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When we buy equipment, we always (at least in theory) calculate our ROI (return on investment). A label maker can pay for itself very rapidly...in a matter of hours in some shops. However, pride keeps a lot of people from stooping to the level of "labeling everything." We are smart! We know where everything is! The most labeled shop I've ever been in was a one man operation where the need for labeling would seem to be the least. But this guy wanted peak efficiency and profits, and he was getting just that. Remember that the next time you wish that your efficiency was a bit better or when you are wasting time looking for something that is lacking a labeled location.
Key Tags Every Time - No Exceptions
"But, the car will only be in the shop for a few minutes!" True, but a few minutes is all it takes to "lose the keys." While it may not occur all that often, when it does it really throws sand in the gears and, worst of all, it's very embarrassing when the customer watches you and your staff do the key search dance. Those little vinyl key tags (or similar) are cheap. Use them every time and prevent just one or two more fires this year.
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