Vehicle retailers get into gear
As is the case in many industries, there have been significant changes in the automotive retail sector in recent years. The well-documented Irish government mandate to ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2035 plunged the car market into turmoil, as manufacturers struggled to keep pace with the exponential rise in demand for environmentally friendly alternatives.
The emergence of electric vehicles (EVs) on Ireland’s roads has seen a massive shift in consumer car buying behaviour, sending a clear message to retailers that they need to change their strategy or get left behind.
Likewise, customer expectations have hit an all-time high, with the vast majority of buyers now considering the service a car dealership provides to be equally as important as the quality of the vehicles it supplies.
One way of improving the customer buying experience is to ensure that all of the vehicles on sale (new or used) are spotless, well-presented and available for a test drive. Keeping a large number of vehicles immaculately clean, especially those stored outside, is a mammoth task, even if the site is fully resourced. Fortunately, there are cost-effective fully-automated wash solutions available to alleviate the workload and streamline the process.