There are many reasons to implement a website for your auto body shop business. An online presence is never a negative thing, as you can reach out to a much greater number of possible clients and advertise inexpensively. Auto body marketing can occur in many ways. You can advertise online and off. One offline marketing method is to use a referral system. Many benefits can be yours with such a system and there are certain strategies within the method that work the best for the collision repair industry.
The benefits of a referral system are far reaching. The first notable benefit is that a greater amount of customer assistance, relationship development and loyalty improvement can be had with a referral system...Read More
On Wednesday, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the struggling Japanese automaker peeled the wraps from face-lifts for its updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car, which now sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created for Mitsubishi by veteran Nissan designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto.
Kunimoto’s look, introduced this summer with the re-engineered 2016 Outlander, features a blacked-out grille and ample helpings of chrome.
The freshened 2016 Outlander Sport sporting a similar look is due to arrive in U.S. showrooms around March, followed later in the spring by the updated 2017 Mirage.
Mitsubishi retuned the Mirage’s shocks and stiffened its front end in an attempt to improve its driving dynamics, which had drawn complaints from car reviewers...Read More
The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) regulator said on Wednesday it would run tests on models made by 23 German and foreign car brands on suspicion of further manipulation of nitrogen oxides emissions.
KBA said the tests were triggered by Volkswagen’s admission it had rigged such tests but also cited “verified indications from third parties regarding unusual pollutants emissions“.
“Since the end of September, KBA has been investigating whether further manipulation of emissions, of nitrogen oxides in particular, is taking place in the market,” KBA said in a statement.
The watchdog said it has been comparing readings in a test setting with those from portable meters in real-life tests and two-thirds of the measurements had already been taken.
Germany’s transport minister, Alexander Dobri...Read More
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at an auto repair shop? Here are the detailed steps from Auto Collision Solutions outlining the process after your car accident leaves your car in disrepair:
Step 1: In the Estimate Process area, the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Step 2: Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable...Read More
Taking care of your windshield means to promptly service it in case of cracks and chips. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about auto glass repair that people usually have:
How do I find professional auto glass installers?
There are a number of ways to find the right auto glass installers. You will need to research a little however. First look at the various installers in your area in a local listing or a newspaper. Then you can do a Google search and look at least those installers in your area that have a listing, review or a website. Read reviews if there are any. Also ask around among your friends, neighbors and colleagues whether they have already used some of the local auto glass installers and how happy they were with any work they had done there.
You can also visi...Read More
Toyota has confirmed that it will bear the manufacturer’s production version of the Toyota C-HR. The production version of the crossover competitors Honda HR-V will be first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.
Caradvice reported on Saturday (02/13/2016), the possibility of crossover is not using a different name. This car will be produced by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey.
While its hybrid propulsion will be manufactured in the UK. This car will also be exported to several countries. Export destinations are still being considered at this time.
“The market crossover has been growing rapidly and will continue to grow in Europe and elsewhere...Read More
Based on the prediction of IHS Automotive, global car production will reach 100 million units in 2021.
Citing Inautonews, which was written on Tuesday (13/05/2014), the annual automobile production reached 61.8 million units, down 12.4% in 2009 from 2008 due to the acquisition of the financial crisis. Then the industry showed improvement with record total production of 82.8 million units in 2013.
Based on IHS forecast, automobile production will grow by 25 million units in 2021 with sales reaching 100 million units in 2018 and penetrated 104 million units in 2021. Unfortunately, IHS does not disclose which manufacturers will dominate sales.
“Segment changed globally...Read More
The claim comes in a new research note from financial services company Raymond James, after attending an automotive conference discussing challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
“This is the first auto conference we have been to,” analyst Tavis McCourt writes, “where participants in the auto industry finally have come to the conclusion that Google and Apple are not their friends, but ultimately will likely be competitive enemies.”
Both companies are — to a greater or lesser extent — exploring automotive technology. Google is developing Android Auto, an in-car infotainment system, as well as researching experimental self-driving car technology. Its self-driving “pods” will be hitting the roads for the first time this summer in California.
Apple, meanwhile, is devel...Read More
Diesel emissions reveal fraud scandal that made Volkswagen (VW), consumer confidence in the automotive industry may decline. This was disclosed by Fumihiko Ike, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.
Men who also serves as chairman of Honda Motor Co. This explains, VW has damaged what had awakened during this time between the manufacturer and the consumer. “These actions undermine trust in the automotive industry,” he said, as quoted by Automotive News, Friday (10/02/2015).
“I find it hard to understand how it is (fraud emission standards) can happen,” said Ike. “And I was disappointed with what they do,” he added.
This remark is actually already seen the proof. A few days after the discovery of a case, VW shares plunged 20 percent. Not to mention the potential decli...Read More