Spire Automotive has introduced AUTOi to help enhance the accuracy of its vehicle appraisals and boost sales.
Under the new contract, Spire Automotive is benefiting from AUTOi, a system powered by HPI, which combines a range of market leading data to deliver the industry’s first ever digital vehicle appraisal system.
Darren Guiver, Managing Director of Spire Automotive said, “AUTOi is easy to use and finally brings the used car appraisal at dealership level, into the 21st century. We have already seen an improvement in accuracy and stock sales are moving quicker to other centres in the group.”
The system uses tick boxes and drop down menus, such as service history, MOT expiry, remaining tax and tyre depth – helping dealers pick up variables that could affect the value.
AUTOi also allows dealers to add to appraisals up to nine pictures and two videos, as well as having a unique opportunity to add damage indicators to images. All this information can be sent to dealer websites via 3G or Wi-Fi. With online access to AUTOi, dealers can retrieve, edit, print and email appraisals, on the move, as well as conducting their HPI Checks, NMR Checks, HPI Spec Checks and CAP/Glass Valuations.
Guiver sees paperless appraisals as a key benefit for his business. He said: “Because AUTOi is online and paperless, we can track part exchange appraisals conducted by the team much more effectively. It also gives us an easy way to check information during the enquiry process because everything is in one place, making it easier to close sales.
“The transition to the AUTOi system has been very smooth, thanks to support from HPI and AUTOi. The teams are enjoying using the system via iPads, which were originally bought for other purposes, but have now become central to our appraisal process. AUTOi helps us to improve the customer order experience and harness online technologies to ensure that we continue to add value to our customer offering.”
Roger Evans, Automotive Director for HPI added: “Our partnership with AUTOi means we are bringing dealers the latest in digital appraisals, improving the accuracy and marketing of their stock. Spire Automotive is an award winning motor retailer and recognises the value of this technology, which brings dealers a fast, easy and professional way to improve the efficiency of their business.”