Our job is to create one damage assessment that clearly describes the repairs needed and how the repairs must be performed. To accomplish that we must use the estimate line, line notes and photos to illustrate what is expected.
The rise of online fraud has outpaced regulations to combat it, especially in the auto parts industry, so it’s important to maintain a good reputation and to authenticate transactions and protect customers.
Next to payroll, parts is a major recurring expense for a repair shop. Managing that expense is the key to keeping a shop profitable. The day you order the part versus when you use the part is a factor in profitability.
Many shop estimators don’t know more than the basic functions of their system. Others try to write an estimate squinting at a small screen requiring them to flip between windows to complete the estimate.
Is there a magical moat around the auto parts business filled with millions of SKU’s and lightning fast delivery requirements that will protect it and dissuade Amazon from buying a top-three auto parts retailer?
Though the House passed the Self-Drive Act by a voice vote, reflecting Democratic and Republican unanimity on the importance of autonomous vehicles (AVs), no one should think that AV legislation is a done deal.