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5 Reasons Why a Basic VIN Decoder Won't Cut It for Your Auto Service Business


Every vehicle service business needs a VIN decoding solution. Whether you are a dealer service department, independent garage, or auto body shop, the ability to identify vehicle details, specs, and compatible parts is necessary for an effective and efficient business. There are several VIN decoders to choose from, however, some are far more basic than others. 

Though it may be tempting to choose the less expensive, or free, VIN decoding option, keep in mind that there may be a reason why it's so inexpensive. In this article, we've highlighted five reasons why a basic VIN decoder simply will not cut it for your auto service business and will leave you needing more.  

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Topics: VIN, Parts & Services, 3rd Party Mapping


The Effect of "Mobilegeddon" on the Automotive Industry


Mobile devices are becoming a standard means of browsing the internet, researching products and services, and making purchases online. According to Global Web Index, 80 percent of internet users own a smartphone and 47 percent own a tablet. With these kinds of statistics, you better believe that your website is receiving a significant amount of its traffic from mobile users - unless you fell subject to the latest Google algorithm update last week. 

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Topics: Mobile, Vehicle, Parts & Services, Insurance, Automotive, Dealers


Using Vehicle Data to Increase Parts and Service Sales


Wikipedia defines a "car dealership" as a business that sells new or used cars at the retail level.  If you asked most people who own or work for dealerships, or even consumers, to define what dealerships do, the majority would start by saying "They sell cars".  It is the selling of new and used vehicles that defines a dealership and is it greatest source of revenue.  Most of the effort put forth by the business is to capture vehicle sales, and with good cause. 

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Topics: Parts & Services