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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'masters' (20)

Customer Experience Upgrades in 3 Simple Steps

Customers don’t necessarily arrive at your dealership expecting a great experience. When it comes to service, many dread a higher-than-normal repair bill. They expect to hear additional maintenance is needed, but don’t want to spend a lot of time at the dealership and can get annoyed if made to wait longer than anticipated.

 

Whether this…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Technicians will Soon Rule the Automotive Industry

I think it’s fair to say that automotive technicians are getting harder to find. These days, less people are choosing a career in automotive repair, even though technicians make great money and many need little or no formal college education or previous experience. Look at independent repair facility employment ads and you’ll no doubt find plenty of messages stating, “no…

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Added by Chris Miller on October 29, 2018 at 7:10am — No Comments

Hello, is It Me You’re Looking For?

I frequently write about how, in my opinion, dealerships would be wise to expand their thinking and change attitudes towards recall customers … and not just recall customers, but all customers

 

The customer experience is key to building customer loyalty, increasing referrals and securing repeat…

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Added by Chris Miller on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am — 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

When Batman Decides a Recall Isn’t Enough

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…

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Added by Chris Miller on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Outsourcing Customer Communications - Should the Service Department Worry?

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…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 18, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

What Do Car Subscription Services Mean for Dealers, OEMs and Consumers?

There’s a huge push going on across the nation for subscription-based vehicle services.

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 their choice. The payment includes everything from insurance to service,…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 8, 2018 at 6:23am — 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

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

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

Could Subscription Services & Autonomous Vehicles Solve the Recall Epidemic?

While the struggle to decrease unrepaired recall vehicles on the road…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Taking Care of Business While Maximizing Revenue

As industry experts forecast slumping sales numbers,…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

To Improve Customer Experience, Employees Must Own It!

Today’s consumers are fickle and more demanding than ever. 

Why wouldn’t they…

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Added by Chris Miller on October 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

One Small Way to Slay the Recall Dragon

With the influx of recalls, two…

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Added by Chris Miller on October 4, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments

The Ticking Time Bombs Sitting Beneath Every Dashboard

According to the Los Angeles Times, Honda recently released a statement detailing how a Takata airbag killed a Florida man who was working on his 2001 Honda Accord. The vehicle was not being driven at the time and the report states that the…

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Added by Chris Miller on July 24, 2017 at 6:37am — 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

The Hidden & Deadly Side of Airbag Recalls

By now, everyone has heard of …

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Added by Chris Miller on June 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

When States Fight Back

I’ve written a lot about recall awareness and how dealers can position themselves to be champion…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 31, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why are Consumers So Ambivalent About Bringing Recalled Vehicles into Your Dealership?

There are currently more than 63 million recalled vehicles still on US roads and highways, which is surprising when you consider that recall repairs are at no cost to the consumer. So, why are consumers so apprehensive about bringing you their recalled vehicles? Do consumers hate going to the dealership that much? 

 

A recent…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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