How Inventory Tracking Software Streamlines Dealership Audits

How Inventory Tracking Software Streamlines Dealership Audits

Joanna Lawrence Blog

It’s a familiar scenario. You’re going about your daily business when your bank’s floor plan associate walks through the floor. Your heart starts racing as you unnecessarily crunch numbers in your head, hoping all inventory is in place and accounted for. While a dealership audit is nerve-wracking, advanced technology has made it easier than ever to streamline audits and ensure …

The Penny Test for Tires: What It Is and Why It’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

The Penny Test for Tires: What It Is and Why It’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

Joanna Lawrence Blog

After months of prolonged lockdowns and desolate highways, the total number of miles driven across the U.S. surged in March 2021 compared to the same time last year, according to new data from Metromile. As driving behaviors start to return to pre-pandemic levels, it’s important that drivers pay close attention to the maintenance they neglected over the last year, beginning …

Dealers for Veterans: Finding HOPE, Veteran Support, and Running Away From Fear

Dealers for Veterans: Finding HOPE, Veteran Support, and Running Away From Fear

Joanna Lawrence Dealers for Veterans, Blog

As veterans return from deployment and seek to re-enter the workforce, they bring with them invaluable skills. From leadership and teamwork to solving problems under pressure, many of these skills get overlooked by employers. Connected Dealer Services (CDS) is proud to employ a number of veterans and is committed to providing veteran support initiatives for retired servicemen and women as …

Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On? Here’s What You Need to Know

Joanna Lawrence Blog

It’s an all too familiar tale. You’re simply driving to work or the grocery store (or maybe worse, on a road trip) when suddenly the small engine icon illuminates on your dashboard. As you stare at the glowing icon you might be thinking: “Why did my check engine light come on?” While some simply choose to ignore it, the check …

What Is Geofencing Technology? How Businesses and Consumers Can Leverage Virtual Perimeters

What Is Geofencing Technology? How Businesses and Consumers Can Leverage Virtual Perimeters

Joanna Lawrence Blog

Have you ever been shopping in a mall only to later receive an ad on Facebook for the exact store you entered? How about when you attend a public event and get a notification prompting you to download their featured app? If you answered yes to either of these – or simply have a smartphone – you likely have already …

5 Ways a GPS Location Tracking Device Can Monitor the Safety of Drivers

5 Ways a GPS Location Tracking Device Can Monitor the Safety of Drivers

Joanna Lawrence Blog

Millions of drivers are on the road, all with varying degrees of spatial awareness, reaction times, and attention. While you can’t predict or control the behavior of other drivers, you can take preventative measures in your own life. Installing a GPS vehicle tracking device can assist in analyzing various driving metrics to monitor how your loved one’s safety and driving …

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Auto Dealers and Drivers

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Drivers and Their Vehicles

Joanna Lawrence Blog

Car maintenance is an unavoidable part of being a responsible car owner. When ignored or approached half-heartedly, you’re faced with repercussions not just for your wallet but also for your safety. However, there is a lot of guessing when those dreaded service lights go on. Ultimately, these service alerts tell us something is wrong, but not what is wrong. Thankfully, …

5 Ways to Leverage Connected Vehicle Technology in the Automotive Industry

5 Ways to Leverage Connected Vehicle Technology in the Automotive Industry

Joanna Lawrence Blog

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have crept into just about every industry and corner of the world. Even the simplest of technologies, such as your vacuum, now have the capability to provide smartphone connectivity. But for the automotive industry, connected vehicle technology is driving a safer, more connected future while fueling a multi-billion-dollar movement.   Connected cars are a result of …

4 Tips for Closing Sales Using Car Dealer Inventory Software

4 Tips for Closing Sales Using Car Inventory Software

Joanna Lawrence Blog

The process for buying a new car is almost unrecognizable to what it once was. Typically, when a prospective buyer began searching for a new vehicle they would head to the dealership – not the internet. While the rise of digitization has presented its challenges, it has also made dealers better positioned for success than ever before thanks to modern …