You need to understand your target market and the needs of the market. Insurance companies have always sent vehicles to your shop, and any shop could repair any car, but can they properly and safely repair today’s more complex vehicles?
A workshop at SEMA, “Understanding Shop Liability in this Era of Diagnostics, Calibrations, and Programming,” featured a panel of collision industry professionals including Jack Rozint, Aaron Clark, Chuck Olsen, Nick Notte, and Scott Kaboos.
Whenever I’m in a shop struggling with die-back, especially on horizontal vehicle panels, I immediately make a beeline for the spray booth to examine the floor filter. Chances are, it’s filled with sandpaper, dirt and razor blades, so I know it wasn’t changed as recently as it should have been.
One of the hot topics of conversation at collision industry events these days is the outlook for the future, with all eyes on the rapid advances in technology that are found in today’s vehicles and expected in tomorrow’s
After a part receives CAPA certification, on-going checks and periodic reviews of the compliance do not stop. In the final video of our three-part series taking people behind the scenes of CAPA certification testing, Stacy Bartnik explains what happens after a part is CAPA certified.
The toughest obstacle to paint/material profitability is reporting products in the wrong category. I encourage shops to separate paint/materials into four categories: Paint, Supplies, Materials and Tools/Equipment.
The first webinar, “Protecting the Collision Repair Shop Interest in the Ever-Changing Repair Environment” covers the new complexities of repair, documentation, negotiation and tracking each step of the collision repair process.
No matter your position or role in life, one thing we all do every day is negotiate. We may not realize we are negotiating, but any time we are trying to get someone to do something, we are negotiating.
At this point, you’re hopefully seeing this as a huge opportunity for shops! These features, which are loved so much by the driving public, are going to carry additional cost to properly maintain the vehicle.
Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment of the FREE Elite Webinar Series — “Paradigm Shifts in the Industry” will feature Jeff Peevy, Automotive Management Institute (AMi) President and Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Chairman, on Feb. 26.
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