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

May 18, 2021
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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...
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How to Save Your Lot’s Batteries with a Smart Alert System

May 10, 2021
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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...
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How Inventory Tracking Software Streamlines Dealership Audits

April 30, 2021
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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...
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The Penny Test for Tires: What it is and Why it’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

April 26, 2021
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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...
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Dealers for Veterans: Finding HOPE, Veteran Support, and Running Away from Fear

April 20, 2021
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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...
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Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On? Here’s What You Need to Know

April 13, 2021
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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...
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What is Geofencing Technology? How Businesses and Consumers Can Leverage Virtual Perimeters

April 5, 2021
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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...
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5 Ways a GPS Location Tracking Device Can Monitor the Safety of Drivers

March 29, 2021
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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...
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How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Drivers and Their Vehicles

March 16, 2021
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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,...
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