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About Ted Gaines

Ted leads Marketing for AutoMobile Technologies, Inc. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and blogs related to reconditioning and dealership operations.

No Sweat, Easy Ways For Your SMART Repair Business To Achieve Its Goals In 2020

By |2020-02-05T22:33:42+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Business, SMART Repair|

Setting goals is an essential part of running any business. But when your business is more specialized, such as a SMART repair business, it’s all about finding what makes you stand out among your competition. That way, when people are seeking the various services SMART repair shops offer for their car, you can be the first [...]

New Year, New Decade, New You

By |2020-01-27T18:33:47+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business, PDR, SMART Repair|

5 Tips For Being A Better PDR Tech In 2020 Image - Marco Verch Whether you’ve been working in PDR for a few months, just a little over a year, or are a seasoned technician with several hail seasons under your belt, aiming to be a better technician is always a good idea. Not [...]

3 Common PDR Technicians Problems Easily Solved Through Available Technology

By |2020-01-27T18:34:37+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Business, PDR|Tags: |

Technology has always been a tool for helping businesses evolve and employees do their job more effectively. It’s contributed to the growth in companies, saved time and money, allowed for some jobs to be done virtually/practically anywhere.  At first glance, manipulating metal in PDR might not be an area where you would expect to use technology. [...]

National Productivity is Dropping – Don’t Say it’s Not Your Fault

By |2019-12-10T09:44:20+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business, PDR, Reconditioning, SMART Repair|Tags: |

The Labor Department said last month that the measure of hourly output per worker, fell at a 0.3% annualized rate between July and September, the biggest decline in almost four years.    In plain English, despite working more hours we created less value. The reasons for the decline are, no doubt, complex and interconnected with all [...]

Small PDR Investment Pays Back in Time Savings Every Month

By |2020-01-07T10:31:27+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Business, PDR|

As an automobile repair business owner, your biggest priorities are running a smooth operation through the entire repair process, managing income & expenses, and satisfying your customers. However, it’s a fine line you have to walk to have your front-end and back-end work together in a quick, efficient matter. If a repair is delayed due to [...]

How To Stand Out In The PDR Industry

By |2019-09-16T23:24:09+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Business, PDR|

Repairing damage on steel and aluminum panels while keeping the paint intact is where you’d see a PDR technician working his or her craft. According to Mobile-Tech News, less than one percent of Paintless Dent Repair technicians in the United States are females. But whether you’re a man or a woman, how can you stand out [...]

A Simple And Efficient Way To Save Your Shop Time And Money

By |2019-08-20T04:58:43+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Business, PDR, SMART Repair|

Back in the 1960s, Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) came about as an alternative to the traditional dent repair methods. It’s a form of repair that restores a vehicle’s body to the way it was prior to collision without repainting. It also does it at a fraction of the time and cost of other traditional dent repair [...]