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FEBRUARY 2020 CONTENTS

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6

COVER STORY

6

Help customers understand the service requirements, features,
and costs associated with R-1234yf and today's A/C tools.

With his latest purchase, this Mac Tools distributor has nine
trucks in his operation.

34 In Focus Products

18 Sneak Peek

Details on brand new products from Induction Innovations,
Channellock, NOCO, Coast Products, and more.

32 Go Sell Something

* ProMAXX Mikey II ProKit
* CTA Tools Lug Driller Kit
* STKR FLEXiT Solar Rechargeable Flashlight
* Thexton Master Cylinder Brake Bleeder and Plug Kit

How to make the most of this year's trade show season.

38 Diagnostic Tech

Calibrating forward-facing radar sensors

42 Driving Sales

46 Tales from the Road

Shop Equipment

Cornwell Tools distributor Alysia Budgon has grown
her business from the ground up.

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Reflecting on changes of the past decade, and
what to expect in the new one.
The top requested products from technicians and shop
owners, based on inquiries from PTEN magazine.

14 Show Me Your Truck

LINKEDIN

4 Editor's Note
16 Most Wanted

FEATURES

@VehicleSrvcPros

44

DEPARTMENTS

On the Road to Cool Profits

TWITTER

34

Head to
VehicleServicePros.com/
distributors for exclusive
information on how to make
your mobile tool business
better. We feature distributor
profiles on how others like
you handle business, sales
tips, an extensive online
product guide, and video
demonstrations.

Guest Blog

Tech Tip

The average
technician has
anywhere between
$25,000 to $50,000
worth of tools in their toolbox ... But tools
aren't always covered under the shop's
insurance policy. To read more, visit:
VehicleServicePros.com/21118024

After purchasing a tool kit
that includes batteries,
automotive technicians can
develop their collection
when they add bare tools that work on a
common battery platform. To read more, visit:
VehicleServicePros.com/21120842

Podcast
In the inaugural episode of Torque Factor hosted by Scott Brown, featured guest
Peter Coll, vice president of Neutronics, discusses all things R-1234yf refrigerant.
To listen to the podcast, visit: VehicleServicePros.com/21122764

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Professional Distributor

On the Road to Cool Profits
Show Me Your Truck
In Focus Products
Driving Sales
Editor's Note: 2020 and Beyond
Most Wanted
Sneak Peek
Go Sell Something: Make the Most of This Year's Trade Show Season
Diagnostic Tech: Calibrating Forward-facing Radar Sensors
Tales From the Road: Bundle, Tote and Grow
Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Time to Multitask
Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Tool Reviews
Products
M Eagles Tool Warehouse insert
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