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Infiniti, Nissan stores stand out
in scheduling first service visits

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obody does it better than Infiniti and Nissan.
Consultants urge dealerships to schedule the first service visit before a new-vehicle owner or leaseholder
leaves the store, as a way to build loyalty and retain service business.
But an online survey of consumers last month found that while 36
percent had their first service visit set before they hit the road, an
equal 36 percent did not. The other 28 percent said they couldn't
remember.
In contrast to that lukewarm showing, half of respondents who
had visited an Infiniti dealership said their first service appointment was scheduled before they left the building. And 49 percent of
Nissan customers said the same.
At the other end of the spectrum, just 22 percent of Jaguar Land Rover customers said they had a service appointment scheduled before
they drove off. Among BMW customers, the share was 28 percent.
This table shows how various brands with at least 100 responses
stack up on first-visit scheduling.
- James B. Treece

See you soon

Q. When you bought or leased your most recent vehicle, did the
dealership schedule your first service appointment before you left the
building?
Infiniti
Nissan
Subaru
Toyota
Mazda
Mitsubishi
Cadillac
Lincoln
Hyundai
Kia
VW
Volvo

YES

NO

50%
49
45
43
43
43
41
41
40
40
40
39

28% 23%
27
24
28
27
31
26
32
25
32
25
37
23
39
20
33
27
35
25
35
26
38
23

DON'T REMEMBER

Note: Figures may not add to 100 percent
because of rounding.
Source: DealerRater survey conducted
Nov. 22-29; 16,702 responses

Ford
Industry avg.
Acura
Chevrolet
Chrysler-DodgeJeep-Ram
Audi
Buick-GMC
Mercedes-Benz
Lexus
Honda
BMW
JaguarLand Rover

37
36
34
33

36
36
35
39

27
28
31
28

32
31
31
31
30
29
28

40
39
40
34
38
40
43

28
29
29
35
32
31
29

22

41

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017

Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017
Contents
Editor’s Letter
Service Counter
Legal Lane
Big verdict
Ho-ho-ho
Battery charge
Price is right
Tomorrow’s techs
Selling accessories
SEMA dreams
To the rescue
Profit Builder
Richard Truett
On the line
Letters
Real time
Feedback
After hours
Efficiency expert
Longer lasting
Shop Talk
Five Minutes With
Fixed in Time
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Intro
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Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Cover2
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Contents
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Editor’s Letter
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 5
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Service Counter
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 7
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Legal Lane
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Big verdict
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 10
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 11
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Ho-ho-ho
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 13
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Battery charge
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Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Price is right
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 23
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Tomorrow’s techs
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 25
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 26
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 27
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Selling accessories
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 29
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - SEMA dreams
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 31
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - To the rescue
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - 33
Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - Profit Builder
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Fixed Ops Journal - December 2017 - On the line
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