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Top 10 Mechanic Gift Ideas for the Auto Tech Who Has Everything

Posted by Tom White

No matter how well you may know people in your life, it’s often tough to find the perfect auto mechanic gift.  You may think they already have it, or you don’t know if a tool is something they’d really use or like.  It’s the thought that counts and finding that unique mechanic gift can make for a memorable experience. 

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Topics: Mechanic, Shop Tools, Technician, mechanic Gift ideas, useful gifts for mechanics, what’s a good gift for a mechanic?, auto mechanic gifts, Best gifts for car mechanics, car mechanic gifts

Will I Be a Successful Business Owner?

Posted by Louie Hoyt

Doing research on owning a business? It’s true, owning a business is not without risks. But did you know that franchise companies may be able to give you insights on yourself as an owner? Franchise companies are picky about who gets awarded a new franchise. Try going through their process to learn about how you stack up as a business prospect!

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Topics: Franchise

VEHICLE FLASHING 101

Posted by Mindy Wiswell

 

Flashing and programming an engine’s computer keeps the vehicle’s engine control modules (ECMs) up-to-date. As what’s under the hood continues to become more complex, technicians need an easy diagnostics tool that lets them enable flashing and reprogramming right at the shop with live support from a factory-certified diagnostic technician. Enter the MaximusFlash+, a tool designed to let you perform income-generating flashing and reprogramming services in-house.

MaximusFlash+ Intro Video
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Topics: Automotive, Maximus, New Tools, diagnostic, reprogramming, remote diagnostics, Tool Flashing, Flash reprogramming tool, Easy Flashing

The Most Powerful Tool in the Box: Maximus 3.0

Posted by Mindy Wiswell

A professional, diagnostic scan tool that bridges the gap between diagnosis and repair.

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Topics: Diagnostics, Efficiency, Faster, Features, Maximus 2.0, Productivity, Scan Tool, Tablet, Tool Talk, bi-directional scan tool, scanner, MDMAX2, OBDII, Maximus 3.0, mdmax3, diagnostic

MAXFLEX: AFFORDABLE AND FLEXIBLE DIAGNOSTIC TABLET

Posted by Mindy Wiswell

A diagnostic scan tool that can flex to fit any technician and budget.

The MaxFlex (part number MDMAXFLEX), is a full featured, Android™ based diagnostic tablet that was designed for pure flexibility to meet the needs of all technicians and budgets in the professional automotive industry.

Matco's MaxFlex Android Diagnostic Tablet

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Topics: Automotive, Cars, Diagnostics, maxME, Pay-as-you-go, Software, Subscription, Tablet, Tool Talk, Tools, bi-directional scan tool, scanner, OBDII, maxflex

Franchise Start-Up Costs: Expectations vs. Reality

Posted by Allen Plunk

Owning a franchise brings about responsibility and accountability. Depending on the type of franchise you choose to get into, you can be looking at upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars to start one. On the other hand, other franchise opportunities within the tool & equipment niche brings a more realistic view for a person who wants to start a low-cost franchise.

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Topics: Automotive tools franchise, Mobile Franchise, Mobile Tool Franchise, Own a franchise, Tool Franchise, automotive franchise, matco franchise cost, matco tools franchise startup cost, franchise with low startup costs, good debt, bad debt, net worth

Why Franchise Ownership is the Perfect Career for Veterans

Posted by Allen Plunk

After leaving the service, many military personnel are faced with the same question:

What should I do for a career now?

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Topics: Buy a franchise, Franchise, Franchisee, Franchisor, automotive franchise, veteran franchise opportunity, franchise opportunities for veterans, franchise ownership salary, individual, small business, veteran franchise, best veteran franchise, low cost franchises for veterans

Franchise Costs: Out of Pocket vs Total Investment Cost

Posted by Allen Plunk

There are many franchise costs involved with buying a franchise and it can be confusing.

When you buy a franchise, you are getting an established brand with a proven business model that provides sales and marketing collateral. Below we explain the difference between cost to start a franchise vs total investment for a mobile tool truck franchise.

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Topics: Automotive tools franchise, Mobile Franchise, Mobile Tool Franchise, Own a franchise, Tool Franchise, automotive franchise, matco franchise cost, matco tools franchise startup cost, franchise with low startup costs

Enjoy a Work Life Balance with a Tool Franchise - More Flexible Schedule

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

READY TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE? 

Matco Tools Offers an Opportunity to Own Your Own Tool Franchise.

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Topics: Automotive, Automotive Tool Franchise, Automotive tools franchise, Buy a franchise, Distributor, Franchise, Matco Distributor, Mechanic, Mobile Franchise, Mobile Tool Franchise, Own a franchise, Route, Tool Franchise

Beast Mode: The MT2765 Stubby Impact Wrench

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Matco’s Stubby Impact Wrench is small, powerful and exactly what you need to get the job done.

Turn heads in the shop when you bust out your new ½” Stubby Impact Wrench (MT2765) and get to work. Wondering why you should add this new impact wrench to your tool collection? Keep reading.

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Topics: Air Tools, Automotive, Cars, Impact Wrench, Matco Tools, MT2760, New Tools, Power, Technician, Tool Talk, Tools, Torque

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