SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a technology-driven service company for the automotive aftermarket, will play a major role in improving the processing of car service repairs and parts during CarFest, the popular and highly successful annual community charity event held April 5-7th at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall in San Antonio.
Promoting Unity in The Community
CarFest is a three-day charitable event promoting "Unity in the Community" and the automotive industry in San Antonio. Each year, more than 300 community volunteers and auto industry professionals work side-by-side to repair cars for those in need. Since 2016, $1 million in car repairs, trade school scholarships and free cars have been provided at the event. CarFest is sponsored by the Community of Automotive Professionals www.capjoin.org.
The event is open to the public. The three-day schedule:
- Friday, April 5, 6 - 10 p.m.
- Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
CarFest allows charities in San Antonio to nominate residents from the community who have a compelling story about why they need their cars repaired but can't afford the cost. During the event, twenty-five repair shops are matched with 25 cars to perform needed repairs. In addition, one car is given away every two hours to the general public. The event also includes BBQ and Chili cook-offs, a kid's corner, Friday Night Lights Cruise-In, New Driver Workshop and more.
New Software Powers CarFest
In addition to prominent signage throughout the Expo Hall, BOLT ON's contributing sponsorship will include utilizing their software to power the processing of all repair orders at CarFest, helping to improve work flow and customer service. BOLT ON's technology will streamline operations, track times and cost and ensure that the right parts are matched to the right cars.
In addition, BOLT ON will provide complimentary digital vehicle inspections using its industry-leading Mobile Manager Pro software that allows technicians to use tablets to document repair orders with picture and videos and send them real-time via text message to car owners.
"We are so grateful to BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY for becoming a contributing sponsor. Using their Industry Leading Technology and Real-Time Service is already benefitting CarFest shops in and around San Antonio as well as nationwide. We are excited as their software will improve our new format for a smoother final product," said Mark Colaw. CAP/CarFest Chairman of the Board.
Automating the Automotive Aftermarket
Mike Risich, founder and CEO of BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY will lead a highly anticipated presentation entitled "Automating the Automotive Aftermarket," which will educate shop owners about how they can harness the latest technology to quickly and easily improve operations and customer communications in a manner that will increase AROs, car counts and return visits.
"We couldn't be more pleased to support this event," says Risich. "CarFest is one of the top charities in the industry. By bringing together automotive repair professionals, community volunteers and sponsors to help those who may not be able to afford repairs, we are helping to ease the burden on the less fortunate of San Antonio. We are honored to participate."
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY products are currently being used by more than 5,000 independent auto repair shops across the country, and more than 23 million photographs have been uploaded for customer review. The company has been recognized on the Philadelphia100 list of fastest-growing companies in the Philadelphia region for five consecutive years (2014-18), and the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America for three consecutive years (2016-18).
About BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY equips the automotive repair and maintenance aftermarket with award-winning technology tools to improve customer communication. The company's technology instantly transmits photos, videos and text messages to communicate automotive repair details, thereby increasing customer trust, boosting sales and empowering shops to build long-term customer relationships. Along with ongoing training and support, BOLT ON's mobile and digital tools also reduce problems inherent in the service process, while increasing shop productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.boltontechnology.com or call 610-400-1019.
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