A new integration between Pinewood Technologies and Auto Service Finance (ASF) is now available allowing motorists to pay for work from their Vehicle Health Checks in monthly, interest-free instalments. Customers can approve their work and arrange finance online from the comfort of their own home, making vehicle repairs more affordable and attractive.
Every aspect of Pinewood DMS, including accounts, workshop, video, VHC, parts and CRM, have been brought together to provide a unique level of integration.
ASF Co-Founder, Jack Allman, said “The integration is by far one of the most advanced in the market of its kind, combining VHC, video and finance systems. This is made possible by the unique nature of Pinewood DMS being a complete solution. It provides huge potential for dealers to capture more service work and significantly boost revenue.”
Technicians use Pinewood’s Tech+ App to record any red (urgent) or amber (advisory) work identified on the vehicle. Using video to record a clip of the damage straight from the ramp adds credibility to the inspection. This can be priced and sent to the customer by email or text message.
After looking at the report and watching the video, the customer can approve or reject each item. With ASF integration enabled, they will have an added option to pay in manageable, fee-free, monthly instalments, financed by ASF. There’s no need for the customer to even fill in their contact details, it all pulls from the DMS.
The application for finance is sent automatically, returning an immediate response. If accepted, the customer proceeds and the dealer can complete the approved work whilst the car is still on the ramp.
The work is invoiced directly to the dealer’s ASF sales ledger account enabling payments to be quickly allocated.
“Our focus throughout this pandemic has been to help dealerships operate digitally while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Dealerships will benefit from a higher take-up of VHC work and a quick and easy payment process in the DMS”, says Neville Briggs, Managing Director at Pinewood Technologies.
The ASF integration is available now for Pinewood DMS customers.