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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'drive' (66)

The Great Race Against Time!

In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

For the automotive industry,…

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Added by Dan Beres on May 16, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tires Are Revenue Drivers: Here’s How To Get Your Share

Sales profit margins are getting smaller, and dealerships are looking to service as the profit-making aspect of their business. And there’s one area of service that’s particularly overlooked, especially for how much revenue it can generate:…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 8, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

3 Innovative Recall Tactics

Many dealers struggle with getting customers to bring their vehicles in to take care of recall issues. The fact that the average recall completion rate is around 75 percent, tells us that standard recall marketing campaigns aren't as effective as they could be.

 

Your customers either aren't getting the message, or they set it aside and forget…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 19, 2019 at 7:57am — No Comments

When it Comes to Technicians, Dealerships May Need a Bigger Boat

In my last blog, Technicians are the Key to Dealerships’ Future, I discussed how the race to acquire technicians may just be outweighed by the difficult task of retaining the ones…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Remove Friction from the Service Drive

Does your service department software remove friction for your customers but add friction for your staff? Perhaps that is why we see so many software companies come and go in this industry.

 

With today’s transformation from a dealership-centric focus to one that is…

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Added by Ujj Nath on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 Processes that Drive Service Profits

As front-end margins continue their decline, dealers are more reliant than ever on fixed ops revenue. Fortunately, the opportunity to maximize service revenue has never been greater for dealerships.

 

In the last decade auto sales have boomed. Factory maintenance programs are driving more initial service visits. Increased CPO sales are creating…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on February 1, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments

Turning Recalls from Trash to Treasure

In a twist of irony, I’ve come to realize what consumers and dealerships have in common when it comes to vehicles recalls – assessing how important they are. Every day I work with dealerships throughout the nation, trying to get them to understand that recalls are not only about vehicle safety but also about an opportunity to engage consumers at their moment…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 21, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments


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How Failing to Train Service Advisors Affects Profitability

All too often, dealers are hesitant to make an investment in training new and Preowned salespeople because turnover in the sales department can be as high as 70 percent according to NADA. Service, however, has always been most dealership’s foundation for profitability. That’s where the phrase “service absorption” comes from.

 

For the most part,…

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Added by Andy Church on January 18, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

Maximizing a New Car Test Drive: How to Turn Test Drives Into Sales

For many car salesmen, the new car test drive is the moment. You know what we're talking about. It's the feeling of being so close you can almost taste it.

But this is also the moment when a sale might fall apart. Many commit the mistake of being overeager. You've got the fish on the hook but you're quick to pull the line.

How can you finalize…

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Added by Roger Kalinowski on November 26, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Retail Hazard Ahead: Vehicle Purchases Experiencing Some Delays

The good news? To date, automotive sales have remained stronger than many analysts originally predicted, with customers of all ages continuing to buy both new and pre-owned vehicles. Considering some of the earlier ominous forecasts, it’s no wonder numerous retailers are…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Where Oh Where Has the Service Department Gone?

Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Plugging Holes in the Service Bucket

We are in a new era; one in which dealers make most of their money on the service side and not in new vehicle sales.

Yet, as an industry we still spend far more money marketing the sales side of the business, and on conquest marketing, than we do on service marketing and customer…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

When It Comes to Service the Sky Should NOT be the Limit

For today’s consumers, time is the ultimate commodity.  No matter how much money they have, consumers are always on the go with their busy lives. Whether that means shuttling the kids to soccer practice, or running a bunch of errands, when it comes to fitting vehicle service into their busy schedule it is often viewed as a large and inconvenient time sink.

 

To…

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Added by Ujj Nath on May 14, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments

Is $7.5 Million Worth a Process Change?

Most dealerships at the very least conduct some form of multi-point inspection and inform the customer about any needed repairs discovered during the inspection. But what happens if those recommendations aren’t properly documented?

 

Well, failing to…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Safety First: 5 Precautions to Take with Every Vehicle You Drive

Vehicles provide you with untold freedom, convenience, and access to adventure. In the event of an accident, you will want to recruit help from a lawyer like The Jaklitsch Law Group. These…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on April 13, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

myKaarma Raises $15 Million from Kayne Partners to Further Advance Product Development for Auto Dealer Service Departments

LONG BEACH, California –April 5, 2018-- --myKaarma, the leading communications and payments software provider for automotive dealer service departments, today announced it has received a $15 million investment led by Kayne…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Future of your Service Department

There is nothing more frustrating to a customer than being told a repair will take X amount of time - only to be informed later that it will take longer. To those who work in busy dealership service departments, this happens frequently. Customers come in for one thing and, during the multi-point inspection, additional issues are found. Or, as can sometimes be the case, a…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 30, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments

The Art of Turning Complaints into New Customers

The auto industry is hyper-competitive. Consumers have countless…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 31, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments


Dealer
How does a barber learn to shave?

I came across a quote recently and I cannot remember the author, but I sure remembered the quote. It goes like this; “A barber learns to shave by shaving fools.”

 

It struck me that many times in Customer Service, the person I am engaged with is “learning to shave” with me. What…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on January 30, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Don’t Eat Tomato Soup with Chopsticks

As a dealership, there are many ways you…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

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