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Dan Beres's ADM Blog (28)

Used Cars: The Wild Ride that Could

As hard as we try to increase recall completions, there always seems to be a bump in the road. We may soon be in for a pretty big one from the used-car market and there are plenty of signs pointing to this having a major effect on both dealerships and consumers.

 

According to a recent article in…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 22, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

VettX Partners with Recall Masters to Identify Vehicles with Dangerous Recalls on its Platform

Auto dealerships and consumers now have additional layer of transparency to safeguard them from making uninformed acquisitions

 

Laguna Hills, CA, June 10, 2020Recall Masters, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of automotive recall solutions, today announced a partnership with VettX, an automotive industry software provider that enables auto dealerships to…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 15, 2020 at 6:49am — No Comments

It Doesn’t Get Much Worse than This!

All automobile manufacturers strive for dominance in the marketplace.

Vying for consumer's money, trust, and brand loyalty is an ongoing challenge through a balance of quality, quantity, and a franchised network of dealerships that entice consumers to buy and service their vehicles.…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 3, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Boost Acquisition Partners with Recall Masters, Adds Critical Recall Data to its Offering

Partnership drives much-needed dealership service revenue by facilitating  recall repairs at no cost to private-party vehicle sellers

Laguna Hills, CA, May 19, 2020Recall Masters,…

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Added by Dan Beres on May 19, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Communicate to Service Customers During the COVID-19 Crisis

In my last blog, I shared some tips about how dealerships can help protect customers and staff in their service departments during this challenging time. In addition to having the precautions in place, it is important to know how to correctly communicate…

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Added by Dan Beres on April 14, 2020 at 7:20am — No Comments

Recall Masters Supports Dealers with COVID-19 Response Kit to Help Handle Service Customers

April 8, 2020, Laguna Hills, CA – Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall data, technology, and communications, today announced the launch of a special COVID-19 Response Kit at no cost for its auto dealer clients. The kit is designed to help improve the handling of service…

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Added by Dan Beres on April 8, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

9 Tips to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 in Your Service Department

The Coronavirus is disrupting businesses across the globe and its full impact is yet to be seen. Dealers have been contacting us to see if we have any advice as far as what can be done in their service departments to limit any risk both to employees and customers.

The following are a…

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Added by Dan Beres on March 19, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recall Completion Rates and Technology

The problem of how to increase recall completion rates has been a thorn in the side of both manufacturers and dealers for quite some time. Despite numerous attempts from several sources, a majority of consumers fail to pay attention to any notification because they discard the mailers, discount the severity of the recall or simply don’t have the time needed…

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Added by Dan Beres on March 6, 2020 at 6:54am — No Comments

Is this an Effective Way to Inform Recall Customers?

Consumers are notoriously difficult to reach when it comes to safety, needed repairs and attending to recalls.

OEM and dealer methods include everything from phone calls, to text messages and direct mail. However, far too frequently, these notifications end up in the…

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Added by Dan Beres on January 20, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Wrong Way to Increase Service Revenue

In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity.

Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

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

Leverage Your Marketing to Gain More Service Business!

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.…

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Added by Dan Beres on October 16, 2019 at 6:43am — No Comments

How Will Robots Affect Driver Safety?

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…

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Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 7:24am — 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

Getting Service Recommendations Is Child's Play

Customer experience and standing out from the competition by excelling at customer satisfaction is still very much a good business practice today. Time is valuable for today's busy consumers, and many dislike the vehicle service experience at dealerships because of long wait times.

Loaner cars and shuttles help, but they can end up making it…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 13, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Can Your Dealership Win Business from Recall Customers?

A recent article in Wards Auto shares results from a study of 6,200 dealerships conducted by analytics company Marchex. According to the survey, dealerships who use active listening techniques and build rapport with customers on the initial calls are the…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 2, 2019 at 8:11am — 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

What’s the Silver Lining in this New Car Sales Slump We’re In?

According to an article in Automotive News, dealerships are in a new car sales slump and have to increasingly rely on used car sales and service revenue to drive profits.…

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Added by Dan Beres on July 2, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

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