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CAR Update: Late May 2019

Late May 2019 System Updates & NewsWhat’s New:
Check for Existing Service Requests:
When opening a service request, you will now be prompted with a notification that lets you know if this particular vehicle already has open service requests! You will received a pop-up like this one:
You can hover over any CAR ID on that list and it becomes click-able.  Upon clicking, it will open a new tab with that service request for you to review.
Additionally, when ignoring those prompts, it will provide the full customer balance when pressing submit, like so:
When opening a service request, you will now be prompted with a notification that lets you know if this particular vehicle already has open service requests! You will received a pop-up like this one:
You can hover over any CAR ID on that list and it becomes click-able.  Upon clicking, it will open a new tab with that service request for you to review.
Additionally, when ignoring those prompts, it will provide the full customer balance when pressing submit, like so:
Edit Title, Notes, & Mileage From Fill Recommendation Page
This one is pretty self explanatory.  There is now a “red pencil” next to these data fields, clicking on any of them, bring up the following pop-up.  Allowing you to make changes without having to do the “Edit Page”.
This one is pretty self explanatory.  There is now a “red pencil” next to these data fields, clicking on any of them, bring up the following pop-up.  Allowing you to make changes without having to do the “Edit Page”.
Copy Jobs
We are particularly excited about this update, which is the first of many to debut over the next 90 days, helping you save significant time.  You can now go to ANY previous service request and copy an entire job and paste it into a new request.
 
The easiest example is, let’s assume you do an oil change.  If, you  build out the service request once with the correct oil filter, oil and quantity, as well as labor and other charges… you never have to type it out again. 
 
In order test this functionality, search for a previous service by license plate or part number.  From the results list, pick a service request that contains the service you are now performing again. Open that service request, copy the job to the clipboard. Navigate to the new service request and paste it in.
In this example we searched by license plate number,  opened a previous request, scrolled to the job and pressed “Copy Job”.  Notice a message that says “Success! Job Copied to Clipboard.”  We then backed out and went to the new service request, pressed the “Paste” icon and am able to review the job before pasting it.
We are particularly excited about this update, which is the first of many to debut over the next 90 days, helping you save significant time.  You can now go to ANY previous service request and copy an entire job and paste it into a new request.
 
The easiest example is, let’s assume you do an oil change.  If, you  build out the service request once with the correct oil filter, oil and quantity, as well as labor and other charges… you never have to type it out again. 
 
In order test this functionality, search for a previous service by license plate or part number.  From the results list, pick a service request that contains the service you are now performing again. Open that service request, copy the job to the clipboard. Navigate to the new service request and paste it in.
In this example we searched by license plate number,  opened a previous request, scrolled to the job and pressed “Copy Job”.  Notice a message that says “Success! Job Copied to Clipboard.”  We then backed out and went to the new service request, pressed the “Paste” icon and am able to review the job before pasting it.
Request Categories Added

We are working on custom options for categories, however for the time being we are filling the missing elements based on user feedback. 
We have recently added:

 

Heating & Air Conditioning – Heater Core
Brakes & Traction Control – Hydraulic System – Master Cylinder
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Steering Damper
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Inner Tie Rod
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Outer Tie Rod
Engine, Cooling & Exhaust – Engine – Valve Cover
Engine, Cooling & Exhaust – Engine – Valve Cover Gasket
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Front Lower Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Front Upper Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Rear Lower Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Rear Upper Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Trailing Arm
Powertrain Management – Emission Control Systems – Mass  Air Flow Sensor
#16 – Sway Bar – Front
#16 – Sway Bar – Rear
#8 Drive Shaft – Front
#8 Drive Shaft – Rear
#8 Universal Joint – Front
#8 Universal Joint – Rear
#18 Transmission Line

We are working on custom options for categories, however for the time being we are filling the missing elements based on user feedback. 
We have recently added:

 

Heating & Air Conditioning – Heater Core
Brakes & Traction Control – Hydraulic System – Master Cylinder
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Steering Damper
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Inner Tie Rod
Steering & Suspension – Steering – Outer Tie Rod
Engine, Cooling & Exhaust – Engine – Valve Cover
Engine, Cooling & Exhaust – Engine – Valve Cover Gasket
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Front Lower Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Front Upper Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Rear Lower Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Rear Upper Control Arm
Steering & Suspension – Suspension – Trailing Arm
Powertrain Management – Emission Control Systems – Mass  Air Flow Sensor
#16 – Sway Bar – Front
#16 – Sway Bar – Rear
#8 Drive Shaft – Front
#8 Drive Shaft – Rear
#8 Universal Joint – Front
#8 Universal Joint – Rear
#18 Transmission Line

Info Details Picture Access
When clicking on a photo in the vehicle details pop-up, the photo is now displayed.  
When clicking on a photo in the vehicle details pop-up, the photo is now displayed.  
RepairLinkShop.com Access:
Access to RepairLinkShop.com is available within CAR.  We are working on being able to pull information from that resource, but for now we are providing access to it through the CAR console.
 
Access to RepairLinkShop.com through CAR must be requested and is not granted automatically.
Access to RepairLinkShop.com is available within CAR.  We are working on being able to pull information from that resource, but for now we are providing access to it through the CAR console.
 
Access to RepairLinkShop.com through CAR must be requested and is not granted automatically.