Do you remember that one house down the street when you were a kid, the one that had a new car in the driveway every couple of years? Thinking back, it wasn’t a random string of vehicle makes, was it? They were always the same brand. Mr. and Mrs. Smith would take their old ride […]
TEXT2DRIVE, a fixed-ops customer experience suite designed to help automotive dealers improve the customer experience, increase profitability, and raise CSI scores, today released findings of its proprietary consumer research focused on dealer service satisfaction and retention. The report looks at what technology consumers want in the dealership service lane. Research firm J.D. Power learned that […]
Why do some service departments thrive while others struggle? Reputation and efficiency are critical factors in every customer decision. When drivers choose a dealership to work on their vehicle, they want to feel assured that they will receive the highest-quality, most dependable service in the least possible amount of time. To attract and retain customers […]
Enabling — not replacing — sales and service talent is the true promise of automating dealership processes. It’s leveraging technology to do the simple things so your people can engage in high-value activities. The result of those savings on labor costs translates to margin protection. The following infographic illustrates the power of the automated customer […]
TEXT2DRIVE CEO Gregg C. Owen examines how what started as dealership service departments offering Text-to-Pay contactless payment to customers during COVID has evolved into Service Advisors sending multipoint inspections to customers smartphones enabling them to build trust with customers and sell more services by presenting 100% of the service recommendations 100% of the time. In […]
These Practices Will Keep Your Business Strong During The Soft Economy Your dealership is not powerless in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Yes, the economy is soft, but you can still generate service revenue and make car sales. The trick is to modernize your dealership, to take it beyond 2020. The pandemic may […]
People are extremely hesitant to part with their money during a time when many have been laid off and businesses are dealing with a soft market. However, they also need their cars and they need them to function. Therefore, your service department has a demand it can fulfill. The trick is getting customers to trust […]
Reducing in-person contact, or even eliminating it entirely, is no longer a luxury. In the Coronavirus era where social distancing has become the new norm, giving your service customers the option of contact-free appointments has become mandatory.
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 […]
Implementing digital technology into your dealership’s car sales process is a highly effective way to connect with customers on a personal level and customize their experience. Your customers have come to expect this level of service in the interactions they have with brands. This includes automotive dealerships.