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What is PartsTech?

Friday, September 22, 2017

We make ordering auto parts easy.

PartsTech is a better way to search for auto parts. We enable repair shops to focus on productivity by reducing time wasted in the part research and ordering process. PartsTech puts all of the distributors you buy from in one place. Search once and see pricing and availability with all of your local parts stores. Order the same parts at the same price but without any of the hassle.

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PartsTech Co-sponsors 4th Annual Van Wilgens Classic Car Show.

Friday, September 15, 2017

PartsTech was happy to co-sponsor the 4th annual Van Wiligens Classic car show. The Branford Rotary Club’s 4th Annual “Classic Car Show” was held Sun Aug 20, 2017, to benefit the Club’s charitable events and organizations in honor and support of veterans, including the “Take-A-Vet Fishing” program, our annual “Veterans Day Luncheon” and US Marine Justin Eldridge Children’s Education Fund.

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PartsTech Goes HEAVY DUTY!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

PartsTech Launches Its New Medium/Heavy Duty Catalog!

PartsTech has widened its product offering with the addition of medium and heavy duty GVW 4-8 vehicles. Repair shops can now expand the reach of their business, and repairs, with the PartsTech’s heavy duty catalog!

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Where Did My Order Go?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Have you ever placed a parts order online and then spent the next couple hours wondering where it is? Sometimes there's a bump in the road that can keep you from getting the parts you need in time. Printers jam and computers crash. In situations like this you're left out in the dark. When you have a car up on the lift waiting for parts you can't afford to waste time. We're here to shine a light on this issue.

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Shop Tour 2016: Built From the Ground Up

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Looking for parts? Parts can be consuming sometimes. You go up front, you may spend on average, 15 minutes. But sometimes it can get into an hour or two tracking parts down, depending on what the part is. It’s uncommon to spend that kind of time, a couple hours finding parts, but usually we can track the parts down in 15 or 20 minutes.

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Shop Tour 2016: Quality parts, needed now

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quality and Speed. My priorities, shopping for a part for a client car, is number one it’s gotta be a high quality part.  I’m not going to put a part on the car that I know is going to fail. Number two, how fast can I get that part. If I can get it and get the car back on the road today, that’s going to be my top priority.  But it has to be in that order. I can get aftermarket parts today, I’m not going to.

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Shop Tour 2016: Smaller Scale, Same Issues.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Yeah, absolutely. We try to keep it to two to three stores, but we can buy from as many as 7 or 8. We have some specialty guys, like we have Circle Distributing, which is strictly Motorcraft and ACDelco. I like to put Motorcraft back on Ford if I can, and ACDelco if I can on a GM. I would like to see dealerships would be really great too. There’s some items that you can’t get from the aftermarket, it would be nice to see a dealership option, too.

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Shop Tour 2016: Gateway to the West

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Well most everything is web based now. There’s not so much telephone. The only time the telephone really comes into play is when you have to physically say, “Hey, timeout, I gotta talk to somebody about this because the website isn’t giving me enough information.” Now, it’s at the point where I use my cellphone to text pictures to my local auto parts store when we don’t have pictures and things like that. When you have a web-based program, a lot of times they offer to have pictures and things like that by different websites.

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A Distributors Perspective on E-commerce in the Automotive Aftermarket Part 2

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The biggest two are Mitchell and R.O. Writer, and then some of the national accounts like Mieneke have their MKey system. I think Christian Brothers is on R.O. Writer.  So we started to integrate with different computer systems. It’s nice if we could have it all go through one online order system. Right now we’re on a couple and it would be nice to get down to one.

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A Distributors Perspective on E-Commerce in the Automotive Aftermarket

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We have outside sales people. And that’s still how we go to market. We have feet on the street and they’re out there calling customers every day.  So even though guys like to do stuff online with us, they have a rep that comes in and goes over our programs, our promotions, and helps sell the philosophy of your company. We tell our sales guys, “you’re out there selling TBA. We all have auto parts, it’s all the same stuff.”

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Search by Plate With Partstech

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

With PartsTech simply enter the customer’s plate number in our system, we’ll handle the rest. In seconds PartsTech will lookup that vehicle all the way down to trim level and engine code. order with confidence no hassle, no confusion.

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DEA Products Is Now MRC!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Dea Products Inc, a leader of engine, transmission, and torque strut mounts in the automotive aftermarket is now MRC "Marmon Ride Control".  DEA customers will continue to receive exceptional quality products and excellent customer service with MRC.

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PartsTech Road Trip 2016: Repair Shop Tour

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cheap hotels, fast food and getting kicked out of campsites.

Back in October, the PartsTech team geared up to head out to Las Vegas, NV to exhibit at AAPEX 2016. This year, some of us decided to skip the the flight and hit the road. The great American road trip was ahead of us. With 5,500 miles and 80 hours on the road what could go wrong?

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Playing Telephone

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Calling 3 different vendors looking for the same idler pulley takes time. In fact, the average shop spends 92 minutes a day looking for parts on the phone and online. That’s 20% of the workday! You’re paying $13,000 year per shop for your service writer to be stuck on hold.

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Is the telephone slowing down your auto repair shop?

Auto Repair Productivity: When is the telephone a vacuum?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

When you find yourself placing multiple calls to the parts counter, or logging in and re-entering the same vehicle information across multiple websites – that’s busy work. It’s a flurry of inefficient activity which keeps a person occupied, but not necessarily productive. And it’s a fair description of how most auto repair shops operate when it comes to sourcing parts.

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