In the 2018 FenderBender Industry Survey, most shops claimed to charge an hour or less for diagnostics scans. The 30 percent that charges more than one hour, though, post much better profitability numbers.
In order to successfully revamp his shop without incurring significant debt, Tim Kilkeary put into motion a five-year capital reinvestment plan in order to update the facility and the shop’s equipment.
One of the best ways to beat the technician shortage and win against the collision repair industry’s giants is to keep your shop’s tools and technology updated. Here’s a seven-step plan for building a technology and tools budget.
In the 2018 FenderBender Industry Survey, many shops claim to work with either a business coach, a 20 Group or an industry association. Here’s the difference all three scenarios make on shop performance.
In the 2017 FenderBender KPI Survey, shops that invested in CSI software sported much higher annual revenues. Here are the other tool and technology purchases that separate them from less profitable shops.
Every business is different—but the numbers that affect shops are universal. And knowing how to monitor and improve KPIs is an art. Courtesy of three standout shop operators and information culled from the 2018 FenderBender Industry Survey, here’s your guide for tracking KPIs.
Shawn Martin knows it seems counterintuitive to open another shop in such a small town, but it’s really a testament to the strong relationship he has with his small community that he was able to do just that.
Nailing down a pay plan that works for your shop can be a grueling, daunting task. From hourly rates to flat-rate to individual structures to team-based systems to bonus plans, here is everything to consider when choosing a pay plan for your technicians.