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Connected Vehicles and the Features Customers Are Looking For Most

September 13, 2021
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Gone are the day’s when drivers settled for cars that got them from point A to point B. Today’s drivers want connected vehicles with features just as sophisticated as their smartphones.  They want to navigate through their Spotify playlists just as easily as they navigate the road. They want hands-free driving while they drink their coffee on their way to...
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How to Prevent Keyless Car Theft: 5 Methods

September 8, 2021
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Today’s car thieves aren’t picking locks or breaking windows, they’ve become tech savvy just like the vehicles they steal.  When drivers traded their old-school keys for keyless entry fobs, many thought they were investing in a car invincible to theft. Much like the case with any new and emerging technology, they were wrong. This left vehicle owners wondering how to...
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Vehicle Maintenance Software Is Changing the Way Drivers Approach Car Service

August 16, 2021
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Many drivers are “rolling a dice” on their way to work as the average vehicle has three parts functioning below standards. While assessing vehicle health can often be a guessing game, vehicle maintenance software is transforming the way we approach car maintenance.  Humidity, temperature, ratio of night to day driving, tow weight, road quality, and any number of driving conditions...
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Drivers Are at Serious Risk of Vehicle Theft as Car Prices Surge

August 10, 2021
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Though vehicle theft has been on the decline since 2017, 2020 experienced a sudden jolt. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an estimated 873,080 vehicles were reported stolen in 2020. This is an unanticipated increase from the 721,885 vehicles counted in 2019. While this is most likely attributable to the economic turbulence experienced by many in 2020, it...
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How to Boost Your Dealership’s CSI Score

July 27, 2021
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The Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI score) was initially implemented across services and operations as a method of measuring to what extent businesses were meeting customer needs. A car dealership or other business would close a deal and then issue a survey of calculated questions to assess customer satisfaction with the sales process, including customer service, knowledgeability, and closure.  What began...
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California Electric Vehicle Market: How Dealers Can Prepare for the 2035 Executive Order

June 22, 2021
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In Fall 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles in support of the state’s mission towards reducing harmful greenhouse gases caused by transportation. As part of the order, new car dealerships will be required to exclusively sell zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035. As a result, the state’s electric vehicle market is expected to...
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How Connected Vehicle Technology Is Recouping COVID-19 Dealership Losses

May 25, 2021
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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...
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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 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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