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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'fixed' (85)

Using Data to Increase Service Revenue

One of the most valuable assets you have at your dealership is your customer database. However, frequently dealers fail to effectively use this information to help achieve more specific marketing goals. While some may use their database to send marketing messages to existing and previous customers in an effort to sell…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 30, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Trick to Increased Service Revenue Is Keeping Your Bays Full

Many auto dealerships have technology in place that allows sales managers to monitor what’s going on in their departments. CRMs and phone call recording services are used by sales managers to ensure that Internet leads are being followed up promptly and that salespeople follow up with shoppers that visited the…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 18, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Are You Prepared For More Service Business?

Auto dealers know how important their service business is to the bottom line.

There’s no doubt that service absorption is vital to the health and livelihood of many dealer’s financial statements at the end of the month.…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 11, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

New 3 Birds Study Finds that a Major Dealership Profit Center is Seriously Under-Represented Online

Majority of dealerships lack service-related website content

Chapel Hill, N.C., August 7…

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Added by Emily Douglas on August 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fixed Ops: The Scramble for Technicians Begins

In May I wrote a blog article explaining how employee retention in service will become increasingly important due to many factors. Apparently, that’s becoming true faster…

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Added by Richard Holland on July 31, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Audi Wants To Supervise Your Technicians… With Robots

Last week, Wired magazine featured an article describing Audi’s ambitious plans for robots in local dealerships. A remote technician at Audi headquarters controls the “Audi Robotic Telepresence” robot. According to Wired…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 26, 2014 at 5:42am — 3 Comments

For Used Vehicle Acquisition, There’s No Place Like Home

One of the pain points I frequently hear from dealers is how to acquire frontline pre-owned vehicles for their stores. Having an available solid inventory of used vehicles for customers is imperative. Not everyone will be able to (or even want to) buy a new vehicle. To run smoothly and continuously generate…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 19, 2014 at 5:39am — 3 Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Integration of DMS with SMI, Improving Customer Retention in Dealership Service Departments

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ALBANY, N.Y. – June 16th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with SMI's DriveService and DriveSales solutions. For auto dealers using both solutions, the integration ensures that customer information updated in the DMS will be updated in SMI's customer communications.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 16, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Why Employee Retention in Service Is More Important Than Ever

A recent Automotive News article covered the decrease in trained automotive service technicians graduating from vocational schools. Not only are the vocational schools producing fewer graduates in…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 22, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

AutoPoint at the 16th Digital Dealer Conference

Last week, AutoPoint headed to the 16th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Atlantic City, NJ. We were very excited to see many new faces that were able to attend the Digital Dealer Conference for the first time as it visited the Northeast. Sessions were all well attended &…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 15, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments

Are Service Customers Defecting Due to Trust and Price Transparency?

A recently released white paper based on a collaborative study between Cars.com and GFK, reported that consumers are leaving dealership service in favor of independents due to a…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Dealer Service and Loyalty Boost Highlights Importance of Customer Experience

The recently released J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index Study produced some interesting, and very promising, results.

The…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Why Steve Jobs Hated Branding and Marketing

A recent interview with former Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing, Allison Johnson, offered up some interesting insights into the legendary businessman Steve Jobs.

In her interview, she explained how the two words that Jobs hated most…

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Added by Richard Holland on March 27, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

New NHTSA Labels Present Challenges to Dealers

Warranty work is a large part of any service department’s revenue. The recent announcement by the NHTSA mandating manufacturers to use specific labeling on recall notices could prove to be very helpful to dealers; helping them get the work faster and at a lower cost. However, there are challenges…

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Added by Richard Holland on March 6, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate Announces Integration of TimeHighway with AMPS DMS, Expanding Fixed Ops Service Offerings

ALBANY, N.Y. – February 18th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that TimeHighway has completed integration of its service scheduling solution with Auto/mate's Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) dealership management system. Auto dealers using both Auto/Mate's DMS and TimeHighway's service scheduling solution will benefit from real-time data exchange between the two…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 18, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Privacy & Data in the Age of the Connected Car

In recent articles by both CNET & Automotive News, it’s reported that U.S.…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 13, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

What’s In a Name?

Since 2003, MPi has been helping dealerships across the United States create more profitable service departments through technology.  Our mission is to help dealerships become more efficient and simplify the service upsell process.   Through the use of the…

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Added by Richard Holland on January 22, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Choosing How to Reward Your Customers Wisely

Oftentimes, businesses adopt a rewards program to thank their frequent customers and to encourage and increase the likelihood that they will return. While these are both excellent reasons to have a rewards program, a business must carefully consider how to structure the program and what to offer to not…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Tesla Demonstrates How OEMs Could Cut Into Service Revenue

Everyone in the automotive industry is familiar with Tesla’s entry into the automotive retail business.

However, not as many realize that they’re simultaneously spotlighting innovative functionality that any manufacturer could use to make automotive service easier and more…

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Added by Richard Holland on January 16, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Lifting Service Revenue With Showroom Demos

Recently passing my hometown fire station, a new billboard caught my attention. “Car Seat Demos” illuminated the dark sky.

My childhood fire station is reaching out to the community to educate drivers about car seats, and dealerships can too!…

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Added by CDK Global on December 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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