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Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:03

asTech Keeps Tom Wood Collision in a Prime Position by Keeping Diagnostics In-House

Written by Autobody News Staff
Tom Wood Collision’s relationship with asTech includes amazing product support coupled with the services of a calibration tech and a diagnostics coordinator. Tom Wood Collision’s relationship with asTech includes amazing product support coupled with the services of a calibration tech and a diagnostics coordinator.

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General Manager Jon McCord at Tom Wood Collision doesn’t have to rely on scheduling with service centers for diagnosis and calibration, because Tom Wood IS the calibration center.

Tom Wood Collision
Location: Indianapolis, IN
(317) 848-6707
www.tomwoodcollision.com

 

Company at a Glance…
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 46
In Business Since: 2010
Number of Locations: Four
Combined Production Space: 75,000 square feet

 

Breaking the chains of current industry practices, McCord’s team partnered with asTech, a Repairify company that delivers on all vehicle diagnostic and calibration needs. asTech’s ability to perform pre/post scans and calibrations is key to efficiency in daily practices.

 

Tom Wood Collision is definitely all-in when it comes to asTech, converting part of its office space into dedicated calibration bays including an alignment rack. The asTech team solidifies the relationship by providing a calibration tech and a diagnostic coordinator on-site full time.

 

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To accommodate their ever-increasing need for vehicle calibrations, Tom Wood Collision created its very own ADAS Center about a year ago.

 

McCord began in the collision repair industry like many others, with a broom in his hand at a four-shop MSO in Indiana. Taking out the trash and moving vehicles, McCord absorbed as much knowledge as he could from the people around him.

 

Fortunately, McCord’s mentors carved a path to success with his training by having him experience every aspect of the shop.

 

“It was a great experience. I became acclimated to the shop environment, learning the opportunities and deciding my path,” McCord said. “So, I became an estimator and began working my way to being a GM of a facility for the Indiana MSO. By getting a taste of everything, I was able to see the big picture, which helped me to be successful while wearing multiple hats.”

 

Some of the other hats McCord has donned during his career include a licensed insurance appraiser, managing a claims service center for a major insurance company, managing production for a large dealer owned collision center, GM of two locations for a major MSO, sales manager for a national paint distributor, and regional manager for a major MSO.

 

As a result, McCord accepted a top-level management position at the Tom Wood Dealership Group with open arms, known for supporting 13 dealerships with one collision center.

 

Repairing 350 to 450 vehicles monthly might be daunting for some, but McCord has been there and done it all during his three-decade career, so he isn’t easily discouraged or surprised by much. The fact he and his crew use asTech for their diagnostics makes...


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