Adhesive Bonding: Sticking to the Repair Plan
The John Eagle case has made body shops a little gun shy about using adhesive bonding, but as long as you follow the automaker’s guidelines, there should be no problems.
Finding Good Employees for Your Auto Body Shop
One of the biggest complaints I hear from my body shop clients is that good employees are hard to find. So, what can you do?
Where to Buy Flying Ninjas…and Other Tales from a Cookie-Cutter Website Developer
If you want to know where to buy flying ninjas, happy or patient ninjas, ninja silhouettes or any other kind of ninjas, here’s where to find them. No kidding, we found them on a California-based body shop website that we, Optima Automotive, did an analysis for.
Hey Kid, Try a Career in the Automotive Industry!
My son told me he wasn’t so sure about majoring in industrial engineering anymore. Instead, he said he was thinking about something more automotive-related. And that’s when the light came on in my head.
Scanning for Proper Collision Repair Planning
Scanning is one of the hottest topics in the collision repair industry today. I believe the best way to approach this subject is not from a repairer’s perspective but a post-repair inspector’s.
Owning the Body Shop Makes You the Smartest: A Look Back at Floor Pots and Dirt Problems
This month, I’ll please my history fans with more tales of body shop yesteryear, this time a look back at floor pots – the things we used long before the unicoupe auto (three sheetmetal boxes) became the industry norm and before almost every shop had a bench or rack to hold and pull them.
SOPs and Job Instruction Training
Creating and delivering the best quality and speed at competitive price points requires a commitment to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Holding Safety Meetings That Don’t Stink
Meetings sometimes stink. Most are long, some are boring, and others are downright unnecessary. So is there ever a reason to hold another meeting? Absolutely! You just have to change up your methods a bit and focus on the task (or meeting) at hand.
Optimizing Your Website Across Browsers
Back when I had a lot more hair, we started building websites, and as we launched these, we found that what we built didn’t necessarily look the same on all browsers. What looked good on Firefox and Chrome might not quite line up the same on Internet Explorer and Safari. So how do you get your website to look the same on all browsers?
What Women Really Want from Your Auto Body Shop
If over half of your customers are female, why haven’t you taken a moment to think about how to provide for them in a better way?
Scanning and Battery Support: It’s All About Power
A vehicle comes into your shop and you want to run a pre-repair scan. The vehicle’s battery is where you will get power to diagnose with a scan tool in the OBD port. So what if the battery is low on charge?
Adhesive Collision Repair: Everything You Need to Know
Why adhesive collision repair, or glue-pulling, is grabbing hold – and what you need to know about it.