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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'compliance' (44)

Accessibility is Good Business!

That feeling of dread – the letter arrives at the dealership with a return address from an attorney you don’t recognize, addressed to "Owner" or "General Manager." Inside is a demand letter indicating that your website or mobile application is inaccessible as required under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). You need to contact them right away to…

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Added by Ed Barton on October 24, 2019 at 6:47am — No Comments

FZA Digital Releases ADAPT, an Effective WCAG Compliance Toolkit for Auto Dealers

As ADA lawsuits become commonplace in the industry, FZA Digital releases a solution for auto dealers to combat this frustrating issue.

 

Lakeland, FL, October 22, 2019 – With the recent news that the supreme court is allowing  cases to move forward against retailers if their websites are not…

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Added by Ed Barton on October 22, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments

Attention Florida and New York Dealers: Your Website could be at Risk!

In this blog I’d like to talk a little bit about American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and your websites, quickly covering some emerging issues and simple corrective actions you can take.

If you are an auto dealer in Florida or New York,…

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Added by Ed Barton on April 5, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Maximizing Co-Op for a strong Q4 – 4 Questions to ask your vendors

With the fourth-quarter in sight, now’s the time to be planning for ways to end the year strong and insure you maximize your dollars and their effectiveness.  One way is to make sure you evaluate how you maximize OEM reimbursements and move more inventory.  Co-op funds can substantially improve a dealer’s ROI by reimbursing up to 50% of your marketing spend.   Think about it,…

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Added by Chris Martin on September 7, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments

One Small Step Is a Good Start to a Long Journey

It’s a sad fact that current recall repair compliance rates are so abysmal.

Most dealers know it., the Feds know it, state governments know it, and the manufacturers know it. Resolving this recall crisis starts with a notification.  But, people simply don’t read recall…

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Added by Chris Miller on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dealership Safety Concerns Aren’t Only About Recalls

Life at a dealership is hectic. There are so many pieces moving simultaneously that it can seem as if you’re living in a real-life version of the classic video game “Frogger,” continuously ducking, dodging and weaving your way through the dealership -- just as everyone else is. Combine sales, service and customer activity, and that brings the risk to personal safety to a…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 28, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

Tennessee Gets a New Recall Law and Consumers Aren’t Happy!

January 1 saw the enactment of Tennessee House Bill 141, to the collective groan of consumers. In a nutshell, this new law prevents consumers from suing car dealers if they purchase a used vehicle with an open safety recall, as long as it was disclosed, and the customer signed off on that…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 15, 2018 at 5:10am — No Comments

You Think Your Customers are Happy? Do This & Watch How Fast That Changes!

Manufacturers hold dealerships accountable for customer satisfaction and the overall…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 8, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are you ready for a TCPA update in 2018?

Technology revolutionized the way people communicate. Every day we see new apps which improve how we interact with each other. However, in order to be used, all those apps need to comply with laws and regulations ordered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), namely the 1991…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on February 6, 2018 at 5:14am — No Comments

Recalls: Perhaps California has the Solution?

It’s always frustrating to read articles about…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recall Masters Helps Dealership Client Prevail in TCPA Recall Communications Lawsuit

Recall Masters Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe

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Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Making the Case for Texting Consumer Recall Notices

Technology has made a huge impact upon our modern …

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Added by Chris Miller on November 21, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The UK’s Surprising Recall Compliance Solution

One of the largest hurdles to overcoming the vehicle recall crisis facing automakers, dealers…

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Added by Chris Miller on September 1, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Text Messages: Google’s Wake-Up Call to Dealers

Texting is by far the most…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 22, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Do We Go from Here? The Recall Compliance Challenge

Vehicles can easily change hands multiple times over their lifetime. When a recall occurs, it then becomes increasingly difficult for manufacturers and dealerships to notify the current owners, which compounds the problem of low recall compliance. For many vehicle owners, it’s not that they don’t want the recall fixed, it’s simply that they don’t even know about the recall in…

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Added by Chris Miller on July 13, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sales TextChat Live Online Webinar Replay Video For An Albany NY Auto Dealer Group

This is a webinar we did with an Albany New York auto dealer group June last year. Since then we add more feature to the Sales TextChat 2-Way & Text Marketing system. Our mission is to educate dealerships about mobile marketing strategies using iBeacon and Geofencing marketing technology.…

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Added by Roy Revill on January 1, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Auctions and Recalls: Swimming with Sharks

The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” has become a cultural phenomenon in our country. Sharks are relatively mysterious and most people don’t know much about them. Cars are very similar in nature. We know that we need them and which ones are cool, but most people don’t really know how they work. And not only that, as one in six vehicles on the road has open recalls unrepaired,…

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Added by Chris Miller on August 15, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

How Due Diligence with Recalls Can Pay Dividends

In my past few blogs, I discussed the various areas in a dealership that are affected by the current recall epidemic, compared the differing viewpoints about recall repairs from dealers and consumers, discussed non-compliance in recall repairs on…

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Added by Chris Miller on July 8, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Does Recall Non-Compliance Leave Your Dealership More Liable & At Risk?

There’s no question – the recall crisis is eroding the confidence consumers have in vehicle safety. Every day, we hear of more vehicles being recalled for various reasons. If nothing else were to get recalled, we’d be looking at an “estimated” completion date of around 2020. That’s assuming the parts to fix the recalls aren’t themselves recalled -- as was the case when TRW…

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Added by Chris Miller on June 15, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments


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Compliance in Marketing: What You Need to Know

It wasn’t all that long ago that dealers were limited to just a few forms of advertising: print, radio and television.

Then along came the Internet, which provided more opportunities to reach consumers including websites, third party listing sites, banner ads, PPC and e-mail. Soon, social networks…

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Added by Tony Orlando on May 27, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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