November, 2014 Archives - BodyShop Business
Estimates: Waste of Time or Path to Profit?

The insurer is going to write what they want, so why bother writing your own sheet, right? But writing your own estimates increases profits due to decreased cycle time.

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Looking Clearly Through the Glass

There is no such thing as a simple repair anymore, and windshield replacement is a prime example.

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Refresh Your Marketing

Old-school marketing is out, and new-school is in. So ditch your “Free Estimates” sign and get with the program.

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Tech Tips: What’s New in the Collision Industry?

Whether you’re faced with a minor question or a major problem, manufacturers’ information leads to faster resolutions. Here are a few examples of OEM repair information that could save you time and money.

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A Glimpse Into the Future

Google’s latest Web initiative could bring in big bucks for collision repairers down the road.

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Measuring Color

Color match is painters’ most common problem. Treat the spectrophotometer your shop uses with great care, and it will make your paint shop more productive every day.

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Sometimes I Forget

A 1906 Baker electric. A 1939 Ford Roadster. The Art Arfons Salt Flats jet car known as the “Green Monster.” When a local car lover opened his collection to the public, I was reminded of automobiles’ importance and the enduring place they hold in our country.

The SEMA Effect

Thanks to SEMA, I am now a grown man with blue LED lights in the footwells of my vehicle.