Oil change sticker software & printers

Oil Change Stickers

Oil Change Stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:22 pm

What kind of printers are people using for printing labels. We currently just handwrite stickers, but would like to have a printer to look more professional. So I am looking for feedback on what has worked good for people and has good access to supplies for them.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby ricmorin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:04 pm

We are using the Dymo 450. It works well and we use it for other labeling as well. Some of the stickers that stay on the cars for a long time do fade, though. Looks much better than a hand written one and I got my logo on there.
Ric Morin - Volunteer Forum Moderator, Shop Owner, ASE Master L1
Motorcar Alternatives, LLC
603-622-6434
https://www.facebook.com/motorcaralternatives

Reality continues to ruin my life.- Calvin
User avatar
ricmorin
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
 
Posts: 5285
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:11 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:08 pm

How is it to get your logo programed in there, is it a software for on the computer?
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby ricmorin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:43 pm

You modify the lube sticker template with the Dymo software. I had the Bolt-On support dude help me.
Ric Morin - Volunteer Forum Moderator, Shop Owner, ASE Master L1
Motorcar Alternatives, LLC
603-622-6434
https://www.facebook.com/motorcaralternatives

Reality continues to ruin my life.- Calvin
User avatar
ricmorin
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
 
Posts: 5285
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:11 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby Pauls Automotive » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:17 am

I use the GoDex. My experience is the same as Ric's. Bolt-On helped program a logo for us as well.
Paul
Pauls Automotive
6320 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md 21209
410-825-2224
paul@paulsauto.com
TRUE HAPPINESS IS WITHIN YOU
User avatar
Pauls Automotive
1000 Club: Interstellar
1000 Club: Interstellar
 
Posts: 1329
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 6:32 am
Location: Baltimore Maryland

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:13 am

Does Bolt on help you with this even if you are not a customer of theirs?
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby ricmorin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:26 pm

I doubt it.
Ric Morin - Volunteer Forum Moderator, Shop Owner, ASE Master L1
Motorcar Alternatives, LLC
603-622-6434
https://www.facebook.com/motorcaralternatives

Reality continues to ruin my life.- Calvin
User avatar
ricmorin
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
5K Holy Smokes Contributor
 
Posts: 5285
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:11 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby a&mauto » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:29 pm

We are using the same as Ric. Very happy with it.
Adam Jadovitz
A & M Automotive
Lake Elsinore, CA
951-245-1562
http://www.aandmautorepair.com
User avatar
a&mauto
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 540
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:11 pm
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA

Re: Oil change stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:59 am

So then I would need to figure out what I need to subscribe to Bolt on to have help. That makes sense. Thanks
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby motley06 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:22 pm

Used dymo. Went to GoDex after seeing stickers fade. I use the Dymo for address labels now, among a few other things.

I promise, you will not regret going with Bolt-on. If you do not see an ROI, you're not using their software correctly.
motley06
200 Club: Major Contributor
200 Club: Major Contributor
 
Posts: 273
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:24 am

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby Pauls Automotive » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:14 pm

+1
Paul
Pauls Automotive
6320 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md 21209
410-825-2224
paul@paulsauto.com
TRUE HAPPINESS IS WITHIN YOU
User avatar
Pauls Automotive
1000 Club: Interstellar
1000 Club: Interstellar
 
Posts: 1329
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 6:32 am
Location: Baltimore Maryland

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby Auto Repair Coach » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:03 am

When using Lube Sticker Pro software, we can give you the professional looking sticker since the adjustments are made in our software.

Give us a call. As the gentlemen said, you will see and increase in ARO.
John Burkhauser
Director of Educational Programs

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

610-400-1019
http://boltontechnology.com/
User avatar
Auto Repair Coach
100 Club: Active Contributor
100 Club: Active Contributor
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:21 am
Location: Southampton Pa.

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:48 am

The hard part for us here is that the old Mitchell 5.9 worked great for everything we needed here as we are a small shop. I understand the point of getting rid of 2 systems so they can just worry about one.
I do manual inventory. I had to switch to the new software. I don't need to be paying for a bunch of this other stuff, like appt reminders, which seem to have lots of issues, we have enough with the phone number issue here that I don't need to add in appt reminders getting messed up also. I have a person that does that during the day. These services are not great for everyone.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby motley06 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:24 am

You can disable the automatic appointment scheduling feature in the software. Easy as going to settings and unchecking the box
motley06
200 Club: Major Contributor
200 Club: Major Contributor
 
Posts: 273
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:24 am

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:03 pm

Calling Bolt on to see
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:38 pm

Spoke to someone, I didn't like the fact that I think the guy was at home, heard him speaking with kids? The phone kept cutting in and out, bad reception, sounded like he was driving? I am requesting a demo from Bolt on. Hopefully that one goes better. I am a man of first impressions, my customers decide on me with a first impression, so hopefully the second impression is better here.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby Pauls Automotive » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Don't let that sway you. I can tell you from personal experience over the last couple years and just coming back from a weekend training session at bolt-On that they are top notch. Every bit as good as Mitchell in any help you would need and very responsive.
Paul
Pauls Automotive
6320 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md 21209
410-825-2224
paul@paulsauto.com
TRUE HAPPINESS IS WITHIN YOU
User avatar
Pauls Automotive
1000 Club: Interstellar
1000 Club: Interstellar
 
Posts: 1329
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 6:32 am
Location: Baltimore Maryland

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby Auto Repair Coach » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 am

Nick's Car Care,
Sorry if your first contact with Bolt On was rough. I know a number of these guys take phone calls on their cell phones when not in the office.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns after your demo.

Thanks

And Thanks to Paul for all his kind input.
John Burkhauser
Director of Educational Programs

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

610-400-1019
http://boltontechnology.com/
User avatar
Auto Repair Coach
100 Club: Active Contributor
100 Club: Active Contributor
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:21 am
Location: Southampton Pa.

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby nickscarcare » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:35 am

I am giving them a shot, I do like the looks of their stuff, what I have seen so far. See what happens after the demo. I am not sure about using the full program though, I don't use the Mitchell schedule now, and I do not like the fact of a computer making appointments for us also. I do have quite a few customers that this will not work for unless we change alot on our end. We have customers who have their kids under their accounts and from my understanding that the appointment sets up through the cell number, with these customers that will not work, because that may be the parents, and we are supposed to contact the kids. We live in a college town, so we have alot that have parents address yet.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

507-345-6425
http://www.nickscarcare.com
User avatar
nickscarcare
500 Club: Champion Contributor
500 Club: Champion Contributor
 
Posts: 707
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:45 pm

Re: Oil Change Stickers

Postby motley06 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 am

The great thing about bolt on is that they don't make you sign contracts. That alone should give you confidence in their product. It's up to them to earn and keep your business. I've been a customer for over 3 years I think.
motley06
200 Club: Major Contributor
200 Club: Major Contributor
 
Posts: 273
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:24 am
Next

Return to Lube Sticker Pro

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest