With autoTEXT, dealers can set a single number or different numbers for each department to manage texts from one place. Customers can text to request appointments, and staff can get repair authorization, send service status updates and service completion notifications with payment options, and more.
May 30, 2017
A new study from Cox Automotive found that warranties and service contracts are keys to service retention. To realize that benefit, the study recommends that dealers allow car buyers to research service contracts before they step into their stores.
July 27, 2016
Recall Masters’ news, data, training and communication will now be integrated into AutoLoop’s Fixed Ops Suite to provide real-time recall lookup of vehicles during service appointment scheduling, as well as during the vehicle check-in and inspection process.
May 17, 2016
The firm’s 2016 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study shows that last year’s record number of recalls is having an effect on customer satisfaction with dealer service, which declined for the first time in six years.
March 16, 2016
EasyCare is getting set to launch a new mobile app that will allow dealers to own the ODBII port in their customers’ vehicles. The connection will allow dealers to tailor service offers and alerts, as well as allow customers to perform a full health scan of their vehicle on their mobile device.
February 9, 2016
Not only was employee turnover below the rate recorded in the private sector, dealership employees earned 29% more than private-sector workers. The study also showed that F&I had the highest ratio of women.
October 27, 2015
Eyewitness Surveillance announced the launch of a beta program for three products designed specifically for dealerships.
June 17, 2015
Service satisfaction is on the rise despite the three-year increase in vehicle recalls, according to J.D. Power. The firm also reported that customer satisfaction was significantly higher at dealerships offering service express lanes.
March 19, 2015
DealerRater has launched a new segment for dealership service departments. Officials say the new offering is in response to an increasing number of online searches for auto repair and maintenance.
October 15, 2013
Dealership service departments are driving up customer satisfaction. The reason, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Customer Service Index study, is repair work is down and maintenance visits are up.
March 14, 2013
Auto/Mate rolled out a new mobile solution for the service department that's designed to allow service advisors to view DMS information and conduct service writeups from the service lane.
February 5, 2013
Jumping into the service side of the dealership, Dealers United offers members a discount on online scheduling solutions with TimeHighway.com.
September 4, 2012