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Recall campaigns can easily be one of the most lucrative service opportunities. Sadly, however, most dealers only reach about a third of the potential recall customers in their area. This is because they simply comb through their DMS and any information received from the factory for owners in their PMA.…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on September 16, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been battling with lawmakers in an effort to gain additional funding in order to handle – amongst other things – the 33.8 million Takata airbags recalled. In the most recent hearing, the NHTSA Administrator, along with several senators provided…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on July 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
No one doubts the average age of vehicles on the road has gone up. The current average vehicle is 11 years old and trends in consumer purchases indicate this statistic isn’t going to change any time soon. In fact, indicators suggest average vehicle age might increase.
Added by Richard Holland on June 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
You made the commitment to capture more recall work. You’ve done your due diligence by notifying your customers. You’ve obtained lists of in-market customers subject to recalls that haven’t been to your dealership before, and reached out to them.
You’ve spent the time and energy to really…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on June 3, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Some time ago I interviewed shop owners about the most critical marketing strategies for their shop. Here are their answers. I think you’ll find this info valuable. Let me know if I missed any. (FYI: Part of this was posted as an article on Repairpal.com).
1. Be Referable
“Show up on time, do what you say you’re going to do. Say please and thank you and finish what you start. Those are what I call the four rules for being referable.” -Dave Riccio,…Continue
Added by Wendy Kenney on May 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a law enacted in 1998, enforced and administrated by the U.S. Copyright Office. Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office is tasked with holding hearings to determine what new technology should, or should not, be exempt from copyright laws. According to…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on April 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
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Perth Swedish Auto has created a name for itself following the quality services which they offer clients from all over Australia. The company deals in car repair services and servicing. If you happen to be in Australia, or Perth, to be specific, you can take advantage of the services which this reputed company has to offer. Here are some of the reasons why you should get a hold of their experts.
Perth Swedish Auto offers a wide range of repair and servicing services for people with…
Added by Merry Gomes on July 8, 2014 at 4:02am — No Comments
Why should you identify a reliable and reputed car repair company service provider? The number of vehicle owners is getting bigger and bigger every day and the car industry can undoubtedly be described as one of the rapidly developing industries in the world. Cars play an important role to increase the mobility of the people. Purchasing a car has become a hassle free process in these days because of the availability of different types of loans and maintaining the car has also become quite…Continue
Added by Merry Gomes on July 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Amongst the oldest automobile manufacturing companies in Germany, Audi boasts of a fascinating history and legacy that sets it apart as a leader in world auto manufacturing. For all the car connoisseurs, it has always been one of the most desirable possessions and special care is taken when it comes toAudi’s repair and maintenance by all its proud owners. Here is a hands-on guide that enables you to take care of your Audi and maintain its value for a long time to come.…Continue
Added by Merry Gomes on July 4, 2014 at 4:11am — No Comments
A recent Automotive News article covered the decrease in trained automotive service technicians graduating from vocational schools. Not only are the vocational schools producing fewer graduates in…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on May 22, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments
I’m fairly certain that not a day goes by when you have either a customer on the phone or in person who is price-shopping you with an independent. There are many ways to build value in…Continue
However, not as many realize that they’re simultaneously spotlighting innovative functionality that any manufacturer could use to make automotive service easier and more…Continue
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QWIK Liner is a permanently bonded a protective barrier between your vehicle and the outside environment, protecting your investment from rust, dents, scratches, and chemical corrosion.Unlike drop-in liners that promote payload slippage, and allow moisture and dirt to get trapped underneath causing rust and corrosion, QWIK LINER sets in seconds, conforming to every curve of your vehicle for immediately use.…
Added by qwik on March 6, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
Windshields first appeared around 1905 and at that time all windshields were made of glass. The glass windshields however proved to be a nuisance when it came to passenger safety, since the glass shattered into sharp pieces during accidents and ended up injuring the passengers. These injuries led to many lawsuits against auto manufacturing companies that led to huge losses.…
Added by Auto Glass Authority on February 16, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – February 13th, 2012 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has added Automated Dispatch and Electronic Repair Order (RO) functions to the Fixed Operations module in its dealership management system (DMS) software. The upgrade is a complete overhaul of the previous dispatch system, enabling hands-free, customized and flexible dispatching along with a more open electronic RO system…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 13, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
The world's largest, finest and best classic car collection and showroom is actually located inside the Imperial Palace casino in Las Vegas. At the exotic and glamorous Imperial Palace, over 100 million dollars worth of classic vehicles are currently on display to the public and a big surprise here, many of these vintage museum quality automobiles are actually for sale.
Approximately 250 cars are on parade at the Imperial Palace, including…Continue
Added by Auto Glass Authority on January 11, 2012 at 4:54am — No Comments
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