BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY Unveils New Products, Partnership
March 1, 2019—BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY will introduce a new SMS-integrated website for repair shops and a new sales growth best practices training program at VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo, Feb. 28-March 3 in Overland Park, Kansas. The conference is the largest event of the year dedicated to management and technical training programs and activities for shop owners, managers, and technicians.
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY will introduce Pit Stop, which provides owner/operators with a professional looking, customizable website that connect seamlessly with their shop’s management system. Pit Stop is designed to be easy to configure and offers search engine optimization (SEO) capabilities, ensuring a shop’s brand appears prominently in Google searches. It also displays key services and tells a compelling story about user’s businesses.
“We’ve heard from our shop owners and found that there is a real need in the market for a solution that not only gives them a professional looking image but adds business value by integrating critical aspects of their business,” said Mike Risich, founder and chief executive officer of BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY. “One of the most compelling features of the website is the ability to schedule appointments directly to the shop’s management system, making it effortless to collect, track and manage customer information and jobs.”
“Pit Stop is designed to help those with no website presence and those with a poor or dated looking site as well as those who may have a well-designed site, but who haven’t figured out how to integrate it into their shop management system.”
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY has also expanded its partnership with Elite, the nationally recognized shop management coaching firm. Originally announced November of last year, the companies have been hosting a series of training webinars for shop owners and, based on their success, have decided to expand the program.
The result is an exclusive management training course provided by Elite titled, “How to Supercharge Your Sales,” offered free of charge to all new and current BOLT ON customers. A demo of the exclusive course will be premiered at BOLT ON’s booth by Joe Marconi, a business development coach for Elite and co-founder of autoshopowner.com. Marconi has over 36 years of shop owner experience.
In addition to a multi-location owner/operator of one of America’s most successful auto repair shops, Marconi is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute, an ASE Master Tech, and a recipient of both the coveted CARQUEST Excellence Award and the Putnam County NY Entrepreneurial Award.
Additionally, JB Burkhauser will be delivering a presentation entitled, “21st Century Repair Shop” at BOLT ON’s booth—a three-part seminar that includes discussions on ‘the digital’ service advisor, technician and manager. JB Burkhauser is the company’s director of education and an auto repair specialist and recognized industry thought leader with over 30 years of experience.