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SC MEDIA Oct 13    Article

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Visit SEMA Booth 16121 – your ONE STOP SHOP for the best in Collision Repair!

 

SEMA Booth 16121 – your ONE STOP SHOP to tap into years of experience and check out some of the best equipment in collision repair!

ADVANCED MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS is partnering with M1M EQUIPMENT and AUTOBODY FLAT RACK to exhibit some of the finest and most affordable collision repair products at SEMA 2017. Come visit us at Booth # 16121 or bring your customers to the booth to check out both SPECTRE™ and ECLIPSE™. You will benefit from the more than 150 years of automotive experience first-hand. Interact with the equipment as we will have two frame machines, both AMS measuring systems, and a new optional front-end alignment system available to check out right in the booth! 

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Do You Need a Quick New Idea That Will Give You a Competitive Edge?

When your business is running at top performance, you look back and realize all the hard work it took to get there. It takes years to become an overnight success!  You got there by making big improvements early on and now you are making small tweaks that continue to build your differentiation in the marketplace.

In a recent Town Hall Academy, we provided tips and ideas that would give your shop an edge. There are many simple, tried and true ideas that shop owners have implemented that will continue to build your business into the preferred service center in your community.

Many of the ideas shared on the Academy focus on the customer experience. No argument that clean restrooms are a must but women’s toiletries and super clean, ala the Ritz, would be creating differentiation to a new level. Smartphone charging stations for your customers and fresh baked cookies make your shop the talk of the town.

Becoming a certified child seat installer, offering free car washes, wiping off the dash and cleaning windows are opportunities that will create loyalty from these unexpected services.

This Academy has twenty-one tips on getting you an edge. Warning, don’t just listen to them without a commitment to take at least one idea and implement it. You’ll create a trend of differentiation that your people will help continue.

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Women Power. The Story behind “Girls In The Garage”.

Kevin Hurley had no automotive background when he was recruited to work at an AMMCO transmission store.  He grew it to be number one out of 900 in the country. He had a knack for success.  LISTEN HERE.

After building a partnership network of transmission stores Kevin settled on one eleven bay shop and that is his showcase for Girls In The Garage; one of the most unique women’s car care clinics in the country.

Kevin tells you his startup story with Girls In The Garage and the evolution to what it is today. If you just pick up one smart or cool idea and you start your women’s clinics, you will have made a great move to help lift the image of our beloved aftermarket.

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Do You Have a Sales Culture or an Automotive Culture at Your Service Counter?

Jason Servidio, Vice-President of Transformers Institute found his calling as a service advisor. He then realized his passion for teaching sales training. Today he teaches service advisors how to be at the top of their craft. LISTEN HERE.
 
He also shares his simple yet important retention tactic and his view of the number of service advisors to technicians needed to run a successful relationship building shop.

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Supplier Loyalty: The Service Professional Perspective

The Strength of Supplier Loyalty is Based in Relationships and Providing the Needs of the Service Professional. LISTEN HERE.
 
This team of service professionals shared their views on supplier loyalty and how their first call supplier has earned that position. Bill Nalu, John Bridgwater and John Eppstein bring their insights as shop owners to the discussion.
 
Having a strong first call relationship is earned by the supplier. The panel discusses trust, part quality, service, warranty and training as all incumbent reasons they support their supplier.

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SC MEDIA Sep 29    Article

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SEE SPECTRE™ LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM IN ACTION ON MOTORHEAD GARAGE!

CHECK OUT THIS INDUSTRY FIRST - SPECTRE™ CERTIFIES MEASUREMENT ACCURACY!!!

Just featured on MOTORHEAD GARAGEADVANCED MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS (AMS) introduces SPECTRETM actually certify the accuracy of your measurements!  SPECTRETM is our latest innovation. It is a cordless Bluetooth green laser measuring system.

 

SPECTRETM is the first battery-operated laser measurement system in history, eliminating cables and providing unprecedented versatility. Small, powerful and portable, SPECTRETM can be easily used from estimating through blueprinting and repairs.

This patented laser measuring system features:

  • The ONLY system that can certify measurement accuracy
  • Cordless, Bluetooth enabled, 40’ range
  • 4X/second calibration verification
  • Industry’s smallest, most powerful scanner
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What's the real price of value grade hubs?

Mark Phillips explores the hidden cost of value grade hub units while explaining the important role that hub units play in a vehicle. 

For more information about SKF hub units, including the high perforamance X-Tracker, visit www.vsm.skf.com.

Get social with us on Twitter @SKFPartsInfo or at YouTube (SKF Parts Info).

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Be Honest, Speak from Your Heart, Be Authentic & Have the Highest Ethics. BOOM!

Be Honest, Speak from Your Heart, Always Be Authentic and Have the Highest Ethics. Your Business Will Boom! LISTEN HERE.
 
John Francis from Francis Automotive in West Chester, PA has given of himself to further the industry. With support to ASE, ASA and AMi among others, John has helped steer the direction of the aftermarket in many volunteer positions.
 
He finds the time to be a part-time business coach, is excited about the 3rd generation of Francis’s to join his company. John has also ran in twenty marathons, and figured out a long time ago that he needed to work on his business, not in it.

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SC MEDIA Sep 22    Article

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SMART TARGETS VS PASSIVE - CHOOSE BEST LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS FOR LESS

ADVANCED MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS is the collision repair industry's leading innovator, specializing in laser measurement systems. Our systems can even certify the accuracy of every measure! 

From our established best in the industry, ECLIPSE,™ (seen on GRAVEYARD CARZ), with red laser smart targets, 3D Graphics and 32’ range to our new  - SPECTRE™ -  with a first - certified measurement results! As seen on MOTORHEAD GARAGESPECTRE™ has 3D graphics, passive targets, and features a cordless, single line green laser scanner, Bluetooth compatibility, and an extended 40 foot range. 

Both systems offer self-calibration 4X/second, measurement certification, and list prices lower than the competition. 423-781-7163 / SEMA #16121 WWW.AMS-LASER.COM

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