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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'safety' (49)

Is Mobile Service the Answer to Higher Recall Completion Rates?

Recall completion percentages have been increasing, but despite increased communication attempts, that increase is hitting a plateau.

 

A recent trend reveals that many vehicle owners are very interested in mobile services. Currently, the percentage of independent repair shops that offer mobile services dramatically outweighs franchised dealers.…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 2, 2019 at 7:01am — No Comments

Where Oh Where Do We Find More Techs?

With the increasing demand for service repairs, dealers are scrambling to recruit more technicians. At the same time, the pool of experienced technicians is dwindling, as not enough new technicians are entering the workforce -- and demand will only increase.

 

Regardless of how much money your dealership may spend to expand your facilities to…

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Added by Dan Beres on November 19, 2019 at 5:36am — No Comments

Who’s the Baby? Recalls and Infants

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…

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Added by Dan Beres on November 7, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

An Innovative Way to Keep the Roads Safe & Bring in Customers

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.

 

Teen…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 30, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments

A Tidal Wave of Change May Be on Its Way to Dealerships

Federal law currently prohibits dealerships from selling any new vehicle with an open safety recall to consumers. And now, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut) and Edward Markey (Democrat - Minnesota) have reintroduced legislation that also prohibits the sale of used cars with open safety recalls, according to…

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Added by Dan Beres on July 17, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

As Safety Value Increases, So Do Repairs

Technology that helps safeguard…

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Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

How New Safety Features Mean New Opportunities For Dealers

It’s a common scenario: drivers eating, texting, talking on the phone, taking care of personal grooming, or even reading while on the road. Loosely termed “distracted driving,” it includes any activity drivers engage in when they’re behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 

A recent AutoLoop study identified the most common of those activities among morning commuters while driving. With a remarkable 48% of…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments

Exclusive Insight: Luxury Tire Sales are Ramping Up

Peaking at nearly 25% of all ROs in July, this spike in tire sales goes through August before returning to normal levels in September.

 

Timing is Everything: Create Campaigns Now

Although all dealers see escalated tire sales in the last two months of the year, only luxury…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on June 29, 2018 at 6:30am — 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

Safety First: 5 Precautions to Take with Every Vehicle You Drive

Vehicles provide you with untold freedom, convenience, and access to adventure. In the event of an accident, you will want to recruit help from a lawyer like The Jaklitsch Law Group. These…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on April 13, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Ten Tips for Driving Safely This Easter Break

It’s easy to become complacent or forget the importance of safe driving – until you learn the alarming road incident statistics. With plenty of road safety messages in the media as we head up to Easter, it’s a timely reminder we need to get to our destination safely.

During the 2016…

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Added by Tony Chips on April 9, 2018 at 3:57pm — 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

The Safest 2018 Minivans Available

In today's world, families coping with disabilities have never had greater access to dignity and mobility. We like to think of ourselves as part of that mobility solution. Some of the most dependable vehicles on the road today, minivans are also considered some of the safest.…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The 5 Safest Cars of 2018

Are you looking for the utmost in vehicular safety but don’t want to compromise on powerful performance?

You won’t have to with the five following vehicles. All of these 2018 models are being hailed as some of the safest and most pleasant to drive autos to hit the market for the model…

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Added by Dixie Somers on December 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recall Masters Helps Dealership Client Prevail in TCPA Recall Communications Lawsuit

Recall Masters Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe

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Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Making the Case for Texting Consumer Recall Notices

Technology has made a huge impact upon our modern …

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Added by Chris Miller on November 21, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

5 Common Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Data from 2015 showed that nearly 5,000 people died that year in motorcycle accidents, with similar numbers reported in 2014 and 2016. While most motorcyclists are aware of the inherent dangers that come with riding, some of them don’t give it much thought or…

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Added by Dixie Somers on November 8, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Icy Roads: 5 Ways to Avoid Car Damage in the Winter

Winter is almost here, and nasty driving conditions will accompany the lousy weather. Icy roads make even routine travel a challenge, so be sure you are prepared to minimize the risks of winter driving. Below are some tips to keep in mind so that you can avoid damaging your car…

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Added by Dixie Somers on November 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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