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5 Key Tips For Conquering More Market Share At Your Dealership

5 Key Tips For Conquering More Market Share At Your Dealership

Being a successful car dealership is much more than attracting customers, efficiency among your departments, and selling cars. Those are ...
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5 ways To Grow A Mobile Detailing Business From Scratch

If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and are good at detailing cars, becoming your own boss may be easier than ...
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6 Crucial Metrics Every Used Car Dealer Should Track

Inventory Turn Rate Cost to Market Price to Market Reconditioning Time Aged Wholesale Loss Online Response Time Whether you run ...
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Why Cultivating A Great Dealership Culture Benefits Your Dealership

Performance Teamwork Communication Hiring As soon as a customer walks inside your dealership doors, they’ll be able to instantly tell ...
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/ Business, New and Used Car Dealers
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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Deduct For Running A Detailing Business In 2020

Running an auto detailing business can be an extremely profitable venture, and bring a wide variety of customers. But even ...
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/ Accounting, Business, Detailing, ReconPro
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5 Tweaks To Your Used Car Sales Pitch To Try Today

As a used car salesperson, you have an even greater responsibility than dealers who are selling factory-new vehicles with full ...
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3 Areas In Your Dealership That Could Use Immediate Improvement

No matter how well your dealership is doing in sales and against the competition, there is always room for growth ...
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Common Problems and Solutions Facing Amazon DSP Fleet Managers

Fuel Costs Vehicle Condition Driver Breaks Driver Location Every day, fleet management handles all sorts of responsibilities to improve overall ...
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/ Business, Fleet, Telematics
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4 Big Management Mistakes For Used Car Sales Managers To Avoid

Being a sales manager at a used car dealership is no easy task. It can be even more of a ...
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4 Hiring Practices That Can Hurt Your Dealership’s Success

Job Descriptions One-sided Interviews Desperation Fact-Checking Your dealership employees are a reflection of your brand. They are who your customer ...
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4 Essential Rules To Nail Reconditioning Every Time

Vehicle QualityParts ChoicesInclude the TeamSpeed and Accuracy You just returned from an auction and acquired a few “new” vehicles. And ...
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5 Tips To Improve Your Reconditioning Process

Running a used car dealership can be incredibly rewarding for both you, your team and customers. But one of the ...
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4 Benefits Of Giving Back To Your Community

4 Benefits Of Giving Back To Your Community

Back in the day, a company would be respected for their involvement in the community. They would be seen in ...
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5 Ways To Give Your Dealership Website A Virtual Facelift

Your website is your first impression for folks looking at dealerships online. Not only is it a representation of your ...
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Establishing Customer Contact

Communication is one of the most important aspects of running a thriving dealership. Customer service is improved, financial operations are ...
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How PDR Software Makes Life Easier For You And Your Customers

While you may see the front-end of your PDR business as the primary force behind profit, you also have to ...
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/ Business, PDR, Product Related, ReconPro, software
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Overtime Rule For Dealerships

Supreme Court rules in favor of dealerships in overtime dispute with Service AdvisorsSA job definitions vary across dealershipsThreat to employee ...
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Positive Online Reviews – The Secret to Protecting Your Dealership’s Reputation

Ask Respond Deliver Incentivize Optimize You rely on positive reviews to drive your business. They come directly from people who’ve ...
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Detailing the Batmobile

Every Car is Somebody's Batmobile People have a special relationship with their vehicles:Trusted and reliable transportValued and valuable possessionA statement ...
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/ Business, Detailing, ReconPro, Repair360
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5 Ways To Create Employee Engagement

Recognition Purpose Leadership Collaboration Make it Special Employees who are fully engaged in their workspace and what they do can ...
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Benefits And Ideas For Video Marketing Your Dealership

People prefer to learn visuallyVisual learners mentally project themselves into the experience they are watchingCreating videos is easier than you ...
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Fleet Managers Face Big Challenges

Operating CostsRepair CostsVehicle AvailabilityMisuseDriver SafetyMore... Being a manager of a fleet operation is no easy task. You’re responsible for heavy-duty ...
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5 Ways To Conquer Your Fear In Decision-Making

As the person responsible for the success of your business, making decisions for your dealership can be a daunting task ...
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5 Ways To Manage Conflict At Your Dealership

Find the CauseStay HumanDocumentEyes on GoalLead by Example Conflict happens everywhere, whether we like it or not. It can be ...
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How Do You Avoid Being Defrauded At Your Dealership?

Whether you work in the service and parts department or new and used car sales, there are fraud risks that ...
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SUVs Are Packing Dealer Lots With More Coming

Nearly half of new vehicles sold are SUVsGrowth continues but seems to be slowingDealers are running out of space as ...
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4 Key Tips For Business Longevity

4 Key Tips For Business Longevity

TeamCommunityCompetitionVision Whether you’re own a dealership or an auto body repair shop, you want your business to be successful. Whether ...
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/ Business, Future
How To Avoid A Data Breach At Your Dealership

How To Avoid A Data Breach At Your Dealership

Keep What's NeededBe AwareBe PreparedDestroy Before TrashingButton It Up & Lock It Down Last July, almost 47,000 files of factory ...
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How Vehicle Color Affects Depreciation

According to a recent study from https://www.iseecars.com/ on 1.6 million vehicles that are three-years-old, the car’s paint color has a ...
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5 Marketing Tips for Dealerships

Website Improvements Online Chat Video Content Ratings and Reviews Social Media Versatility We live in a digital age where consumers ...
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Make Your Inventory Pop With These Photography Tips For Dealerships

In the automobile industry, your dealership’s website is just as much a first impression as when a potential customer walks ...
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Recon Vendor Management – Multiple Moving Parts and People

For those who manage multiple vehicles through a reconditioning process, like dealerships, fleet managers, auto auctions, and rental companies, employing ...
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Advantages Of Management Software For Your Used Car Dealership

Faster Turn Times Improved Vehicle Volume Better Coordination For used car dealerships, management software is an excellent way to increase ...
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Is Reconditioning Software Still Relevant in 2019?

If you’re staring at a desk surrounded by sticky notes and stacks of papers, wake up! It’s 2019! It’s no ...
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Customer Service For Dealerships: Why Your Efficient Dealership Process Is Inefficient

Setting Expectations Reducing Customer Upset Service Advisor is Key If there’s one thing that dealerships have in common, it’s that ...
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The Best Hail-Tracking Software For Your PDR Business

We’re a couple of months in hail season with several more to go. But how can you track the hail ...
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7 Advantages Of Adding PDR To Your In-house Reconditioning Operation

In the reconditioning business, you’re always looking for a way to add another profit center. Luckily for you, adding Paintless ...
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How To Market Your PDR Business Online

Website Social Media Search Content Email Online marketing includes any methods and promotional strategies a business will execute on the ...
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5 Simple and Effective Ways To Earn Customer Loyalty for your PDR Business

5 Simple and Effective Ways To Earn Customer Loyalty for your PDR Business

Customer Service Communication Incentives Honesty Innovation New customers are exciting for any business. Sales are the lifeblood of the company ...
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Why Choosing ReconPro Helps You Claim Your Life Back

Why Choosing ReconPro Helps You Claim Your Life Back

Reduce the hours spent on paperwork Coordinate jobs and teams Complete visibility of every job and customer When you manage ...
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Watch For These Used Vehicle Trends Through 2019

Watch For These Used Vehicle Trends Through 2019

 > Sales mostly flat  > New vehicle prices spur more Used vehicle shoppers  > Increased Used inventory means larger depreciation ...
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8 Common Challenges in Small/Mobile Wheel Repair Operations

8 Common Challenges in Small/Mobile Wheel Repair Operations

Wheel Repair shops can range in size from 1 or 2-person garage-based or mobile services to large multi-site franchise and ...
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How Reconditioning Software Reduces Your Time To Market

How Reconditioning Software Reduces Your Time To Market

With each year, more and more dealerships are adapting to the latest and greatest technology. They’re doing this to increase ...
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Tariffs Are Still The Biggest Threat To New Car Dealerships In 2019

With the agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA), some of the previous tariffs’ impact has been erased ...
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3 Best Perks of PDR Software in Your Back-Office Operations

Even in 2019, there are still quite a few PDR businesses out there that rely on out-of-date processes in their ...
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Auto Dealerships Will Be Just Fine In 2019

According to NADA News, Senior Economist for NADA, Patrick Manzi, said trends are looking good for both new and used ...
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Best Software For PDR Commissions

Best Software For PDR Commissions

Running PDR business, you understand how much time it can take to track and calculate commissions. Your back-office has to ...
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Why Your Dealership Should Prioritize Convenience And Transparency

Why Your Dealership Should Prioritize Convenience And Transparency

According to Dealership News, research from a Cox Automotive Service Industry Study showed dealerships are losing out on roughly $266 ...
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How Finance & Insurance Helped Dealerships In 2018

How Finance & Insurance Helped Dealerships In 2018

It looks like Finance & Insurance were great for dealerships last year. In fact, prepaid maintenance programs (38.9%) and vehicle ...
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Four Tips to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your Dealership

Four Tips to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your Dealership

In 2019, dealerships have a lot of competition when it comes to returning buyers, servicing, and simple repairs. However, if ...
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NADA Chairman Says Dealerships Need To Be Active “Now More Than Ever”

NADA Chairman Says Dealerships Need To Be Active “Now More Than Ever”

According to NADA News, the new NADA Chairman, Charlie Gilchrist, strongly recommended that franchise-owned dealerships need to be active in ...
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When Should You Update Your PDR Workflow Process?

When Should You Update Your PDR Workflow Process?

It’s challenging knowing exactly when you should update your workflow process. But if you’re finding that vehicle repair cycles are ...
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Retired NADA Chairman Says Dealerships Are Writing The Future

Retired NADA Chairman Says Dealerships Are Writing The Future

Recently in a speech in San Francisco, now retired NADA Chairman, Wes Lutz, advocated for dealerships in America to fully ...
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3 Ways To Improve Your PDR Business

3 Ways To Improve Your PDR Business

Whether you’re a traditional collision repair shop or a PDR business, it can be challenging adjusting your workflow. Even within ...
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Best Auto Dealer Management Software Picks For 2019

Best Auto Dealer Management Software Picks For 2019

If you’re reading this, you’re likely aware of all of the moving parts involved when running an auto dealership. Complications ...
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What Does ReconMonitor Offer Used Car Dealerships?

ReconMonitor is a software solution from AMT that establishes an early warning system to help your used car dealership control ...
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Streamline Reconditioning To Improve Your Throughput

After a car is purchased at auction, the average reconditioning process will take anywhere between seven and ten days. But ...
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6 Best Reasons For Your PDR Business To Go Paperless

The automotive industry is changing every year. In the past several years, PDR has become more and more about time ...
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What Can PDR Software Do For Your Back-Office Operations?

What Can PDR Software Do For Your Back-Office Operations?

While your front-end operations are where the money is made in PDR, your back-office can make or break how efficient ...
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Press Release: NIADA Partnership

AutoMobile Technologies Partners With NIADA to Help Dealerships Create and Manage CPO Inspections Custom Software for NIADA Members Enables Digital ...
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8 Trends Your Dealership Should Pay Attention To In 2019

8 Trends Your Dealership Should Pay Attention To In 2019

Sedans Losing Popularity Electric Vehicles Gaining Popularity Self-Driving Vehicles Become More Common Artificial Intelligence Integrations Subscription Plans Electric Systems Will ...
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Reduced Cycle Time vs Increased Throughput: Can You Have One Without the Other?

<this article was originally printed by AutoSuccess> For used car dealerships, reduced cycle times and increased throughput are some of the ...
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Compete and Win with Service Requests and Scheduling

Managing your own SMART repair business is truly rewarding. You have the freedom of being your own boss with the ...
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How to Adapt to the Changing Recon Industry

How to Adapt to the Changing Recon Industry

Discover and remove bottlenecks in your operation Fight the blindness of habit Even small improvements are progress Management Software can ...
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Two Tools to Improve your S.M.A.R.T. Repair Business in the USA

The term “SMART Repair” has become a popular way of representing the mobile repair industry in the UK and is ...
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Used Vehicles Bring Penske Record Earnings

"...consolidated reconditioning locations and double discounting played a role in the company’s record earnings." When companies get their reconditioning working ...
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Press Release: EchoPark Automotive

EchoPark Automotive Selects AMT Software to Manage Its Massive Reconditioning Operations ReconMonitor's workflow and process management helps maintain efficiencies for ...
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Print From Anywhere with Your Apple or Android Mobile Device

Wireless printing is widely available Print directly from a mobile device even without an internet connection Works on most wi-fi ...
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Press Release: Elite Rim Repair

Elite Rim Repair Deploys ReconPro to Manage Its Massive Wheel Repair and Reman Operations ReconPro's workflow and process management helps ...
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How Sloppy Timekeeping Can Lead to Lawyers

How Sloppy Timekeeping Can Lead to Lawyers

We like an article posted recently on smartauto.repair that discussed some of the hidden pitfalls of poor recordkeeping for businesses. You could ...
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/ attendance, Business, law, software, Time
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Customer Testimonial – Bullseye Paintless Dent Removal

As our company started growing, being on all  paper invoices was a great distraction . At some point technicians in ...
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/ Business, ReconPro
Advantages of the Trade Tariffs for the Reconditioning Industry

Advantages of the Trade Tariffs for the Reconditioning Industry

Increased prices on new cars and parts spur greater reconditioning investment The reconditioning industry has been experiencing a huge boon ...
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How to Manage Your Inspections Without the Paper Chase

Knowledge is power, and complete and thorough inspections are your best source of knowledge for damage assessment and reconditioning operations ...
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Chasing Hail? Don’t leave town without these must-have PDR tools

Chasing Hail? Don’t leave town without these must-have PDR tools

Business Management Software for This Season and Beyond For technicians fixing hail damage on the road, the season is in ...
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Used Car Reconditioning - A Dealership's Supply Chain - Part II

Used Car Reconditioning – A Dealership’s Supply Chain – Part II

Part II: Common Dealer Reconditioning Pitfalls The quality of vehicles coming through the recon process defines the brand of your ...
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Top Auto Dealer Management Software Picks for 2018

Automobile Dealership Management Software in 2018 Running a successful car dealership involves countless moving parts, and within all these revolving ...
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Used Car Reconditioning - A Dealership's Supply Chain

Used Car Reconditioning – A Dealership’s Supply Chain

There is a magical number floating around most dealerships, and that number is 3. Three days to get a car ...
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InspectionNotes for Catastrophic Damage Inspections

InspectionNotes for Catastrophic Damage Inspections

With hurricane season upon us, are you ready for the vehicle appraisals and condition reporting the bad weather may bring? ...
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Salesmanship Tips for the Mobile Repair Professional: How to Land More Deals

Salesmanship Tips for the Mobile Repair Professional: How to Land More Deals

> Find and Secure New Accounts > Stand Out From Competitors > Maintain and Grow Current Customers Continuing our series ...
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Valuable, Versatile, Vehicle Condition Reports

Valuable, Versatile, Vehicle Condition Reports

Knowledge is power, and you can’t know what you don’t know. These are two undisputed truths, and they are all ...
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Press Release: DMS Integration with Frazer Computing

Press Release: DMS Integration with Frazer Computing

AutoMobile Technologies Integrates With Frazer Dealer Management Software ReconMonitor's certified integration helps dealerships seamlessly manage reconditioning workflows. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ ...
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Press Release: CDK Global Integration

AutoMobile Technologies, Inc. Joins CDK Global Partner Program PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: MAY 9, 2018 04:00 PDT NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 9, ...
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Body Shop Systems Integrations with ReconPro

Body Shop Systems Integrations with ReconPro

Push estimates directly to body shop management systems Automatic uploads without needing to re-enter data     .   Sync Your Estimates with ...
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Dealerships: Steal These Emails and Give Your Sales a Boost

Dealerships: Steal These Emails and Give Your Sales a Boost

Dealerships, swipe these emails with 60% open rates to boost sales today! Even though email is one of the oldest ...
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Hubspot Free VS Google Analytics:

What is the Best Free Resource for Your Mobile Repair Business Website? So you built a great website, and you ...
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/ Business, Education, Measurement, SEO, Website
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Auto Analysts’ Crystal Ball Says Prepare Now for a Surge in Used Car Demand

How prepared was your dealership for 2017’s roller-coaster ride of new and used car sales? If you are like many ...
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Are You Letting Revenue Slip Through Your Service Department?

Are You Letting Revenue Slip Through Your Service Department?

In this line of work, I get to tour a lot of collision repair shops. Some of those shops are ...
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Winning Local Search - Control Your Google My Business

Winning Local Search – Control Your Google My Business

Last week, we taught you how to dominate the Google My Business local pack or “three pack”. But that advice ...
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Twenty Tips to Help Rank Your PDR Business in Local Search

Twenty Tips to Help Rank Your PDR Business in Local Search

In the paintless dent repair world there are two kinds of businesses, fully mobile shops who move around from town ...
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Budgeting for a Successful Independent Dealership in 2018

Budgeting for a Successful Independent Dealership in 2018

2018 has just begun and the economy looks to be off to a great start. A strong jobs outlook and ...
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Are Certified Pre-owned Sales Worth the Investment for Dealerships?

by Automobile Technologies, Inc. December 2, 1927 might not jump out to most auto dealership managers as having any significance, ...
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Auto Remarketers: Stop Building Your Own Software!

by Automobile Technologies, Inc. Do I buy or build software in-house or use SaaS? Large remarketing firms, car rental companies, ...
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Budgeting for a Successful Mobile Repair Business in 2018

Budgeting for a Successful Mobile Repair Business in 2018

Budgeting is one of those cringe worthy words that we all like to avoid. I think it’s because we associate ...
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2018: The Year of Growth for You

Happy New Year everybody! We hope you all had a restful time and were able to spend some quality time ...
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/ Business
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Five Tips to Keep Your PDR Sales Running Hot When the Weather Gets Cold

Wintertime for some businesses can be a slower time, and for some people it might be a welcome break and a ...
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/ Business, Business
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How to Earn More Money for Your PDR Company in 2018

The year 2017 is nearing the end, and with that comes the end of hail season. Depending on your geographic ...
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Too Busy to Grow Your PDR Business?

Is your PDR operation too busy to grow? Many a business owner has fallen into this trap- assuming that a ...
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/ Business, Product Related, ReconPro
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AutoMobile Technologies Changes the Game with the Launch of Repair360

October 17, 2017 - Automobile Technologies (AMT) has officially launched Repair360™, a free mobile invoice app designed to help solo ...
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Top Auto Dealer Management Software Picks for 2017

We don’t need to tell you how many moving parts there are to running a successful dealership- you are living ...
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InspectionNotes Mobile App adds Ford CPO Inspection Checklist to Online Library

September 18th, 2017 - Automobile Technologies (AMT) announces InspectionNotes™ mobile inspection app has added the Ford OEM Certified Pre-Owned Inspection Checklist ...
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