Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

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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

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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

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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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Auto Dealers and Drivers

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Drivers and Their Vehicles

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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, …

How Elo GPS and CarRx Improves Customer Retention and Increase Dealer Profits

How Elo GPS and CarRx Improves Customer Retention and Increase Dealer Profits

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If you’re a new auto dealer, you’ve probably heard the old saying: sales sells the first car, service sells every car after. If a customer returns to your dealership twice in the first year, there is a 74 percent chance that they will purchase their next vehicle at your dealership. If you can’t get them to return, your window of …