TOOLS FOR GROWTH

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    Finding Our Niche

    Posted by Tim Johnson on Feb 3, 2017 10:32:25 AM

    To put it plainly, finding our niche is nothing more than finding a product or service that we provide better or cheaper (or both) than anyone else.  As in the infographic to the right, the best area to be is in the far upper-right quadrant for the best profitability. To do this, we need a product or service that is both unique and offers good value to our customers. The second-best area to be is the lower-right, where we may offer the same product as our competition, but we provide the most value (best price). 

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    Shop Equipment Maintenance Series - Wheel Alignment Machines

    Posted by Tim Johnson on Jan 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

    Wheel alignment processes and equipment have changed immensely over the past ten years. Most alignments today can be performed from any corner of the vehicle. The operator no longer has to make changes, go back to the control center, then return back to the care, over and over. With either a tablet, smartphone, or interactive touchpad at the vehicle, the operator can both read and input information. Maintaining said wheel alignment machines or equipment has changed as well.

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    Shop Equipment Maintenance Series - Tire Changing Equipment

    Posted by Tim Johnson on Dec 16, 2016 8:27:29 AM

    Maintaining any equipment in your shop will help keep small repairs from becoming big and expensive repairs. It also keeps you and your workers tuned to the actual status of the equipment being used. In particular, keeping up with tire change equipment maintenance, regardless of the manufacturer will ensure that you are maximizing the efficiency and useful life of said equipment. Spend a little time each month, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money in the future.

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    Shop Equipment Maintenance Series - Car Lifts – 2 Post or 4 Post

    Posted by Tim Johnson on Dec 5, 2016 11:12:27 AM

    This week, we're beginning a new series on Shop Equipment maintenance.  Some of the largest investments in an auto shop business are the actual equipment purchased for the shop, whether it be a car lift, tire changer, alignment machine, etc.  You spend a lot of money on equipment that is used day in and day out to earn you money, so why not make sure your equipment is always ready to take on work?  This week, we'll start with a piece of equipment that is used most often -- nearly on every job.

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    ISN is North America's largest automotive tool distributor.

    Over the course of the last 25 years, we have developed a core competency around keeping things simple and making work easier for our customers. That ability to make doing business easy requires sophisticated logistics, proprietary technology, strategically placed warehouses, and unique systems built from experience.  Through our series, Tools for Growth, we will be sharing tried and true tips that have helped us grow our customers' businesses exponentially.

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