February 28, 2019, Southampton, PA – BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, the leading supplier of technology solutions for the automotive repair industry, will introduce a new SMS-integrated website for repair shops and a new sales growth best practices training program at VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo (Booth #733-741 & 832-840), February 28–March 3 in Overland Park, KS. The conference, which draws 3,500 attendees annually, is the largest event of the year dedicated to management and technical training programs and activities for shop owners, managers, and technicians.
New SMS-Integrated Website for Shops
At the show, BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY will introduce Pit Stop, which provideos owner/operators with a professional looking, customizable website that connect seamlessly with their shop’s management system. Pit Stop is designed to be easy to configure and offers search engine optimization (SEO) capabilities, ensuring a shop’s brand appears prominently in Google searches. It also displays key services and tells a compelling story about user’s businesses. These features will allow a customer to easily find the shop online, book an appointment directly on the website, and feed the appointment and customer/vehicle information into the shop’s management system.
Pit Stop will retail for $99 per month and can be bundled with BOLT ON’s Review Manager, which allows customers to post reviews for shops directly on Facebook and Google, for $185 per month.
“We’ve heard from our shop owners and found that there is a real need in the market for a solution that not only gives them a professional looking image but adds business value by integrating critical aspects of their business,” says Mike Risich, founder and CEO of BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY. “One of the most compelling features of the website is the ability to schedule appointments directly to the shop’s management system, making it effortless to collect, track and manage customer information and jobs.”
Risich added, “Pit Stop is designed to help those with no website presence and those with a poor or dated looking site as well as those who may have a well-designed site, but who haven’t figured out how to integrate it into their shop management system.”
“Supercharge Your Sales” Management Course
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY has also expanded its partnership with Elite, the nationally recognized shop management coaching firm. Originally announced November of last year, the companies have been hosting a series of training webinars for shop owners and, based on their success, have decided to expand the program.
The result is an exclusive management training course provided by Elite titled, “How to Supercharge Your Sales,” offered free of charge to all new and current BOLT ON customers. A demo of the exclusive course will be premiered at BOLT ON’s booth by Joe Marconi, a business development coach for Elite and co-founder of autoshopowner.com. Marconi has over 36 years of shop owner experience. In addition to a multi-location owner/operator of one of America’s most successful auto repair shops, Marconi is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute, an ASE Master Tech, and a recipient of both the coveted CARQUEST Excellence Award and the Putnam County NY Entrepreneurial Award.
Additionally, JB Burkhauser will be delivering a presentation entitled, “21st Century Repair Shop” at BOLT ON’s booth – a three-part seminar that includes discussions on ‘the digital’ service advisor, technician and manager. JB Burkhauser is the company’s Director of Education and an auto repair specialist and recognized industry thought leader with over 30 years of experience.
About BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY equips the automotive repair and maintenance aftermarket with award-winning technology tools to improve customer communication. The company’s technology instantly transmits photos, videos and text messages to communicate automotive repair details, thereby increasing customer trust, boosting sales and empowering shops to build long-term customer relationships. Along with ongoing training and support, BOLT ON’s integrated mobile, digital as well as standalone tools also reduce problems inherent in the service process, while increasing shop productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction. Over the years, BOLT ON has worked with more than 10,000 independent repair shops, who have used the platform to send more than 50 million repair photos to vehicle owners. For more information, visit the BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY website or call 610-890-3240.