New Service Helps Dealers Manage Recalls, from Auto Dealer.
PORTLAND, Ore. ─ AutoAp rolled out a new service designed to help dealers easily verify whether their vehicle inventory has any “open” safety recalls that need to be repaired. The company’s Dynamic Recall Management SM service also tracks daily the recall status on every vehicle in a dealer’s inventory.
In 2014, more than 60 million vehicles were affected by safety recalls, challenging dealers to keep track of vehicles with open safety recalls. AutoAp’s Dynamic Recall Management SM service solves this by automating most of the process for dealers.
According to company officials, the service cuts the time it takes to manually track safety recalls from more than 80 hours per month down to just a few minutes each day, saving an estimated $18,000 per year for an average dealer with a monthly inventory of 100 vehicles.
Even when dealerships buy vehicle history reports that include recall checks, they have to buy new reports on each vehicle every day to check for newly issued recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Making this process even more challenging are the errors in the NHTSA safety recall database. AutoAp’s new service solves these issues with its single-source safety recall database, which discovers and corrects those reporting errors.