Maximize Profitability with SUN Collision Repair Software
The days of straightforward and familiar collision repair procedures are gone. Today, body shops face an ever-changing landscape of sophisticated repairs because the technology behind the innovations in modern vehicles continues to evolve at a fast pace. Body shops that want to increase productivity, perform safer and more accurate repairs, and enjoy a healthier bottom line must also invest in the right tools, resources and technologies to keep pace.
How can a collision repair facility maintain efficient and profitable operations in our evolving industry? The right tools, for starters. Your body shop invests in the best tools that get the job done right as quickly and easily as possible, from industry-specific hand tools to topcoat applicators. But what about informational tools? If you’ve invested in software for accounting or estimating, you’ve likely seen a positive impact on your bottom line. Investing in SUN® Collision Repair Information can deliver the same kind of ROI and so much more.
How Can Collision Repair Software Create More Profit?
Imagine having a tool in your body shop that provides on-demand, constantly updated OEM information for nearly every repair. When you implement repair software in your body repair business, you’ll gain direct access to critical information right at your fingertips. Collision repair technology is ideal for training, expanding skill sets, and keeping up with cutting-edge vehicle innovations.
What would it mean for profitability if the repair technicians in your shop had knowledge as advanced as the technology in the vehicles they repair? Here are examples of the updated OEM collision repair information your body shop needs to optimize profitability—you’ll find all the details with SUN collision repair software.
Body & Frame
Frame and body collision repair on modern vehicles require current OEM information covering everything from adhesives to relevant electrical components. Your technicians can access exact sectioning procedures, material handling, panel removal, and related processes for safe and accurate frame repair.
OEM information to repair high-strength steel frames, composite panels, aluminum parts, and other advanced materials is constantly updated. Body shop software also continues to evolve to take the guesswork out of material handling.
Paint & Finish
New paint formulas, colors and finishes are also being introduced frequently, and only on-demand OEM specs can help you keep up with tasks ranging from surface prep to application to finishing.
Common Repair Procedures
SUN Collision not only provides on-demand OEM information — we also give you a time-saving head start with common repair processes. One of the best ways to fast-track production is to begin with a repair strategy based on proven results.
SUN Collision Repair Information will help keep workflows flowing, technicians productive, customers happy, and your bottom line healthy. Your collision repair business can perform faster, safer and more profitable repairs no matter how quickly vehicle technology changes. Here are some ways OEM collision repair knowledge can help your body shop maximize profit, from efficiency to customer relations.
Fast, Accurate Blueprints
More knowledgeable technicians, quicker repairs and streamlined operations have a direct impact on profitability. Your shop will also keep ahead of the curve by producing fast and accurate estimates with SUN Collision’s new Repair Package feature. The Repair Package leverages Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) data to streamline the blueprinting process.
Estimators/service writers simply select a repair order, and the software sources CIECA data to help create a detailed and accurate Repair Package. They receive part numbers, a manual search for missing jobs, and other vital pieces of information, plus supporting documentation. Users can further customize their reports, adding content such as wiring diagrams and component locations.
Estimators will appreciate the speed and accuracy of creating new Repair Packages they can print and save as digital files.
SUN Collision software helps grow your body shop business with the latest OEM information, real-world insights, and current recalls and TSBs. OEM data like TSBs is familiar to auto body shops, but using that data for upselling may not be. TSBs are typically viewed as inconsequential due to the often-minor issues they report, but they are an essential tool for customer service and increased profitability.
The up-to-date OEM knowledge in your repair software can ensure your business meets those expectations—and more. With convenient access to on-demand TSBs, you can put these typically overlooked documents to work for an increased profit. Even though many TSBs concern minor problems, these problems can be annoying and frustrating for drivers.
Your body shop can leverage TSBs and recalls to upsell repairs that your customers will appreciate. By being proactive with TSBs, your technicians can repair many small issues while the customer’s vehicle is already in the shop. That proactivity gives your customers a convenience that adds value—and more profit.
More Comprehensive Collision Repairs
The line between mechanical and collision repair has never been thinner, thanks to integrated vehicle systems equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Body shops are encountering newer technology every day, and repair technicians need next-generation tools to meet the challenge. Nowhere is that need greater than with collision repair diagnostics. Comprehensive and accurate diagnostics are the foundation for performing safer and more accurate repairs.
Modern cars and trucks are lighter, safer, and more advanced than ever. The trade-off is that these vehicles can suffer extensive damage from even a minor fender bender—damages that are invisible to repair technicians. Technicians may not be able to see damage to complex systems and components, but they can pinpoint every detail of a repair with advanced diagnostics.
Up-to-date diagnostic processes are delivered in a format that is as easy-to-understand. On-demand OEM specifications for diagnosing everything from ADAS to frame damage ensure technicians don’t miss a thing. If you want to streamline every collision repair, it all starts with the most detailed and exact diagnosis you only get from SUN Collision.
Better Repairs and More Profit with SUN Collision
Precise estimates, on-demand TSBs and recalls, and advanced diagnostics create a healthier bottom line. Mix in more-knowledgeable and confident repair technicians, and you create a modern body shop ready to take on nearly every repair. Think of SUN Collision repair software as a multi-tool that delivers complete and easy-to-understand repair information AND evolves alongside vehicle technology. Repair software is the only tool in your arsenal that can adapt to new repair challenges on the fly.
Partner with SUN Collision to discover how you can embrace technology and put it to work to increase revenue and optimize profitability. Greater efficiency, happier customers and more comprehensive repair processes are a click away with SUN’s constantly updated OEM information. Here are some features that can help your body shop deliver the ultimate collision repair experience.
If collision repair technicians can use Google, they can use 1 Search Plus—it’s that easy. With the click of a button, the software delivers detailed OEM information for nearly every repair. The integration of OEM specifications and real-world repair information delivers the most up-to-date and complete picture of the repair process. On-demand access to the information technicians need means faster, safer and more comprehensive repairs.
ADAS Diagnostics, Repair and Calibration
Having highly accurate ADAS information is a necessity for handling damage to the complex and extensive safety features of modern cars. SUN Collision makes it simple to diagnose, calibrate and repair ADAS safely and accurately. A click on the ADAS Quick Link button delivers consolidated repair information in one location to give technicians a complete picture of the repair process.
Interactive Wiring Diagrams
One of the most challenging aspects of modern collision repair is the interconnectivity of various systems and components. We make navigating these connections more manageable with advanced interactive wiring diagrams that are as intuitive as they are detailed. Technicians can move through each stage of the repair process confidently with the latest OEM repair information, including component locations and highlighted wiring traces that extend through multiple diagrams, if applicable.
Give your technicians the knowledge and insights they need to meet the demands of modern collision repair with our feature-rich collision repair tool. Your technicians, customers and bottom line will thank you.
Partner with SUN to Grow Your Revenue
Collision repair software is no longer a luxury—it’s a critical element of any modern body shop. There’s no substitute for knowledge and experience when it comes to collision repair, and SUN Collision puts that knowledge at the tips of your fingers. When you invest in SUN, you invest in increased productivity, expert repairs, and other benefits proven to create more revenue—and more profit.
If you’re ready to create the ultimate modern body shop, we’re ready to show you how it’s done. Get started today and see for yourself why repair software is such a game-changer for profitability.
Need more information about the software, training, or support? Call (877) 840-1973, and a collision repair expert will give you all the details so you can make an informed decision for your body shop’s future.
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