More than 1 in 4 vehicles on the road today have an open recall. While it’s a crisis for all consumers and the entire auto industry, it’s also an opportunity for dealerships to be a beacon of safety in their community. And that’s not all. Recall Masters, the #1 provider of comprehensive recall solutions, helps dealerships build a Recall Department, spawning unique benefits only possible through proactive recall management, including:
Recall & Vehicle Owner Intelligence
Our technology and knowledgebase make us #1. Trusted by the largest dealer groups and OEMs, our platform analyzes data from more than 50 sources to target strategic recall opportunities. Superior data enables you to service more customers better and faster and upsell more services and vehicle sales.
We Build Your Customized Recall Department
From a Call Center Hotline team that fields consumer inquiries and schedules service appointments to a Recall Department webpage that captures leads, our many innovative solutions are integrated into your existing processes in order to empower your staff and keep consumers connected to your dealership.
Multi-Channel Communications Services
Our ground-breaking, multi-touchpoint communications drive traffic to your dealership. Digital forensics technology identifies active recalls that were never completed. Target 3X more recalls than previously realized by tracking down current/secondary owners. Put OEM and NHTSA-compliant communications to work for you.
Every dealership and market is different, but one outcome is consistent – ROI! These results don’t come easy, as evident in other “recall” efforts that don’t employ digital forensics and multi-channel communications. It’s one thing to uncover VINs with open recalls, and quite another driving customers into your dealership.
*Data updated 8/13/2020. Results vary by dealership and market.
“We’re impressed with Recall Masters’ ability to find recalled vehicles that are sitting on neighboring independent lots. The Market Smart Report helps us connect with brand new independent lots that may not be aware of the recalled vehicles. We’re establishing relationships with the independents and it is providing additional revenue. We’re selling more parts and securing more repair business. We found a need to hire another mobile tech to handle the added business. The mobile techs use the report to plan their daily and weekly route for efficiency. These are the kinds of tools that address real-world conditions a Service Department face.”
We partner with leading data providers to conduct extensive digital forensics, which enables us to match vehicles with open recalls and their current owners.
We maintain the most comprehensive source of recall information for almost all makes and models on US roads and highways.
We monitor an ever-growing number of NHTSA- mandated and OEM safety recalls, along with voluntary recalls issued by the manufacturer.
Recall Masters is looking to partner with all data and platform providers that serve car dealers, rental agencies, fleet management, rideshare services, food delivery providers, couriers and any other business that utilizes vehicles in the fulfillment of services. If an accident or death occurs in a recalled vehicle while facilitating those operations, your client may be held partially liable. There’s a better way – partnering with Recall Masters to serve up critical recall data within your platform. Click here to learn more about our Enterprise Services division.
It is no secret that the service department tends to get the smallest part of the dealership’s marketing budget, despite bringing in the most revenue. Some dealers take this for granted with marketing dollars focused on sales. I get it – dealerships originally served as a critical, local arm of the OEM’s distribution of new models. However, due to the pandemic, we are in extraordinary times, offering dealers an opportunity to explode service department revenue.
In down markets, many dealers tend to cut marketing budgets. Interestingly, one dealer recently featured in an article in Automotive News did quite the opposite and increased the dealership’s marketing budget. This resulted in it taking the #1 spot in the region and #5 in the United States.
My suggestion is that you translate this strategy into fixed ops. Service revenue can increase simply by the change in consumer behavior during this pandemic. One of the most frequent...read the entire blogpost here.
Recall Masters featured in Fixed Ops Magazine – Learn How Dealers are Driving Revenue and Winning Over Consumers without Discounting!
March/April 2020 Issue
Just read through your email, open your mailbox or read through Sun-day print ads and you’ll see just how desperate dealerships are to win back service customers from independent repair shops. It’s understandable. Acquiring a new customer can cost five times more than retaining an existing customer, though increasing customer retention by just 5% can increase prof-its from 25-95%. It’s the only game plan that matters – finding new customers and holding onto them. The big question remains – how do you win new customers and recapture inactive customers without deeply discounting services? A little more than 25% of all franchise dealerships are turning to opportunities derived from recalls. Read the full feature here.
Are Consumers Ready to Join Dealerships in Resolving the Recall Crisis?
Survey Reveals Expectations of Recalled Vehicle Owners
Persuading owners to take their recalled vehicles into the dealership for repair has left the automotive industry and consumer safety groups perplexed about a viable solution. Seeking more information as to where consumers stand on this issue, Recall Masters, a digital forensics and communications company that specializes in recall management for the automotive industry, recently surveyed 1,521 U.S. consumers.
More than 80 percent of U.S. consumers indicated that a vehicle’s recall status was important or extremely important, according to the findings of the survey. The study, conducted from …read the feature which appeared in FixedOps Magazine
We keep track of recalls on vehicles since model year 2000