Helpful Articles on the Smog Industry

Demand Advantage

790 E. Santa Clara St. #101c

Ventura, CA 93001

855.870.4769

Why stop using paper smog check forms? Because you can make more money if you do.

Why do you make more money? Because direct marketing is 70% more effective than Pay Per Click and other advertising AND we do stuff free or low cost → automatically.

  • If you get the customer's email address, we send a reminder email to them 22 months after their last smog... FREE!
  • If you don't get their email address, we can send a postcard directly to them for less then 50 cents per card postage included.
  • Customers want to return to shops that give them good service. If you CONTACT THE CUSTOMER before they start looking around they will come back and be less concerned about price.
  • Once a customer, even a returning customer STARTS SHOPPING AROUND you will have to discount because they will find your coupon or your competitors coupon.
  • You can easily verify the effectiveness of direct email, or direct mail programs because people return the advertisement you sent. Unless you have a special coupon on your website only visible to those who click on an adwords or other pay per click (PPC) campaign, you have no way of knowing if the coupon someone hands you is the result of a PPC campaign. You could be paying for clicks that bring you no business.
  • Smog advantage includes for FREE the ability to list your coupons on www.check-smog.com . So if you have to discount, at least your not paying to advertise it.
  • If you don't have a website or are paying too much to host your site, we will set up a single page responsive website and host it for free for a year.
  • Finally, Smog Advantage is cheaper than paper and a flat rate price which means you pay less per work order as you do more business.

You can't do any of this if your customers are in pile of paper work orders stuffed in the back of your office.

At Demand Advantage we know you're busy. If you like what you have read so far, you're likely wondering if Smog Advantage will slow you down. So, take a few moments, look at our features and the demo videos to see for yourself if Smog Advantage is right for your shop. We've helped a number of smog shops make more money while they save money and everything you see on the page is used by our customers, so it works. We realize the best way to check out the system is to use it and so we have a free 30 day trail, we don't even ask for your credit card. You can sign up right on this page. Start your free trial » You can call us at 855-870-GROW (4769) or send us an email using our contact page »

  • We offer three different ways to use the system, a desktop version, a mobile version and a self service kiosk.
  • Using the desktop or mobile version, you simply swipe the customers drivers license and their contact information is entered.
  • With mobile version you can make the customer form full screen and hand the tablet to the customer to fill in the data if you want.
  • Decode the vehicle information by scanning the DMV notice or VIN bar code, OR simply enter their plate number. In addition to year, make and model we include engine size, drive type, carburator/fuel injected, fuel type and normal/turbo/supercharged.
  • We display the result of the last smog check (if any) and also show you the complete vehicle service history at any of your locations.
  • Our mobile interface runs on any mobile device even your phone. We digitize the customer authorization and we have a visual inspection check list.
  • You can create any number of package prices, and you can create special pricing for your dealers. You can bill the dealer monthly providing them a report of the smogs you have done.
  • The self service kiosk is a way for the customer to fill in their contact info and optionally the vehicle info. In use it is very similar to handing someone a clip board. When you are ready to smog their vehicle you complete the work order by adding price and getting a signature.
  • We provide all these options so that you can decide how you want to use the system, how you see it works best at your location.
  • Multi-location out of the box, nothing to install, unlimited work orders, unlimited users, unlimited computers.
  • 30 free trial, no contract and if you contact us now you get the desktop, mobile, and kiosk for just $49/per month
  • Start Your Free 30 Day Trail Now!

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Smog Advantage Desktop - Create Smog Work Orders from Your Desktop Computer

The desktop version works well for many of our customers. You can see a demo of just how quickly a smog work order an be created in this demo. Using Smog Advantage you bearly have to type anything in at all.

  • Simply swipe the customers drivers license and the information is filled in automatically.
  • If the customer has been to your shop before a list of previously smog checked vehicles appears. Just pick one and go.
  • For new customers, scan the DMV notice bar code, and the VIN, year, make and model is filled in.
  • No DMV notice, simply enter their vehicle plate and the VIN, year, make and model is filled in.
  • Based on the vehicle select the smog check price. You can create any number of prices.
  • If they have a coupon you can enter it in and track which coupons bring in business.
  • Do smogs for local dealers? Create special dealer prices and easily create monthly invoices.
  • 30 free trial, no contract and if you contact us now you get the desktop, mobile, and kiosk for just $49/per month
  • Why wait any longer click here to start your 30 day trial » Or call us at 855-870-GROW (4769) or contact us ».

Smog Advantage Mobile - Create Smog Work Orders from a Tablet or Phone

Some shop locations don't have a desktop computer. Perhaps the location just has bays with an outside waiting area. In these cases, Smog Advantage Mobile is a great solution. Simply hand the table to the customer and they can fill out their customer contact info for the work order while you pull the vehicle around. Smog Advantage even captures their signature. We even have a great offer where we will buy you a tablet simply for trying Smog Advantage Mobile. You can see the offer there

  • Creating smog check work orders is a breeze with Smog Advantage Mobile.
  • The customer enters their own contact information just like a paper form.
  • Just like Smog Advantage Desktop you can scan the DMV bar code or enter the plate for vehicle info.
  • You get all the features and reports of Smog Advantage Desktop included with Mobile
  • Create a work order on one device, pick it up on another tablet or desktop.
  • 30 free trial, no contract and if you contact us now you get the desktop, mobile, and kiosk for just $49/per month
  • Why wait any longer click here to start your 30 day trial »Or call us at 855-870-GROW (4769) or contact us »

Smog Advantage Kiosk - Self Service Work Order Kiosk

If you don't want to hand a tablet to your customers you can still get them to input their customer and vehicle data for you using Smog Advantage Kiosk. Use any tablet and place in a secure mount. Direct customers to the kiosk and it will prompt them to enter their information in a simple step by step manner.

  • When you get busy, you can direct waiting customers to the kiosk. Once they put in their info, they get assigned a work order number.
  • Customers that fill their info and get a number are more likely to wait if your really busy.
  • You spend no time entering vehicle or customer data. Just choose a price, get a signature and you're done.
  • You get all the features and reports of Smog Advantage Desktop included with Mobile.
  • Create a work order on one device, pick it up on another tablet or desktop.
  • 30 free trial, no contract and if you contact us now you get the desktop, mobile, and kiosk for just $49/per month.
  • Why wait any longer click here to start your 30 day trial »Or call us at 855-870-GROW (4769) or contact us »