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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'service' (241)

How Can Vendors Deliver on Great Expectations?

As a technology provider, AutoAlert has the weighty obligation to deliver great service and support to its customers, North America’s franchised automobile retailers. 

As a dealer, do you entertain great service expectations from the vendors with which you do business? If not, you should – and you should hold them accountable for meeting those expectations.

This is an important issue. Because a recent article in…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on September 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Financial Statement Success Steps

Increase Gross Profit, Increase Net Profit, Control Expenses, Increase Sales.

Chances are you have been living those four financial principles since you became the owner or GM. And if you are a service manager reading this, you have been the willing champion of the preceding 4 financial cornerstones to dealership success.

Can I ask you a question?Looking for answers?

How does it make you…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on September 3, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Being Different Makes A Difference

Being different will get you more service business, according to a recent study published by Google. In a study titled “The Road to Winning Drivers: What Drivers Want In the Automotive…

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Added by Richard Holland on August 29, 2013 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Top Ten Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: August 19th-23rd

ActivEngage, themost trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition-- gender wars, Toyota dropping Scion,…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on August 23, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Uh Oh...Another Employee Quits

Resignation Letter

To: Dealer Principal

From: Fixed Operations Net Profit

Reference: Fixed Operations Gross Profit Resignation Letter

Dear Dealer Principal,

It has come to my attention that Fixed Ops Gross Profit has resigned effective immediately. Without the continued support of Gross Profit I cannot continue to be effective in the performance of my duties while adding funds to your Profitability. (not to mention your bank…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on August 22, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

Resignation Letter

Resignation Letter

Date: Effective Immediately

From: Fixed Operations Gross Profit

To: Dealer Principal

Dear Dealer Principal,

It is with great regret that I must submit this letter of resignation effective immediately.

Although we have worked together over the past few years I don’t feel I can contribute to your bottom line anymore. It has been a great experience and I wish you and all of your dealership team the best.

I am quite…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on August 21, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments

The Perfect Storm

According to this article in last week’s Detroit Free Press, the average age of vehicles owned in the U.S. continues to be on the rise. With the average now being 11.4 years, it’s becoming more…

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Added by Richard Holland on August 15, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments

Changing Your Image Is Hard but Possible

Frequent travelers have many choices when choosing airlines. Some choose an airline for their frequent flier benefits; some for their convenient routes or frequent itineraries and some have airlines chosen for them by their companies. For many years, Delta Airlines has been at or near the bottom of almost every…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 16, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments

How OEMs are Giving Dealers a Jumpstart in Retention

Manufacturers are increasingly introducing programs designed to increase brand loyalty, and car buyers are staying more loyal than ever before. One of the most recent examples is…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 9, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

Sometimes Listening Means Being Able to Laugh At Yourself

Tales are told almost everyday of some traveler or another experiencing a travel nightmare. Everyone that travels has an airline that they love to hate. I don’t know that it would be possible for all airlines to make each unhappy passenger happy, even if they…

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Added by Richard Holland on July 5, 2013 at 5:37am — No Comments

The Transformation of Customer Service

Our philosophy at MPi centers on using technology to increase efficiency and generate more revenue for the dealership, while ensuring a better customer experience and an increase in customer retention. However, sometimes it’s the small things that contribute to this effort.

 

A recent…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 29, 2013 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

Disney Rules That Can Make Your Service Magical

Disney is beloved the world over and is recognized as a premiere family destination place. Whether you’re talking about the parks in Orlando, or California, people pay premium prices to be able to enjoy a little of the magic. But what makes Disney any different than the other amusement parks in the…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 25, 2013 at 8:09am — 3 Comments

The Technology Invasion… Are You Ready?

Dealerships are typically slow to embrace technology. In some cases, it’s for budgetary reasons and for others it’s out of a lack of a sense of need. A recent article in WardsAuto.com reinforced the need for dealerships to…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 7, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Creating Customer Loyalty through Consistency

Hotel chains across the country have long had problems with customer loyalty due to an  inconsistent customer experience. In researching the problem it was found that the prime reason for the disparity in customer experience was due to the growth of each major brand. Hotel chains were…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 23, 2013 at 4:18am — 5 Comments

Selling in the Service Drive with a Twist

It’s not a new idea to have one of your salespeople working the service drive. Opportunities and circumstances exist where it may be beneficial for the customer to trade-in their car that needs to be repaired. Having someone who can not only identify those opportunities but who also knows how to present it to the customer…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 21, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

Is Your Service Department Your Red-Headed Stepchild?

There was a fascinating article in Automotive News which discussed a new trend that many dealers are adopting: placing their service departments at the front of their…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 16, 2013 at 3:36am — No Comments

Five Keys to Increasing Customer Retention at Your Dealership

Dealerships today spend most of their marketing budgets on acquiring new customers. Those ads in the newspapers aren’t really meant for current of past customers, they are meant to attract new customers. The cost of customer acquisition ranges from…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 14, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments

Dude, Where’s My Car?

Customer: “Is my car ready?”

Advisor: “Let me check…. I’m not showing that its ready yet, ma’am.”

Customer: “Do you know when it will be?”

Advisor: “I’ll have to check with the technicians. We’ll be sure to call you when it is,…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 25, 2013 at 7:41am — No Comments

Looking For Fixed Ops Strategies To Increase Service Drive Profits?

The…

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Added by Brian Pasch on April 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Using Text Messages In Service Provides Instant ROI



In today’s world where everyone is going 120mph, people are more interested in convenience than ever before. Is it because time is so limited in our hectic schedules or is it because we’ve become accustomed to taking the shortest route possible to achieve the same end result?  For example, when cooking…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 18, 2013 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

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