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OBD codes can confuse pretty much everyone. even mechanics. Just because you have an auto diagnostic codes for a certain part on the car, it does not mean that that part needs to be replaced. It means that that SYSTEM is having a problem and it needs further diagnose to determine why the computer is setting the code.

This problem is made worse by auto parts stores that are trying to sell auto parts. Some of them (definitely not all) will try to get you to buy the part that they think is the problem simply by reading the auto diagnostic codes.

That being said I still advise you to go to your local auto parts store to get the codes read unless you have a great local mechanic that you know and trust. Auto parts stores will usually read them for free. The key is to not let the guy at the store talk you into buying any parts. His job is to sell you a part, not figure out what is wrong with your car.

After you know the code you can come back to this site and look up the meaning as well as common causes and diagnostic aids. On the next few pages of this section you will find an article that I’ve written about the most common OBD codes and the things that commonly cause the problem. Let’s take a look at what OBD codes actually are.

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Most codes that you will see are “generic”, usually starting with P0xxx, but there are also codes called “manufacturer codes”. Information about them is harder to find because these are more specific.

If you are looking for manufacturer specific codes, I recommend you turn to a good online repair manual.

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Understanding Check Engine Light Codes

This information should work for any vehicle built from 1996 to today (there will be exceptions though).

Example P 0 3 40 (Camshaft sensor code)

1st Digit: B is for Body, C is for Chassis, P is for Powertrain , U is for Network

2nd Digit: 0 is for SAE aka generic , 1 is for mfg (Manufacturer Specific Codes)

* 1 Fuel and Air Metering

* 2 Fuel and Air Metering Injector Circuit

* 3 Ignition System (Including Misfires)

* 4 Auxiliary Emissions Controls

* 5 Vehicle Speed Controls And Idle Control System

* 6 Computer Output Circuit

4th & 5th Digit – two place fault code 0-99

Types of DTC

There are two types of obd codes (DTC) that apply to OBD II. I have them listed below with Type 1 being the more important because they can cause quick and severe damage. Type 2 being not quite as important but you still need to deal with it.

Type 1

1. Emissions related (things like EVAP codes).

2. Illuminates the MIL after one “driving cycle” that has failed.

3. Creates a trouble code freeze frame (information about other things that were going on in the engine) after one “driving cycle” that has failed.

Type 2

1. Emissions related OBD codes that aren’t causing lost of pollution.

2. Will set a “pending” trouble code after one failed driving cycle.

3. Will clear a “pending” trouble code after one successful driving cycle.

4. Turns on the check engine light after two consecutive failed driving cycles. Stores a freeze frame after two consecutive failed driving cycles.

OBD Codes Categories

P0100-P0199 – Fuel and Air Metering. These will be things like the mass airflow sensor and throttle body

P0200-P0299 – Fuel and Air Metering (Injector Circuit). These codes would be for things involving the fuel injectors.

P0300-P0399 – Ignition System or Misfire. If there was a bad spark plug or faulty coil you would see one of these codes.

P0400-P0499 – Auxiliary Emissions Controls. These are the famous EVAP system codes.

P0500-P0599 – Vehicle Speed Controls and Idle Control System. The idle air control valve and VSS would fall under this category.

P0600-P0699 – Computer Output Circuit. Sometimes these types of codes point to a faulty computer.

P0700-P0999 – Transmission Codes. Many times there is a code set in the engine computer that simply lets the driver know that there is a fault in the transmission computer and the TCU needs to be scanned for codes.

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Introducing: The Email Template That ll Get You a Meeting With Anyone You Ask

I’ve had the best time reading my email lately. Trust me, I know that’s a pretty rare thing to say—it’s just that I’ve been asking tons of awesome people to go on informational interviews with me, and they’ve almost all said yes.

Wondering how to score some sweet informational interviews of your own? I know, asking can be hard—after all, you’re proposing that busy and important strangers take time out of their schedules to meet with you.

Luckily for you, I’ve recently perfected the art of the ask. And since this information is so valuable, I’ll obviously share it. Plus, I’ll explain how to tailor the email to make it your own. Before you know it, you’ll love scrolling through your Gmail as well.

The Template

Dear [first name],

My name is [your name], and I’m a [job title] who works in [your location]. I’m reaching out because [reason why you want to speak with this person]. I’d love to learn more about [two or three things you’d like to learn from the person].

I’m sure you’re busy, so even 20 minutes would be appreciated.

An Example

Here’s what that looks like once you’ve filled it in:

My name is Aja Frost, and I’m a college student who’s interning in the city until mid-August. Your career path is very inspirational to me: I don’t know very many people who have worked in marketing at Google, Facebook, and Apple. As an aspiring marketer, I’d love to learn more about which skills you’ve used the most and what you’d expect from an entry-level employee in your department.

I’m sure you’re busy, so even 20 minutes would be greatly appreciated.

The Breakdown

Let’s do a line-by-line analysis so you can see what each accomplishes.

In the salutation, I like to use the person’s first name. “Dear Jane Doe” or “Dear Ms. Doe” sounds too stilted and formal to me.

The opening line should contextualize your message. Since I’m a student, I have a built-in advantage—professionals are usually pretty open to helping out the young and inexperienced. But, hearing from someone a little higher up can be really flattering, too—so no matter where you are on the corporate ladder, include your job title, employer, and location.

My name is Carrie Smith, and I’m a senior product manager at Unison Healthcare in Tampa, Florida.

The next line should explain why you’re writing to him or her. Go ahead and make it flattering. While I’m not suggesting you lay it on really thick, there’s got to be a reason you chose this specific person, so include it.

I’ve previously said:

“You have my dream job at my dream company. ” and “I was impressed to see the transition you made from finance to content strategy. ”

After that, you’ll want to include some very specific questions. Too many people show up to informational interviews with no idea what to ask, resulting in wasted time for all parties involved. If people see you’ve got a concrete goal for the meeting, they’ll be much more likely to say yes.

I always, always end with the same line: “I’m sure you’re busy, so. ” This statement shows you know you’re requesting a big favor. And just acknowledging that fact improves your chances for success.

The Extra Mile

You should definitely research people before you ask them to interviews. Not only will knowing their backgrounds help during the actual conversation, but you’ll usually find tidbits you can drop into your ask to make it more compelling. After scrolling through a CEO’s recent Twitter history, I found a post raving about a Brooklyn taco spot. When I asked her to meet me, I proposed going to that very taco spot. She agreed with far more enthusiasm than she likely would’ve if I’d asked her to meet at Starbucks.

On a different occasion, I saw a content strategist I was interested in contacting had spoken on a panel about inbound marketing. So in that email, I wrote, “I’d love to learn more about inbound marketing best practices and how to use location-specific strategies.”

By making a little extra effort, your request will be much more impressive.

The Follow-Up

Best case scenario: Your target answers, you make plans to get coffee, and you have an awesome and productive conversation. But what if he or she doesn’t answer? I usually wait a week, then send a follow-up email.

Dear [his or her name],

I hope you’re having a great week! I wanted to follow up on my request for an informational interview. As I explained in my previous email, [reason why this person has impressed you] and I’d love to hear about [questions you’d like to ask]. I’m happy to meet whenever and wherever is convenient for you. However, if your schedule is too full, I completely understand.

You’d be shocked at the number of people who don’t respond to your first query but do get back to you after the second. What I’ve learned from that is that most people aren’t ignoring you, the first email just arrived at an inopportune time to answer and was then forgotten.

However, if you’ve sent the second email and you still hear nothing, move on to your next prospect. There are plenty of people who will talk to you, so don’t spend too much energy chasing down one person.

After you’ve taken my template and made it your own, I’m confident you’ll be going on tons of coffee dates of your own. Good luck!

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Georgia Collaborative ASO

The Georgia Collaborative is currently implementing a new administrative services organization (ASO) contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide administrative services in support of Georgia’s public, integrated behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service system. The ASO serves adults and children who are eligible for fee-for-service Medicaid and those who are uninsured, as well as adults with IDD.

Serving over 600 providers, services include:

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Operating as the Georgia Collaborative ASO, we have partnered with longtime healthcare contractors Behavioral Health Link (BHL) and the Delmarva Foundation (Delmarva). BHL provides telephonic and mobile crisis single-point-of-entry services for the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), as well as all other ongoing operational elements of the GCAL program. Delmarva will conduct Person-Centered Reviews, Quality Enhancement Provider Reviews and other quality oversight and reporting services relevant to the IDD quality management system.

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How Car Diagnostic Software and Tools Work

Function of the Software

The OBD-II monitors the proper functioning of your vehicle. It not only controls certain engine functions through the on board computer, it also keeps a record of all of the things that happen to your car as you drive it, good and bad. This information can be used later by mechanics, who download a series of diagnostic codes from the OBD-II port. These codes explain what is going on with the vehicle, and are the basis for the diagnosis of your problem and how to fix it when the check engine light comes on or if you experience other problems.

The software that measures the diagnostics of your car takes regular readings of different systems in the car. This is primarily centered on the engine, but the OBD-II includes sensors for the chassis, frame and other parts of the car too. At each reading, the software records a particular acronym or code that represents the functionality of that system. This information is stored within the OBD-II system and can be retrieved by attaching a computer to the port. The mechanic then downloads the codes and translates them to determine exactly what was going on at each point of inspection. This helps to calculate when and how damage occurred to a part of your car.

How to Use a Car Diagnostic Tool

An auto scan tool can be used to read the diagnostic software. Also called a car code reader or an OBD-II scanner, this tool is a useful way to determine the issues with your car without having to take it in to a dealership or a mechanic for an expensive analysis.

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Exchange Server 2013 Performance Recommendations

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server 2013 performance tuning and troubleshooting is most effective when your environment has been properly sized and planned. While Exchange 2013 was designed to simplify the underlying resource infrastructure, it can still consume a large amount of system resources, such as memory, storage capacity, and CPU capacity.

The articles in this section were written by the Exchange performance team. They contain expertise from the Exchange product group, as well as best practices learned from customer support cases. The goal of these articles is to help you understand the impact of changes introduced in Exchange 2013, and the importance of appropriately sizing your Exchange 2013 infrastructure. We’ve also included recommended optimizations and guidance on identifying performance issues.

The architectural changes in Exchange 2013 are already documented on TechNet and in the Exchange Team Blog. We’ll first touch upon a few high level changes you should consider in order to better understand performance cost and sizing. Then, below, we’ve included a list of recommended references to provide further context and background in these important areas.

Please see Exchange 2013 virtualization for performance optimization guidance about deploying Exchange Server 2013 in a virtualized environment.

In Exchange 2013, the Client Access server role is a stateless proxy server. Now the Client Access server role’s primary responsibility is to authenticate incoming requests and then proxy each request to the appropriate Mailbox server, the one hosting the active copy of the user mailbox. This means it’s no longer necessary to configure affinity between the Client Access server and load balancer for specific protocols.

Another noteworthy change in Exchange 2013 is in the Information Store. The Information Store now consists of two kinds of processes: host and worker. Each database instance is associated with its own Microsoft.Exchange.Store.Worker.exe process. This allows for better isolation of problematic database issues, and can reduce the performance impact of a database problem to just the one worker instance for that database.

The Microsoft Exchange Replication service is responsible for all high availability services related to the Mailbox Server role. This replication service hosts the Active Manager component, which is responsible for monitoring failures and taking corrective actions.

A great post on architectural changes, including the impact to re-sizing an Exchange 2013 environment from earlier versions, can be found in Exchange 2013 Server Role Architecture .

More about Exchange 2013 architectural changes, and background information on other relevant areas, can be found in the following:

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ITIL – Service Management

What is Service Management?

To understand what Service Management is, we have to understand what companies are, and the way Service Management might help service suppliers to ship and handle these companies.

Service: It s a technique of delivering worth to prospects by facilitating outcomes that prospects wish to obtain without taking possession of any dangers or prices incurred. They facilitate outcomes by enhancing the efficiency of related duties and decreasing the impact of constraints.

Service Management is what allows service suppliers to:

  • Perceive the companies they supply,
  • Be certain that the companies facilitate the outcomes their prospects wish to obtain,
  • Perceive the worth of the companies to their prospects,
  • Perceive and handle all the prices and dangers related to these companies .

Service Management is a set of specialized organizational capabilities that present worth to prospects within the type of enterprises:

  • These specialized organizational capabilities embrace the processes, actions, features and roles that service suppliers use to allow them to ship companies to their prospects. Also. they embrace the flexibility to arrange and handle information and perceive the right way to facilitate outcomes that create worth.

IT Service Management: The implementation and Management of high-quality IT companies that meet the wants of the enterprise.

Stakeholders in Service Management:

Stakeholders have a curiosity in a company, mission or companies and so forth. And will have an interest in the actions, targets, sources or deliverables from service Management. A function is a team or group of individuals and the tools or other resources they use to perform some processes or actions.

  • Capabilities are models of organizations specialized to carry out certain varieties of work and chargeable for particular outcomes.
  • They re self-contained, with capabilities and sources obligatory for his or her efficiency and outcomes. Capabilities embrace work methods internal to the capabilities.

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Oracle Data
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Overview

Oracle Data Mining (ODM), a component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics Database Option, provides powerful data mining algorithms that enable data analytsts to discover insights, make predictions and leverage their Oracle data and investment. With ODM, you can build and apply predictive models inside the Oracle Database to help you predict customer behavior, target your best customers, develop customer profiles, identify cross-selling opportunties and detect anomalies and potential fraud.

Algorithms are implemented as SQL functions and leverage the strengths of the Oracle Database. The SQL data mining functions can mine data tables and views, star schema data including transactional data, aggregations, unstructured data i.e. CLOB data type (using Oracle Text to extract tokens) and spatial data. Oracle Advanced Analytics SQL data mining functions take full advantage of database parallelism for model build and model apply and honor all data and user privileges and security schemes. Predictive models can be included in SQL queries, BI dashboards and embedded in real-time applications.

Oracle Data Miner GUI

Oracle Data Miner GUI. an extension to Oracle SQL Developer, enables data analysts, business analysts and data scientists to work directly with data inside the database using the graphical drag and drop workflow and component pallet. Oracle Data Miner work flows capture and document the user’s analytical methodology and can be saved and shared with others to automate analytical methodologies. Oracle Data Miner can generate SQL and PL/SQL scripts for model automation, scheduling and deployment throughout the enterprise.

Oracle Data Miner creates predictive models that application developers can integrate into applications to automate the discovery and distribution of new business intelligence-predictions, patterns and discoveries throughout the enterprise.

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The 7 Must Have Auto Body Tools You Need #auto #movers


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When getting started with auto body repair, let s face it you need some auto body tools.

You may be a hobbyist or you may be looking into auto body as a new money making venture for yourself

Whatever the case is, if you want to paint a car and start doing up your projects, you need to start building your tool chest.

Today we re talking about the 7 most common auto body and paint tools that you ll probably end up needing in the near future if you already don t have them.

Here s a List of The Most Common Auto Body Tools That You ll Need To Get Started in Auto Body and Paint

1. Air Compressor

If you re serious about painting cars or bikes, then you ll want an air compressor that will last you the years to come.

I recommend picking up a 240V 60 gallon with a 5-7 HP setup.

(See detailed post on the best size air compressor you need here).

It s perfect for painting a car, or a large van and will power all of your air tools with ease. It s a workhorse that you ll be proud you bought. Bigger is better when it comes to compressors.

If you want something small and only plan on painting touch ups and motorcycles then a 25-35 gallon air compressor will work for you.

SIDE NOTE. You can and I have painted a full car with a smaller 30 gallon tank. You just need to keep your eyes and ears on the pressure fluctuation and adjust accordingly while your painting I don t recommended it,  but it can be done.

2. HVLP Spray Gun

You need a spray gun to paint correct?

I get asked all the time Tony what kind of gun should I get? I always reply with get what you can afford? . If you can afford a $600. SATA, then get it. It will definitely show a difference when laying your paint.

Just remember that you don t need the BEST gun when getting started. When I first started painting, I started with a $100. Astro spray gun.

I don t even think it was a HVLP. But I painted for at least a year or two with that gun. As you get better, increase the quality of your gun. You ll start to notice that your paint jobs start to come out better and better.

In closing, get what you can afford. If I had to recommend a good starting spray gun it would be a Warwick. Check out our reviews on them here. For $150 $250 you can get a great starting gun. (See a complete video and run down on automotive spray guns here).

3. Dual Action Sander

Now, This is not really a MUST-HAVE, but will save you a TON of time with basic sanding and body filler shaping.

Get one if you can afford it. They cost anywhere from $50. $175. (see a complete post on Dual Action sanders here).

I show you exactly how you can use one of these to cut some MAJOR time off of your body work and sanding times. Don t worry, all of these strategies are located in our VIP course and you can learn more about that here.   Let s get you on the FAST track to repairing and refinishing your project!

4. Slide Hammer/ Stud Welder

If you re planing on repairing some form of dents and pulling out panels then one of these is a must.

You can go with a cheaper version and get a basic slide hammer which uses screws and hook adapters to pull out dents.

Or your other option is to invest in a electric style stud welder.

When they first came out you d see them selling for $350. $450. Nowadays you can pick them up for under $190. Not bad!

If on a budget, don t count out local swap meets or local online classifieds to find great used tools. I ve had many VIP members score compressors and a ton of auto body and paint tools from craigslist.com and other popular classifieds online for fractions of what it may have cost if they had bought them new.

If you re not sure how to use one of these, don t worry because we have step-by-step videos in our VIP area that will walk you through the entire process and show you how to use these same tools with maximum results and success.

Yes, we also show you insider sneaky tips and tricks that only auto body pros know about

5. Autobody Hammer and Dolly Set

Ready to whip panels back into shape? Ready to be the real deal with the steel?

Then get yourself a nice autobody hammer and dolly set. You ll need em. Expect this set to cost anywhere from $30 up to $150 for a brand name set like Eastwood.

This is a set that you ll probably buy once in your life. I still have and use my fathers originals. If you get the wooden handle kind, the handles are the only part that you d end up replacing over the years.

6. Autobody Sanding Blocks

We all need a sanding block. My favorite is the Holy Block (picture below) they work really well for me. Wet or dry, you re good to go.

Durablock is another great brand with all types of shapes.

Sanding blocks ate crucial when doing autobody repair. You need them when color sanding and buffing. You need them for shaping body filler and you need them to help to cut high spots and to find low spots in your bodywork.

Auto body blocks are a must-have in the tool box and there affordable.

7. Body Filler/ Bondo Spreader and Putty Knives

Putty knives or Bondo spreaders are used to mix body filler aka (Bondo ). You can get them in metal or plastic.

I used to like the metal ones because they d last longer. When they get caked up with filler you can clean them fairly easily with your DA sander or on a wire wheel.

What I don t like about metal putty knives is, once your finished applying your filler, you need to clean them right away. If you don t, it s a little harder to clean than the plastic type.

With the plastic applicators, after your finished spreading your filler, you can basically leave the Bondo on it. After it hardens, you can easily peal it off and you re ready for mixing and application.

That s why I rather use the plastic ones now days. Below you ll see both types of applicators. Metal and plastic.

PHEW . That was a lot of information!

Now, don t get me wrong.

You can do bodywork without a few of these tools such as the DA sander and Hammer set but you ll be very limited on what you can repair.

And over time, you ll probably end up adding more tools to your man cave, but for now I really think these 7 tools above are the basics and essential for completing some awesome auto body repair and paint jobs.

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When creating data visualizations, there are two primary options: hiring a data visualization specialist/agency or using data visualization software. Each method is appropriate for different types of visualization projects. If you have a project that is best served by data visualization software, then you’ll need to choose the best data visualization tools for your project.

We’ve compiled a list of the tools we know and like – the one that’s right for you will vary based on your specific project needs, but these will give you a start:

MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop

MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop is a fast and user-friendly software for visual data analytics. Quick to download and install, this visualization software allows you to get to work quickly. Included sample data and pre-built interactive dashboards further serve to lower the learning curve.

MicroStrategy allows you to connect any database you like, import Excel spreadsheets/CSV files and even import data from an online source. What’s more, you can blend multiple data sources and types to gain the exact insights you need.

The basic version is free and allows for simplistic, but insightful, visualizations to be created. If your project requires more advanced features, like Salesforce Reporting, Enterprise Information Integration or Mobile access, upgrading to “Analytics Enterprise” allows you to access to these features.

Domo

Domo offers an online business intelligence tool that has a sleek UI and is specifically designed to allow users to build sophisticated dashboards with no IT involvement. Because the software is accessible online, Domo and the dashboards it creates, are available to your entire organization.

Their Domo platform is particularly well-suited for users looking to visualize data in existing cloud-based apps like Salesforce.com. In addition to cloud-based apps, Domo can take input from databases, spreadsheets and even social media platforms. The output is just as versatile – Domo created dashboards are designed to be viewable on tablets and mobile devices in addition to a traditional PC interface

Tableau

Tableau offers a suite of tools that include an online, desktop and server version. All of these versions provide a easy-to-use drag and drop interface that can help you quickly turn your data into business insights. The online and server versions allow your entire team to build and work with the visualization tool.

Like many other data analytics and visualization tools, Tableau can connect to local or remote data of many different formats. Additionally, the Tableau engine can connect to live data for up-to-date visualizations (at the sacrifice of some speed) or warehoused data for much smoother-moving visualizations.

QlikView

The QlikView business discovery platform is one of a few visual analytics tools offered by Qlik. QlikView can’t create the same elegant visualizations that the other tools offer, but the software’s dynamic model means that you can quickly analyze your data in multiple dimensions. In addition, QlikView is able to work off of data in memory instead of off your disk, allowing for real-time operational BI environments (like monitoring financial transactions).

QlikView is able to work with a wide variety of data sources, including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce.com and other legacy data files like Excel spreadsheets. What’s more, QlikView can combine these disparate data sources into a single visualization or dashboard.

Although there are some noteworthy challenges when it comes to creating scripting and troubleshooting data challenges, the QlikView tool is generally quite user friendly and offers robust filtering options.

When you need the ability to quickly visualize your data or use a dashboard to watch for known, expected and unexpected circumstances, visual analytics software may be right for you. Choosing the best data visualization tools for your organizations needs is a process of trial and discovery. These four options are a great place to start.

When you’re looking for a data visualization that will have a high return-on-investment, a custom dashboard may be right for you. A custom data visualization dashboard allows your organization access to data in real time, allowing you to quickly understand key business metrics and make decisions based on that information. Custom visual dashboards save time, improve decision making, and help save or bring in new revenue. Experienced data visualization firms like Boost Labs can build a great custom dashboard that is tailored to your company’s needs.

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Back in the day, when I was a little less experienced (OK, a lot!), I focused solely on finding the ultimate product for the job—which car wax lasted longest, shone the most, gave the most bang for the buck; Which leather conditioner yielded the most tactile, supple, inviting surface; Which tire dressing applied the neatest, and offered the greatest longevity and the deepest, richest gloss. I so entwined myself in these issues, that I failed to take into consideration one essential element: What auto detailing supplies are used to apply or remove the product is every bit as important to the final outcome as the product itself!

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How to manage the torrent of social media conversations and increase your productivity!

By Kim Bale
Socialbrite staff

O ne of the things we often hear from nonprofits and social enterprises is: How do I manage the torrent of social media conversations coming at me?

The answer used to be: Painstakingly and one conversation at a time. But a new crop of social media tools aims to tamp down the social media gusher by letting you update, monitor, manage and maintain several communication outlets at once. (While it s sometimes hard to know what counts as a social media dashboard, we re not including a wide range of customer relationship management (CRM) or social media monitoring tools here.)

When selecting a dashboard for personal or professional use, you should consider such items as cost, analytics and which social networks they support, among other things. Our list is meant to feature some of the breakout social media dashboards in the space and highlight their distinguishing features to make the selection process a bit easier.

Here are 10 of our favorite social media dashboard tools:

Threadsy: Unify your email, social networks

1 Threadsy is an intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard that allows organizations to connect through multiple email accounts as well as Facebook and Twitter. Free to use, Threadsy is great for managing your nonprofit or business s brand from one clean dashboard across the big names in social media platforms. With no fees and no downloads, this service should make a splash in the space for both personal use and use by your organization.

Myweboo: Organize your information streams

2 Haven t heard of Myweboo. That s OK. This upstart startup invites users to discover, browse and read popular streams and share them with friends and followers. You or your organization can choose from a wide variety of “applications” to connect to and stream to a dashboard from categories like news, social, fashion, photo and video. These streams can be viewed together of filtered from “My Dashboard” and then easily shared via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Delicious and other networks. You re in complete control of which sites will make up your dashboard. Free to use, Myweboo is run by an appealing brother-and-sister pair of young tech stars.

Hootsuite: Integrate all your platforms

3 Our personal favorite is Hootsuite because of the depth of its products and services. Nonprofits and cause organizations can update multiple social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and more) from a computer or iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device. A team of users can track results of their interactions and create a dashboard that will work efficiently with their preferred social streams. Hootsuite offers two versions. One is free and aggregates up to five social network and two RSS feeds; it stores stat history for 30 days and is ad supported. For $5.99 a month, your organization can enjoy unlimited capabilities for a single user, with each additional user costing $10 per month.

Spredfast: For teams of social marketers

4 Spredfast allows an organization not only to manage its social media presence but also to monitor and measure its voice across multiple social media channels from one easy-to-use dashboard. A great choice for organizations with multiple hands in social media marketing efforts, Spredfast offers superb organizational tools that help identify and assign tasks to multiple users across multiple social media sites ranging from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and blogging platforms. It also lets you publish video to many video sites at once, similar to TubeMogul. Free for 30 days, Spredfast has pricing tiers that start around $212 per month for nonprofits. See the new writeup on Spredfast on our sister site, Socialmedia.biz.

MediaFunnel: Collaborative, permission-based system

5 Coordinate and manage your nonprofit s social media presence with MediaFunnel. a collaboration platform that lets you navigate and moderate online conversations about your brand. One interesting feature: You can use MediaFunnel to manage your team member s social media updates say, by holding your intern s tweets in a queue until approved by a supervisor (roles include admins, publishers and contributors). Chiefly geared to businesses, MediaFunnel makes it easy to combine several social media accounts and to offer solutions for presenting a brand s presence through multiple voices. Scheduled tweets, brand alerts and tweets via email or SMS are supported.

CoTweet: Advanced features for Enterprise users

6 CoTweet is used by thousands of individuals and employees at nonprofits and corporations around the world. The free Standard edition is limited to a few Twitter accounts and geared to a couple of team members. The paid Enterprise edition supports Facebook, too, and is geared to brands more deeply engaged in social marketing, brand building and customer support. It supports an unlimited number of users, advanced workflow, more analytics, third-party integrations including Salesforce.com productivity tools, unlimited conversation history for deeper customer relationships, a mobile app, rich profiles of fans and followers and more.

Seesmic: Free, clean credible

Netvibes: Share your widgets with the world

8 Netvibes lets organizations keep track of the news and trends that matter, create unique personal and public dashboards and share these public dashboards or sites with anyone, anywhere, at any time. You can easily create fun and personalized widgets detailing the weather, to-do lists, Twitter feeds, Facebook posts or Flickr updates, among many others and post them to both personal and public dashboards. Organizations can choose a theme, name their pages and organize them with tabs and share them with the world.

TweetDeck: Connect with your contacts

9 If you re a Twitter aficionado, you may already use TweetDeck. which works on the Mac, PC, Linux, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. It connects organizations with contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and many more. Free of charge, TweetDeck allows users to schedule future posts, manage multiple accounts and update several social media sites at once to maintain consistency. One unique feature allows users to send tweets longer than 140 characters through smart cross-posting to both a Buzz and Twitter account. Twitter is a desktop app and not Web-based, so one thing we don t like is the inability to manage the app s font size on different screens.

Brizzly: Simplify your updating

10 Brizzly simplifies your social media browsing and updating experience while taking some of the work out of keeping up to date with trends and followers. It lets you update on Twitter and Facebook. Its Brizzly Guide helps explain trending topics on Twitter. Brizzly is free.

Tools that can integrate your social networks

There are, of course, other social media dashboard solutions for the enterprise. One good choice for businesses is Awareness. which lets your team publish, manage, measure and engage across multiple social media channels.

Another is Sprout Social. Social media tools for business, a social media management suite. We listed Sprout Social in our roundup of Paid social media monitoring services .

Also, don t forget other tools that can integrate your social networks:

• You might want to try using a browser as your social media dashboard. Flock has been the most social of the social browsers for the past five years. Others say Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will get you a social media dashboard with the right add-ons/extensions. And Marc Andreessen s upcoming RockMelt (Mashable review ) will take it a step further, requiring you to log into Facebook before using it.

• Unilyzer has a social media dashboard to unify your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts.

• We re impressed by the private beta of Nimble and will report back when we ve used it more extensively.

• TwitterFeed lets you feed your blog to Twitter, Facebook and more.

• Ping.fm is a free service that makes it easy to update your social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr and Delicious.

• RowFeeder is a tool to cross-post, to track conversations on Twitter and Facebook and to create analytical reports.

What s your favorite social media dashboard? Please add a comment.

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7 killer open source monitoring tools

Network and system monitoring is a broad category. There are solutions that monitor for the proper operation of servers, network gear, and applications, and there are solutions that track the performance of those systems and devices, providing trending and analysis. Some tools will sound alarms and notifications when problems are detected, while others will even trigger actions to run when alarms sound. Here is a collection of open source solutions that aim to provide some or all of these capabilities.

Cacti is a very extensive performance graphing and trending tool that can be used to track just about any monitored metric that can be plotted on a graph. From disk utilization to fan speeds in a power supply, if it can be monitored, Cacti can track it — and make that data quickly available.

Nagios is the old guard of system and network monitoring. It is fast, reliable, and extremely customizable. Nagios can be a challenge for newcomers, but the rather complex configuration is also its strength, as it can be adapted to just about any monitoring task. What it may lack in looks it makes up for in power and reliability.

Icinga is an offshoot of Nagios that is currently being rebuilt anew. It offers a thorough monitoring and alerting framework that’s designed to be as open and extensible as Nagios is, but with several different Web UI options. Icinga 1 is closely related to Nagios, while Icinga 2 is the rewrite. Both versions are currently supported, and Nagios users can migrate to Icinga 1 very easily.

NeDi may not be as well known as some of the others, but it’s a great solution for tracking devices across a network. It continuously walks through a network infrastructure and catalogs devices, keeping track of everything it discovers. It can provide the current location of any device, as well as a history.

NeDi can be used to locate stolen or lost devices by alerting you if they reappear on the network. It can even display all known and discovered connections on a map, showing how every network interconnect is laid out, down to the physical port level.

Observium combines system and network monitoring with performance trending. It uses both static and auto discovery to identify servers and network devices, leverages a variety of monitoring methods, and can be configured to track just about any available metric. The Web UI is very clean, well thought out, and easy to navigate.

As shown, Observium can also display the physical location of monitored devices on a geographical map. Note too the heads-up panels showing active alarms and device counts.

Zabbix monitors servers and networks with an extensive array of tools. There are Zabbix agents for most operating systems, or you can use passive or external checks, including SNMP to monitor hosts and network devices. You’ll also find extensive alerting and notification facilities, and a highly customizable Web UI that can be adapted to a variety of heads-up displays. In addition, Zabbix has specific tools that monitor Web application stacks and virtualization hypervisors.

Zabbix can also produce logical interconnection diagrams detailing how certain monitored objects are interconnected. These maps are customizable, and maps can be created for groups of monitored devices and hosts.

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    USPS has the solution to your ecommerce API and shipping API needs. The Web Tools API library enables external e-commerce shopping cart and shipping software to access valuable USPS® data free of charge! From shipping rates to tracking information to scheduling a package pickup, Web Tools makes shipping with the U.S. Postal Service easier than ever. Get started now or read on to learn more.

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    Individuals in design teams don’t always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home. and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions .

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    02. InVision

    InVision is one of the best prototyping tools around

    A tool created specifically for designers, Invision is a web-based and mobile app that turns your designs into fully active prototypes with gestures, transitions and animations. Clients can provide feedback in the form of comments on your designs. and you can keep them up to date with the project s progress in real time through actionable to-do lists. Getting started on your first project is free, but any more will cost you from $15/month.

    03. Google Keep

    Share lists and ideas with Google Keep

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    04. Trello

    Share your to-do list with others in real time using Trello

    This project management tool is like a magical customisable to-do list on a single interface, which you can share with others in real time. Based on a system of ‘cards’ (which are essentially Post-it notes), you can categorise and order text, photos, drawings and mockups whichever way you want. There’s also a nice progress gauge so you can keep an eye on your project’s pipeline, as well as the ability to set appointment reminders. Most brilliantly of all: it’s free.

    05. appear.in

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    06. Yammer

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    A social network for business, Yammer provides a platform for you to communicate and collaborate privately with your colleagues. Employees sign in with a company email address, and can use the platform via web, desktop or mobile. You can chat openly or privately, share documents, and even like somebody’s status if you so wish! With over seven million users, it’s the most widely used enterprise network tool and, now owned by Microsoft, can be integrated with SharePoint .

    07. Red Pen

    Want constructive criticism? This feedback tool makes it easier

    More fun than a teacher’s marking pen, this feedback tool is particularly great if you’re a freelancer looking for some constructive criticism on a project. Specifically created for designers, Red Pen lets you drag and drop your designs into a dashboard and invite specific colleagues (or even clients) to let you know their thoughts in real- time as you roll out your latest updates. One of Red Pen’s best features is that it keeps track of the numerous versions so you can always reclaim that earlier design if you change your mind.

    08. Mural

    Gather and sort ideas and resources in different formats

    Mural is a creative tool for you to drag-and-drop rich media files, links and documents onto a big HTML5 drawing board, which is a great way to collect inspiration and gather your thoughts. It also supports collaboration that allows designers to brainstorm cool ideas remotely. Plus, it is optimised for iPad and made gesture-friendly.

    Mural is not just designed as a pinboard like Pinterest its main goal is gathering and organising ideas. Anyone can join you to edit and collaborate, and changes are reflected on the board in real time. Just send an email invitation or set up a password for the board and you are ready to go.

    Tools like this are lighter than some of the more traditional brainstorming tools, and if you’re new to collaborative brainstorming then this could be a good place to get started.

    09. GoVisually

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    Free tool GoVisually allows you to mark annotations and place comments on any part of your project. With it, designers and clients can collaborate to revise projects online without sending painful emails, which should ultimately increase productivity.

    For your annotation you can chose an elliptical, rectangular or lasso selection, as well as customising its colour and weight. These functions are very useful, and are as simple to apply as you’d find in a basic drawing app.

    When multiple team members are on the same page, GoVisually applies layers for each user, like in Photoshop. Clicking on each user hides or displays relevant content, which is particularly useful when collaborating with different departments. Revisions can be easily upload and it is simple to switch between different versions of the same document or project.

    10. MindMeister

    Mindmeister is a collaborative mind-mapping tool

    Mindmeister is a powerful mind-mapping tool, but also has the functionality of many collaboration tools, so designers can use it to craft ideas and concepts. It might feel a bit quirky to organise a design idea through mind mapping, but this is still a great collaboration tool to try out.

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    I don t remember learning about transpersonal psychology in my clinical psych program. (With all that reading and lack of sleep. it s also possible I just missed that lesson.) So I was intrigued when I recently came across the term, and decided to do some digging.

    In the Foreword of The Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology . writer Ken Wilber defines “transpersonal” as “personal plus.” He explains that transpersonal work integrates both personal psychology and psychiatry but then “adds those deeper or higher aspects of human experience that transcend the ordinary and the average—experiences that are, in other words, ‘transpersonal’ or ‘more than personal,’ personal plus.”

    It turns out that transpersonal psychology focuses on the spiritual. Bruce W. Scotton, M.D. one of the editors of the book, describes “spiritual” as “the realm of the human spirit, that part of humanity that is not limited to bodily experience.”

    The British Psychological Society also acknowledges the central emphasis on spirituality in transpersonal psychology :

    Transpersonal Psychology might loosely be called the psychology of spirituality and of those areas of the human mind which search for higher meanings in life, and which move beyond the limited boundaries of the ego to access an enhanced capacity for wisdom, creativity, unconditional love and compassion. It honors the existence of transpersonal experiences, and is concerned with their meaning for the individual and with their effect upon behavior.

    According to the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (which is a private graduate school founded in 1975):

    Traditional psychology is interested in a continuum of human experience and behavior ranging from severe dysfunction, mental and emotional illness at one end, to what is generally considered normal , healthy behavior at the other end and various degrees of normal and maladjustment in between. While an exact definition of Transpersonal Psychology is the subject of debate, Transpersonal Psychology is a full spectrum psychology that encompasses all of this and then goes beyond it by adding a serious scholarly interest in the immanent and transcendent dimensions of human experience: exceptional human functioning, experiences, performances and achievements, true genius, the nature and meaning of deep religious and mystical experiences, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and how we might foster the fulfillment of our highest potentials as human beings.

    Transpersonal psychology combines a variety of approaches in psychology, including behaviorism, cognitive psychology and humanistic psychology, along with other disciplines, including Eastern and Western philosophy, mysticism, mindfulness and the world’s religions.

    Below are six other facts about transpersonal psychology, from the therapist’s role in psychotherapy to transpersonal psychology’s history as a field.

    1. Transpersonal psychology doesn’t have specific tools or methods.

    “Transpersonal psychotherapy is rooted in an ideology and a basic humility that operates behind the scenes,” said psychotherapist, author and teacher Jeffrey Sumber. “It is less about a particular tool or methodology and more about an intention that motivates the intervention,” he said.

    2. Relationships in transpersonal psychology are key.

    According to Sumber, “Transpersonal Psychology is an approach to understanding the way our minds operate through our relationships with others, resting in the belief that there is something bigger and deeper in the space between which operates upon us.”

    The relationship between client and therapist is just as important as the client’s other relationships. “… The space between therapist and client is as sacred and transformative as that space between the client and their issues, their families and friends, etc.,” he said.

    And both people change as a result of this relationship. As Sumber writes on his website, “…in order for positive change to occur for the client, it must also occur for the therapist on some level, by and through the bonds of our relationship.”

    3. The therapist isn’t viewed as the expert.

    Rather, the therapist is “the facilitator [who] assist[s] the client in uncovering their own truth and their own process,” Sumber said. “The only room for expertise is the therapists ability to reflect the client’s own truth back to them with as little of the therapist’s own baggage as possible,” he added.

    4. Transpersonal psychology doesn t judge others experiences.

    Sumber said that transpersonal psychology also is based on the belief that the “client and the therapist both have their own experiences and neither is right, wrong, correct or incorrect, healthy or unhealthy.”

    “If a client brings an experience into therapy that makes me uncomfortable, I have the ability to look at my own discomfort and work on it and I can even disclose it to the client if that is appropriate.”

    5. Various well-known psychologists pioneered transpersonal psychology.

    According to The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, William James, Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow are just a few of the psychologists that played a role in pioneering transpersonal psychology. (Find out more about each psychologist here .)

    In fact, William James was the first to use the term “transpersonal” in a 1905 lecture, according to The Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology, and he’s referred to as the founder of modern transpersonal psychology and psychiatry. As psychologist Eugene Taylor, Ph.D, writes in the book:

    He was the first to use the term transpersonal in an English-language context and the first to articulate a scientific study of consciousness within a framework of evolutionary biology. He experimented with psychoactive substances to observe their effects on his own consciousness and was a pioneer in founding the field that is now called parapsychology. He helped to cultivate modern interest in dissociated states, multiple personality. and theories of the subconscious. He explored the field of comparative religion and was probably the first American psychologist to establish relationships with or to influence a number of Asian meditation teachers. He also pioneered in writing about the psychology of mystical experience.

    6. Transpersonal psychology emerged as a field in the late 1960s.

    According to the article “Brief History of Transpersonal Psychology” written by one of transpersonal psychology’s founders, psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies:

    In 1967, a small working group including Abraham Maslow, Anthony Sutich, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Miles Vich, and Sonya Margulies met in Menlo Park, California, with the purpose of creating a new psychology that would honor the entire spectrum of human experience, including various non-ordinary states of consciousness. During these discussions, Maslow and Sutich accepted Grof’s suggestion and named the new discipline “transpersonal psychology.” This term replaced their own original name “transhumanistic,” or “reaching beyond humanistic concerns.” Soon after- wards, they launched the Association of Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), and started the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. Several years later, in 1975, Robert Frager founded the (California) Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, which has remained at the cutting edge of transpersonal education, research, and therapy for more than three decades. The International Transpersonal Association was launched in 1978 by myself, as its founding president, and Michael Murphy and Richard Price, founders of Esalen Institute.

    (You can find the full-text here. along with other pieces on transpersonal psychology written by Stanislav Grof.)

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    4 Fantastic Network Visualization Tools

    As internet usage has grown, so too have the various online networks which connect family, friends, colleagues and people with shared interests.

    Whilst, it is often easy to gain a numerical overview of connections, friends or followers, this tends to add context, rather than insight the fact remains, it can be difficult to dig that bit deeper and see how people within networks are linked.

    This poses a challenge for digital communicators as we want to tap into big, social data and visualise networks; so we can see how ideas may spread, understand who knows whom and identity people that are influential within a particular context. After all, if you can understand a network, you gain insight into who people may trust, find influential and credible.

    In short; being able to accurately visualise networks has big implications for influencer mapping, identification and outreach. If you can discover who the idea starters, amplifiers or adapters are, you are at a distinct advantage (check out ‘The Fire Hose, Ideas, and ‘Topology of Influence’ by my Edelman colleague, Jonathan Hargreaves for more information on influence).

    The good news is that there already are some excellent free tools available which utilise big data to understand the composition of networks, identify influencers and inform outreach. Here’s four such tools I’ve been using over the last couple of months:

    1. TouchGraph (websites, topics or Facebook)
    An old favourite of mine. TouchGraph is a fantastic tool that lets you map networks and see connections between websites, people or Facebook friends and can help identify idea starters, amplifiers and adapters. The strength of TouchGraph is that it enables you to accurately pinpoint the relationships between chunks of information in an easily digestible and more importantly, actionable way.

    2. Google+ Ripples (Google+)
    This tool uses ripples to show how users share posts on Google+ throughout their networks. The vast potential of Google+ Ripples is nowhere near being fully realised, but what makes Google+ Ripples valuable to digital communicators is that you can easily identify who amplifies content effectively. You can even play back Ripples to watch the spread of a particular post to see who and where reverberation was generated.

    3. MentionMap (Twitter)
    MentionMap helps you make sense of the seemingly endless ‘noise’ on Twitter and intelligently maps networks to see who people are talking to and what they are talking about. Although, Tweets are short-life content, Twitter is fantastic for driving online traffic and amplification, so this tool should be utilised when you’re trying to workout who is influential and amplifies content within particular areas or networks.

    4. InMaps (LinkedIn)
    InMap is interesting, rather than useful as it offers a visual representation of your LinkedIn connections. Whilst, it’s interesting to see your network mapped, along with connections and commonalities, it is limited to just your profile and is perhaps best utilised when job-hunting. What would be very useful is the ability to map other people’s networks. This would elevate InMaps to a position of not only use, but great value.

    What network visualization tools do you find particularly useful?

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    Step 1: Know Your Shopping Style Step 2: Narrow Down Your Shopping List Step 3: Calculate What You Can Afford Step 4: Do Your Research Online Step 5: Know When the Price is Right Step 6: Leasing vs. Buying Step 7: Find Financing, Warranties and Insurance Step 8: Sell or Trade Your Current Vehicle Step 9: Consider Your Buying Options Step 10: Get the Most Out of Your Test Drive

    Step 1: Know Your Shopping Style

    Even with the large amount of automotive information available on the internet, many people still purchase new cars within only a few days of making the decision to buy. This leaves a huge opportunity for a buyer to be sold a car, that he or she may not actually have wanted, rather than making an informed purchase decision to buy a car.

    Remember, as the buyer, you should be the one in control throughout the entire process, and you should be making many choices along the way before you even step into a dealership. With so much reliable information available, even if you already have a strong preference about the vehicle you want, if you take some time to do some research and be open-minded you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

    Here’s one way to start: Take a look at the following list of different types of shoppers and decide which one best describes you. After that, begin your vehicle search by using one of the convenient short cuts shown below, or simply follow all 10 Steps to Buying a New Car to cover all the bases.

    Value Shopper

    You want a good price, but you are willing to pay for quality.

    Short Cut: Check out J.D. Power quality ratings on the vehicles you are interested in.

    Image Shopper

    You are concerned with what your vehicle says about you. Does it project a desirable image?

    Short Cut: Review the top most researched vehicles in the category you’re shopping.

    Methodical Shopper

    You enjoy the chase as much as the conquest, and cover every base, becoming somewhat of a new-car expert.

    Short Cut: Go through the entire “10 Steps to Buying a New Car” process.

    You want a safe and reliable vehicle you can trust to keep you and your family safe on the road.

    Short Cut: Read about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new Government 5-Star Safety ratings system

    Whatever your shopping style, the information you gather and the effort you put into the process will serve you well and help you avoid the buyer’s remorse that often accompanies automotive purchases.

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    AutoEnginuity’s® Scan Tool is a professional Windows® PC diagnostics scan tool for all

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    Auto Body Tools

    Every body shop mechanic worth his salt knows that one of the biggest factors when it comes to successful body repair work is having the proper tool for the job. Air brushes. dent pullers. body clamps, and hydraulic rams are just the bare beginning of what it takes to be a successful body repair person. At Automotive Specialty Tools, Inc we offer the very best supplies for the serious body repair expert.

    At Automotive Specialty Tools, Inc, not only do we carry the very best professional grade body repair tools and accessories, but we carry them at exceptionally low prices. We carry every piece of body repair equipment that the properly outfitted body repair shop needs, and if we don’t have it, we will make it our mission to find it for you. We carry everything from upholstery and trim tools all the way to wheel dollies. and pneumatic and hand sanders for the ultimate in precision body sanding.

    We have some excellent auto body specific professional grade tools for sale. We have everything from high quality dent pullers to some excellent painting and sanding must haves. For example, we have a great little inflatable dent remover from Lock Technology. It is a two-piece unit that uses a hand pump to allow you to “pump” out dents in cars, truck, vans, and SUVs.

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    7 Most Common Collision Repair Tools

    There are plenty of auto collision repair tools that are used in the event that your car needs to be fixed. These tools range from being simple and basic, to being highly complex and very expensive. Some tools are used only by the best quality shops, while others are getting creative with the tools they can afford. Here is a quick list of some of the most common collision repair tools available and in use today.

    CNC Machine

    A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is a highly specialized tool that is used in precision cutting and fabricating. Operated by a computer programmer who punches in the dimensions of the cuts, the machine automatically performs many different tasks from milling to lathe operations.This is a major investment, but if you do a lot of fabricating and working from scratch, this is a tool needed for larger shops.

    It used to be that if the frame was compromised in any way then the vehicle would be totaled. However, with a frame machine that does not have to be the case anymore. A frame machine is a very advanced piece of machinery that will bend the frame back into place where you could make repairs to it.

    There are many types of welders from acetylene torches, to MIG and TIG welders. These can be used for a wide variety of operations, from fabricating a new piece for a vehicle, to cutting away the damaged parts.

    This indispensable collision repair tool will help considerably with the amount of time it takes you to complete an auto body repair. For a lot of collision repair large sections of body panels will need to be replaced in order to give a factory finish look. However, this takes a lot of time that is passed onto the customer in billing. With an air flange tool you can easily add a skin to a piece of metal instead of replacing the entire piece.

    Painting in auto body is like grease for an auto mechanic. With almost every repair, you are going to have a need to paint something. This is to match the original color, or even to give the entire vehicle a new paint job. The collision repair tools associated with painting are paint spray guns, air compressors, and many different types of nozzles.

    Some dents are not easily taken out by replacing a panel. They might be in an older vehicle where you cannot find the parts as readily as you would a newer car. An air hammer will help you coax the metal back into place by working over the entire area. For dents that are creases, instead of simply pushed in, the air hammer moves the metal back into place to smooth out the appearance.

    Every collision center will have a full compliment of body shaping tools. For years, instead of replacing body panels, the auto body repair center would basically reshape the body with fiberglass and Bondo. Using sanders, scrapers, and smoothers, a good auto body repairperson could make a smooth, seamless repair.

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    Where to Purchase Auto Body Repair Tools

    There are lots of options available when looking to purchase auto body repair tools. These simple tips will help you find the right tools for the job.

    Know What You Need

    Auto body repair tools can be quite costly. It s best to know what tools you will need on a regular basis, and which ones you will rarely use. If it s a tool you don t foresee using often you may want to consider renting.

    You also want to make sure the tools are going to work for many makes and models of vehicles. There is no point spending a lot of money on a tool that can be used only with a Mini Cooper unless that s what you specialize in.

    Many times a shop that specializes in auto repair tools will offer financing options. The financing will either be offered in-house (directly through the shop) or through an outside source. Either way, if you need expensive tools and the interest rate is reasonable, financing is a great way to build your auto body tool collection without paying a large chunk of money all at once.

    Online Vs. Brick-and-Mortar

    Purchasing your tools online can have advantages, but sometimes buying them at a brick-and-mortar shop is a better option. You can generally do great price comparisons online without much hassle. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can find many different companies offering the tool you need as well as their prices for comparison. Shopping online can also offer the advantage of a wider variety of available tools.

    If you haven t used a particular brand in the past you may want to check out its quality in person. You may not have as many options and choices, but a brick-and-mortar shop will allow you to look over the tools in person. Another advantage with a traditional shop is that you can generally take the part home with you the same day instead of waiting on shipping. If you have a project that needs the new tool, you don t need to stop and wait for the new tool to arrive.