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Criminal Cars and the Caped Crusader…Take One!

Holy high tech, Batman," says Robin, as the bad guy’s getaway car releases a slippery liquid onto the pavement. "To the Batmobile," the Caped Crusader yells over his shoulder, slipping and falling on the greasy spray, knocking himself unconscious. Robin tugs and tugs, but because Batman’s outfit is so tight, he can’t get the Batmobile

Lining Their Pockets with Profits: Profit Centers

With rising competition and declining profits, many collision-repair shops are adding profit centers to boost their sales.

Productivity Feeds Growth: Zara’s Collision Center

Ahhhh! The smell of a smoldering steak … The air is filled with its spicy aroma … You’re getting hungry, very hungry, aren’t you? This isn’t the description of a favorite restaurant or a backyard feast, but instead, of a once-a-month lunch at Zara’s Collision Center in Springfield, Ill.

Senior Service

The focus of automotive service – now and in the future – is to meet or exceed the needs of all customers. When it comes to a reality check, many of us would fall short of the mark when it comes to dealing with our senior-citizen customers.

The Daily Grind: Methods for Grinding

Grinding methods, like virtually everything else in collision repair, have certainly changed.

Clean Up Your Act: Spraybooths

A spraybooth, in simplest terms, is nothing more or less than a fire-retardant box with air moving through it.

Before the Booth: Saving Time

In a business where money hinges on your completion time for any job, the impetus to go fast is universal. And painters battle harder to beat the book time than metal men do. While painters are constrained by dry times between coats, metal men have only the suggested book labor time to beat.

Downdraft Secrets

Full downdraft spraybooths have a hefty price tag, but their performance – or that of any spraybooth – won’t be worth much if not properly maintained. Check out the following tips to help get the best results from your downdraft:

Out With The Old

A good place to start when you’re considering upgrading is to take an inventory of your shop.

Maintaining Your Booth

It’s been said that a spraybooth is a wonderful thing. If neglected, however, that wonderful thing can cause more paint problems than it was designed to prevent.

Info on Permits: Spraybooths

Spraybooths come with many decisions: what type to buy, from which manufacturer, where to place it in the shop, etc. And not only do they come with decisions, but they’re also attached to responsibility.

Paint and Go

If your paint department is bottlenecked, the first thing you look at is implementing new procedures. If you’ve tried this and the bottleneck is still there, what next?