Alloy Wheel Repair: One Of The Newest Packages For The Student

You may know someone or be the someone who is suffering with horrible chipped at and curb rubbed wheels. “Paintless Dent Repair” has added this package to its long list of available courses that you can take. This is a Brand New proprietary Alloy Wheel Refinishing System which utilizes state-of-the-art technology. This allows you the student to repair wheels in less than thirty minutes with the wheel on the car.

This is an excellent stand alone car service or can be an add on to the courses you have already taken. You could even get this in the Total Recon Package #2 and #3. It makes no difference in what order you take the course, you just need to take it. This is an excellent new stream of income and quite frankly is amazing to see the results.  Most people that have rubbed or chipped Alloy Wheels until now, have felt like they would have to order new wheels to replace the destroyed ones.

The type of people you will want to approach with this new service will be those at used car lots, rental car agencies, retail car owners, insurance companies, fleet accounts, tire shops, general auto repair shops, and automotive detail shops. I’m sure if you set your mind to it you too can come up with other places to find business. Just off the top of my head would be car shows, events of any kind, grocery store parking lots. Since the service takes only a half hour, if you could get permission, you could set up a little parking space spot that the customers can come, drop off their vehicles, run in and go grocery shopping and after a half hour they can come back and their wheels are done. How much could you charge? Retail is $150, Wholesale $$60, Cost of Materials $5 and the average time to repair, as mentioned, is 30 minutes. More on Alloy Wheels to follow. Or you could call to get a free catalog at “Paintless Dent Repair”. See you soon.

Alloy Wheels And Your Creativity

When you take the Alloy Wheels Course you will learn some of the most cutting edge technology. Your courses will include curb rash, small nicks and dings, scuffs and scrapes, corrosion and color fade, gouges, custom colors, blending, clear coating, and personal safety. Your kit comes with all of the tools necessary to get you up and started the very same or  next day when leaving your two days of training.

One of the most exciting options in this package is the possibility of using custom colors instead of the standard silver. If you are working with a customer who is creative and paints amazing work on his custom cars, this could be a good time to offer up the fact that you can add those same custom colors to their wheels. For instance, if they have a custom car with flames over a black base, you could paint the wheels black on one half of the spoke and red or orange on the other half of the same spoke. Maybe it’s just me but I am having all kinds of ideas go through my mind.

You are limited only by the customers wishes and your imagination. We know that the black Alloy Wheels have gone over pretty well and look quite amazing on certain car and wheel styles. Could you imagine a very deep burgundy with a very deep black on a Porsche? Let your imagination run wild.

The Alloy Wheel classes provide hands-on instruction, you will receive a comprehensive step-by-step Reference Manual, and a full stock of supplies. If you don’t have the catalog yet you really need to get it go online or call“Paintless Dent Repair”. There is a huge picture of everything that comes in your kit, including your air gun. My next post will be on the clear coating you will be using and how to instruct your customer’s on what to do to maintain the beauty and luster that you worked so hard to add.

Hands Down The Best Training, Ever!

Here at Paintless Dent Repair Academy, we receive testimonials from our past students on a daily basis. Overall the comments are words of thanks and accounts of their personal success stories. The one that we love the most are the ones that the students have either trained from another online source before, or spent a great deal of time researching before taking our courses. When these students are finished with their training, they will emphatically say that they had received the best training ever. This is because of the hands-on training they received, which the trainer would work with each student individually working through any learning blocks. It can get quite frustrating for students in the beginning when most everything is description in a lecture setting. Definition must come before trial. We teach our students the foundation of the business and then move out to the shop where all students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty.

Our students never feel that they are sinking or alone. Our trainers are highly qualified and can quickly detect a struggling student and help them past their frustration without drawing attention. Each student has a learning curve which is generally common sense but as we all know, in small classes which are predominantly men, it becomes a competition in no time at all. While this is healthy and fun, it can be detrimental to the students that are taking a little longer with their learning curve.

Our Training Campus is the best in the industry. Our trainers are also the best in the industry. In fact, we are the only truly licensed PDR training facility and our students benefit from this by the Certificate they earn at the end of training. This isn’t a fake computer generated Certificate that anyone that knows how to create one can print. This is the real deal, and will benefit you for years to come. If you need any help signing up for courses, get a free catalog at Paintless Dent Repair Academy. We’re here to help.

Chronicles Of A Man And His ‘Woodie’

A true story. In the Paintless Dent Repair industry you will have plenty of opportunities to meet car enthusiasts. This is a hot market, so if you have not yet tapped into this stream of income, then you will need to right away. Go to car shows which you will soon find, is a goldmine for business. So, back to this story about a man and his ‘Woodie”.

One of the most exciting vehicles to come out of the historic age was the 1939 Ford Standard Woodie Wagon. Back in the 50’s and 60’s you couldn’t give away a ‘Woodie’ but now, 75 years after its inception, the beauty and craftsmanship of these otherwise unwanted vehicles has become an icon rising out of the ashes. You may remember them as being the vehicle of choice for the surfers coast to coast. It takes a talented cabinet maker to bring the wood back to life or replaced, on this iconic vehicle.

“Just over a year after the beginning of the restoration, the wood paneling was complete. Fortunately, after having met this man at a car show, I was permitted to help during this year process and was amazed at the progress and change it made. I of course was hired to fix the interior, removing the old and dingy odors, some smelling like the sea lived and died right there in the entire vehicle. Fortunately, the back part of the ‘Woodie” was also created out of wood, so the bulk of my work was done in the front.”

“Included in this project was the Headlight Renewal, Paintless Dent Repair, Interior Repair, Windshield Repair, and anything else that needed work. This was the most exciting project I have ever worked on and because of it I am getting phone calls left and right from car enthusiasts all over the country. This job was the best decision I have ever made.” James B.

If you haven’t checked out a Car Show yet, what are you waiting for? Questions? Contact Paintless Dent Repair Academy to receive your free enrollment catalog.

How You Can Help Your Customer’s Get Ready To Sell Their Used Car

Once you get your name out the as a PDR Technician, or to help you get your name out there, you should offer your customer’s and would be customer’s an opportunity to print out your pdf instructions on ‘How To Get Your Used Car Ready To Sell’. This is a document that you will create. You’ll fill it full of some helpful suggestions, but as it applies to your PDR services, you will want to plant the idea in their head and then offer a coupon that they can apply to your services. With coupons, when you create them, you will want to raise your prices so that you aren’t taking a hit when they use the coupon for your services. You don’t want to go crazy with the price raising or you will lose their interest. There’s a fine line when doing this and you will have to decide which side of that line you want to be on. You want your customer to feel like they just got the deal of a lifetime.

So what you will include in your newsletter or flyer is, if online, the link to your pdf checklist adding the following:

1. Deep Cleaning-You will want to mention all of the places where dirt resides and that 85% of sellers forget is in the seams of the upholstery. Also, as it pertains to upholstery, you will want to include your services for removing smells, taking out stains, and bringing the upholstery back to its long lost color and luster as it was when new. You can color the seats very easily removing sun damage and so much more. Don’t forget to add the price.

2. Windshield Damage and Dents-Be sure to offer these services and offer a package deal.

3. Advertising-Be sure to instruct your customer’s to be honest about their car. If it needs work, don’t try to mask it, fix it or let them know what estimates you received for the fix.

If you think of more just add it to your pdf/flyer. If you need ideas or any help contact Paintless Dent Repair Academy, we’re here to help.

How To Become The PDR Guru Of All Things Cars

If you are a PDR Technician already, then you know that it takes time to build a customer following. To build your reputation, you will need to prove to your customers that you know what you’re talking about. This can be easily done through your monthly newsletters. The example below will give you one scenario of what types of information you would like to address.

Perhaps you could write about what should be in your trunk during the cold, frostbitten, snow laden winter months. This shows your concern for safety and life and sits well within the readers mind. Remind your reader of the basics that should always be in the trunk, year round. Such as jumper cables, tools, tow strap, gloves, first-aid kit, flashlight, and duct tape. To this they will want to add the following winter supplies: to your newsletter and watch the positive comments start to pour in:

1. Snow Socks to add traction to your tires to prevent sliding.

2. A spare phone charger can go a long way when help is needed. Plug it into the lighter or if the battery has died, there is also a hand crank phone charger that will be very useful.

3. Hand warmers and a big wool blanket.

4. LED flashers and flares are imperative. Make sure to add at least three to four of the old style flares that require you to lite them. These can be used to keep you warm, and since they put out heat, they also resist the snow getting stuck to them thereby keeping a bright glow for all to see. Remember to keep a lighter and matches so that you can lite one.

5. Add protein energy bars to your trunk and Gatorade. The Gatorade won’t freeze up so easily because of the sugar content.

Finally, keep a folding shovel and window d-icer. You should have at least two d-icers in your trunk, these work miracles when trying to d-ice your windshield and any other car part or road that is frozen and needs to melt quickly.

Sometimes Your Friends Are Just Toxic

There is a very definite difference from showing concern to being toxic. A toxic acquaintance will jump at every opportunity to laugh at you, not with you. Whatever you have to say is instantly not as important as what they have to say negatively about you. You can never get a word in edgewise and they take great pleasure in your suffering. This is a toxic relationship. You know it is and on many occasions you have questioned yourself on why you choose to hang out with this person.

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