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Retain Customers After Their Vehicle Lease Expires

It can be extremely difficult to retain customers who have leased a vehicle from your dealership. In many cases, once the lease ends, they return the car and you never see them again. They take their business to a different dealer. You lose out on a lease renewal or vehicle sale and all of the […]

How To Capitalize On Vehicle Appraisals And Acquisitions

Acquiring inventory is a challenge that all auto dealerships face. Wholesale prices are high, while the supply of quality vehicles available for sale at auction is low. Do not forget about exorbitant auction fees. Then there is the issue and cost of transporting these vehicles to your sales lot. It is tricky to do so […]

Dealerships Benefit From Spanish-Speaking Employees

There has been a steady increase over the past few decades in the number of United States residents who speak a language other than English. A 2010 United States Census brief revealed compelling statistics: The Latino population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010. Latinos accounted for more than half of the total United […]

FraudProtect™ Webinar: Valuable Insight On Fraud At The Dealership

Powerful & Advanced Fraud Protection FraudProtect™ from TEXT2DRIVE™ partnered with Kount, an award-winning company that uses the advanced fraud prevention approach, to offer your dealership a virtually complete defense against fraud. Kount was voted one of the top 10 financial fraud protection solutions of 2018 and 2019.  Advanced fraud protection examines 400+ data points and […]

3 Critical Reasons Why Your Dealership Needs To Text

There are compelling reasons why text messaging has become one of the main ways that people communicate. It is fast, convenient and can be done anytime and in just about any setting.  Text messaging does not discriminate; people who are hearing or speech impaired or deaf can read and respond to a text without any […]

Dealers Earned A $282 per Repair Order Using Safety Recall Text Alerts

Are vehicle safety recalls a problem for your service department?  Wait, how is this possible? Between being mandated by law, issued by manufacturers and no additional cost to the consumer, safety recalls are a gold mine for any dealership. The problem is, this gold mine is largely untapped by the majority of service departments.

Text Notifications Reduce Parts Obsolescence By 54% On Average

Service departments that lack a strategy focused on making sure parts do not sit unused on shelves can quickly end up with an obsolescence issue. When customers fail to come in for a scheduled repair for which a part was ordered, or a part gets ordered twice by mistake and the error is not caught […]

See How Dealers INCREASED Customer Return Rates To Their Service Dept.

If you do not think that customer retention can make a significant impact on your service department revenue, consider the following: Acquiring a new customer costs more money than retaining an existing customer. It can cost a dealership up to 7x more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain a customer it […]

SERVICE REMINDERS GENERATE AVG REPAIR ORDER REVENUE OF $17K IN 60-DAYS

15.37%* Of Customers Who Received Reminders Had Service Performed In Less Than 30 Days Trying to keep track of multiple OEM schedules as they pertain to each customer’s vehicle perfectly illustrates the conundrum that many service departments find themselves facing.  Recommended maintenance is a solid potential source of revenue for dealerships, but traditionally, capitalizing on […]

Service Appointment Reminders Generate $28,533/Mo In Extra Revenue On Average

Dealerships Enjoy An Average 6.5% Show Rate Increase Due To Automated Service Appointment Reminders Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue to gain, far too many dealerships are missing the mark when it comes to winning over and retaining repeat business. The process starts with encouraging customers to use their service department and […]