Video of the Week: "The Car Sounds Like..."
This one spoke to my past, brief life as a service writer. For those who don't know, service writers often use the term "customer states" followed by the customer's description of the problem.
Like so: "Customer states there is a creaking noise when turning left at under 15 mph."
Tales From the Service Desk: Survey Says
If you’ve ever had your car serviced at a dealership, you’ve probably received a survey about the experience, either via snail mail or phone. Or perhaps online. This is especially likely if the work was done under warranty.
You’ve probably thrown out/ignored this survey. What you probably don’t know is that doing so may have cost your service advisor money and/or got him in hot water with the boss.
I certainly learned that one the hard way during my time as a service writer.
Tales From the Service Desk: When the Wheels Fall Off
It was a bright summer day when our regular customer, a woman in her 30s or 40s who had a haircut that we’d now deem a “Karen”, was leaving the dealer with her brood after a routine service, probably an oil change and tire rotation.