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Tesla Body Shops

Tesla Body Shops

Tesla may be in the news often these days, but most of the events have slanted toward the negative side of late. Whether it’s Elon Musk speaking out of turn or the company’s failure to deliver their Model 3 cars to customers on time, it has been a whirlwind of a year for the electric car manufacturer. This post, and it’s associated topic, just might change that outlook. What did Tesla do this time? We’ve written about the details surrounding…

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5 Customer Loyalty Tips for Auto Repair Shops

5 Customer Loyalty Tips for Auto Repair Shops

There are a lot of things to consider every time you bring a new customer into your shop. You didn’t just have to do great work to attract the customer, but now you have to understand them, and make sure you over-deliver on expectations. It’s hard enough already that you have to run your shop every day. For repair shops, amazing customer service is the foundation to a long-term relationship with customers. If there is no reason for your customer…

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7 Simple Ways Your Repair Shop Can Increase Customer Happiness

7 Simple Ways Your Repair Shop Can Increase Customer Happiness

Only a few short years ago, auto repair shops garnered more customers in the traditional way. They did great work, made customers happy, and paved the way for customer referrals and word of mouth. These days, everything is quite different. The internet is flooded with social network recommendations, directory services, and review sites that are used by all types of customers looking for the best options. Because of this, tech-savvy shops with decent advertising budgets have the ability to steal…

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Should Your Shop Invest in Uniforms? Here are 5 Steps To Take!

Should Your Shop Invest in Uniforms? Here are 5 Steps To Take!

If you are an auto repair shop owner, you may have already considering purchasing uniforms for your team. After all, there is nothing quite like the classic mechanic look that everybody seems to expect when they take their car to the shop. For branding and marketing purposes, most experts strongly encourage that shops invest in uniforms in order to convey the level of professionalism that a customer expects. The “uniformity” in what is being worn by the workers creates an…

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5 Killer Mistakes for a Repair Shop To Avoid

5 Killer Mistakes for a Repair Shop To Avoid

As a proprietor of an automotive repair shop, you deal with a lot. You don’t just have to work on cars, but you also have to worry about bringing in customers – and even further than that – make sure they leave your shop satisfied. Throw in some administrative stuff, managing a team, ordering parts, and staying safe and compliant, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Well, let’s take a moment to take a deep breath and take in some…

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How to Know if You Need a New Location for Your Shop

How to Know if You Need a New Location for Your Shop

When running an independent auto shop, there are many variables that come into play when deciding what will make it most successful. Like the old saying goes, though, a physical location is all about “Location, location, location!” We recently spoke with a handful of independent shop owners. They provided us with plenty of interesting tips on how to ensure you’re choosing the best location for your business. We’ve filtered out and narrowed down some of the top insights we heard…

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Faster Auto Repairs for the Auto Collision Insurance Industry

Faster Auto Repairs for the Auto Collision Insurance Industry

Slow auto repairs have huge costs for insurance companies and collision repair facilities alike. For insurance adjusters looking to keep claim costs down, a slow repair means more rental car expenses, storage costs, administrative overhead, and unhappy policyholders.By understanding the main issues and causes of slow repairs and high cycle times, you can make improvements to save time and money. Delays From Parts Sourcing According to a recent industry survey of 300 professional body shops, the main obstacles to improving…

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What happens if my used part is damaged?

What happens if my used part is damaged?

For auto body shops and collision repair professionals, used parts can offer substantial cost savings with excellent fit compared to new and aftermarket parts. However, when a used part is damaged or otherwise unacceptable, it can be a big, costly headache. Damaged body parts mean additional hours of repair work, or extra days of sourcing a replacement Delays result in lower customer satisfaction and insurance quality scores The PartMyRide Difference At PartMyRide, we sell only the highest quality used OEM…

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OEM vs. Aftermarket vs. Used Parts for Collision Repair

OEM vs. Aftermarket vs. Used Parts for Collision Repair

Auto body shops, collision repair facilities, and insurance companies have a variety of choices for sourcing parts for collision repair. When choosing between OEM, aftermarket, and used auto parts, it’s important to know the costs and benefits of each type of part. Whether you’re looking for a Toyota Prius Bumper or a BMW 328i headlight, choosing the right part for your repair job can save you time and money. OEM Parts New OEM or Dealer Parts are great in terms…

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