TechValidate Research on Kahu

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3,162 Customers Surveyed

21,777 Data Points Collected

64 Published TechFacts

14 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Kahu Case Study

Mesquite Mitsubishi

Introduction

This case study of Mesquite Mitsubishi is based on a January 2019 survey of Kahu customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Kahu has improved the safety of our vehicles by giving us the ability to monitor their locations and set geo fences.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led Mesquite Mitsubishi to evaluate and ultimately select Kahu:

  • Identifies the following as challenges it has faced:
    • Thin margins on vehicle sales
    • Difficulty managing/locating inventory

Use Case

The key goals that Mesquite Mitsubishi purchased Kahu to complete:

  • Agrees it purchased Kahu to complete the following goals:
    • Increase F&I profit
    • Find test drive vehicles quickly
    • Improve operational efficiency (lot management, car battery maintenance)
    • Protect vehicles with Kahu’s stolen vehicle recovery
    • Managing loaners

Results

Mesquite Mitsubishi achieved the following results with Kahu:

  • Confirms that Kahu saves them 6–10 minutes in the test driving process.
  • Confirms the following sales benefits have been experienced:
    • Improved per copy
    • Improved CSI scores
  • Confirms the following operational benefits have been experienced:
    • Less time managing batteries
    • Faster inventory audits
    • Improved loaner management
    • Ability to find all vehicles
  • Confirms the following service benefits have been experienced:
    • More timely and effective marketing promos
    • Increased ROs
    • Improved customer relations
  • Confirms the following risk management benefits have been experienced:
    • Better after–hours security
    • Peace of mind

Spireon Kahu Customer Testimonial

Kahu saves me time as a salesperson. They say time kills deals and that is true. Without Kahu I might go out and spend 10 minutes looking for a car that has a dead battery. With Kahu, I can see that before I even step out of the door.

Cas Rooney, Sales, Southwest Kia - Rockwall

Kahu Case Study

East Valley Nissan

Introduction

This case study of East Valley Nissan is based on a January 2019 survey of Kahu customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Kahu works! We can find the exact location of all vehicle inventory, see their battery life, mileage, etc. We have had customers not wanting to return a loaner but were still able to recover our vehicles using Kahu. I would recommend this product to anyone or dealership.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led East Valley Nissan to evaluate and ultimately select Kahu:

  • Identifies the following as challenges it has faced:
    • Customer retention through service
    • Thin margins on vehicle sales

Use Case

The key goals East Valley Nissan purchased Kahu to complete:

  • Agrees it purchased Kahu to complete the following goals:
    • Increase F&I profit
    • Find test drive vehicles quickly
    • Improve operational efficiency (lot management, car battery maintenance)
    • Protect vehicles with Kahu’s stolen vehicle recovery
    • Managing loaners

Results

East Valley Nissan achieved the following results with Kahu:

  • Confirms that Kahu saves them 6–10 minutes in the test driving process.
  • Confirms the following sales benefits have been experienced:
    • Improved per copy
  • Confirms the following operational benefits have been experienced:
    • Less time managing batteries
    • Faster inventory audits
    • Improved loaner management
    • Faster dealer trades
    • Ability to find all vehicles
  • Confirms the following service benefits have been experienced:
    • Improved customer relations
  • Confirms the following risk management benefits have been experienced:
    • Recovery of stolen vehicles
    • Peace of mind

Kahu Customer Research

Reasons for purchasing Kahu

Select the reasons your dealership purchased Kahu.

Improve operational efficiency (lot management, car battery maintenance)
70%
Increase F&I profit
69%
Protect vehicles with Kahu's stolen vehicle recovery
68%
Find test drive vehicles quickly
55%
Managing loaners
43%
Improved fixed operations
26%
Bring customers back for service
20%

Kahu Customer Statistic

77% of dealerships with more than 300 vehicles in inventory have decreased lot audit times by more than 20%.

77%

Kahu Customer Research

How has Kahu impacted your dealership’s lot management?

Reduced audit times
49%
Speeds the process of finding cars for test drives
78%
Helps identify aging inventory
51%
Cuts down on employee after-hours car usage
40%
Reduces time spent managing batteries
54%
Improved after-hours security
49%
Has not impacted our lot management
15%


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About Kahu

Kahu® is Connected Car and Stolen Vehicle Recovery technology built for car dealers and their customers. Designed to make any car a smart car, Kahu helps dealers improve lot management, grow customer retention, aid operational efficiency and add profit. For consumers, it helps keep loved ones safe and vehicles protected.

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