SOUTHHAMPTON, Pa. — Bolt On Technology, an automobile service technology company, and Elite Worldwide Inc., a shop management training and coaching company, have partnered to help auto repair shops be more successful through a combination of tech-enabled shop operations software and training for streamlined management.
The Bolt On and Elite partnership will deliver co-hosted webinars for shop owners who want to invest in their businesses, with topics such as "Finding Hidden Profits in Your Shop's Numbers," "Tips on Hiring the Superstars," "Building Trust Through Digital Vehicle Inspections," "Employee Management Made Easy" and "Why DVI? The Advantages of Digital Inspections".
The companies said they are planning at least six more webinars in 2019.
"The key to fulfilling our mission is making every resource available to our customers that will improve their business," said Mike Risich, founder and CEO of Bolt On. "We're extremely excited about our partnership with Elite because the best solution for a shop that wants to grow is not just to train management or implement new technology, but to utilize both."
The partners said their goal is to "elevate the auto repair industry by making it more sophisticated, attractive to a new generation of shop owners, perpetuating ethics-based business practices and overall creating better opportunities for success. The valuable technology and education provided by the companies will give shop owners the critical tools needed to improve car counts, AROs and customer trust."
Bolt On provides a suite of shop management products to help shops operate efficiently by streamlining scheduling and updating customer information, producing more accurate reporting, strengthening customer communication through digital inspection capabilities and allowing managers to stay on top of business performance.
Elite provides shop owners training in business practices, such as recruiting courses, marketing courses, phone skills and sales training, peer group meetings and comprehensive coaching programs where every Elite coach is the past or present owner of an auto repair business.
"We're proud of our partnership with Bolt On Technology because of all the synergy between the two companies both in our cultures and overall goals," said Bob Cooper, Elite founder and president.
"Our belief is that every shop owner needs both the right people and the right systems to reach their potential, and this partnership helps them achieve both objectives."