By Tony Ashmore and Brian O’Reilly With each damaged car that rolls into your repair shop, there’s a unique set of challenges. Perhaps it’s a vehicle hit hard on the front end that needs the motor taken out or a whole corner destroyed. In the automotive repair industry, safety and efficiency go hand in hand.
By Tony Ashmore and Brian O’Reilly When it comes to managing your shop, in a perfect world there’s an organized, universal system. A system where every disassembled part is accounted for and stays perfectly intact, and where new parts are not misplaced, allowing every project to finish on time. Realistically though, we’re all human and
How has your business and the world changed since COVID-19? One key takeaway from the pandemic was the need for accessibility—the option to do things conveniently and with as little friction as possible. Synchrony recently published a report titled “The Rise of the Consumer: Redefining the Brand Relationship,” where they found that consumers overall want
To understand where we are, we must always understand where we have been. The first computer-controlled system on a vehicle had to perform only one function, to control the electronic fuel injection. This was back in the day when the 1968 Volkswagen® Type 3 Fastback had a transistorized electronic module manufactured by Bosch® and was
Exploring franchise opportunities requires the same dedication and attention to detail as finding a soulmate, says ProColor Collision’s Scott Bridges. Deciding if you should join a franchise and, if so, which one, bears an uncanny resemblance to the world of dating apps. In both cases, you’re looking for a compatible partner who aligns with your
In today’s times, collision repair facilities are being faced with challenges and obstacles from all angles. Shops finally have more work than they know what to do with, some with six-week backlogs. But with that “gold rush” of cars, some have found it harder to maintain their high level of customer service, profitability, and operational
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Automotive service providers, whether they are collision or auto repair shop owners, are concerned with one thing: how do you maximize your efforts into profits? Like all small business owners, they are affected by supply chain delays, employment retention, inflation, rising costs of operations and the long work hours they put into their businesses. These
The weather is nearly as unpredictable as the ever-changing industry! Whether it’s summer storms, surprise hail, or the unforgiving rays of the sun, CARSTAR is here to help and lend an expert opinion. Keep reading to discover our best tips on how to protect your car from Mother Nature. Use Sunshades and Window Tints We
Compressed air delivered to a spray gun through an air hose can be compared to a water hose delivering water. When painting a vehicle, there is a need to have enough to break up the paint (atomize) into small droplets – but not too small. It needs to be enough to create a fan pattern