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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…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on November 7, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Dan Beres on August 30, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on July 17, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments
Timing is Everything: Create Campaigns Now
Although all dealers see escalated tire sales in the last two months of the year, only luxury…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on June 29, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Chris Miller on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Meghan Belnap on April 13, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tony Chips on April 9, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on February 28, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on December 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Recall Masters’ Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe
Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on November 8, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on November 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Not too long ago, trucks relied on their sheer size to keep occupants safe.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration toughened its rules, and now pickups have the same airbags and crash-avoiding electronic controls as cars and crossovers. The latest warning and automation systems are also coming online. Here…
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 25, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The Future of Used Car Recalls …
Added by Chris Miller on October 20, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments