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Key Questions with Elijah McMillan [E136]
Episode 13629th May 2024 • Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to Z • LSTN Media LLC
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"In the world of automotive repair, specialization can be key to success." Elijah McMillan, shares his journey into key programming. Interestingly, he took over from mobile locksmiths, opting out of car-related services, a reminder that knowing your niche and capabilities is vital.

Elijah also works on Hybrid vehicles. He's specialized in hybrid repair, particularly with the Toyota Prius. Adding keys to these vehicles might seem daunting, but it’s an integral part of servicing hybrids.

Did you know that dealers often sell keys at a loss? Elijah McMillan shone a light on this surprising fact. Locksmiths can carve out a lucrative space in the market by strategically stocking fobs and utilizing the right tools, like the OTIS system for Volkswagens. Efficiency and preparedness can turn challenges into profitable opportunities.

  • Key programming and aftermarket tools
  • Obtaining a VSP (Vehicle Security Professional) license
  • Challenges and opportunities of offering key programming services
  • Hybrid vehicle repair, particularly with Toyota Prius models
  • High voltage battery repair in Prius Gen 2 models
  • Quality repairs and competitive warranties
  • Automotive industry in Michigan and industry events
  • Key fobs and inventory management
  • Impact of key programming tools on business
  • Importance of staying informed about the latest technology in the automotive industry




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