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FIXED OPS JOURNAL

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April 2018

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14 Recon duty: Service shops under time,
cost pressures to prepare used vehicles
18 Detail oriented: Detailing is an often
overlooked, but critical, recon element
20 Cleaning up: Car washes are dealerships'
latest battleground in aftermarket
24 Keeping up: N.J. dealer wants to boost
profits by bringing recon work in-house

11 Dealers win: Supreme Court rules OT
mandate doesn't cover service advisers
12 Nissan's ninjas: Automaker's experts help
dealership techs make the toughest fixes
28 Chain link: New blockchain technology
makes collision repair data more secure
30 Gung ho: BMW opens training center for
service technicians on Marine base
32 Pay in advance: Dealerships expand
sales of prepaid maintenance plans
34 NADA mucho: Fixed ops tools, software
products debut at dealer show
35 Pulling its weight: New wiper puller is
designed to remove blade arms quicker
38 Facebook friend: Texas dealer forsakes
TV, direct mail ads for social media

departments
4 Editor's Letter
6 Service Counter
8 Legal Lane
27 Feedback
35 Letters

36 Richard Truett
37 Five Minutes With
40 Shop Talk
41 Roundup
42 Fixed in Time

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018

Contents
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - Intro
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F1
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F2
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - Contents
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F4
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F5
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