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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'operations' (54)

Preparing Your Service Department for the Amazon Threat

The current automotive market presents today’s dealers with unique challenges—the biggest one being the evolution of the customer experience. As shown by the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), which gauges the strength of overall vehicle demand in any given month, the current automotive market…

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Added by Graham Annett on June 6, 2019 at 6:27am — No Comments

Navigating the Maze of New In-Vehicle Technology

According to a recent article in Automotive News, consumers LOVE the idea of all of this new in-vehicle technology. The problem is that many of them don’t truly understand the intricate features and benefits. There is no way a salesperson can explain each and every technological…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 5, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

No One Plans to Fail

As the old adage goes, no one plans to fail, they just fail to plan. This could not be more true when it comes to service marketing budgets in dealerships.

 

As new vehicle sales and gross margins decline, it's natural to look for ways to cut expenses. But I've never understood the logic behind cutting service marketing…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 24, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

The Great Race Against Time!

In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

For the automotive industry,…

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Added by Dan Beres on May 16, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are you a Good Leader?

All businesses need good leaders who know what it takes to be profitable, but also how to retain employees who are valuable to the business. Employee retention is key to profitability, as replacing someone takes a significant amount of time and effort. It can also result in lost revenue as the dealership sacrifices the opportunity to connect with and foster…

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Added by Dan Beres on April 29, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments

When it Comes to Sales & Service, Don't Be A Zombie!

We have all heard of the ABCs of Sales (Always Be Closing), but I would like to turn that around to Customer Service – Always Be Considerate!

If you…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on April 24, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

3 Innovative Recall Tactics

Many dealers struggle with getting customers to bring their vehicles in to take care of recall issues. The fact that the average recall completion rate is around 75 percent, tells us that standard recall marketing campaigns aren't as effective as they could be.

 

Your customers either aren't getting the message, or they set it aside and forget…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 19, 2019 at 7:57am — No Comments

It’s All About Timing: Effective Service Customer Communication

Notifying customers when they are due for service is an obvious—yet crucial—part of any dealer’s marketing strategy. Unfortunately, not all notifications get the same results. Many well-intentioned efforts are too little, too late, and don’t have a solid strategy. And breaking through to…

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Added by Jeff Giere on April 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Partners with ParkerGale Capital to Further Company Growth & Innovation

With increased capital & resources DealerBuilt will further improve customer service & accelerate release of in-demand technologies including F&I e-signature platform and ceDMS

Mason City Iowa, March 18, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on March 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are you Imprisoned by your DMS?

In today's 20 group meetings, in circles, while attending a new car showing, and just about anywhere you go, dealers are talking about their DMS provider. Even DMS providers seem to be talking about each other, sometimes benignly, other times with soft-malice. And finally, it seems DMS providers today, as I read the litany of articles, want to offer advice on…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

How To Address Declining Front-End Margins

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl

 

The news is full of major disruptors; if you follow the headlines you might think that a world filled with autonomous vehicles is imminent (it isn't), or that new owner and retail models will soon put dealers out of business (they…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on December 14, 2018 at 7:20am — No Comments

myKaarma Launches SmartAssist AI Technology for Auto Dealer Service Departments

Artificial Intelligence tool researches & answers questions, ensures advisors instantly know recall work when a customer texts and enables more efficient responses

LONG BEACH, California -- March 13, 2018-- --myKaarma, software that helps dealerships communicate better with their customers at every stage of the service process, right from check-in through to payment, today announced the release of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool,…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 14, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

How Galpin Became Legendary

Bert Boeckmann never intended to be the largest Ford retailer.

But he found that having well-run sales and fixed operations led to economies of…

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Added by CPI Results on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recalls: Perhaps California has the Solution?

It’s always frustrating to read articles…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Too Many Hands In The Cookie Jar

Hi, It's me again. Me who you ask? Stan Sher, founder and President of Dealer eTraining.

Yes, I know it has been a while since you have heard from me. But I am still here. I never left and I never will. I just enjoyed my peace and quiet for 2 years while working…

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Added by Stan Sher on July 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Rev Up Revenue This Tax Season

April offers a month of renewed optimism for car dealers everywhere as spring comes into fruition and pockets become heavier with a little cash back from Uncle Sam. Tax refund…

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Added by David Metter on April 18, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments


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Fixed Operations Marketing Strategies for Tire Change Season?

The coming months are a busy time for Canadian Service Departments. With October & November comes a wave of customers who will require their seasonal tire change. Naturally, most of your customers will procrastinate and decide to act at the first sign of snow or freezing temperatures.

This seasonal rush can lead to disorganization in Service Departments. More specifically, it can…

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Added by Byron Tyers on September 4, 2015 at 12:25am — No Comments

Recall Fatigue: The Time to Act Is Now

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…

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Added by Chris Miller on July 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Service Departments Need Tune-Ups Too

The service department tends to be the busiest place in a dealership, and service managers must stay in tune with what’s going on. While meetings and discussions can be useful, at times they only result in vague ideas the service staff never acts upon. Just like in any organization, a service department…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 25, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Increase Sales through Conquesting Consumers Motivated by Open Recalls

Following tremendous pressure from the NHTSA, Takata has expanded the recall on its faulty airbags. In fact, it just doubled the number of vehicles that are subject to recall to 34 million – that’s one in seven vehicles on the road today – and the largest recall in automotive history. Since then, consumers have been…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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