Automotive Shop Management Software – For Auto Shops High Productivity

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Automotive shop management software is a tool created to practically automate most administrative tasks in the automotive repair workshop.

It helps you to quicken the business workflow so that you can be able to attend to more customers without spending more time and yet make more money.

Workshop activities and management have moved up to the point of using advanced technology whereby, work can be done much more easily and faster.

Traditionally, workshop management activities involve much paper work, record keeping, filing of documents of customers and parts information, but today things have changed, all of these activities can be computerized.

Your shop administrative work can indeed be monotonous and boring, but with effective automotive shop management software, they become easy and quite interesting.

Successful car repair shops that have used this automotive shop management software have improved in the following areas.

1. Tracking work in progress: They can easily and quickly track to the last detail the status of a job they are working on, and know whether they can meet up with the completion date and time.

2. Profitability: They can make a quick check at a glance through this software and know whether they are making profits or not, all the necessary information on this will be displayed by a designated color after the software have compared all the necessary parameters for profitability.

3. Scheduling of Appointments: They make all appointments with customers so easily, and even well ahead of time, as the software can display all the necessary information pertaining to each customer to show when their appointment is due and what nature of jobs they want done.

4. Auto parts sales: With the customers details collected at the first time, they can easily know by the histories of their appointments which parts and accessories they need, and with no new input of full details of customers, and no unnecessary waiting, they can sell the parts over the counter.

5. Car Parts and Accessories Management and Control: They are able to have full control over parts movement, inventory management, price matrix, which not only save a lot of wasted time, but also minimize unnecessary loses.

6. Marketing Control: They use the it to do necessary follow up on customers so that they will have value for the products they bought and services rendered to them, and also, they will find it difficult not to come back when the need arise.

With the information provided, they can send reminders on next scheduled appointments or even thank you cards.

Automotive shop management software will practically run all your workshop management activities underground, coordinating them into a simple one continuous successful process which will make your customers to be happy with you always.

Growth Momentum for Auto Stocks Maruti, Mahindra and Mahindra on NSE

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Do you know the auto industry is expected to witness 40 percent growth over the next five years or more? According to a survey, 14.7 percent of the global growth in this segment is to come from India! This is only good news for investors of auto stocks such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, etc. Of course, the market hovering between gains and losses is a humdrum affair given the volatile scenario. It is no unusual to find auto stocks in morning trade slipping into the red from positive terrain and again hitting fresh intraday low in the afternoon. The market breadth can be either positive or negative depending on changing trends, global cues, sector performances, and related paraphernalia.

The auto indices of the Indian bourses had risen majorly last year due to better earnings by companies like Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, and more. The growth momentum is expected to continue this year as economic slump is bottoming out. And consumer sentiments in auto stocks have revived. Besides, cut in interest rates have only encouraged people to take loans to buy vehicles, leading to increase in sales, and thereby growth of the companies. Analysts are positive on Mahindra and Mahindra due to its presence in major countries across the world, wide distribution network, and diversified product portfolio. The auto giant has seen a 40 percent plus rise last year. It was Maruti Suzuki that emerged as the market leader, rising by more than 57 percent last year. Investors, putting in their money for the long term on these and other blue chip auto stocks, can expect to gain up to 20 percent during the year.

Quarterly results do positively or negatively affect the price of shares of not only auto stocks but also other sector-specific stocks. Maruti Suzuki India on NSE hit a 52-week high, surging over 4 percent, soon after its q4 results ending March 31, 2013, were declared. The auto giant registered better-than-expected results with net profit of Rs 1,150 crore, up 79.6 percent from the same quarter of the preceding year. After the q4 surprise, what further saw a trending Maruti Suzuki India NSE stock was the yen’s dramatic decline, facilitating cheaper yen-denominated imports of auto components. According to the last 52-week price change statistics, Maruti Suzuki India NSE stock was priced highest at Rs. 1774.40 and lowest at Rs. 1051.

Mahindra and Mahindra on NSE saw its price perched highest at Rs. 1026 and lowest at Rs. 633.95. Mahindra is yet to unveil its q4 results, scheduled to be announced on May 30. Surprisingly, though the auto bellwether registered a 26 percent rise in its profit in its q3 results ending December 2012, its shares fell. Soon after the declaration, Mahindra and Mahindra NSE stock fell by over percent. Markets are unpredictable so are consumer sentiments!

Increasing Automotive Performance

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The automotive performance of a car is always related to the amount of fuel consumed by it. However, a cars performance can be increased in certain ways without negatively affecting the gas mileage of a car. Given below are few tips:

Performance chips: Computer chips that operate most new cars these days keep track of how much horsepower and torque can be displaced. Using performance chips or recalibrating the current chip used in a car can help in increasing the torque and horsepower to a great extent.

Cold air Intake: Power of a car engine can be increased if the temperature of the air that enters the car can be reduced. An under the hood modification in the form of cold air intake can help in this. Such an enhancement also beautifies the engine bay by making it colorful and attractive. Such a unit will also make an appealing sound.

Reusable air filters: Throughout the life of most of the cars, about 6 to 12 auto air filters are used without facing any problem, but when not in use most of them end up at the landfills for waste materials. Even though reusable air filters cost thrice as much as normal air filters, they are washable and last much longer than the regular ones. In fact, when you buy a reusable air filter for your car, it is actually the last one you will be ever buying for it. These air filters help you to increase acceleration and horsepower, besides having a very positive impact on the environment.

Performance exhaust systems: Another way to unleash horsepower, trapped up torque, and improve the overall automotive performance is by using “catalyst-back exhaust systems” (cat-back) for cars. Such a system installed in a car reduces exhaust back pressure by using low restriction performance mufflers and large width exhaust pipes while keeping all the important emission parts in their proper place. In addition to better performance, the exhaust system emits awesome sound.

To improve the automotive performance of your car, you may have to bear additional costs. While shopping online for the auto aftermarket products always opt for a trusted wholesaler. That way you will be able to acquire good quality automotive parts at very low prices. The auto aftermarket products/ services for increasing automotive performance of cars include accessories, replacement parts, appearance products, lubricants, various tools and equipments required for repair and service repairs. If you do the shopping yourself, you will be able to save a lot.

In 2007, the auto aftermarket had done better than in 2006, with a total sale of $285.5, which is a 4% increase from the previous year. In the light truck and car section alone the auto aftermarket experienced $211.4 billion sales while in case of heavy duty vehicles the aftermarket sales figure stood at $74.1 billion.

Automotive Schools To Consider If You Want To Become A Top Mechanic

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If you are considering attending automotive school, you owe it to yourself to research the following mechanic schools. The automotive schools on this list are all highly respected in the industry, have a wide range of automotive degrees and training available, and will help you become a top marine, motorcycle or auto mechanic.

Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute provides ASE/NATEF Master Certified training for you to become an automotive, diesel or collision repair technician in a little more than a year. Plus, you can choose from insanely cool manufacturer specific electives to make yourself even more valuable in the industry.

Lincoln Technical Institute

Start your mechanic career at Lincoln Technical Institute by training to be an automotive, diesel, collision repair or high performance mechanic. With comprehensive instruction from knowledgeable ASE Certified instructors who have years of professional experience, you’ll get one-on-one, hands-on training, using techniques and industry-standard tools.

NASCAR Technical Institute

The NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) is a training facility committed to high performance, not only on the track, but also in the classroom. Receive a wide range of automotive technology courses to train you for a rewarding career as an automotive technician with added NASCAR-specific courses and a Ford FACT elective.

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI)

The Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) motorcycle technology programs provide the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful motorcycle mechanic. Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) has two great locations: Phoenix, Arizona and Orlando, Florida.

Nashville Auto-Diesel College

For over 80 years, Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC) has been providing students like you with the hands-on training they need to succeed. Career focused programs are available in diesel, collision and refinishing repair, and high performance technologies.

Marine Mechanics Institute

The Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) provides real-world marine technician training programs to start your career in the marine industry. With support and/or endorsements from major marine manufacturers, you can train to be a marine technician and launch your career in as little as 60 weeks.

If you want to become a top mechanic, we highly recommend you take a look at all of the schools above. We invite you to watch videos and request free information from these schools to learn more about them at our mechanic schools information website.

Ford Falcon-XR8 from Macarthur Automotive

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Ford Australia just launched their all new Ford Falcon XR8 presenting new exterior and interior architectures and designs, all-new front suspension, advanced power trains, more torque, and most importantly, an improved fuel economy as well as a functional and efficient safety package.

The Ford Falcon XR8 has some similarities with the XR6 Turbo. The only difference is with the engine and with the signature power bulge. The modern Boss 290 5.4-liter four valve V8 engine boosts the XR8, not to mention its engine being complemented by a new exhaust systemthe Semi Active Muffler (SAM). The SAM gives out an unmatched, sporty V8 exhaust note, while it delivers a better kind of interior environment.

Strictly speaking in pure visual terms, the interiors of Ford Falcon XR8 have a classic look that is highlighted by soft blue night-time dashboard lighting and splashes of chrome. The stereo also is now better compared to previous makes. A six-disc MP3-compatible CD changer is matched to an eight-speaker 150W amplifier and subwoofer package, giving out a great solid sound all through out the vehicle.

When it comes to riding or driving the Ford Falcon XR8, despite its bulk at the front end, the XR8 seems to be more balanced than Ford GTs speed. You can pretty much accelerate pleasantly with XR8 since its only highlighted by smooth changes in the ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, XR8s sequential sports shift is also handy since it anticipates and monitor whatever driving style you have which can sometimes let you stay in a low gear for a longer time.

The Ford Falcon XR8 is the very first Australian built car to garner a five star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, also known as ANCAP. It scored 34.6 out of 37 points and received five stars for passengers safety which prove that Ford Falcon XR8 can be one of the safest cars ever made.

If you are interested and may want to buy a Ford Falcon XR8, Macarthur Automotive can give you tips and can guide you in getting the best deal for a Ford Falcon XR8.

The Macarthur Automotive is not just another motor dealership in Australia. The staff of Macarthur Automotive is very dedicated to the community and its people. Roots of integrity run deep! A local business with integrity and honesty is where it all starts. Adding to that our well-equipped dealerships, highly trained, friendly and knowledgeable staff that stand behind their work and you have the Macarthur Automotive.

They operate 8 franchises in the Macarthur automotive including: Ford Campbelltown and Narellan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Honda, Suzuki, Kia and Mercedes Benz. And not to mention their quality pre-owned vehicles.

How You Can Save On Auto Insurance

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Many small factors determine the actual cost in involved with auto insurance. Paying attention to such details will markedly minimize the expense of insuring your vehicle.

The law in most places requires of the vehicle driver to carry an auto insurance policy and many people approach it something as something that must be done but preferably avoided. Often then, they go to the same place every year possibly not aware of important savings that are available to them.

One of the simplest things to do is just to have a look around. It is not that difficult to get a few quotes from a few insurance companies around in order to notice which one provides the best features for the dollar. These days with the wide spread of the Internet such task is made very easy and insurance quotes can be received in few minutes right on ones own personal computer.

One of the things insurance companies often do in determining the client’s cost of the insurance premium is looking up his or her credit history. So having it improved can obviously save money. Credit management is a whole other topic but briefly here – anyone is entitled to free credit score report on oneself up to once every 12 months. Each of the credit reporting agencies being Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are obligated by law to comply with such request.

How knowing the score can be to advantage? Well, each of the positive and negative remarks in the report have expiration date therefore applying for insurance after a negative one expires can by itself lower the insurance premium. Otherwise, obviously, paying the bills on time is the main factor in keeping the score on the high side.

Also you don’t need to pay for fancy or frequent credit reports basic one is all that is needed. And once we are on that topic – there are some companies around that say they offer a ‘free’ credit report while it is not free at all – the fine print states that an annual ‘membership fee’ needs to be paid in order to obtain that ‘free credit report’. So that is something to certainly be careful about.

And last but not the least idea for saving on auto insurance premiums has to do with the fact that not all the car models are considered equal by the insurance companies. For instance vehicles that statistically show to be stolen the most will also carry higher insurance cost. And if the particular car parts tend to be more expensive so then will be the insurance.

Vehicle donation and auto donation divine help for needy

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When you have scrap items and have just a dust bin to throw then better check out if you can donate some of the things to the poor and the needy people. At times, when you give out your unrequired things, they prove to be adequate for the people who do not have those things. Maybe a pen or clothes, books, food items and many others can be offered to the children in orphans, cancer patients, old people in orphans and the list goes on. The charitable trust needs money for running these orphans.

We people can help them in our different ways. We can be a reason of their smile. Vehicle donation is one of such kind. At times we have vehicle which every now and then is send to garage for repair or you need to spend more and more on their accessories. If you are tied of spending your time and money, you can purchase a new vehicle.

At same time you can sell out or donate your existing vehicle. That is vehicle donation. When you think of selling the car, you are straight away filled with fretfulness. This requires firstly spending money on car to make it worth for selling. Next to it, you need to devote your precious time and put up advertisements. Attracting people to buy the car is not at all an easy task. Now think of devoting the car which actually means nothing to you.

If you have made up your mind to perform such an action then all you need to do is call up charity team, mention that you wish to donate your car and within 24-72 hour period of time, they will reach out to you and take away your vehicle. The charitable trust accepts car donation, truck donation, auto donation, boat donation, etc.

Once this car reach out the non-profit organization, the car is send to the garage and is prepared for selling out. After the selling of the car, amount that has been received is used for the betterment of the poor people in the charity. They are provided with food, clothes, books, blankets, proper medication for the ill people are conducted.

Through the auto donation mode, the non-profit organization gets good money. This money is then used for the well being of the people. Through this money, they get food, shelter, blankets, medication and other necessity of the life. The author is an experienced Content writer and publisher on the topics related to car donation for more details please visit www.songsoflove.org.

ABCs of auto insurance

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Auto insurance quotes are generally free to order out, not just before an auto insurance policy get auto insurance quote you get on. The best possible way to save money on your auto insurance to get at least three insurance quotes. Granted, getting several insurance quotes you will take time, but if you work on your auto insurance can save the amount you I think you will agree that having multiple auto insurance quotes an important use of your time Compare your hourly rate. Many of the best ways auto insurance quotes in the shortest period of time as possible to get on the Internet. You trawl through some user unfriendly insurance quote sites, but there are many little gems out there where you go and get multiple auto insurance quotes auto insurance quotes online Most of the main providers simply can not offer but also are providing consumers may discount when they quote insurance online. A decent auto insurance broker is well worth its weight in gold. A way to get your insurance quotes broker means that you only have access to insurance quotes auto insurance broker out a form and then trawl through the load until they get you the best possible insurance package is filled. Nowadays you really clear that even leaving the comfort of your own home, more and more insurance as there are on-line brokers offer their services do not have to.

I can tell you that the sales pitch that a face to face “or telephone insurance quote online insurance providers to respond to your request accompanies the online approach to hate, love. Wait until you each year that may be available to give better Do not change cars. Just last year you have the best possible auto insurance quotes not to say you beat the renewal notice may come through your door does not make sense. Online insurance, it is easy to spend a little time each evening, getting comparable auto insurance quotes, auto insurance, so many are fighting for your business deals with the providers out there and you cash your load can save you sell. When looking for alternative auto insurance quotes make sure you have the lowest auto insurance quotes Czech those that are more expensive to cover are the same level. Always know what you are buying to leave, not yourself a cheap but relatively useless for auto insurance by paying exposed.

Pbx Auto Attendant – Handles Incoming Calls Effectively

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The PBX auto attendant is the vital component of this sophisticated phone system. It helps business offices streamline their business telecommunications in a very effective manner. The innovative PBX auto attendant handles all incoming calls efficiently and provides callers with a superior and professional communication interface.

Feature-rich Auto Attendant

The VoIP PBX auto attendant greets callers professionally using recorded customized greeting messages. It offers them a list of options to reach the person or department they want. These include dial-by-name, dial-by-department, dial-by-extension and so on. Depending on the callers choice, calls are quickly redirected to extensions, conference rooms, call queues, mailboxes and groups. This system can manage numerous calls coming in simultaneously and routes calls without giving off line busy signals. This reliable call answering system helps you save the expenses involved in maintaining additional reception staff. The core features of the VoIP PBX auto attendant solution include:1-to-5 digit extensionsFind-me/follow-me call forwardingMusic on transferVoicemail to emailDo Not Disturb modeFax to email

Easy to Connect to Remote Extensions

To ensure small and medium businesses round-the-clock telecommunication facilities, the PBX auto attendant performs systematic call routing even to remote extensions. The advanced find-me/follow-me call forwarding allow calls on your primary business numbers to be easily transferred to your personal landlines, cell phones or other VoIP phones assigned as extensions. This helps you to manage your business from anywhere. If all extensions are busy, calls are quickly routed to the voicemail system where callers can leave voice messages. This eliminates the possibility of missing important calls. Important benefits of the virtual PBX auto attendant system are:Minimizes caller on-hold timePrompt response for all incoming callsImproves staff productivitySaves time and money

Pick the Right Auto Attendant Package

Small and medium-sized business offices can enjoy the features of the virtual PBX auto attendant without having to invest in premise-based equipment, software packages and complex networks. The service provider maintains all the necessary equipment and offers installation, upgrades and maintenance. A reliable service provider can help you to pick the right auto attendant package, as well as help you configure and personalize to suit the specific telecommunication needs of your corporate office.

Discount auto parts High performance products at low price

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If you are looking for discount auto parts just to save some money on the whole, there are many resources that are out there. You simply have to learn where and how to look for the options. Since discount offers are not normally visible or apparent or disclosed by the dealers. You have to find them out and negotiate with the dealers. Probably you get a discount on buying large scale of auto parts which is possible if you have a garage to run and maintain. So, there are offers available, what you need to do is invest some time, do research and sort out the deals that are beneficial for you.

If you have a small garage and you do most of the work on your own, it is very easy for you to go and look for discount auto parts. If you find it easy and convenient, you can search for them on internet. Here you will be able to see various offers as many online stores share their profit range with their customers so that they get a good volume of sale even if they compromise a percentage of their profit. Look for these types of online websites that can offer you discount auto parts that you need at this moment.

Another place to look for auto parts at lower price is Auto Dismantlers. You will find a huge lot of dismantled or used cars and you can have the pick of the auto parts you need from there. If you need some specific parts like taillights, select a car that has some other problem and was sent for dismantling but has its taillights intact and in good condition. If you are looking for some new taillights, you can go to online shopping websites that deal with brand new auto parts.

In fact, there are various resources out there. If you have access to computer and internet, you can easily shop around and look for options and compare the prices and evaluate the quality of the products. Just make sure that you deal with authentic websites and reliable and dependable online stores.