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First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Waterborne boosts profitability, minimizes waste for RV specialists

Laura and Bill Pearce, co-owners of Kustom Cruzers, switched to waterborne paint a few years ago and use it for all refinishing jobs from restorations to the RVs and travel trailers they specialize in.Technician John Groom buffs the nose of a travel trailer ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

April 2014 River Valley People & Places

Bobby Alloway will appear in Louisville, Kentucky, July 31-Aug. 3, at the NSRA Nationals.Mohammad Samii, owner of Sammy’s Auto Electric Service in Champaign, will be conducting a seminar on “Modern Charging/Starting System Repair,” during the Auto Tech ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

April 2014 Mountain People & Places

Photo by Michael AndersonJosh Brown of Tynan’s Volkswagen in Aurora was the top finisher in the country for Volkswagen of America’s parts competition.O’Meara Volkswagen of Thornton’s Chris “Mac” MacDonald finishes second among 20 participants in Volkswagen ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Shops must adequately charge for diagnostics to be profitable and sustainable

Jeremy O’Neal, who trains and coaches service advisors, says preparation and proper selling techniques are a key to charging appropriate prices for diagnostics.Overland Park, Kan. — Labor is a perishable commodity, and once it’s spent, it cannot be reclaimed. ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Customer base dictates scan tool purchases

“It’s not really the tool as much as it is the person running the tool who evolves with technology,” says Ross Crevoiserat, owner and diagnostic technician of Ross Automotive. As Crevoiserat’s diagnostic skills developed, so did his need for OE scan ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

April 2014 Midwest People & Places

Photo by Randy RaleyJoey Hendrich (r.), owner of AE Tools & Computers in Olathe, lets a showgoer demo a couple scan tools.Photo by Jay SichtDuring the ASA-Midwest Vision Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner & Comedy Night Party, Alan Quakenbush, ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Vision show provides industry insight with abundant training, expo

Photo by Randy RaleyBarb and Vernie Menke (r.), owners of Menke’s Automotive Repair in Newburgh, Ind., accept the honor of the 2014 ASA-Midwest Service Facility of the Year, from Jerry Holcom, who cofounded Vision 22 years ago.During the ASA-Midwest Education ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Shops need to re-evaluate diagnostician pay, diagnostic charges and overall strategy

Jeff Bly owns 16 scan tools and seven lab scopes, and says shop owners must develop a full-scale diagnostic strategy, which requires a re-evaluation of how they charge for diagnostic time and how they pay their diagnostic technicians.Independence, Mo.—Some ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Waterborne reduces cycle time and increases profits for Sapaugh GM

Sapaugh GM Country Body Shop Manager Mike Wolk says CCC One’s production schedule dashboard has also helped reduce cycle time.Painter Mike Schultheis sprays PPG Envirobase HP basecoat in a Team Blowtherm booth at Sapaugh GM Country.Body Technician Chad ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Vehicle history beats path to future service

Don Giannini, owner of Giannini’s Auto Service, recently purchased his “new toy,” a Snap-on Modis Ultra. He also just acquired a LeakMaster smoke machine. “Rather than throwing parts at the problem, I recommend to the customer that we spend one hour in ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Diagnostics represents nearly half of Jumper’s business

Dave Jumper, owner and operator of Jumper’s Auto Service, says he and his three technicians service and repair 70 vehicles weekly.Technician Paul Meyer, like all of Jumper’s long-time technicians, have dealership training and are proficient in diagnostics. ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

NAPA TRACS update offers features and opportunities to build profit, efficiencies

Andy Gilb, Western regional sales manager, Commercial Systems Group (l.) and NAPA TRACS trainer Ben Dexter presented “TRACS — Total Repair Automotive System” at the recent ASA-CO Symposium.Golden, Colo.—A standardized, consistent approach for selling ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]

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Waterborne boosts profitability, minimizes wast... [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
April 2014 River Valley People & Places [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
April 2014 Mountain People & Places [Published Parts and People - Apr 17 2014]
Shops must adequately charge for diagnostics to... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Shops need to re-evaluate diagnostician pay, di... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Vision show provides industry insight with abun... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
April 2014 Midwest People & Places [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Customer base dictates scan tool purchases [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Diagnostics represents nearly half of Jumper’s ... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Vehicle history beats path to future service [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Waterborne reduces cycle time and increases pro... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Autotailor customizes service and repair for th... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
Automotive teachers receive training during CAT... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
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MSOs’ efficiencies attract insurance carriers a... [Published Parts and People - Apr 03 2014]
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