How Elo GPS Can Help Turn Car Dealership Challenges into Opportunities

How Elo GPS Can Help Turn Car Dealership Challenges into Opportunities

dmccarty@connecteddealerservices.com Blog

Car dealerships across the country face a myriad of challenges. From lot maintenance to inventory management, there are a ton of tasks that owners and managers are responsible for on a daily basis. Investing in proper technology to streamline processes is the most effective and efficient way to tackle car dealership challenges while remaining focused on growth and profitability. In …

Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

dmccarty@connecteddealerservices.com Blog

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the highest number of fatal accidents occur from July to September. This can be attributed to a number of factors including distracted driving, driving under the influence, and even neglected car maintenance. Summer road trips, off-roading, and extreme weather conditions can wear and tear your vehicle. Before packing up for the beach or …

How Connected Vehicle Technology Is Recouping COVID-19 Dealership Losses

dmccarty@connecteddealerservices.com Blog

The global pandemic shifted the way the average American engaged in transportation. Employees were unable to commute to work by public transportation, and the closure of offices reduced commuting. Cars sat in driveways or were sold to pay rent, and incentives to purchase new vehicles disappeared. New car sales plummeted as mass layoffs ensued and disposable income depleted – leaving …

Your Guide to Car Warning Light Symbols and the Technology Ready to Help

Your Guide to Car Warning Light Symbols and the Technology Ready to Help

dmccarty@connecteddealerservices.com Blog

Keeping a car running in pristine condition requires periodic repairs and the occasional scheduled maintenance appointment. More often than not, your vehicle will notify you of any service that it needs to continue performing optimally. Its dashboard contains dozens of lights. When illuminated, each will alert you of an internal mechanism that may need professional attention. While not all these …

How to Save Your Lot's Batteries with a Smart Alert System

How to Save Your Lot’s Batteries with a Smart Alert System

Joanna Lawrence Blog

When a car remains stationary for days or weeks on end, the battery’s charge starts to diminish. When the battery is unable to provide the electrical power to start the vehicle, it either requires a jumpstart to recharge or is outright drained. When you’re the manager of a dealership lot (or multiple), maintaining the health of hundreds of batteries can …

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 …