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I get asked this many times.  How would I use a custom mobile app if I had one for my shop?
Take a moment to think about that.

Imagine what you could do IF you had a custom mobile app for your vehicle owner customers to download, interact with, and engage with your brand?
I'm noticing this trend in the food industry, retail industry, and now even in the medical industry.

What about our auto repair industry niche?
We're working on version 7.3, and part of what I love to do is get great feedback and build it into our upcoming versions.

What about you.
What type of features would an auto repair professional like yourself want in your dream app?

Please share your ideas here and my hard working team of app gurus will get on it!

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Hoping to hear back soon on ideas we can add into the custom mobile apps we build.

Why is this so important to us?
According to Grazitti Interactive, "72% of consumers have a more favorable view of the company if they provide a customer service mobile app"

So what do your guests, and your prospects who are smartphone addicted think of your auto repair shop when looking on their iPhone?

Check out what Lauralee VP of marketing at Schmidt Auto Care came up with for her auto repair shop's brand in this exciting 30 second video clip! https://www.facebook.com/AppFueled/videos/842605312915298/

If you've considered an app but think it is too costly.
I've made the next step easy.

Start here to get your instant quote!
https://www.appfueled.com/quote

Honestly, I can't see any reason that if you set your mind to it, and set aside a budget you could be in the app store in 30* days or less!
*pending Apple's approval.

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Does it integrate with shop management systems like Mitchell, RO Writer, etc?  I see by the video they login, what exactly is that and do you have a video of the user management or portal features? Is there a list of features?

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      Most shop owners would agree that the independent auto repair industry has been too cheap for too long regarding its pricing and labor rates. However, can we keep raising our labor rates and prices until we achieve the profit we desire and need? Is it that simple?
      The first step in achieving your required gross and net profit is understanding your numbers and establishing the correct labor and part margins. The next step is to find your business's inefficiencies that impact high production levels.
      Here are a few things to consider. First, do you have the workflow processes in place that is conducive to high production? What about your shop layout? Do you have all the right tools and equipment? Do you have a continuous training program in place? Are technicians waiting to use a particular scanner or waiting to access information from the shop's workstation computer?
      And lastly, are all the estimates written correctly? Is the labor correct for each job? Are you allowing extra time for rust, older vehicles, labor jobs with no parts included, and the fact that many published labor times are wrong? Let's not forget that perhaps the most significant labor loss is not charging enough labor time for testing, electrical work, and other complicated repairs.  
      Once you have determined the correct labor rate and pricing, review your entire operation. Then, tighten up on all those labor leaks and inefficiencies. Improving production and paying close attention to the labor on each job will add much-needed dollars to your bottom line.
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