Tom Kline

Lead Consultant & Founder | Better Vantage Point

Tom Kline, a former dealership owner with 30+ years of experience, specializes in solving dealership problems through risk mitigation remedies, compliance, and dispute resolution for dealerships. Tom is the Lead Consultant and Founder of Better Vantage Point and has worked with publicly-held and private dealerships. Kline recently created AlwaysDoBetter.com/HowWeHelp, a digital comment box, to prevent employees and customers from posting negative reviews online while giving the dealer an opportunity to resolve the issue.  Kline is a member of the Expert Panel for Dealership Marketing Magazine and an Endorsed Expert for the RVDA, VIADA, and the CIADA. Kline recently spoke at the national Digital Dealer Conference and will be presenting at the RVDA National Conference. Thank you for seeing things from a Better Vantage Point.

Keep Your Dealership Customers Happy... While Staying Out of Court with Tom Kline

In this episode… Although reputation is very important for car dealerships, many tend to ignore this — and in the long run, their businesses are negatively affected. These dealerships fail to establish effective reputation management strategies and don’t realize that customer feedback can help a dealership improve its operations. Not only that, but tending to your reputation can also help you provide better products and services to future customers. According to Tom Kline, the first step is preparing a cohesive policy or procedure document that outlines what needs to be done and can be revised as time goes on. He also encourages dealers to track their reputation on certain websites, following either a monthly or daily schedule of regular check-ins. This should also include responding to customer complaints, avoiding generic responses, and using the information gathered to improve their dealership's operations. Tom Kline, the Founder and Lead Consultant at Better Vantage Point, joins Ilana Shabtay in this episode of the InsideAuto Podcast to discuss his strategies for handling reputation management in dealerships. Tom explains why problem mitigation is important and talks about the need for compliance management and documenting customer data. Stay tuned! Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  How Tom Kline got started in the automotive industry Tom's transition to Better Vantage Point and how they help dealers keep the money they make The biggest violations Tom sees at dealerships and his advice for handling reputation management Tom shares success stories from one of his customers and clients Tom's advice for documenting customer data and handling compliance management How to get in touch with Tom Kline Tom Kline is the Founder and Lead Consultant at Better Vantage Point. He has 30 years of experience in the automotive and RV industries and has worked with both public and private dealers to solve problems, keep customers happy, and stay out of court. Tom is also an Endorsed Expert for Dealer Marketing Magazine , the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, the VIADA, and the CIADA. About Tom Kline Tom Kline is the Founder and Lead Consultant at Better Vantage Point. He has 30 years of experience in the automotive and RV industries and has worked with both public and private dealers to solve problems, keep customers happy, and stay out of court. Tom is also an Endorsed Expert for Dealer Marketing Magazine , the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, the VIADA, and the CIADA.
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Better Safe Than Sorry

In this Episode of Mostly Automotive Marketing with Matt Wilson, Tom Kline from Dealer Marketing Magazine tells us a story about trying to buy a car, the deceptive advertising he encountered and how it can be harmful to dealers.
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