If autonomous vehicles still feel like they are somewhere in the distant future, latest research shows consumers are eagerly awaiting their arrival.
When you read predictions such as that one in five miles travelled by consumers in the UK could be automated by 2030, it’s apparent change in our automotive world is both phenomenal and just a decade away.
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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.
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.
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.
Whilst car drivers are committed to fixing their cars to ensure they are in the best condition for the road, dealers need to up their game to deliver higher levels of customer care and boost aftersales business.
The digitalisation of the buying process has particularly effected the automotive industry. Customers are carrying out most of the buying journey online and, in most cases, only come into the dealership when they have almost made their purchase decision. Everything is quick, easy and optimised and this is what has become the norm. Anything that doesn’t hit the mark with those points sticks out like an underperforming sore thumb.
I recently wrote about how the UK sales of new cars has declined. But, it’s not all doom and gloom as Close Brothers has reported that 92% of car dealers are feeling confident about 2018. So, what’s the deal? Well, let’s consider the table below: