Increase Your Bottom Line with the Tire Module

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Maintaining a profitable repair shop is difficult work. The combination of providing excellent workmanship along with services that appeal to your customers will help bring them back.

What if you could expand your offered services to include tire sales and installation, without taking up valuable space in your shop? For just $20 per month, the Tire Module can be added to your AutoFluent system, providing you with everything you need to manage your tire sales and installation.

The Tire Module allows you to manage in-stock inventory and access your vendor's tire catalogs in two different ways:

  • For your stocked tires, you can monitor both your on-hand and available quantities in real time. After setting your reorder levels, automatically replenish the tires that you order from our many integrated distributors. Alternately, you can generate purchase orders directly from the Reorder Report in AutoFluent. If you have multiple locations, you will be able to see live available quantities at each location, as well as transfer tires between stores.

  • For tires you don't choose to stock, AutoFluent has direct integrations with American Tire Distributors (ATD), TCI Tire Centers, Max Finkelstein (very soon), and many other tire wholesalers across North America that also use AutoFluent. With these integrations you can see real-time pricing and quantities on hand, replenish your inventory, and place orders on the fly, directly from within a Workorder.

For tire vendors that do not offer an integration, AutoFluent has a built-in Excel importer. Tire vendors update their pricing quite often, and offer their catalogs to their customers in a downloadable format such as an Excel or CSV file. These catalogs can be imported into AutoFluent very quickly and can be updated as often as the vendor releases a new price list.

With the Tire Module, if a customer calls for a quote on a set of tires, you can find the tire size by selecting the year make and model for the vehicle. Then you can choose from tires in your inventory or your vendor catalogs. You can quote an "installed out-the-door price" with or without additional items (like a road hazard warranty). The quote can be emailed with just one click. You can even register the tire D.O.T. information right through the Workorder.

The Tire Module comes with additional benefits:

  • Tire Atlas gives you photos, specs, features and benefits for nearly 5,000 different makes & models of passenger and light truck tires. This database is updated monthly.

  • The Tire Calculator shows you plus sizing options for tires with graphic comparisons. This feature is especially important for wheel sellers.

Take the next step to improve your profitability, and give AutoFluent a call at 866-822-7797 to learn more about adding the Tire Module to your toolkit.

Adam Irby