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Top Notch Tools


Tools are a common topic in the collision repair industry. The caliber of your tools and how suited they are to the job you are doing can have a big impact on both the quality Top_Notch_Editorial_Imgand the efficiency of the work that goes on in a collision center. In this issue of Collision Pros magazine, we cover a variety of tools that can boost your business.

Having the right tools for your shop is about more than having the right welder. Planning and procurement tools can also help you maximize your business. In the article on OPSTRAX we talk about the success of the OPS Technology suite demonstrations at the SEMA show and how a parts procurements system like OPS can help increase efficiency and customer satisfaction at your collision center. In this issue’s article on the value of Toyota’s Collision Repair & Refinish training, we discuss one of the most valuable tools you can have in your shop—knowledge of Toyota recommended repair procedures. If you’re curious about what the real value of Toyota training is, check out this article for insight.

The start of the new year is always a good time to refresh and re-evaluate. Maybe it’s time to take stock of the tools you use in your shop and consider what works and what can be improved upon. If there is one thing that I’ve learned in this business, it’s that there is always room for improvement and always an opportunity to do better. And, the process of improvement is often when you have the opportunity to learn the most and have the most fun!


Kathy Capozza

Wholesale Marketing Administrator Sr.

Toyota Sales and Marketing | Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

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