selling needed service and repairs, however that initial relationship is[…]
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Pricing, Ethics and the Reputation of Your Business

Dec 13, 2017
Guest Blog By Bob Cooper (Elite Worldwide) At Elite, we know that once someone comes into your shop, you’ll do everything you can to generate a happy customer, and make a fair profit. Unfortunately, some customers will put you to the test when it[…]
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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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BOLT ON Partners with TECHNET

Sep 11, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico—When it comes to being competitive, TECHNET National Council member and owner of The Auto Angel, Gabriel Garcia, said it is his motivation to keep going as an automotive shop owner and be the best.
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