Let the Car Catchers capture the car of your dreams!

Unleash the power of Car Catcher to capture the car of your dreams! Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas announces their high-tech website tool to help you locate the exact car, truck or SUV that you’ve always wanted. “We’ll find whatever you’re looking for” says General Manager, John ‘Lucky’ Luciano. “You won’t even need your elephant gun.” Check out all the details of this world-class, Jurassic-sized program in our most recent ‘Motormouth Video Podcast.’

Street Toyota of Amarillo creates under-the-hood ‘Video Selfies’ for their customers

Armando Martinez checks in Jordan Thornton for an oil change
Armando Martinez checks in Jordan Thornton for an oil change

AMARILLO, TX – Street Toyota in Amarillo Street Toyota is using state-of-the art video technology to provide their customers a mini-mechanical lesson on their own vehicle. “It’s a customer experience like no other” says Jason Reed, Service Manager for Street Toyota. “The moment you pull in to our service drive, our advisers asses your needs on iPads to speed up the process for you.” Reed says.

Street Toyota technicians take videos of cars in the shop and show their customers what repairs, if any, are needed. “The process is quick and easy” says Mike Good, General Manager. “Technicians inspect vehicles with their iPods, press the record button and show the customer what they found. There’s no editing or compressing files” says Good. “Customers receive the video in an email and text message.”

Customer’s video messages are color coded; Green means the car is in great shape and no work is required. Yellow warns of a repair that will be needed down the road, like worn brakes or cracks in a control arm bushing, and a red-coded video shows a repair that needs immediate attention.

Shops can monitor when a customer watches a video, how much of it is viewed, how many times it’s been watched and if they sent it to anyone else. Customers are invited to call the shop, or they can ask the store to contact them to approve any additional work that might be recommended.

“Customers are watching their personalized videos, calling back and ordering the work with confidence” says Reed. “People are just blown away by the transparency and our very honest presentation of what’s recommended.”

If a technician determines that a customer’s vehicle needs multiple repairs, but the customer only elects to do some of the work immediately, the service advisor can immediately schedule a follow-up message. The original video message can be resent a week, month or even a year later to remind the customer of the needed repairs.

“The response from our customers has been great” says Good. “We embrace any technology that improves our customer’s experience.”

Street Toyota uses “Click & Send” video technology from Quik Video, LLC. “Street Toyota has increased their service efficiency” says Jack Gardner of Quik Video. “They made sure we trained all of their service staff to save time and money for their customers.” Check out Quick Video’s website at http://qkvideo.com/ for more information.

Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000. For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To speak with a representative, visit http://www.streettoyota.com/ or call the dealership at (806) 355-9846.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 11 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/

Check out this video of a customer’s “Video Selfie.”

Should I put nitrogen in my tires?

David Walker and John Luciano have a blast
David Walker and John Luciano have a blast

Motormouths John ‘Lucky’ Luciano and David Walker take the challenge; Nitrogen vs. Nitrous Oxide! You’ll get a bang out of today’s video podcast! Consult your physician if you experience laughter for two hours or more.

What’s all the fuss about replacing the air in your tires with nitrogen? Listen in as John and David explain that what you put in your tires matters! Also, take a sneak peek at the new Supra from Toyota and the exciting Dune and Denim Beetles from Volkswagen!

Subscribe to our Motormouth Podcast using your favorite podcast app: 1) Search for ‘Motormouth’ 2) Click on the red, Motormouth podcast 3) Listen and enjoy (it’s like aromatherapy for your ears without the hot wax)!

Check out the fun: https://www.facebook.com/streetautomotivegroup/videos/1646348818947543/

Super Bowl 50 Sports Podcaster; “Is that a football or a baseball?”

 

Flo at SB50
Flo at SB50

The Denver Broncos are on top of the NFL once again and our roving reporter, Flo was right there to capture it all!  Well, sort of… Check out the highlights and lowlights of this historic 50/50; Flo turns 50 and the Super Bowl too.  If only he knew the difference between a football and baseball!

I had a great time with my daughter in Santa Clara, California this weekend.  We’re not the biggest sports fans, however, the Super Bowl brings out the best in all of  us!  We had fun making a quick, parody-type video podcast from the most technologically advanced stadium in the league; Levi’s Stadium. Simply amazing!

While in Santa Clara, we enjoyed a visit to The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  This Museum is the ‘Hall of Fame’ for nerds like us!   Some of our favorite exhibits included rare or one-of-a-kind objects such as a Cray-1 supercomputer as well as a Cray-2, Cray-3.  My daughter found it amusing that Cray (always the fashion plate) allowed customers to personalize their Cray from a variety of upholstery color choices on the iconic C-shaped seating around the base of each supercomputer.  $30 million gave you choices back then!  We discovered that underneath Cray’s unique seating design was the supercomputer’s cooling units.  The CHM does an excellent job in preserving and presenting the stories and artifacts of the information age.  It was great father and daughter time too.  I was able to say “Hey, I used to use one of those” as I pointed out relics like cassette tapes and floppy discs!

Check out the fun on our video podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/streettoyota/videos/10153320623770848/ Leave us a comment and tell me some of the interesting things you’ve done with your son or daughter too!

Street Toyota announces record sales

Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota
Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota

AMARILLO, TX – Street Toyota in Amarillo achieved the 40th highest volume in used car sales out of 13,050 in the state of Texas for 2015.  “This is a great accomplishment” says Mike Good, General Manager of Street Toyota.  “Ranking 40th in Texas is huge when you consider that we’re the most populous State, after California.”

Street Toyota’s rankings were announced recently by Cross-Sell Reports, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, which collects the information via state departments of motor vehicles.  Street Toyota’s rankings were compared to more than 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas, according to The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA).   There are over 13,050 used car dealers in Texas when all independent lots are included.

“We’re honored to help so many families with their transportation needs in the West-Texas Panhandle area” says Cory Dupriest, General Sales Manager of Street Toyota.

With nearly 27 million inhabitants, Texas would actually rank number 47 in size worldwide if Texas was compared as an independent country (Saudi Arabia (30.8 million) and Australia (23.6 million)).  Street Toyota’s sales volume competes with dealerships in cities with large Motorplex areas like the Dallas/Fort Worth region at 6.4 million people.

“Last year we helped 2,858 people find the exact pre-owned or Toyota Certified Pre-Owned car that they needed” says Good.  “It’s not the total number of sales that impresses us, it’s the fact that we’re blessed with so many opportunities to serve our neighbors and friends in this part of the country” says Good. “It’s what makes coming to work every day so fulfilling.”

Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000.  “By paying attention to the needs of our customers we’ve been able to assist families not just from Texas, but also from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas” says Dupriest.

For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To speak with a representative, visit http://www.streettoyota.com/ or call the dealership at (806) 355-9846.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 11 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/