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TEXT2DRIVE Wins 2021 AWA Award for Fixed Operations

TEXT2DRIVE, an advanced two-way communication platform designed to help automotive dealers improve customer experience, increase profitability and raise CSI scores, announced today it has been recognized as the winner of the 2021 Automotive Website Awards for Fixed Operations. The AWAs were created in 2008 to recognize the best vendors in automotive digital marketing. Since then, […]

16 Text Marketing Templates Boosting New & Used Car Sales Right Now

When it comes to sales communications, standardizing them is critical for quality control and maximizing sales conversions. The results of studies by TAS Group and the Harvard Business Review have revealed that businesses that implement a sales process outperform businesses that do not. 70% of the companies that follow a structured sales process are high […]

Supercharge Vehicle Sales And Lease Renewals

Your dealership has the chance to get a new lease or sell a new vehicle every time a customer pulls into your service bay. This situation offers you several different opportunities: Acquire new inventory that will sell at maximum profit Sell a vehicle to a customer more frequently Get a customer into a new lease […]

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 […]

Get Customers Back Into Your Sales Department

Selling a customer a new vehicle is just half of the battle. Losing customers to a competitor once they are ready to replace it is far too easy. Customer retention is one of the biggest struggles dealerships face. You will drastically increase your chances of selling your customers their next car if you stay in […]

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 […]

Generate More Service Department Revenue With Less

“Less is more” is a mantra many dealership service department managers have been forced to adopt as their mantra. You’ve likely been plagued by the following issues: increasing profit margins, understaffing, not enough hours in the day, recommended repair approvals that move at a snail’s pace, a lack of sufficient square footage in your repair shop […]

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 […]

Declined Service Reminders Convert 12.65% Of Customers

Previously Declined Service Reminders Increase Service Dept Revenue by $6,643 on Average 12.65% of customers contacted about declined recommended repairs open a repair order (RO) within 30 days at dealerships that use TEXT2DRIVE™. This response amounts to an additional $6,643 on average from January 2019 to February 2019 due to automated declined service reminders.

TEXT2DRIVE Automation: Generate BIG Money For Your Service Department

Dealerships using TEXT2DRIVE sent customers a total of 4.7M text messages – 76% were automated! Maintaining clear, productive communication with customers is tricky. The busy lives of many people make it challenging to deal with snail mail, clean out their email inboxes and take phone calls. Getting customers to respond, even if they do any […]

Automation & Integration Pack A Powerful Punch For Service Departments

How To Effectively Use Intelligent Automation Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Your Service Department Well-timed, non-intrusive communication with customers is essential for fueling the overall success of your service department. It is imperative to keep your service department at the  forefront of customers’ minds from the day they purchase a new or used vehicle […]

How To Sell More Vehicles With Videos

Consumers have many options when it comes to transportation these days. Uber and Lyft, taxis, public transportation, electric cars, the future adoption of self-driving cars and high gas prices have made it enormously tempting to ditch their vehicles altogether. This reality can make keeping up with vehicle sales seem nearly impossible at times. Factor in […]

15 Automated Text Message Templates For Your Service Department

You have enough going on in your service department without wasting time on ineffective communication tactics that leave customers unhappy and put your staff behind schedule. At the same time, an adequate amount of communication is critical for keeping your customer satisfaction index (CSI) scores up. So, does this leave you stuck between a rock […]

Turn Declined Services Around To Drive Revenue Growth

Your service department could be making money on recommended work – if it was actually recommended to the customer. We said “IF.” One of the common reasons services show as being declined is, the customer did not know about it – either because the service advisor failed to tell them or because the wrong person […]

4 Text Message Templates That Drive Your Car Sales Process

When it comes to selling cars, you can never get too much time. Every minute gained is time you can invest in pursuing qualified prospects and making another sale. Communicating with customers throughout the selling process and following up with them after a car sale is time-consuming, yet critical to the success of your dealership.

Eliminate the Technology Learning Curve for Your Staff

The best communications platform in the world will not work for your dealership if it is too complicated for some of your staff to learn or customers to respond. Time is money, and the more time they have to spend learning the system and asking questions about it, the more potential revenue goes down the […]

Prevent OEM Repair Schedule Changes From Slowing Down Your Profits

In a perfect world, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and customers would never change the maintenance schedule on their vehicles. However, as you are well aware, this is not the case. And when the OEM alters their schedules for newer vehicles and technology, or customers change their appointment because they’re too busy, keeping up with it can quickly turn into […]

Texting Coupons Generated An EXTRA $168K For Our Dealership

Improved Access & Convenience Of Service Department Coupons Is A Revenue Generating Powerhouse! TEXT2DRIVE™ is a sales and marketing solution tailored to the needs of both dealerships and customers. The first of its kind in the automotive marketplace years ago, the tool facilitates seamless communication with customers, automating many tasks to free up your time […]

5 Text Messaging Mistakes That Can Cost Your Dealership

How Auto Dealers Can Avoid Potential High Fines From Text Message Marketing Lawsuits Texting is a unique and powerful marketing tool for your auto dealership. It is also subject to unique regulations which if violated can have powerful financial consequences. Not text messaging certain information can get you just in much trouble.