Creating the Best Service Experience

Getting your car serviced is all about trust. No one likes leaving their car in the hands of someone who might make the situation worse. It’s true, service speaks volumes in terms of retaining customers and ensuring they come back to you the next time they have a car issue. However, creating a welcoming and clean experience is something customers …

What Recalls Mean for Dealerships

Last month Ford Motor Co. recalled 874,000 pickup trucks in North America because of fire risks with the engine block heaters. The recall is expected to begin in January. So what does this mean for dealerships? In simplest terms, recalls mean more business and more opportunities for a dealership’s service department. In 2017, there were recalls affecting 30.7 million automobiles, …

White Page: How distributors can better utilize our website

We want to make sure our distributors are getting everything they can from our website. There are a lot of features on slipngrip.com that we feel distributors can use to their advantage. The first is familiarizing yourself with the site. Explore each of the menu tabs and see where everything is located. To make it a little easier, we’ve included …

How to Capitalize on the Aging Vehicle Market

According to research company IHS Markit, in 2016, the average vehicle age was 11.6 years old. This number is expected to continuously increase for the next few years. In fact, the oldest vehicles on the road is the group that is growing fastest with a projected growth rate of 30% by 2021 for vehicles that are 16 years or older. …

Petoskey Plastics, Slip-N-Grip® Manufacturer, named finalist for Plastics News® Processor of the Year 2017

This award honors companies with superior achievement among plastics processors. Petoskey, MI:  Petoskey Plastics was named one of four finalists for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award for 2017, which is sponsored by the Plastics Industry Association.  Plastics News announced the finalists in their January 8th edition.  Petoskey Plastics was named a finalist in 2016 as well and …

How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again…and Again

Dealerships have been riding a high for the last couple of years, enjoying increases in sales since 2015. However, 2017 saw a deceleration of those sales, leaving many dealerships wondering how to increase their profitability and growth amidst the decreasing sales and profit margins. The answer to that lies in the automotive aftermarket, more specifically, the dealerships’ service departments. Sure, …

Petoskey Plastics named finalist for Plastics News® Processor of the Year 2016

This award honors companies with superior achievement among plastics processors Petoskey, MI: Petoskey Plastics was named one of four finalists for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award for 2016, which is sponsored by the Plastics Industry Association. Petoskey Plastics is the only blown film company among the finalists. The winner will be announced in March. A processor is …