Cost Estimates are Crucial to Service Appointments, Study Finds
Xtime's survey of 668 vehicle owners shows that a majority (more than 70%) believe cost estimates are either extremely important or very important when setting appointments. These responses outranked all other factors surveyed, like the availability of transportation options and the option to choose different service advisors, the company stated.
ORIAS Offers Prize to Industry Summit Attendees
Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS) will award two $500 American Express gift cards in a random drawing of attendees who register by this Friday, July 29.
Compliance Summit Adds Certification Component
Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attendees will have the opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status at the Las Vegas event, which will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.
DealerSocket Adds LenderPay Integration to FEX DMS
DealerSocket’s FEX DMS is now integrated with ProPay’s LenderPay platform. The partnership, the company stated, will allow FEX users to select the credit processor that best fits their dealership’s unique needs.
NHTSA Fines Ariz. Dealership $40,000 for Selling New Cars With Open Recalls
The federal agency said Sands Chevrolet violated the Safety Act for selling and delivering new vehicles without fixing safety-related defects. Along with the fine, the dealership was ordered to show that it has taken, or will take, steps to ensure it does not violate the Safety Act again, the settlement agreement states.