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10 Tips to Boost Auto Repair Shop Productivity

mikerisich

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Follow these tips to become more efficient this summer and every day

 

Even the most hardworking technicians and service advisors can sometimes find it difficult to stay productive – particularly during the dog days of summer.

 

These productivity boosting tips can help your team make the most of their work day, which means extra time to service more vehicles and increase profit margins.

 

1. Keep cool

As much as possible, try to maintain a comfortable temperature in the bays and in the shop. Try bringing in fans to circulate air if need be.

 

2. Hydrate

On days too hot for fans to make much of a difference, consider offering bottles of ice cold water or sports drinks. Not only will it help prevent dehydration, it also doubles as a morale booster.

 

3. Take breaks

It may seem counter-productive to offer technicians more breaks, but on super steamy days giving an extra few minutes for a break will help employees recharge their batteries.

 

4. Show appreciation

Acknowledge your team for a job well done. Letting your staff know you appreciate their hard work will go a long way in keeping them motivated and productive.

 

5. Communicate effectively

Communication cuts down on misunderstandings, duplicated efforts and in the end saves valuable time. An easy way to instantly let everyone in the shop know the status of customers’ vehicles is to share it on the team chat feature of Mobile Manager Pro. Doing so eliminates the need for techs to walk to the front of the shop to update the service advisor, which in turn increases efficiency.

 

6. Embrace digital

Implementing fully wireless multi-point inspections, for instance, dramatically cuts down on a technician’s time writing out recommended services through the software’s canned recommendations and canned jobs feature. Making technicians’ work life easier plays a major role in their ability and willingness to be productive.

 

For more information on boosting efficiency and productivity, visit www.boltontechnology.com or call 610-400-1019.



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