God’s Garage Uses Epicor ISE Software to Provide Reliable Vehicles for Single Mothers, Widows, and Wives of Military Veterans

8/2/2018

God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas, is on a mission to provide reliable, repaired vehicles to single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military veterans. Now the charity is carrying on with that mission with the help of Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) mechanical service estimating software.

Used by thousands of tire dealerships, oil-and-lube facilities, transmission service businesses, tune-up specialists, and general repair shops, the Epicor ISE solution enables users to write comprehensive, accurate repair estimates and identify, price, and source replacement parts in a fraction of the time normally required through manual processes. Epicor has awarded God’s Garage with a free ISE software subscription to help the organization complete repairs faster, potentially allowing the company to assist even more women in need.God’s Garage Uses Epicor ISE Software to Provide Reliable Vehicles for Single Mothers, Widows, and Wives of Military Veterans

"The Epicor ISE solution is going to help us repair more vehicles by allowing me to more promptly identify, price, and source parts, and it's going to free me up to do the things that I need in order to repair more cars and let other people do things that they can do,” said God’s Garage owner Chris Williams. "As we rollout this system to our volunteers, it's going to help the bottom line and, ultimately, help more people."

The story of God’s Garage begins with Williams, who founded the charity after spotting a mother and her child walking along the side of Highway 105 in the rain. He offered her a ride and discovered that her own vehicle had been in the shop for months. It was then that he decided he needed to do something about it.

Led by Williams, God’s Garage is made up of dozens of volunteer technicians, who offer their time and expertise to support women in need of reliable transportation. The shop, which charges nothing for labor on automotive service and even gives away free vehicles to qualifying recipients, has repaired and donated hundreds of vehicles.

At Epicor, we believe that enriching the lives of single mothers, widows, and military wives by ensuring they have access to reliable vehicles is a cause worth supporting. Our easy-to-use Epicor ISE solution is designed to streamline parts ordering and service estimating processes for any automotive service business—from ones working to increase sales and margins to others that simply wish to help people in need. With this powerful tool, God’s Garage will have the opportunity to provide even more women with reliable transportation.

With Epicor ISE software, parts, labor, and pricing information can automatically be imported into estimates, work orders, and invoices, simplifying the workload for shop service writers. In addition, an optional, mobile "Smart Inspection Sheet" feature helps to boost service bay productivity by allowing technicians to record the condition of key vehicle systems and components during comprehensive, guided inspections.

The solution is powered by the Epicor industry-leading replacement parts database, as well as popular repair and maintenance packages, an aftermarket flat-rate labor guide, OEM-recommended vehicle service intervals information, a VIN decoder, cross-reference parts database, and more. To learn more about Epicor ISE software and other solutions for automotive service and repair providers, contact your Epicor representative or visit the Automotive Aftermarket solution hub.

 

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