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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'price' (33)

Drive Sold-to-Service Converts

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…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

4 Myths Busted: Windshield Repair

Windshields, like any other auto glass, have a tendency of getting damaged over time, either due to natural causes, accidents or simply a lack of maintenance. Such an issue, as you should know, is not one to be taken lightly. Any damage to the windshield, however big or small, or located anywhere, should be treated as significant, dangerous and one…

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Added by Deepika Singh on April 19, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another Big Disruptor is Joining the Automotive World

As an industry, we’re witnessing the largest shift and money grab in history -- from the likes of Carvana, Blinker, and Fair, to the possible entrance of Amazon into car buying.

 

And now, another huge retail company has decided to jump in… but in a way that…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 17, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to know when to replace the Maruti Windscreen

The frame of your Maruti car partially takes support from the windscreen which makes it one of the most important components. After exhaustive tests, windscreens are made from laminated glass which doesn’t shatter upon impact but is still susceptible to damage. A broken windscreen must be replaced immediately regardless of the…

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Added by Deepika Singh on March 22, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Don’t Give Something for Nothing

Everyone loves to get free stuff.

Online draws reward applicants for submitting a response, charity drives give away freebies, and sports teams throw t-shirts and cheap giveaways into the raucous crowd. But for car dealers, free is seldom a good…

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Added by CPI Results on March 10, 2018 at 4:10am — No Comments

Why Is Honda Grazia Selling Out So Quickly?

Honda Motorcycle launched the Grazia scooter in early November, and since then it has been selling like a hot cake. The company has sold more than 15,000 units throughout the country within just 21 days.

The Grazia is the newest and perhaps the most premium…

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Added by Alisha Hessle on November 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Problems of Improper Windshield Placement

The windshield is arguably the most important part of your vehicle.

They are one of the foremost components of a car when it comes to safety. Not only do they protect the passengers from undesirable objects and aid visibility, but they are fundamental in protection against theft and robberies…

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Added by Deepika Singh on September 22, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

5 Car Models That'll Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck

Are you shopping around for a car at dealerships like Bridge City Auto Sales but have to stay within a certain budget? Many car buyers these days cannot afford to shell out thousands of…

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Added by Dixie Somers on July 9, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Perception vs. Reality: Are You Seeing your Service Department through your Customers’ Eyes?

Many consumers have the perception that servicing at a dealership is more expensive than at independent service providers. Whether this applies to your service department or not, independents acquire customers through consistently advertising competitive prices. Unfortunately, this seems to be working well for them as…

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Added by Alexia Henson on February 3, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Compensation Can Affect Employee Loyalty & Satisfaction

Dealerships have forever tweaked pay plans to satisfy bottom lines and keep employees happy. Many employees in the sales department can make more money from a single sales commission than any technician can make in a day. There are even some salespeople that are so productive that their paychecks can exceed those of…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 24, 2017 at 5:19am — No Comments

Customers Are “Hooked On a Feeling”

In their new book, The Intuitive Customer, authors Colin Shaw and Ryan Hamilton contend that companies that try to fight declining customer satisfaction by lowering prices are going about customer satisfaction the wrong way. Instead, they state…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 7, 2016 at 6:09am — No Comments

Give Them Options & Revenue Will Come

There’s nothing more disheartening to a service advisor than presenting a customer with a list of service recommendations only to hear the customer agree that they need the service, understand its importance and value, but they simply don’t have the available funds to complete it.

 

In such a highly…

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Added by Tim Clay on August 8, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments


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How Convenient is Your Service Department?

It’s a well-known fact that consumers these days have a wide variety of choices for their automotive service needs. They can get their vehicle serviced at their dealership, independent service center, or at a local mechanic. Many even mix their choices up depending on the type of repair or service needed. It’s not…

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Added by Tony Orlando on March 21, 2016 at 4:22am — No Comments

Airbag Attention: Five of the Safest Family Cars

To qualify for the Institute for Highway Safety’s (HIS) Top Safety Pick category, a vehicle must receive good ratings in five of the organization’s crashworthiness assessments. This year, the top five safest family cars come from a variety of manufacturers. If you’re searching for a safe, smart choice for your family, check out these road-worthy ideas.



Avalon …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 1, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stop Racing to the Bottom: Sell Value Instead of Discounts

The other day, a friend of mine was in the market for a new tech toy. As he researched the different available brands, he noticed a huge difference in pricing - from $325 all the way up to $1800 -- but was unable to tell the difference between any of the brand offerings. The features seemed the same. They…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Discounts: They Work But Can Do More Harm than Good

It’s no secret that dealerships have been in a crazy race to the bottom in terms of profit per vehicle. Consumers are always looking for the best deal and automotive Internet resources are providing them with more ammo to negotiate with. Dealers have been complaining for years about decreasing profit margins on…

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Amazon Enters the Auto Repair Business… Sort Of

At the end of March, Amazon announced the launch of what they’re calling “Amazon Home Services.” This new service by Amazon enables customers to order services for their homes without the inconvenience of having to search for these service providers, obtain references and obtain pricing. Services range…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments


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Volkswagen Cars Between 5 To 10 Lakh

Volkswagen is a name that identifies with super performance, reliability and advanced technology taken to life by advanced engineering techniques. While the German manufacturer has its name etched in golden words in the history of car manufacturing, its entry into the Indian market has allowed us to witness the launch of some spectacular mid-level vehicles, especially in the sweep of hatchbacks. Hence; if you are eyeing on some mid-range hatchbacks and sedans, you can defintely check out the…

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Added by Bella Edward on February 27, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

No Haggle Pricing Should Become the Norm in Automotive



Joe Tarell, Cobalt Performance Improvement Consultant
by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant

Should No Haggle Pricing Become the Standard?

For many consumers, the mystery is gone from the car sales transaction.  The Internet has leveled the playing field for negotiating car deals while dealers and car salespeople find it increasingly difficult to hold gross on a car deal. In…

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Added by CDK Global on December 3, 2014 at 10:25am — 39 Comments


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When the Economy Is Good Is When We Must Shine!

A recent article on Science20.com, explains how customers will be less focused on price and will emphasize the customer service experience when the economy is going well.  However, when the economy…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 9, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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