Increase Value And Profitability By Providing A Differential Service

Often in our daily activities whether it is in our personal or professional lives, people can become very comfortable in a routine way of doing things. While an organized structured way of performing daily tasks can be a good thing, we must ask ourselves, can we do more? Yes, especially when it pertains to increasing profitability in our business. In today's Fast Lube marketplace we offer and provide a wider variety of services than ever before. Many of the services that we offer to our customers are derived from Auto Manufacturers Recommended Services Schedules.

Improving YOUR BOTTOM LINE With a Power Steering Service

In recent years Fast Lube operators have identified that by offering power steering flush services they can increase the bottom line, and is relatively simple service to perform. Recent surveys show that at least 30% of Fast Lubes surveyed currently offer power steering flush services, with an average service price of about $45.00. The cost of goods for performing power steering services is low and is relatively simple to perform. Often this service will provide a measurable tool of customer satisfaction by eliminating the irritable whining sound that resides under the hood.


Often customers may complain of an strange or foul smelling odor when their vehicle's A/C or Heating system blower is turned on. You can just blame it on the kids, but the real cause is mold and bacterial growth on and around the A/C system evaporator core. During normal A/C operation, condensation (water) forms on the evaporator from humidity in the air. This condensation allows mold, fungi and bacteria growth which produces the bad odor and poor air quality inside the vehicle's cabin. It can also affect the occupant's breathing.

Keeping Transmissions Clean, For Extended Service Life

In today's world of rising costs, everything seems to be higher priced and more technically advanced than ever before. The same is true for automobiles and automotive drive components such as automatic transmissions. Innovative technology and complex engineering have replaced the basic hydraulically controlled automatic transmission of old with the new more advanced electronically/computer controlled automatic transmissions, which can sometimes mean more expensive components to replace and or repair.

Reducing the Liability of Mechanical ATF Exchange Services

In today's world, good communication skills with customers can not only help increase your ticket average and customer satisfaction rating, it can also help you identify and prevent potential service claims. The check list below is a communication tool that can be used as guideline prior to providing mechanical ATF fluid exchanges.


Keeping A Customer Cool!

As outside temperatures rise so do the operating temperatures of a vehicles' vital components. Keeping a car's coolant system functioning properly is key to helping your customers and their cars cool through the heat of the summer months. Not only does the car's coolant system keep the engine cool it also maintains and reduces the transmission temperature along with the AC and electrical components. A clogged, corroded or leaky radiator can have a dramatic effect on a vehicles performance especially if it is under heavy load like towing or traveling up a steep grade.


CVT, What does it mean?

In recent months it seems that we have been receiving an increased number of phone calls regarding CVT's on our SMART BLEND SYNTHETICS Tech Service Line. The main question that we are often asked is, what do the letters CVT stand for on the vehicles transmission fluid dipstick? The letters CVT stand for or identify the vehicles automatic transmission type as a Continuously Variable Transmission better known as a CVT Transmission. When the letters CVT appear on the transmission dipstick this means install specialty CVT transmission fluid.


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