Increase Profitability, Improve CSI with Precision Key Cutting

Posted by Mark Mackson on Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By:  Mark Mackson, on August 1, 2017
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Whether your dealership is selling new or used cars, you recognize the sales and profit opportunities that lie outside the sale of a car. Consider the profit gained when service and parts replaces a transmission or a set of tires. Or consider the highly profitable finance and insurance department selling loans, leases and extended warranties.


New data shows that U.S. auto dealers are expected to handle the downturn in new car sales just fine by selling more used cars. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Cox Automotive, which manages online publications such as Kelley Blue Book and Auto Trader, said data already indicate the sift is well underway. “Dealers are selling more vehicles, but the mix is changing and shifting from new to used.”

Today, every vehicle passed to the consumer needs to have two keys – regardless of new or used.  

Are you outsourcing key cutting through a van service or other company? Did your customer have to make multiple trips to the dealership to pick up their vehicle because you didn’t have the right inventory available to cut another key? Being able to deliver the vehicle the same day as purchased results in a positive customer experience.

Today’s advanced key machines cut the vast majority of keys used in the marketplace.  Does your key cutting machine accommodate a variety of cuts required? Does your key cutting program feature the most popular domestic and import vehicle keys? Is your key blank inventory optimally stocked and are your machines always serviced? If not, you may be wasting valuable time, losing money and putting your CSI at risk.

The Ninja Laser offers the latest technology in key cutting machines that can accommodate a variety of cuts. 

  • Pre-calibrated
  • Cuts by code, de-code (duplicate) and depth
  • Includes 7" color touch screen console
  • Console has complete automotive database – simply search cut by vehicle make, model and year
  • Uses jaw adapters for different vehicle makes and models
  • Uses cutter and tracer to perform cuts
  • 2-year factory warranty
  • Optional Raised Console Arm saves space


Because every shop requires solutions customized to fit their needs, a lease-to-own program may be the option you choose when it comes to key cutting equipment. This is a great option especially if you are currently in a long-term lease agreement. Make your low monthly payments and at the end of the term, you will own your key machine and accessories with a final payment of only $1 payment in the U.S.

Boost profits through improved efficiency and productivity. Boost CSI through improved service.


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Topics: service, kent automotive, key cutting

Mark Mackson

Mark is the Founder and CEO of Fladco.
He has over 30 years of Financial and
Group Purchasing experience.

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