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Improve Your Dealership's Reconditioning Process

Simple Tips to Improve Your Dealership’s Reconditioning Process

Your used car inventory is a great source for generating higher profits for your dealership. Getting your trade-ins ready to resell needs to be a priority for your lot. Optimally, you should set a goal to have a vehicle ready for sale within 24 hours from when it is traded in. To ensure that you …

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Keep Customers Coming Back for Service

These Are Ways That A Dealership Can Keep Customers Coming Back for Service

Filling the service bays is a goal for every dealership. However, finding the most effective way to do this has been difficult. Many dealerships have dedicated personnel calling, emailing, and sending out reminders to customers to come in for routine service, but the response rate is less than desired. Many customers do not have routine …

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Everything you always wanted to know about Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is one of the most important identifying marks on your vehicle. This number gives you a complete history of the vehicle. Starting from where it was made and by what manufacturer, the VIN on your car distinguishes your car from other vehicles.  Additionally, the VIN is also used to track …

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How VINsmart Can Benefit Auto Dealerships

Automobile Dealerships Will Experience Many Benefits From Using VINSmart Vehicle Records When you own a car dealership, you already understand how competitive the market is to sell your vehicles. This is especially true in a used car dealership setting. Even if you are selling certified pre-owned vehicles, your customers are going to feel more confident …

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An Inside Look At How Covid-19 Has Affected Car Sales

The scene of the whole world is changing and the automotive part of that world has been shaken in the process. Coronavirus or Covid-19 has swept through the globe with reckless abandon faster than a Ferrari with a jet engine and has affected some of the largest parts of the industry. Even the Geneva motor show, a huge part of debuting the most polished and pristine examples of advanced autos in the world, was canceled for the first time in nearly 70 years. The impact across the industry is vast. Dealership sales models are being adjusted all over the country as everyone tries to get a better grasp on what we’re in for. One dealer in the southeast United States told VINsmart “It’s grinded to a halt”. Here’s a behind the scenes peek at what is actually happening inside the automotive industry and how you can take full advantage of those market adjustments to help your customers score a killer deal on their next used car.

How To Check A VIN

In life, we have many serious relationships where a knowledge of the other parties’ past would’ve been deeply helpful when the relationship began. When the relationship between you and a potential new used car in your life gets serious it’s time to dig around in that cars past a little bit. While getting a pre-purchase inspection of the car is absolutely important, it won’t cover all the major concerns that may not have been disclosed to you. For instance, it won’t tell you anything about the service history and legal past of the car. In addition, if you’re dealing with a seller that might require some negotiating, asking for a pre-purchase inspection might tip your hand that you’re quite serious about the car in question. So before you go that route lets talk about another option that will still get you vital information. It’s called a VIN Check and it may save you thousands of dollars.

Confessions Of A Service Advisor

We all have to take our car to the shop from time to time. Whether it’s just an oil change or something that needs serious repair we all hate to be approached by the service advisor with a new unexpected problem that requires attention. Today we look at 5 confessions from me, one of the guys who’s spent years behind the desk and who knows the truth about what your car really needs as opposed to what you’re told. Don’t see the confession you’re wondering about? Ask me anything below!