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09
Aug
2016
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Increasing Parts Profit

Most shops think of increasing parts profit as getting a lower price on their parts purchases, or charging the customer a higher price for parts. Of course, both of these methods are correct, but I have found a multitude of shops have already done this…and still, their end-of-the-month parts profit is much lower than the percentage of profit they make on each part. Why? Because of the many parts that get put into vehicles during the repair and service process, lots of parts never get listed on the repair order.

22
Jul
2016
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Comeback Solutions

How you handle comebacks can greatly affect productivity. The solution after a comeback, is to make sure each technician put his name or technician number next to each labor line before he turned in his repair order. Do this as a policy change and not as part of disciplining your technicians. (Remember: Keep morale and productivity up.) Here's an example of a problem, and the solution that I would use as a shop owner. Let's say a technician forgets to tighten the oil-pan drain plug. The vehicle comes back with either an oil leak or a seized engine, right?

11
Jul
2016
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Message Manager

Text your way to repair order approvals. Message Manager Pro eliminates the need for countless unanswered messages on customers’ home, work and cell phones.

This automotive software solution enables immediate notification via a customer’s cell phone for authorization of work, or to let customers know that their car is ready for pickup.

11
Jul
2016
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Mobile Manager Pro

With Mobile Manager Pro, an inspection report can be generated with tech notes, recommendations and images and can be delivered by email or text message right to your customer’s phone, and it fully integrates with Mitchell1.

11
Jul
2016
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ProDemand w/ SureTrack

Provides full OEM repair, estimating, maintenance, and real-world experience-based data in one easy-to-use product build to help tech work faster & more accurately. The 1Search feature streamlines the search process to provide comprehensive, categorized repair info with a single look-up, complete info in one location.

13
May
2016
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Stationary Regeneration – We’ve Got You Covered

The diesel particulate filters (DPF) in today’s commercial vehicles require periodic maintenance to ensure that they function properly.

04
May
2016
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Productivity at its best

Help your technicians become productive. We have never been taught how to be productive. To most, being productive means working harder. Being productive actually means being more efficient with your time. You will find that some technicians do not have a clue about how to become more productive.

25
Apr
2016
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Mobile Manager Pro

I have included some key features and pricing regarding the product offering. This product integrates directly with your management system so there is no need for duplicate data entry.

19
Apr
2016
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ProDemand ProView Rocks!

Learn itUse it… Make more money!

ProView is a unique a new troubleshooting tool to help service professionals relate diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and symptoms to components based on real-world content. ProView often reveals surprising possible causes based on code combinations, helping guide techs quickly to an accurate diagnosis.

19
Apr
2016
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Do not give your labor away

Did you know on average there are enough “no charge” hours given away by the shop owner or manager to account for one to two hours of billable labor for each technician every day.

If each hour of labor given away is $75, and you give one hour away per day, times 21 working days a month (five-day workweek), that amounts to $1,575 per month. I keep hearing how giving labor away is good "PR," and I do agree.

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