How to improve customer experience: aftersales

Posted by Alex Knight on 19-Mar-2020 15:04:00

Aftersales has long been the bread and butter for both independent and franchised repair outlets. How do you make sure that you're always improving the experience for your customers?

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Topics: retention, customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, digital, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, digitisation, retail, new car

Making digital and physical work together

Posted by Alex Knight on 03-Mar-2020 07:59:00

Sounds simple right? Your digital services should work together with your physical workshop or forecourt. So how come customers are left having to explain themselves several times...

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, digitisation, retail, new car

How digital is transforming the automotive customer experience

Posted by Alex Knight on 17-Feb-2020 11:23:29

Digital has fundamentally changed how we buy and maintain our cars. From researching the next vehicle to comparing prices, booking test drives and servicing online. The list is pretty endless...and yet digital continues to transform our customer experience.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, digitisation, retail, new car

Dealers still missing opportunities through inaccurate data

Posted by Alex Knight on 09-Sep-2019 07:35:00

Research has found that a third of all data held by franchised dealers is either inaccurate or incomplete , which means they will struggle to maximise MOT and service work.

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Topics: data, dealerships, online, digital, Aftersales, buying, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, MOT, independent workshops, database, data capture

New MOT sees more fails

Posted by Alex Knight on 04-Sep-2019 09:11:00

Following the introduction of new, stricter MOT tests, increasing numbers of vehicles have failed with 10 million vehicles having not met the new criteria since its introduction a year ago.

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Topics: dealerships, online, digital, Aftersales, buying, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, MOT, independent workshops

Franchised dealers missing a trick with eVHC

Posted by Alex Knight on 30-Aug-2019 12:22:14

EVHC or electronic vehicle health check is a well-known workshop tool for identifying work required on a vehicle and is widely used in the franchised sector. But latest figures show thousands of pounds of work is being overlooked because workshops are not using the check at every possibility.

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Topics: profit, dealerships, revenue, online, lifetime value, digital, upsell, CustomerVue, Aftersales, buying, repurchase, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, eVHC

Driving invisible service in aftersales

Posted by Alex Knight on 02-Jul-2019 15:12:38

We take a look at how the automotive repair market should consider applying lessons from digital retailers to enhance the service they provide to motorists.

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Topics: customer experience, millenials, online, digital, Aftersales, automotive, customer relationships, customer journey, service, digitisation, retail

Training technicians in ADAS

Posted by Alex Knight on 11-Jun-2019 12:35:03

In part 2 of our focus on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) we take a closer look at the need for technicians to receive training so repairers can maximise the opportunity of supporting such features in their workshops.

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Topics: technology, Aftersales, connected car, driver assistance, service, ADAS

How big is the ADAS market?

Posted by Alex Knight on 29-May-2019 11:57:05

Part I of our focus on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) explores the size of the market and the proliferation of such features on today’s vehicles.

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Topics: technology, Aftersales, connected car, driver assistance, service, ADAS

How new car sales are performing across Europe

Posted by Alex Knight on 24-Apr-2019 10:41:00

We take a closer look at how new car sales are performing across Europe and the picture is not looking rosy.

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Topics: car purchase, Aftersales, selling, buying, automotive, car buying, petrol

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