August, 2007 Archives - BodyShop Business
Are You Maxed Out?

Can a business ever max out on efficiency?

Earn Back Your Leverage

Leverage is an intriguing prospect. If you own or operate a business, it’s something you want.

Envisioning the Future

If you’re ever going to get better results, you must create a new way. That means you must create ways that have never existed. And that means you must see the future and imagine those ways first.

Unlocking the Mystery of Production: Pre-Repair Management

Pre-repair management isn’t a new way to repair cars faster, better, cheaper and easier. But it’s been proven to ease the production management workload – and give you time
to focus on big ideas.

Eying Aluminum Certification? Envisioning the Future

Becoming a certified aluminum repair center isn’t easy and may not be worth
it for some, but it may prove necessary
to stay ahead of the game

Damage Analysis for Dollars

Body shops consistently overlook ‘damage analysis’ as a profit center, but this service is definitely not free and should be charged for.

Get it Straight: Universal Anchoring

Universal anchoring is still the most popular frame straightening method in the U.S., but the fixture method is quickly catching up. Here’s a comprehensive look at both methods and the machines most suited for them.

Old Equipment Can Cost You

My boss kept complaining about how much it cost him to pay for cut and buff, but then I realized it was me who was losing money due to his refusal to upgrade his spraybooth.

Fixing Door Panels on ’07 GMC Sierras and Chevy Silverados

Your team has just completed repairs on the front cab door of a 2007 GMC Sierra. As part of the repair process, it was necessary to blend the rear cab door to achieve a proper color match. A final quality control inspection was performed, and you noticed vertical lines in the rear door that didn’t