Top Shop Tip - Use Your Competition to Your Advantage

Top Shop Tip – Use Competition to Your Advantage

Mark Hartmann of Northtown Auto Service gives some pointers on dealing with your competition in this week's Top Shop Tip, presented by Coats. 

Will AI-powered virtual sensors transform tire maintenance?

Virtual sensors can combine data from various vehicle systems to monitor tire conditions and other safety-related parameters.

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Take a look at the next vehicle that rolls into one of your bays. If it was manufactured in the past 5-10 years, I'm willing to bet you'll be able to pick out a sensor or two staring back at you rather quickly. However, there's a significant gap in this technology when it comes to the tires. Sure, TPMS is certainly prevalent and helpful, but it fails to alert the driver to attributes like tread depth, stiffness, and balance.

Continental’s Total Confidence Plan provides customers with trust in their tire purchase

The Total Confidence Plan is Continental Tire’s coverage plan that comes with the purchase of any Continental passenger or light truck tire.

How to handle false ADAS activation

Many false activations are focused on one malfunctioning sensor. However, with ADAS, the cause of a false activation is likely more mechanical.

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The future legacy of the automotive aftermarket

Travel a new Road to AAPEX this season.

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Hunter Harsh Duty Alignment Rack: White Glove Installation

The RX Scissor Lift Harsh Duty Option is built for the Rust Belt with a zinc primer base and epoxy-filled joints to protect against salt and corrosion.

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Other Posts
Navigating the challenges of performing alignments

By addressing pricing obstacles and communicating the value of your service, you can enhance profitability and retain customer trust.

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EV safety basics on the shop floor – Part II

As long as you follow the EV guidelines, you are going to have to use the proper PPE and insulated tools.

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The benefits of regular TPMS checks

Regular TPMS checks for your customers can limit tire wear, protect suspension parts and even reduce fuel costs.

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EV safety basics on the shop floor – Part I

It’s critical to utilize OE service information and procedures for each and every hybrid or EV.

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