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In today’s digital world, customers are connected and in control, so it’s no surprise their expectations have changed. To keep customers happy and coming back, dealerships need to think differently about technology, customer touchpoints and service department culture. Service departments should be customer-focused and process-oriented, and leverage technology that allows the entire service department to be connected. […]

Your service department is the foundation of the dealership. In fact, according to the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA), 2018 mid-year service and parts sales are up by $1.65 billion when compared to 2017. That usually means that advisors are busy writing orders, and service bays are humming with profitable work. As a result, now […]

Future of Mobility - Dealer-FX

The days are getting shorter, the air crisper, and playoff baseball is at hand. Which means there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Is this when new vehicle sales start to slide, and the Service Department comes in from the bullpen for the save? The answer, apparently, is that it “depends.” Comparing September sales to last […]

Quick: What’s the top reason for customer dissatisfaction? Unmet expectations. And while failed expectations happen for many reasons, at the core of every disappointing service experience is a breakdown in trust. Whether that happens due to a broken promise time or another example of miscommunication, it still means that an advisor or manager overpromised results […]

The service journey can be fast-paced and complicated. One missed appointment, a broken promise time or confused communication can lead to missed steps and a poor customer experience. The pace of service retail in this digital-driven and on-demand market places a premium on efficiency and creates a need to build an automated monitoring, communication, and […]