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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

How to Leverage Connected Car Technology to Transform the Car Buying Experience

How Connected Car Technology Transforms the Car Buying Experience

Joanna Lawrence Blog

Digital disruption has quickly crept in and firmly cemented itself into every industry. No matter how hard we try to fight it off or stick to our tried-and-true methods, technology is here to stay. New car dealerships and manufacturers are no strangers to this disruption. If anything, connected car technology is completely transforming the car buying experience as we once …