WEBINAR: Changing Technology in 2021
In this webinar, two shop owners on the forefront of ADAS calibrations and advanced vehicle technology will discuss how to invest in the technology and ensure it's a moneymaker.
Repairers need to have an intimate knowledge of the vehicles that they are working on so they can properly repair them and get their customers safely back on the road. The John Eagle Case, a case where a dealer body shop was fined $31.5 million for performing an improper repair that led to a couple being trapped in a burning car after a crash, was a wakeup call to the entire industry to the liability that auto industry professionals have.
One of the biggest buzzwords in the industry in 2020 is advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)—and it’s not just for the collision repair industry. Not only is knowledge essential to best serve customers, ADAS calibrations can also provide an additional revenue stream.
The shop owners answer common questions about ADAS to help determine what you absolutely need to know right now and whether or not to move forward with the investment.
SCOTT BROWN literally grew up in the business, first working at Cardinal when he was seven years old. Brown's father, U.T., founded Cardinal Plaza Shell in 1969, today, Cardinal Plaza Shell is a small, family-run, neighborhood automotive repair & maintenance shop that also sells a little gasoline. During the pandemic, Brown started a new business called LEVEL 5 Solutions, a business-to-business company that has staked out a market between the independent repair shop and the collision shop by performing ADAS calibrations. The business has been in operation for the past six weeks and is growing rapidly.
BRYAN KAUFFELD joined his dad, Greg, in the business in May of 2002. Kauffeld graduated from Purdue University with a degree in management and finance in 2002. Kauffled started on the counter and worked his way up to owner and is currently running a shop with an ARO of $536 and over $6 million in revenue per year. Recently, he helped found the ADAS Center of Cincinnati, which is dedicated entirely to the accurate and efficient calibration of advanced driver-assistance systems following vehicles’ repair and maintenance.
BRYCE EVANS is the vice president of content and events at 10 Missions Media, overseeing the company's national business-building brands—Ratchet+Wrench, ADAPT, Automotive Service Professional, FenderBender, Modern Tire Dealer and NOLN.