In its latest wave of recall announcements, General Motors said it would repair nearly a quarter-million vehicles for safety defects that included worn seat belts, worn shift cables, malfunctioning airbags and hazardous fuse boxes. That was Tuesday. [keep reading]
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We saw one of the first used Tesla Model S sedans go up for sale last week and it got us thinking, where can you buy, supercharge or service a Tesla these days? We scourged the internet and bribed our design team to put it all together in a sweet infographic – enjoy!
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States that Ban Direct Sales: 26
States that Allow Tesla to Sell Cars: 22
States Tesla is Fighting to Overturn Ban: 2
Manufacturer direct sales are banned in the red states. Tesla can have service centers, superchargers and stores and galleries in these states but cannot sell or deliver cars. For example, you can check out a Tesla at Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, but you cannot take a test drive or discuss pricing with a salesperson. If you want to purchase a car, you would have to buy at TeslaMotors.com and then arrange a delivery. On March 15, 2014 Ohio passed a bill that will allow Tesla to sell its electric cars but it’s waiting to be signed into law by Governor Kasich. Read about it here.
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Article by Auto Remarketing Staff
MojoMotors.com took a different approach to gauging vehicles’ reliability — looking at how much mileage could accumulate before a car becomes valueless. Although just because a car has lost all of its residual value doesn’t mean it won’t keep on running, MojoMotors pointed out “less reliable brands will lose value quicker since they have a greater chance of breaking down with fewer miles on the odometer.” [keep reading]
Mojo Motors Founder & CEO Paul Nadjarian spoke to a crowd of over one hundred dealership managers and owners during his Digital Dealer 16 session called “The biggest miss in your digital marketing strategy.” The event was held from April 6 to 8 in Atlantic City and is one of the prominent dealership conventions addressing the changing consumer trends and opportunities for the auto industry to increase walk-in and web traffic, along with proven methods to improve customer experience, spur more car sales and motivate employees.
So what was the biggest miss? Alerts. Dealerships aren’t leveraging the power of alerts to push shoppers through the funnel, influence purchase decision and create an urgency to buy. Alerts are used in the flight and real estate industries, but automotive is lagging behind. In fact, if you consider alerts to be web 2.0, the auto industry is still stuck in web 1.0. [keep reading]
Before you get all angry about the link bait title, try this stat on for size. Since April 13th, 2014 there have been nearly 350,000 Tweets with the word “recall” according to Topsy. This doesn’t even come close to the nearly 800,000 Tweets containing the word “vampire” or 1.4M Tweets containing the word “taco.” Tweets about recalls does, however, beat the 49 Tweets containing “vampire taco.”
Using social queues like keywords isn’t totally indicative of what shoppers care about, so we went further. In a study of over 35,000 email leads to car dealerships on MojoMotors.com, only two people asked about a vehicle recall. TWO! That’s .005 percent! This is interesting because as automakers continue breaking records left and right by recalling millions of vehicles for anything from spiders to electronic issues, shoppers still don’t care. If they do care about recalls, they definitely aren’t showing it in Tweets or emails to dealers. It would seem recalls are more important to the small number of people directly affected by said recalls, the government and the media. [keep reading]
If your convertible is still sitting under a dusty car cover in the driveway or garage, you might be going crazy. When the sun is out and the temperature is warm, under a tarp is no place for any Ford Mustang, Lexus IS-C or Mazda Miata roadster.
Now is the time to plan that extended drive up the coastline or to your favorite weekend spot. Before you fill up the tank and drop the top, make sure your convertible is properly outfitted for the journey. Based on when you last turned the key, or pressed the ignition button, you should heed a few of the best convertible tips going into summer. [keep reading]
Reliability has become an ubiquitous label that vehicle manufacturers love to attach to their models. Every car company out there throws the term around as a marketing ploy, a gimmick used to constantly to ingrain in consumer’s heads that their vehicles are more worthy of the customers hard-earned dollars than the next brand. [keep reading]
The Founder and CEO of Mojo Motors, Paul Nadjarian, will be presenting at the 16th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Atlantic City at Harrah’s Resort on Tuesday, May 7th from 2:00-2:50PM in Room 314.
Paul’s presentation is titled ‘Biggest Miss in Your Digital Marketing Strategy’ and will take a look at how dealers can leverage online tools to increase sales. The internet is shifting from browsing-based platforms to alert-based platforms. The increased penetration of mobile is accelerating this shift. Learn why alerts are the future, strategies to be more intelligent with your digital marketing and how to use alerts to drive more urgency and close more sales. There will be a case study on the evolution and shift to alerts in other industries. The workshop will also show how these trends apply to automotive and your dealership.
See Paul in Room 314 from 2:00 – 2:50PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Check out the 16th Digital Dealer website here.
About Digital Dealer
The Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is the premier educational conference and exposition dedicated to internet and technology solutions for automotive professionals.
About Mojo Motors
Mojo Motors is an automotive classified website launched in 2010. Shoppers ‘Follow’ used cars to get alerts when dealers drop prices or add cars to their inventory. The website is free to car shoppers and dealers pay a monthly fee.
The MojoMotors.com team attended the 2014 New York International Auto Show for the third year in a row. We’ve got pictures of all the best rides from the show. Click over to Facebook to see all the shots or scroll through a short preview below.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Koenigsegg Agera R
Jaguar F Type