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For car dealers, the opportunity to create loyal customers might start with a sale, but true loyalty is created in the service department. According to a 2017 IHS Markit study, the average length of car ownership is nearly seven years. That's a long time to maintain a relationship with someone until the next sales cycle.
So, the focus must be…Continue
Added by Courtney Evans on January 4, 2019 at 7:20am — No Comments
As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.
An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments
LONG BEACH, Calif.,-- April 2, 2018-- -- myKaarma, software that helps dealerships communicate better with their customers at every stage of the service process, right from check-in through to payment, today announced that Mercedes Benz of…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
If you haven’t noticed, a revolution is happening in our society. More and more businesses are going paperless. Airlines issue boarding passes via, email, text message or through a mobile app. Sporting and entertainment tickets are increasingly delivered via email or through a mobile app. Most credit card companies and banks send electronic statements and incentivize…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on December 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on October 4, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
For many consumers, cars are a necessity. They rely on them to get to work so that they can feed their family. They take their children to soccer practice and their spouses out for nights on the town. Throw in an occasional long-distance road trip to visit a relative or take a vacation, and it’s easy to see how much consumers rely on them. Manufacturers integrate safety messages into their branding. The government tests the vehicles. Consumer agencies review them. And consumers use this data…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 20, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments
Recalls can be lucrative service work for dealerships. However, when recalls are announced, most consumers aren’t informed that their vehicle is subject to a recall. As a result, an estimated “46 million cars with unfixed flaws” are currently driving around, according to a recent article in Automotive News. A new bill proposed in the Senate would mandate that…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
I have been doing regular blogs about successful promotions in dealerships that come to my attention. In this blog I wanted to let you know about a Prepaid Maintenance Plan (PPM) promotion that was extremely successful at Hare Chevrolet.
Hare Chevrolet has improved customer retention and increased its Customer Pay RO count by 12% since instituting a dealer branded Prepaid Maintenance Program (PPM) earlier this…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 22, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Dealerships with the most effective loyalty programs drive results in five key areas: marketing responsiveness, sales-to-service conversion, service visitation, retail member spend and member repurchase intent.
This is the third blog in a five-part series where I explain how loyalty programs improve each of these metrics. Last week I touched on…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 2, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – February 13th, 2012 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has added Automated Dispatch and Electronic Repair Order (RO) functions to the Fixed Operations module in its dealership management system (DMS) software. The upgrade is a complete overhaul of the previous dispatch system, enabling hands-free, customized and flexible dispatching along with a more open electronic RO system…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 13, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments