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How ADAS technology affects your collision shop

How ADAS technology affects your collision shop

October 17th, 2018

While ADAS technology can lead to a drastic decline in collisions, your collision shop will still service vehicles that have been in a crash. The most advanced systems that are currently in the market are Level Two vehicles (driver assist…

Time is of the essence: Are you wasting yours?

Time is of the essence: Are you wasting yours?

By: Jamie Bryson | September 11th, 2018

When repairing vehicles, timing is everything. Customers are already on edge due to their cars being in the shop, and any other delays can lead to bad business for you. Mark Runge, of Martin's Automotive found the best way to…

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

By: Jamie Bryson | June 20th, 2018

The complexity of cars is on the rise, and it is creating an increased need for the right vehicle manufacturer data. In fact, there are three million more lines of computer code to operate a 2015 Ford GT than there…

Business intelligence: What’s the big deal?

Business intelligence: What’s the big deal?

By: Tom Strain | February 22nd, 2018

I know you – yes, you the person reading this – would answer “yes” to a question I am about to ask (And no I am not a magician). “Do you want to work smarter, not harder?” I know it’s…

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

By: Heather Sinchak | June 28th, 2017

Autonomous cars has become a hot topic over the past few years, and now fatality-free vehicles are getting some note-worthy attention. Yes, you read that right – fatality-free vehicles are here. In fact, there are now eleven vehicle models in the U.S…

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

Is your parts department one of the 3.5 billion online searches today?

By: Kathy Jambor | February 10th, 2017

More likely than not, I bet your dealership has a fully-functional website and can be searchable in any online search engine pretty easily. But what if someone is just looking for your parts department? It is still as easy? Today…