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When people think of recalls, at least in our industry, most think about vehicles. For many consumers, merely contemplating spending their time at a dealership waiting for a recall to be repaired or losing the use of their car for some time, seems draining and inconvenient. But most consumers probably don’t consider the potential risks recalls can pose to…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on November 7, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Retention is vital for long-term profitability and health. Some dealers coast along thinking they have retention covered, when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, offering a great customer experience in service can head you in the right direction. However, it is not just free coffee, donuts, or wi-fi access that bring customers back.…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on October 16, 2019 at 6:43am — No Comments
Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-efficient, use advanced technologically and are, frankly, cool. However, there are hazards involved with this advanced…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments
AutoAp, the foremost vehicle safety-recall, monitoring, intelligence and reporting company, announced today availability of Safety Recalls: Think You’re Covered? – Mitigate Your Liability and Increase Profitability, a most-timely and indispensable reference guide…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on September 12, 2019 at 6:40am — No Comments
Have you ever seen a fellow motorist texting while driving? What about eating while driving? Putting on makeup? Turning around to yell at their kids? Yes, all of these happen (and more) daily. Sometimes, all it takes for an unfortunate accident to occur is for a driver to spill that boiling hot Starbucks on their lap while commuting.
Added by Dan Beres on August 30, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments
According to a recent article in Automotive News, investors and car dealers have shifted their focus to the…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on December 26, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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.
Added by Chris Miller on December 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on September 27, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Today one of five vehicles on the road are under recall.
This year alone there have been 46 million vehicle owners notified of a recall; seven million of which are not related to the Takata airbag issue.
Recalls represent a significant revenue opportunity…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
If you’re a movie fan, at some point, you will almost certainly have witnessed a scene where a villain sabotages a vehicle. The unsuspecting character gets into their car, fires up the engine and it explodes, dramatically. Or, perhaps the villain messes with the brakes, causing the main character to have a horrible crash. While these are familiar scenes out of a movie, the…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 27, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on February 28, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on February 8, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on December 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Recall Masters’ Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe
Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments
The Future of Used Car Recalls …
Added by Chris Miller on October 20, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on September 1, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on July 13, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
With the massive onslaught of vehicle recalls it is pretty much guaranteed that all parties involved are paying attention. Today that ranges from consumers to OEMs to dealers to insurance companies; and tomorrow that will soon include rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.
One of the biggest, and perhaps most well-known recalls, is unrepaired Takata airbags…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 10, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments
Consumers have plenty of choices when it comes time to buy a used car – private sellers, independent used car lots and, of course, franchise dealerships. Each have their pros and cons, ranging from price, to quality, to reliability and safety. The one edge franchise dealerships may have over all other options is that consumers, in general, believe that a used vehicle at a…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on February 27, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments