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  • Tip #132 Hide the Fax Machine – (Sample Tip from Premium Members area)

    Posted by Site Administrator on August 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hide The Fax Machine

    In many shops about the only reason the fax gets fired up is to receive parts diagrams, usually from a new car dealer. But today many shops can bring up complete OE parts cataloging for many makes on their computer. Some even transfer the parts with all information right to the RO and allow parts to be ordered from the RO. Cost to the shop is typically zero. Turn the 30 minute fax dance into a two minute done deal just like you do with your aftermarket suppliers.

    Tom Ham replied 5 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Alan Ollie

    August 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

    What makes besides MB has this?

  • Tom Ham

    August 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    The place with the most access to OE parts catalogs that we have found is Repair Link.

    I know they cover Acura, Mazda, Nissan, GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota (maybe others, too?)
    I believe that you can get a button for this right on your RO with the software that you use, Alan.
    Today there are OE parts catalogs available online for pretty much every make if you search a bit.