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Paint Bull Review

Paint Bull is a ground-up, low-cost franchise specializing in the automotive appearance industry and has been in operation since 1989. These folks have thought of everything! Have a look at the features of this franchise.

First of all, they’ll give you 2 weeks hands-on instruction. The first week would be at their training facility in Detroit (Motor City) MI. This is the only training center in the entire country specifically designed for the Automotive Appearance Repair Industry. The second week, you will train in the field on a real route with one of their own technicians. You’ll see the business first hand. Paint Bull operates their own fleet of trucks (the largest fleet of mobile repair vehicles in Michigan,) so they test every process in the field before it is passed to you. Next, a field sales rep flies to your location and helps you contact car dealers and other auto businesses that can feed your new beast. Support is great. They have a fully-stocked warehouse with every tool you will need to execute beautification on the entire auto world and, of course, they have an 800 number. Paint Bull has qualified as a Champion Distributor with Dupont/Standox Corporation which allows them to have direct access to all the benefits of the world’s largest paint manufacturer, and that includes their technical expertise. PB will even teach you how to set up your business tax structure for dealing with Uncle Sam. This business will have great tax advantages!

There are three different franchise packages.

    1. The Platinum Package is designed for the individual with sales and business experience within the Automotive Repair Industry who has the contacts but just needs the equipment and training to put a business together.

    1. With the Small Business Package, you can offer customers a premium paint polishing service, touch-up paint damage on chips, nicks and scratches, restore headlights to shiny new condition, and repair bulls-eyes and stars in windshields.

  1. The most popular program for starting a new business, the Field Training Package, has been designed for the person with little or no prior business experience in the automotive restoration industry. The Field Training Package is a Turn Key Program focused on providing a complete Mobile Paint Repair Business.

All in all, a great low-cost package with no experience required. In general, a one-truck operation grosses about $100,000 a year and carries a price tag of $5,000 – $30,000. Paint Bull may prove to be a good buy. If you’re looking for something less expensive with a potentially larger income and requiring no experience, have a look below.

Nissan Altima Sedan Test Drive Review

If you haven’t paid attention to the Altima since Bill Clinton was president, know it’s grown from a compact economy car into a powerful, confident-handling, midsize, entry-level luxury sedan that maintains Nissan’s sporty flavor and, especially for 2010, offers assertive styling.

The four-door Altima Sedan comes as the 2.5 CVT, 2.5 S and 3.5 SR CVT. Also, under the Altima umbrella is the Altima Coupe and Altima Hybrid sedan. (We’ll leave the coupe and hybrid sedan for future reviews.) Here’s how to decode Nissan’s model nomenclature. The “2.5” indicates the car is fitted with a very strong 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder. The “3.5” means it enjoys the awesome 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. All Altimas are fitted with a “CVT,” which stands for “continuously variable transmission.” More on CVTs later. Prices start around $20,000 and go to almost $30,000 for the gas-engine cars.

If you’re looking for an affordable, very roomy sedan, consider the 2.5 CVT. If you’re willing to pay a bit more for Nissan’s sporty feel, the 2.5 S CVT is an excellent choice. Those who like to go BMW hunting in the stoplight Grand Prix or on a curvy back road will be very entertained by the 270-horsepower 3.5 SR CVT.

Changes for 2010 feature a more assertive hood, grille and front bumper cover. Inside, the Altima received new fabrics. Electronic stability control, which Nissan calls VDC, now comes on all Altimas, but that’s not too newsy as it will soon be government-required on all passenger vehicles. The 3.5 SR CVT (formerly called the SE) now comes with high-intensity discharge headlights.

Rather than physically changing gears like a conventional automatic, a CVT uses a belt and pulley system. It’s designed to keep the engine at its most-efficient speed for the task required, regardless of whether that’s optimum fuel mileage during highway cruising or maximum acceleration for merging into traffic. Few drivers will notice a difference between a CVT and a regular automatic, except for improved fuel economy and strong acceleration. Gearheads: The Altima’s CVT also employs a small gearset to increase its effective ratio range. Don’t take this too hard, gearheads, but the CVT does a far better job of maximizing the engine’s performance than you could with a manual transmission.

The four-cylinder delivers 23 miles per gallon in the government’s city driving test and a very impressive 32 mpg on the highway. The V6 is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. Altimas are made in Tennessee and Mississippi.

The 2010 Altima received “Good” crash safety ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in both front offset and side impact tests. In the government’s crash test studies, the Altima Sedan scored high marks—five stars—in both driver and passenger frontal impacts, as well as side driver impacts, and four out of five stars in the rollover category and side rear passenger impact test.

Automotive Marketing

The boom for an Automotive Industry has always been drastically increasing. This makes you to think the ways and means to attract customers with the latest and innovative marketing techniques. So, one of the great techniques is advertisement.

Throwing money into this arena gets you remarkable fame in the market. At the same time, in order to market your business effectively and earn good profits, you need to be guided thoroughly for making resistant or strong dealerships. Basically there are five major pitfalls, you must be well aware and we will shed light on the same for you to increased profits by remaining stable in the market:

1. Understand the meaning of marketing is null or illogical. Any marketing process should direct to sales. Every individual understand its meaning in their own terms or misguided by others. There is a drastic difference between sales and marketing. The word ‘sales’ meaning executing the product by understanding your customer requirements thoroughly and present them vibrantly with passion and make them to buy for its usage.

It requires lot of passion, energy and enthusiasm to have a sales presentation whereas, marketing lays the foundation for pre-selling and placing you to sell the product. The success of selling the product depends on your demonstration to make it clear about the features or explaining them about the product.

2. Lack of having an effective marketing strategy. The goal with any strategy will not give you success. Any job in order to do it productively and fruitfully, you must have a proper plan and well aware of reaching to achieve it. Marketing strategy is not just a spray and pray, you must aim for some result or outcome. Otherwise the efforts become vain.

It must be situational and it has to be changed as blog reviews and when required. It’s like a melodious and harmonious score, as the stage is set with the beautiful tones and mood.

Think the ways to integrate some direct or education based strategies to get the best results and get the desired profits.

All the above are the few deadly sins of automotive marketing. If you want more information on this issue then you can search various websites based on this topic. You can find the websites link from the automotive blog reviews.