Data is what drives most of us every single step of the way. Some of us are driven by how many customers are scheduled to be in and others by a horrid flow chart
Saving pre-scans, freeze frame, & post-scans provide a clear view of the work you are performing at each step.
Data is what drives most of us every single step of the way. Some of us are driven by how many customers are scheduled to be in and others by a horrid flow chart or Identifix shortcut. If you are driven by the flow chart, manufacturer diagnostics or Identifix shortcuts… you require a scan tool or other tools to access information to process. The most underrated data output machine… is your scan tool. Scan tools assist us in reading the data the vehicle is outputting, in a pretty consistent manner across a broad scope of vehicles. After acquiring that data, we then use our ability to decipher that data and put forth a plan of action to remedy the customer problem. This is what we do, every day all day long.
But we don’t have any proof outlining how long it takes, if it was done, and if the information reported is even accurate. Don’t wonder what was done or have to ask questions about it. Incorporating pre & post scans into your process, removes a liability and restores accountability. Know what’s done and why from any internet connected device with capabilities of viewing a PDF.
We have been saving pdf reports from the Autel scanner for several years now in CAR's auto repair software. Initially it started as proof of before and after technician work, but it expanded to justify work to insurance companies and local body shops. When you have proof of the work you are doing, there are less questions and you can get paid for doing your job effectively.
With CAR, not only can you access our system right from your Autel scanner*… you can upload all the relevant information that the scan tool is giving you. This allows you to take all the data you need, at any point through the service and save it as proof of work. Just another step in reducing your liability and helping you get paid for all the work you are doing.
Follow through with this article by reading about our other experiences in the auto industry, where we pass on lessons about running a business in 2018. This is focused on the auto repair industry, but there is plenty here that can be applied forward to help other businesses get off the ground and noticed locally. Even though the businesses may differ significantly, the challenges of getting noticed and operating efficiently are similar.