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Jeff Martineau, on Oct 9, 2015 12:29:31 PM
Cars are changing fast. Like- lightening fast.
Jeff Martineau, on Aug 14, 2015 3:05:00 PM
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 21, 2015 3:04:00 PM
Many of the challenges that AGRR Pros face are universal. Steering, reimbursement rates, finding qualified technicians, technician training, are problems we see everywhere.
It is especially gratifying when you see professionals that have found an answer to these universal challenges. In every case it is through a combination of ingenuity and hard work.
The following list shows help for common Auto Glass Installation challenges. Look through the list. If you are challenged by one or more we can help.
Too many Auto Glass Installers use auto glass adhesive systems with insufficient minimum drive away time. One excuse, is low reimbursement rates. Dow's Up-Sell program provides installers tools to explain the importance of fast cure adhesive and helps them charge an appropriate fee.
Jeff Martineau, on Feb 17, 2015 12:19:00 PM
During my nearly 20 years in the Auto Glass Industry, disruption has been relatively uncommon. When disruption does occur it is serious.
Over 10 years ago the windshield manufacturing business experienced a dramatic disruption. Seemingly overnight, the country of origin for the majority of windshields went from North America to Worldwide.
With this change came several challenges. The most dramatic for AGRR Pros concerned with safety was the increase in windshield contamination.
Fortunately, it didn't take long for Dow Automotive Systems to identify a procedure for windshield contamination removal.
The solution was simple. Cut a scotchbrite pad into a 1" x 1" square, liberally apply GC 800 to the surface, scrub, wipe and clean. Serious problem with a simple solution.
At the time, there was push back from "Old School" installers that didn't understand that our business had changed. Eventually, most came on board as they found there was serious consequence for failing to remove contamination.
Contamination remains a dynamic challenge. Dow Automotive Systems developed Betabrade F1 to help you conquer the most difficult contamination found on Work Vehicle, RV, Truck, and Bus Windshields.
Check out the video demonstration.
How to Help Your Technicians
At Dow Automotive Systems' auto glass technician training program, AGRR Pros are taught the BEST way to remove glass contamination.
Other important topics include: