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Stay Prepared—What to do if Your Car Breaks Down

June 7, 2022
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We’ve all seen it, some of us have even experienced it first-hand—a driver parked on the side of the road, looking helpless as they stand beside their broken-down vehicle. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in.  But vehicle breakdowns happen. Instead of fretting about worst-case scenarios, the best thing you can do to ensure your safety and...
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How Do Thieves Break Into Cars Using Apple Products?

May 4, 2022
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An alarming new crime has been trending across North America since late last year—Apple AirTags have been linked to dozens of accounts of luxury car theft since their release in April of 2021.  Apple AirTags, portable tracking devices intended to help customers keep track of valuable belongings like keys or a wallet, are popping up in police reports in major...
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How a Stolen Car Recovery System Can Save You Money on Car Insurance

February 17, 2022
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You’re probably aware of the immediate benefits of having a stolen car recovery system—from a higher chance of recovering a stole vehicle to improved peace of mind.  But did you know that, in some cases, having a stolen car recovery system can actually save you money on car insurance? It’s true, many comprehensive car insurance plans offer reduced pricing on...
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How Dealerships Can Combat the Vehicle Chip Shortage with Creative Sales Management Strategies

February 1, 2022
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The semiconductor chip shortage has plagued the automotive industry for almost two years now, and it isn’t destined to end any time soon.  Experts don’t predict  a full recovery until 2023. As we enter 2022 with emerging challenges on top of the vehicle chip shortage, some automotive dealers are at their wits end trying to sustain and grow business.   But,...
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What’s the difference between a vehicle recovery system and a recovery device?

November 9, 2021
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There are more than 282 million vehicles registered in the U.S., and 78 million of the cars on the road are equipped with vehicle tracking technology, a vehicle recovery system, or both.  In one of our previous blogs, we’ve discussed in detail how vehicle recovery devices work, but how are they different from vehicle recovery systems? Often used interchangeably, these...
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What Is Better: VIN Etching or a Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 26, 2021
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Whether you regularly park in areas where car theft is a concern or are just looking for an added layer of security, simple measures can protect your vehicle and provide peace of mind. As vehicle theft rates rise, two methods have emerged to give drivers an added layer of security: VIN etching and GPS technology.  In recent years, more and...
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What Is a Stolen Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 4, 2021
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“I swear I parked it right here.”  These are every car or dealership owner’s last words before they realize they may have become a victim of auto theft. Unfortunately, this misfortune is all too common, with vehicles reported stolen every 43.8 seconds in the U.S.  Despite preventative measures, theft is still an unfortunate reality of every-day life, a reality that...
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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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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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