As hard as we try to increase recall completions, there always seems to be a bump in the road. We may soon be in for a pretty big one from the used-car market and there are plenty of signs pointing to this having a major effect on both dealerships and consumers.
According to a recent article in…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on June 22, 2020 at 9:55am — No Comments
Auto dealerships and consumers now have additional layer of transparency to safeguard them from making uninformed acquisitions
Laguna Hills, CA, June 10, 2020 — Recall Masters, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of automotive recall solutions, today announced a partnership with VettX, an automotive industry software provider that enables auto dealerships to…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on June 15, 2020 at 9:49am — No Comments
All automobile manufacturers strive for dominance in the marketplace. Vying for consumer's money, trust, and brand loyalty is an ongoing challenge through a balance of quality, quantity, and a franchised network of dealerships that entice consumers to buy and service their vehicles. The last thing a manufacturer is looking for is bad publicity. However, it…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on June 3, 2020 at 9:29am — No Comments
News has not exactly been great recently. And, I don’t know about you, but I welcome any good news that brightens my day in some way. For that reason, I loved a recent story a friend sent to me from the Charlotte Observer.
It is one thing to be involved in your…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on May 26, 2020 at 10:02am — No Comments
Partnership drives much-needed dealership service revenue by facilitating recall repairs at no cost to private-party vehicle sellers
Laguna Hills, CA, May 19, 2020 — Recall Masters, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of automotive recall solutions, today announced a partnership with Boost Acquisition, a data and technology developer that connects in-market vehicle sellers with potential buyers at online…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on May 19, 2020 at 10:08am — No Comments
In my last blog, I shared some tips about how dealerships can help protect customers and staff in their service departments during this challenging time. In addition to having the precautions in place, it is important to know how to correctly communicate…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on April 14, 2020 at 10:20am — No Comments
April 8, 2020, Laguna Hills, CA – Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall data, technology, and communications, today announced the launch of a special COVID-19 Response Kit at no cost for its auto dealer clients. The kit is designed to help improve the handling of service…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on April 8, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments
The Coronavirus is disrupting businesses across the globe and its full impact is yet to be seen. Dealers have been contacting us to see if we have any advice as far as what can be done in their service departments to limit any risk both to employees and customers.
The following are a few simple suggestions that can help…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on March 19, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
The problem of how to increase recall completion rates has been a thorn in the side of both manufacturers and dealers for quite some time. Despite numerous attempts from several sources, a majority of consumers fail to pay attention to any notification because they discard the mailers, discount the severity of the recall or simply don’t have the time needed…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on March 6, 2020 at 9:54am — No Comments
Consumers are notoriously difficult to reach when it comes to safety, needed repairs and attending to recalls. OEM and dealer methods include everything from phone calls, to text messages and direct mail. However, far too frequently, these notifications end up in the trash and are ignored.
Perhaps there is a new way to communicate with these…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on January 20, 2020 at 9:24am — No Comments
In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity. Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from both new/drive-up customers and customers with appointments.
Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments
A recent trend reveals that many vehicle owners are very interested in mobile services. Currently, the percentage of independent repair shops that offer mobile services dramatically outweighs franchised dealers.…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on December 2, 2019 at 10:01am — No Comments
With the increasing demand for service repairs, dealers are scrambling to recruit more technicians. At the same time, the pool of experienced technicians is dwindling, as not enough new technicians are entering the workforce -- and demand will only increase.
Regardless of how much money your dealership may spend to expand your facilities to…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on November 19, 2019 at 8:39am — No Comments
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 10:00am — No Comments
Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-efficient, use advanced technologically and are, frankly, cool. However, there are hazards involved with this advanced…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 10:24am — 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 10:27am — No Comments
Customer experience and standing out from the competition by excelling at customer satisfaction is still very much a good business practice today. Time is valuable for today's busy consumers, and many dislike the vehicle service experience at dealerships because of long wait times.
Loaner cars and shuttles help, but they can end up making it…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on August 13, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
A recent article in Wards Auto shares results from a study of 6,200 dealerships conducted by analytics company Marchex. According to the survey, dealerships who use active listening techniques and build rapport with customers on the initial calls are the…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on August 2, 2019 at 11:11am — 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 10:17am — No Comments
According to an article in Automotive News, dealerships are in a new car sales slump and have to increasingly rely on used car sales and service revenue to drive profits. Industry experts recognize that used cars are typically more profitable to a dealership than…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on July 2, 2019 at 9:58am — No Comments