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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'maintenance' (21)


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Service Retention Relies on Consumer Trust

When a customer buys a new car from a dealership it’s almost a given that service also just gained a new customer. Most of the time, if the customer is local, they will start bringing their vehicle into the selling dealership for regular maintenance and…

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Added by Tim Clay on September 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Now Is the Time to Be Selling Pre-Paid Maintenance

With the major shift into leasing certified pre-owned vehicles by several OEMs and major financial institutions, many dealers have predicted a decline in service contract sales. However, according to…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 20, 2016 at 5:55am — No Comments


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Car Care Calendar Guide: What to Fix When

Car owners and drivers can get bombarded with too many tasks and commitments that they fail to check up on their trusty vehicle. As a result of this prolonged neglect, the vehicle depreciates at a much faster rate, physically manifested through faulty engines, blow out tires, chipped paint,…

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Added by Marlena Stoddard on September 12, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Car Trouble: What to Do When Your Car Needs Major Repairs

When you buy a new car, you immediately start hoping that this car will run for you for many years to come. You pray that a long time will pass before the car gives you trouble. Unfortunately, stuff happens anyway. Sometimes it’s major. Here’s what you need to do…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Snowy Driving: How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

While driving in the snow is a necessity for many Americans, you're much more likely to get in trouble on the road when you head out in winter weather without the proper precautions. According to statistics from the Federal Highway Administration more than 1,300 people are killed each year in snow-related car crashes, and there are more than 116,800 injuries on average. Here's how to prepare your car for snowy conditions and reduce your risk for a crash…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Simple Repairs Any Car Owner Should Know How to Do

Simple car repair know-how can save any car owner time and money. In order to avoid costly repair charges, vehicle owners have the option of learning how to complete easier repairs themselves that range from changing the oil to changing a flat tire. These are six simple repairs any…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Six Car Maintenance Checks to Have Done This Summer

The summer road trip season is here and you're likely more than ready to embrace new adventures and get back to vacationing. Your car, however, may not be quite as up to the task as you are. The Law Office of Daniel…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 9, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments


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DIY Car Maintenance Every Teen Should Know How to Do

Driving is a huge responsibility, not just for your teen’s safety, but also because it involves protecting one of their greatest assets at such a young age: a vehicle. Teen drivers should know a few things about car maintenance to keep your, or their own future car in safe driving…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Commute Care: Weekend Maintenance Tips for Your Car

The workweek commute is something most of the working world has grown to expect. If you drive your own vehicle everyday and are extremely busy throughout the workweek, Saturday is the perfect time to service your vehicle. A well-kept automobile is far less likely to leave you stranded along the highway. Here are a few weekend maintenance tips to keep in mind. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 29, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments


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Car Maintenance 101: How to Know When you Need New Brakes

The brakes are one of the most important parts of a car and allows the vehicle to stop quickly when the vehicle is in use. Over time, the brakes begin to wear at a steady rate and will eventually need to be replaced. When you want to maintain your vehicle and…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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5 Signs it is Time for New Tires on your Car

Your tires are said to be the most important safety feature on your car. They are, after all, the only part of your car that actually touches the road. Because they are so important when it comes to being safe when driving, they should be maintained and properly taken care of at all times. Getting a flat tire in the middle of nowhere or having a blowout while driving at a high speed can be catastrophic for both you and your vehicle. The National Highway Travel Safety Association actually…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Automotive Care: 5 Maintenance Tips to Make Sure your Car is Safe to Drive

Here are five easy-to-follow auto maintenance tips to keep your car running its best while staying safe behind the wheel. Follow these tips to save on costly repairs later.



The Penny Check



To determine if your tires are getting worn out and are about due for replacement, Free Service Tire Company recommends the penny check. Simply take a penny and place it in the groove of the tread…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 17, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments


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The Lowest Hanging Fruit for Revenue Doesn’t Want to Buy a Car

There is a group of people that seems to sit in limbo when it comes to dealership marketing messages, especially when it comes to service. This group of people tend to have cars in the 2-year old range. Yes, they’re probably getting the dealer’s random e-mail messages with service coupons. But, this is also the time…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 9, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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GM Warranty Cuts: The Good and Bad News

An article last month in USA Today, revealed that General Motors plans to dramatically cut the warranty coverage on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles beginning with 2016 models. Additionally, GM is…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 9, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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How OEMs are Giving Dealers a Jumpstart in Retention

Manufacturers are increasingly introducing programs designed to increase brand loyalty, and car buyers are staying more loyal than ever before. One of the most recent examples is…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 9, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments


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Selling in the Service Drive with a Twist

It’s not a new idea to have one of your salespeople working the service drive. Opportunities and circumstances exist where it may be beneficial for the customer to trade-in their car that needs to be repaired. Having someone who can not only identify those opportunities but who also knows how to present it to the customer…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 21, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments


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Are You Taking The Right Approach To Your Pre-Paid Maintenance Programs?

With service departments finally getting the credit due to them for contributing to the growth and profit of dealerships, pre-paid maintenance programs (PMP) are starting to make a huge impact on the overall profit of dealerships as well.

I think it is well established that most PMPs are being sold in the F…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 2, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments


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Pricing Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans is Critical to Their Success

Many dealerships price prepaid maintenance programs (PMPs) high enough to shatter success from the start. Thinking that the real benefit comes from profit built into the plan along with forfeiture, they create a price point that’s prohibitive. While some new buyers will take the bait, the typical consumer, when asked to pay $895 for three years of scheduled maintenance, simply adds up the cost of nine or ten oil changes and a half dozen tire rotations and says, “Thanks, but no…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 29, 2012 at 11:34am — 1 Comment


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How Generation Y Will Reshape Customer Loyalty

Representing more than 1.7 billion consumers worldwide, of which 77 million are in the US, the so-called ‘Millennial’ generation (aka. ‘Generation Y’) is presenting marketers with some new challenges and changes as it comes of age and takes the reins of the global consumer economy, according to a study by Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan).

To compare the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials (born between the…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 27, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments


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Maximize Revenue Opportunities During the Busiest Week of the Year

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a busy time of year for many auto dealers. It can be challenging for salespeople to keep up with all the showroom traffic, but that’s no excuse to let extra revenue opportunities fall through the cracks! While the customer is still engaged at the sales desk is the perfect time for a salesperson to boost revenue with the following programs:

Pre-Paid Maintenance Program: What…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 20, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

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