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To that point, I am sure many of you are familiar with the shocking stories and downfalls of three highly successful companies: Blockbuster, Kodak and…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on July 24, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
You know how service visits affect service retention, but do you know how service visits relate to the customer buying process? According to a recent study conducted by AutoLoop, we discovered that the peak repurchase rate occurs between the fourth and eighth service visit. This valuable insight gives you an edge in…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 23, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments
From a consumer perspective, access to loaner vehicles is a major factor in service location choice—both in terms of franchised dealer versus independent repair facility, and among franchised dealer locations. Loaner vehicles help to overcome the inconvenience of having to drive further for service, and from having to wait at the…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Timing is Everything: Create Campaigns Now
Although all dealers see escalated tire sales in the last two months of the year, only luxury…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on June 29, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
One of the staples for service department is tires, including sales, mounting, balancing and alignments. Tires are a price leader for your dealership and a great way to get customers in, providing you the opportunity for additional service work revenue.
Added by Ujj Nath on June 26, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Chris Miller on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
On average, dealers capture just half of the necessary service work that needs to be performed on vehicles that come into their service lanes. This is a big leakage point that has a direct impact on service revenue. It also offers tremendous untapped potential.
In addition to acquiring new…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
In 2014, due to safety concerns, Toyota issued a recall notice for a power inverter on its popular Toyota Prius. Nothing abnormal. But for the fact that, even after the recall was fixed, customers continued coming in with issues – hundreds of them – and that’s when Roger Hogan’s dealership decided…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Almost half of a dealership’s sales customers never return for their first service appointment – that’s a hefty chunk of a dealer’s lifetime service potential!
What causes this pattern in car buyers, and how can you channel more of them from your showroom to your service lane? AutoLoop…
Added by Doug Van Sach on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
I visited the famous Tsukuji wholesale fish market. To my surprise, there was no smell of fish. The…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 21, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
There are few things sales managers find more painful than looking into their CRM and finding unanswered sales leads -- whether those leads sat for hours or sometimes, days, each is a missed opportunity.
That’s why there are so many outsourced BDC services…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 14, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments
First introduced by manufacturers, more than a few dealerships have rolled out similar services for their customers. The general concept is that a consumer can pay a flat-rate monthly fee to drive a vehicle of…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on May 8, 2018 at 6:23am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you have flown recently there are two inescapable and related facts: (1) nearly every seat is full and (2) nearly every seat is priced differently.
This is because airlines realize that planes taking off with empty seats represents lost revenue that will never come back.…
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
For most dealers, ranking organically for search terms is difficult because their websites are optimized for sales and…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 4, 2018 at 6:30am — 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
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,…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 30, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments