Is Your Service Department Ready for a Technical Tsunami?
The service departments and the collision repair shops that support dealerships are being flooded with a tsunami of sophisticated new technologies and cutting-edge vehicle advancements…
For example, vehicles are becoming lighter using new materials. Electronics are now embedded in automotive systems. If your dealership is not training on new technologies, you’re falling behind. Your GM and Service Department Team are encouraged to listen to a short podcast from I-CAR’s Director of Industry Technical Relations, Jason Bartanen.
Get briefed on a comprehensive list of new technology and materials coming in the next year or sooner…
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View All Situation: Built-in universal cellular “Subscriber Identity Module”(SIM) Card in new iPad allows users to use multiple carriers.
New SIM Card removes the power and control by carriers.
While empowering users, the SIM Card will enable carriers to attract user-subscribers from competitors.
iPhone may be the next Apple platform to allow users to access multiple providers.
Significance: This SIM card will enable dealers and automotive industry users to make more effective use of their iPads--and soon iPhones-- by being able to switch to other carriers to gain more and better reception depending on where there are in the dealership or market areas to gain the best reception for that particular location.
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Guess how much the battery pack in the Tesla Model S costs? $30,000!!! Building a smaller, lighter and cheaper battery for Tesla’s upcoming lower-cost sedan has been at the heart of its $5 billion “Gigafactory” in Reno, Nev....……… It’s going to take a few model years to see the price drop substantially for Tesla, Nissan, and other electric vehicle makers. Here are some of the latest developments in electric vehicle batteries……….…............ GET MORE DETAILS
Why keep track of Marcus?
Three reasons: Marcus Lemonis, Growing Market for Pre-Owned luxury cars, & AutoMatch
Why find out what Marcus doing? He is rapidly becoming the most influential investor-entrepreneur in the country. If you are not watching and eating up his program on CNBC in and around “Shark Tank” then start there. Search for many of his past programs on YouTube and the Internet. You will be inspired and charged.
One of the many small companies that Marcus elected to invest in was a used car operation in Chicago that was going nowhere if not out business. In short order, Marcus turned the company around. Another reason we should pay attention is that he started his successful career at AutoNation and went on to make millions at Camper World. His money, management acumen, and vision transformed a no-where used car dealer operation into a successful national chain called AutoMatch USA.
Buy Inc Magazine and study this article from the September issue.
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View All Formerly, Cooper was a member of the TenPoint Insurance Solutions team with prior experience as an account executive with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where she represented the claim and legal solutions of the CSC Financial Service Group. Here she was continuously recognized for exceeding her sales goals and uncovering new revenue opportunities with both existing and new clients.
“As we’ve experienced remarkable growth opportunities, we knew we needed to bring on additional resources”, states Michael Sturgis, partner at TenPoint Complete. “With the addition of an industry veteran like Kelly, TenPoint is poised to continue our expansion while maintaining our personal touch with our customers. We are extremely excited about having Kelly back on our team.” “TenPoint is a well-respected company in the repairer and automotive claims market”, said Kelly Cooper.
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Automotive Industry Technology Breakthroughs Read the latest important briefing for Small Auto Dealers & Retailers. Learn how to compete with the big third party lead providers. Net Driven, through extraordinary leadership, vision, and accomplishment in building a Web design and development company that serves small dealers and automotive retailers, has developed and designed sites that enable smaller dealers, repair outlets, tire companies, and service companies to compete with large dealers and big box retailers.
Read what this big thinking industry expert has to say. This commentary was derived from a video interview in late August 2014.
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