With the UK government giving the green light for showrooms to reopen, many dealer groups have been putting plans in place that redefine how their business runs in order to operate during COVID-19.
Workshops are likely to be faced with the challenge of managing pent up demand once businesses reopen following the lockdown.
Classed as essential businesses, garages and workshops can stay open during the coronavirus pandemic although they are not obliged to do so.
Topics: retention, customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, digital, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, digitisation, coronavirus, lockdown
As technology in cars becomes ever more sophisticated and more connected cars are driven on our roads, the amount of data they produce is immense. Driving behaviours which can inform offers, highly accurate service alerts and the car ‘diagnosing’ its own faults and communicating directly with the dealer or manufacturer, the possibilities are endless...
Getting in touch with customers prior to their visit is fairly common for car dealers, but communicating with a customer when their car is in the workshop can often be a different story...
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?
Topics: retention, customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, digital, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, digitisation, retail, new car
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.
If you weren’t sure if the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection regulator, wasn’t prepared to flex its muscles, its first two fines for data breaches amounting to a combined almost £300 million should persuade you otherwise.