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Why You Should Invest in Upskilling Your Automotive Service Tech Team

September 6, 2022
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If your dealership is suffering from a lack of automotive service tech support, you aren’t alone. Two years of the pandemic, global chip supply shortages, increasing demands for Electric Vehicle (EV) solutions, and the great resignation have changed the auto industry in unpredictable ways. Despite these compounding problems facing the automotive industry, dealers are now in a unique position. Technological...
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What is an Auto Dealer Buy-Back Program And is it Right for You?

August 31, 2022
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A dealer buy-back program is becoming a popular option amongst both dealerships and consumers. Convenience, peace of mind, and cost-effectiveness are some of the key benefits this type of program provides consumers. Let’s discuss what a buy-back program is and if it’s the best option for you.  What Is A Dealer Buy-Back Program? An automotive buy-back program is a relatively...
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Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying a Used Car

August 23, 2022
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It’s an interesting time to be in the market for a new vehicle. The world is still recovering from international supply chain issues—specifically, the current global shortage of microchips needed to produce all new cars. As a result of the shortage, manufacturers produced 1.7 million fewer vehicles in 2021 than in 2019.  This vehicle shortage has resulted in a top-to-bottom...
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Biggest Auto Trends of 2022 So Far

August 16, 2022
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The automotive industry is one that is constantly changing and evolving each year, and 2022 is proving to be no exception. Every day we are hearing about new technology, features, or automotive brands hitting the market. Now more than ever, the automotive industry is evolving rapidly, and auto trends must be identified for companies to survive and thrive. In this...
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CarRx Earns Top Industry Award Only a Year After Launch

August 11, 2022
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Connected Dealer Services’ vehicle health and direct automotive marketing platform, CarRx, earned a first-place Diamond award in the Service Retention category in the 2022 Auto Dealer Today Dealers’ Choice Awards, while the company’s inventory management and vehicle recovery solution, Elo GPS, won a Platinum award in the Vehicle Tracking category that was newly added for 2022. The Auto Dealer Today...
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Is Your Service Department Versed in Electric Vehicle Maintenance?

August 9, 2022
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Electric vehicle sales have exploded on a year-by-year basis over the past half decade, and for good reason. Not only do electric vehicles save drivers thousands of dollars each year on gas costs—they also help owners save big on service and maintenance expenses. Electric vehicle powertrains have much fewer parts than their internal combustion counterparts. For example, electric vehicles do...
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How Does a Car Trade-in Work? Everything You Need to Know About Trading in Your Old Vehicle

August 2, 2022
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The auto industry is no longer as stable as it was a few years ago. Due to new car supply shortages, the demand for used vehicles has skyrocketed. Used vehicles have never had more value and now might be the perfect time to consider selling. We’ll take you through the benefits of dealership car trade-ins and the disadvantages of selling...
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How a Car Battery Management System Can Save Your Dealership Thousands

July 26, 2022
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One of the most significant—yet often ignored—sources of lost income at a car dealership can be battery replacements. A vehicle’s battery charge starts to reduce when it sits on a lot without being started or driven for days or weeks at a time. Once the battery can no longer provide sufficient electricity to start the vehicle, it must either be...
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Is Your Automotive Management System Up to Date?

July 19, 2022
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The automotive industry is undergoing significant changes and advancements as it continues to transition towards electric vehicles. Consumer trends are constantly changing, automotive technology is rapidly improving, and vehicle pricing fluctuates daily. These variables—and many others—can cause your automotive inventory management system to become out-of-date faster than ever before. What’s more, nearly 46 percent of small businesses don’t have a...
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Benefits of Offering Digital Dealership Insurance Coverage

July 12, 2022
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Over the last few years, the automotive industry has been experiencing a rapid shift toward digital car buying processes. End-to-end online car sales and used car buying apps have been gaining traction among younger generations. And with recent inventory shortages and low showroom foot traffic, these are unpredictable times for dealerships. One thing we know for sure moving forward is...
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