BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY—an automobile service-technology company—is set to present in addition to exhibiting at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). The three-day event will be held from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, at which BOLT ON will be in booth No. 30001.
BOLT ON’s software enables auto repair shops to photograph the condition of a vehicle, track repair processes, build customer profiles and communicate inspection summaries via text message. According to the company, the technology is proven to significantly increase profitability per repair order.
BOLT ON is scheduled to host two TED Talk-style “Let’s Tech” Presentations at AAPEX:
- The Digital Advisor, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m., which will review how digital technology can perform many services for the advisor, enabling more successful custom education on the reasons behind maintenance and repair recommendations.
- The Digital Technician, October 31 at 1 p.m., which will discuss the use of mobile technology to increase accuracy and efficiency through digital inspections, in-shop communications and instant access to crucial information to ultimately increase profitability.
Both presentations will be delivered on the Let’s Tech Stage by BOLT ON’s director of education John “JB” Burkhauser. According to the company, Burkhauser has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of areas, including managing shops, being an instructor at automotive trade school and technical writing.
BOLT ON’s exhibit, in addition to showing off existing software, will demo two new product offerings: Customizable websites for shops that integrate with existing management systems, while allowing for SEO optimization and customer interaction such as booking appointments and viewing service history online; and dashboards for multiple shop operators, enabling a global view of all activities across the shop with real-time remote monitoring, reporting and analytics.
“What makes BOLT ON’s software unique is the ability to share with vehicle owners not only what technicians are fixing but also why,” said Mike Risich, founder and CEO of BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY. “By giving technicians the tools to better explain repairs, we’re improving customer communications, trust and enhancing long-term relationships which ultimately results in higher car counts and AROs.”
BOLT ON also plans to unveil a new partnership with Elite Worldwide—a shop management training company—and host its “What’s a Photo Worth?” contest during the expo. The contest will commemorate the 20 millionth upload of a repair photo using BOLT ON’s Mobile Manager Pro software. According to the company, the technician who snaps and uploads the 20 millionth photo using BOLT ON will win a complete package of new tools from Matco Tools, valued at over $3,000.