Dan Wolff, certified with several conversion kit manufacturers, finishes the installation of an autogas conversion kit on a transit van.
Vancouver, Wash.—As technology has progressed over the past several years, conversions of gas- or diesel-powered vehicles to propane or autogas has become more viable.
Owners Shawn and Shawna Martin opened OKC as a fabrication shop in 2003, which they quickly outgrew. The current location has helped the business grow exponentially, and now it will move into a new, larger 44-bay facility.
Sparta, Ill.—“If you don’t ask, it won’t happen.” That’s what Shawn Martin, owner of OKC (Overkill Custom) Autobody, says is key to making sure insurance companies don’t run your shop.
Shelley’s Precision Auto Center Co-Owners, Jerry Payton (left), Paul Payton, and Christy Tullock, office manager, have worked hard to earn the shop’s five-star ratings on social media sites such as Yelp and Sure Critic.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Shelley’s Precision Auto Center is celebrating 50 years in business, thanks to Paul Payton, co-owner, who originally bought the then-thriving shop from Roy Shelley in 1995, then sold it in 2006, and, in 2013, bought the then-
Jack Rozint noted “a disconnect” between the percentage of vehicles CIC participants see in their shops that require a vehicle scan, and the percentage for which a scan is paid for on the final invoice.
Las Vegas—The importance of vehicle scanning and systems calibration, as well as the need to check and follow OEM repair procedures, were common themes of committee presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held during SEMA week in
The parts and service management team at Larry H. Miller Lakewood Ford oversees its new off-site 21-bay shop that opened in October. Pictured, from left, are Service Manager Shawn Casement, Parts Manager Steve Albertson, and Service Director Richard Minges.
Lakewood, Colo.—Even with around-the-clock service hours, Larry H. Miller (LHM) Lakewood Ford was experiencing a backlog in its 31-bay service department.
David and Lauren Keeton converted to digital inspections in November at Keeton Auto Repair.
Overland Park, Kan.—It takes some adjustment to move from a paper inspection form, but with the tablet-based “digital inspection,” repair shops can confidently sell additional repairs.
Carolyn Coquillette is the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year, awarded by Women in Auto Care. Two years ago, Coquillette founded Shop-Ware, a shop management system that currently has 80 subscribers and is growing.
San Francisco—This year’s Industry Week in Las Vegas was a little extra special for Carolyn Coquillette.
Dan Wolff, certified with several conversion kit manufacturers, finishes the installation of an autogas conversion kit on a transit van.
Owners Shawn and Shawna Martin opened OKC as a fabrication shop in 2003, which they quickly outgrew. The current location has helped the business grow exponentially, and now it will move into a new, larger 44-bay facility.
Shelley’s Precision Auto Center Co-Owners, Jerry Payton (left), Paul Payton, and Christy Tullock, office manager, have worked hard to earn the shop’s five-star ratings on social media sites such as Yelp and Sure Critic.
Jack Rozint noted “a disconnect” between the percentage of vehicles CIC participants see in their shops that require a vehicle scan, and the percentage for which a scan is paid for on the final invoice.
The parts and service management team at Larry H. Miller Lakewood Ford oversees its new off-site 21-bay shop that opened in October. Pictured, from left, are Service Manager Shawn Casement, Parts Manager Steve Albertson, and Service Director Richard Minges.
David and Lauren Keeton converted to digital inspections in November at Keeton Auto Repair.
Carolyn Coquillette is the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year, awarded by Women in Auto Care. Two years ago, Coquillette founded Shop-Ware, a shop management system that currently has 80 subscribers and is growing.
Owners Shawn and Shawna Martin opened OKC as a fabrication shop in 2003, which they quickly outgrew. The current location has helped the business grow exponentially, and now it will move into a new, larger 44-bay facility.
Sparta, Ill.—“If you don’t ask, it won’t happen.” That’s what Shawn Martin, owner of OKC (Overkill Custom) Autobody, says is key to making sure insurance companies don’t run your shop. “You would not believe how many times I have had to ask some companies before they finally agree to certain...
Carolyn Coquillette is the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year, awarded by Women in Auto Care. Two years ago, Coquillette founded Shop-Ware, a shop management system that currently has 80 subscribers and is growing.
San Francisco—This year’s Industry Week in Las Vegas was a little extra special for Carolyn Coquillette. For being an innovator and a leading shop operator nationwide, she was named the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year by Women in Auto Care, an organization that is dedicated to providing...
David and Lauren Keeton converted to digital inspections in November at Keeton Auto Repair.
Overland Park, Kan.—It takes some adjustment to move from a paper inspection form, but with the tablet-based “digital inspection,” repair shops can confidently sell additional repairs. Husband-and-wife team David and Lauren Keeton, who started Keeton Auto Repair in August 2016, went completely  ...
The parts and service management team at Larry H. Miller Lakewood Ford oversees its new off-site 21-bay shop that opened in October. Pictured, from left, are Service Manager Shawn Casement, Parts Manager Steve Albertson, and Service Director Richard Minges.
Lakewood, Colo.—Even with around-the-clock service hours, Larry H. Miller (LHM) Lakewood Ford was experiencing a backlog in its 31-bay service department. To solve that problem and offer quicker service, LHM officials opened a second 21-bay off-site service facility in early October. LHM Lakewood...
Shelley’s Precision Auto Center Co-Owners, Jerry Payton (left), Paul Payton, and Christy Tullock, office manager, have worked hard to earn the shop’s five-star ratings on social media sites such as Yelp and Sure Critic.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Shelley’s Precision Auto Center is celebrating 50 years in business, thanks to Paul Payton, co-owner, who originally bought the then-thriving shop from Roy Shelley in 1995, then sold it in 2006, and, in 2013, bought the then-ailing shop back. “I was always mechanically...
At a glance, configurable Dashboards, accessed through CCCONE.com, can provide real-time insight into a business’ metrics.
Las Vegas—CCC’s latest add-ons for its CCC ONE platform can help collision repair shop managers and owners ensure vehicles are repaired correctly and drive more business to the shop, said Mark Fincher, vice president of Market Solutions for CCC, who sat down at the recent SEMA Show with Parts...
It’s very likely that all light-vehicle cars will have automatic emergency braking systems in place by 2022, and light trucks and SUVs by 2025, says Brian Daugherty, MEMA.
Las Vegas—As today’s vehicles are manufactured with increasingly complex safety systems and sensors, the aftermarket has an opportunity to install and retrofit some of that new technology on older, less “intelligent” cars. “Aftermarket sales are the best way, in addition to a government mandate, to...
Dan Wolff, certified with several conversion kit manufacturers, finishes the installation of an autogas conversion kit on a transit van.
Vancouver, Wash.—As technology has progressed over the past several years, conversions of gas- or diesel-powered vehicles to propane or autogas has become more viable. And the leading company in the Northwest for such conversions is Wolff Specialties LLC, said Dan and Penny Wolff, founders and...
 
 

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