2015 Editions Archives - Page 3 of 11 - BodyShop Business
From the VP: How to Gain a Slice of the DRP Pie

Whether your shop is big or small, DRP or non-DRP, your relationships with insurers are going to have the biggest impact on your bottom line above everything else.

Dancing With Google and Bing

Do the SEO dance to maximize your potential for search rankings. Dance with Google first, but allow Bing to cut in now and then.

Basic Maintenance

Sadly, for many shops, the maintenance schedule for their shop equipment looks like this: when it breaks, we’ll fix it. Maybe.

Publisher’s Perspective: Tip of the Hat to These Guys

It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling PB&E products to body shops or you’re in a body shop repairing vehicles, we’re all in the service business.

Editor’s Notes: Change Is Everywhere

The auto body industry isn’t the only industry undergoing rapid change. The publishing industry is changing, too. So take heart in knowing that change is the one common denominator we can all relate to.

Use Your P&L As a Tool, Part I

Need to know what to do to increase profits? How many ROs to sell? Your profit and loss statement can tell you all that.

How They Work: Filler

There’s an old adage: “You get what you pay for.” With body fillers, this is certainly the case. I’ve always recommended that owners and managers focus on the total cost of each process versus looking at consumables, labor and overhead costs individually.

Use Your P&L As a Tool Part II

In Part II, we will look at the use of the P&L to generate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Electronics – Changing the Game

New vehicle electronics packages are creating a lot of frustration in the industry. And there may not be any easy solution.

There’s Gold on Those Shelves

You only need what you need, when you need it. Why pay for something to sit? So get organized and clear out your parts sheds and shelves.

Cover Story: Meet Our 2015 Executives of the Year

Multi-Shop winner Val Fichera, president of Collision Care Auto Body Centers, and Single-Shop winner Gerald Wicklund, owner/president of CARSTAR.

Body Shop Business Executives of the Year
Health & Safety: You, Me and PPE

Before you make the decision not to don that piece of protective equipment, let’s consider your risks and your role regarding PPE in the workplace.