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New Auto Recon Website Underway

We are now working hard on a new website underway. This auto reconditioning website has needed an update for awhile and now we are excited to launch within  the next week or soon. Stay tuned!

New Website for Dent Time is Coming Along – Auto Reconditioning

Dent Time Paintless Dent Repair / Removal San DiegoDent Time is currently building a live prototype site called that will become the official site of Although this domain will remain live, is planning to have a similar site with a bit more goodies.

Myke Toledo who is the President of Dent Time, LLC works on his own websites and thoughtfully plans out a mega information site for his future customers. From high definition educational videos to informative FAQ’s pages that give the visitor all the information they could ever need. Myke Toledo says he wants the visitor to have the choice to read or watch about the services offered. Also inform his future clients why there is a difference between companies and quality. “I have a lot of passion for the auto recon industry and so why not show it”, says Myke Toledo. Myke also states his goal is to have his site become the most interactive site with live video streaming, chat and online training sessions. He’s already been creating pdr training downloads and free videos to view on Youtube.

He doesn’t quite know when he will launch the new site but it’s a matter of feel and being satisfied. “It seems I’m never satisfied and I feel I have a disease. Every time I think I am happy with my work, I think I can do better.”, Myke explains. “That is my biggest problem and sometimes it holds me back.” Myke told us that he has a lot of open projects and in between that, he consults other companies and trains pdr privately to students from all over the world. Training was another motivation for creating a new web site so his future students can actually educate themselves why there is a difference where you get your pdr training and how.

Keep checking out for Myke Toledo’s latest updates.

The Future of Mobile Auto Reconditioning – Where Are You Going?

The question really depends if you are in the wholesale market or the retail market. Or even both? Both can be profitable markets but in our opinion the retail side seems to be the better future of the two.

Wholesale Automotive Reconditioning

Lets talk about the whole sale first. No matter what service you provide such as; paintless dent removal, bumper n scratch repair, touch up, wheel repair and so forth, it’s a hassle to service the dealer accounts. Why? Well for one reason, you have to deal with all the competition. Whether your competition is good or not, that’s a different story. The real problem is the low balling. Unfortunately, the wholesale market is flooded with all kinds of companies like that. The only people who are benefiting from the price wars are the UCM’s (Used Car Managers) and dealership owners.

Wholesale can be though very profitable. Though this really depends on the UCM’s business manor. How loyal he/she is, respects good work and retains the best vender he/she can get. But for the most part things change quite often in the wholesale market. Be prepared because the delaerships and wholesalers are always thinking of ways to save money.

A Personality

Mainly it’s your personality that keeps you in the door. I know plenty of companies who really aren’t that great at what they do but they have a nice personality. I believe there are some main reasons why a UCM will keep you and here are some; #1 A good personality, experience, dependability, quality and unfortunately the most important, is price.

Price plays the most important factor with the wholesale market. UCM’s don’t have much concern for perfection, “just make it look better so we can sell it”,  attitude. What they don’t see right away with this attitude is that it invites lazyness from his or hers venders. Which then costs them money in the long run because soemthing that would have normally been done by a vender is now passing up. Which in turn ends up in the body shop or some other costly option. You heard the term “buy cheap, buy twice?”

Either way, you won’t win the price war. You’ll win a few battles but it’s never ending because it’s been in existent since mobile auto reconditioning came about. I have been personally serving dealerships for over 17 years. Just like anything else that you are good at, it’s an art.

The Retail Market 

This is probably the most rewarding of the two markets. It’s not all fun n games though. It takes a lot of work and creativity besides physical work. A smart business plan with organization and a good marketing strategy will eliminate a lot of mistakes.  Just like anything else, you have to work at it. There can still be competitors who low ball but there are a lot of customers out there who care more about quality rather than price.

Your future is bright if you believe your experience and quality has value. The moment you play the price war, you should think about getting into a different career. There are two levels of service; The high end market and the low end market. Which one are you? Once you believe your service has value, your customers will too.

Dallas – Fort Worth Mobile Paintless Dent Removal – Bumper Repair

Dallas – Fort Worth Mobile Paintless Dent Remvoval – Bumper Repair

First Impressions Auto Care is an all around auto reconditioning company serving the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area. From paintless dent removal to spot paint repairing, these guys do it all and with quality too!

Jon and Brian are brothers who own the company and run a tight ship when it comes to dedicated quality along with quick and fast service. Their business has been built on hours of dedication to get their company to grow and grow.

First Impressions Auto Care also maintains a very professional image. From their uniforms and vehicles to their website You’ll understand why these guys are the leader when it comes to professional mobile auto reconditioning.

Services offered:

Paintless dent removal, hail and door ding repair
Plastic bumper scuff and scratch repair
Key scratch and spot repairs
Paint touch up
Interior repair
Wheel/rim repair

Most repairs are completed in 1-3 hours at your home or office! Call today for your free phone quote at 817.874.3424

If you need a local auto reconditioning company in your area, please visit


Mobile Paintless Dent Repair and Door Ding Removal PDR Forum.

If you are a PDR technician and are looking for different insights regarding paintless dent repair and ding removal, you should visit It is a place where you can measure up your skills, gain information and learn perhaps new techniques. Not only does provide insight on PDR but also has topics regarding the auto reconditioning market as a whole. From tips to videos, you’ll be sure to see some interesting topics regarding the auto cosmetic industry.

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