Not long ago, key FOBs were reserved to the most elite vehicles on the road. In the past several years however, these devices have become standard practice for car manufacturers. Keyless entry does, of course, come with a number of advantages and disadvantages. As a result, one of the primary concerns for car buyers is to make sure they have coverage for their key FOBs so they do not lose access to their vehicle following a theft or damages.
At AVENEW, we strive to find the best solutions for our clients so that they can stay ahead of the curve and offer their customers the best possible coverage. Continue reading to learn how offering key FOB protection could help your car dealership.
Buyers are protected against sudden expenses
Buying a new or used vehicle is a major financial decision for most people. The last thing that customers should have to worry about is another major expense such as an unexpected key FOB replacement. These devices can go for as much as $500 depending on the brand. Providing key FOB protection as a part of a comprehensive car insurance policy is therefore a great way to encourage shoppers to buy from your dealership.
Losing the key FOB is less of a concern
One of the positive attributes of traditional car keys is that they are much more difficult to forget. Unfortunately, when you have a keyless entry vehicle, it is easy to leave your key FOB laying around. Drivers often remotely start their engine during the winter months to warm up their cars, and subsequently drive off without their key FOB. This can cause major problems and leave car owners in the middle of nowhere without an operational vehicle. Making sure your customers have the coverage they need to quickly purchase a new key FOB will give them greater confidence as they browse your selection.
Reduce concern surrounding potential damages
Not only are key FOBs at risk of being lost or stolen like traditional car keys, but they can also be damaged and destroyed if mishandled. If key FOBs are submerged in water or undergo major impact, the battery will die, meaning the device will no longer work. Providing key FOB protection gives your customers the coverage they need to promptly have their devices repaired or replaced so that they can get back on the road, even in the event of major damages.
Improve the reputation of your business
Car dealerships must stay on top of the latest advancements in vehicular technology in order to attract customers. Incorporating key FOB protection to your car insurance offerings is a great way to show prospective buyers that you have their best interest in mind. Chances are, it won't be long until traditional car keys are eliminated entirely, which is why the sooner car dealerships consider the importance of key FOB protection, the more likely they are to draw in new clientele. At present, it is typically the higher end vehicles that operate via key FOB entry. Therefore, car dealerships have the potential to make larger sales by offering this type of coverage.
Provide peace of mind
Auto insurance that includes key FOB protection offers greater peace of mind for buyers. Your clients should be able to focus on finding the best vehicle to suit their needs, rather than worrying about how to handle their key FOB, and what to do in the event of theft or loss.
Are you in the process of creating a car insurance policy for your customers? Contact our team at AVENEW today to learn more about the benefits of offering key FOB protection.