Moving Beyond TEXT2PAY

Most of us have heard of, or even used, Text2Pay; the practice of having your customers pay for a repair on their smart phones after getting a text message from your shop. Sounds and is great! BUT THERE’S MORE… Why not utilize text messaging to save time in the shop ...
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PRESS RELEASE FROM SNAP-ON

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 23, 2020 — The perfect companion to any scan tool, the VANTAGE Legend™ from Snap-on® has an updated user interface and an all-new “fireworks” bezel design to ignite the technician’s productivity. With a high-speed two-channel lab scope, digital graphing meter and exclusive expert information, VANTAGE Legend makes ...
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Vehicle Network Securities

Vehicle technology continues to emerge which brings a tremendous amount of convenience features, safety products and efficient engines for the consumers, but it does come at a cost and that cost is usually at the technician’s expense. As if, diagnosing problems within those systems isn’t difficult enough, we now have ...
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Hofmann Wheel Aligners: New Look, Enhanced Features

Conway, AR – April 28, 2020 — Offering a sleek and sturdy new design, the Hofmann® Line of geoliner® Wheel Alignment Systems may have a new look, but these versatile aligners continue to provide shops with the same high level of innovative performance and productivity-enhancing features that they have come ...
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Has COVID-19 Changed the way Customers Want Their Vehicles Serviced?

There is no denying the COVID-19 era has changed how consumers behave. Now there can be lots of debate on how long the change will stay in effect, but for now and for the short term, I think we can agree these are different times. I think the question we ...
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Tools of the Trade: Autel’s Complete TPMS Servicing Strategy

TPMS service is one of the industry’s most straight forward tasks. Understanding tire service and sensor replacement includes basic TPM system knowledge, universal programmable sensors and a TPMS tool able to support that understanding. Adding TPMS service to your shop’s menu requires your team to perform diagnostics, sensor programming and ...
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ASE Certification

Professional Credentials for Every Step of Your Career Today’s automotive technology would make past generations marvel. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and more are available here and now. Tomorrow’s technology promises even more with augmented reality dashboards, energy-storing body ...
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ASE Education Foundation to Hold Seventh Annual Training Conference for Automotive Instructors

Leesburg, Virginia – March 9, 2020 – The ASE Education Foundation will hold its seventh annual Instructor Training Conference on July 14-17, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, in Frisco, Texas. The conference will offer more than 60 technical sessions with over 100 hours of training to choose from over ...
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Building Trust & Transparency Through Standards

Finding a shop you trust can be difficult, this article can help motorists understand what a trustworthy shop can do for their customers. With the increasing complexity of vehicle systems and components, it is important for motorists to have a service provider they trust to do the repair and maintenance ...
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Tips for Paying Off Credit Cards

80% of American adults are in debt and half of them own a credit card. The average credit card debt for a household that has a credit card is $8,284.00. For many people, a credit card is the greatest obstacle to obtaining a sound financial future, and it can keep ...
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Rising Young Technicians

For these top guns the future is looking bright! South Florida’s Jakob J. Turano and Chris Miller are the new face of today’s crop of up-and-coming young automotive technicians:  technically savvy, computer literate, and job-ready…thanks to pro-active instructors, forward-thinking automotive programs, and industry/education programs that emphasize mentoring and hands-on apprenticeships. ...
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Linking the Gap Between Print and Digital Direct Marketing

AutoLink is a brand new print and digital publication that is sent directly to over 40,000 business owners in the automotive repair industry across the Midwest. Our goal is to be the go-to platform that connects businesses that rely on this industry, to the consumers that rely on their products ...
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