Fifty per cent of Pinewood customers have started using of the company’s Vehicle Health Check tool within three months of its launch.
The VHC tool was added free of charge to Pinewood’s Pinnacle dealer management software at the end of 2009.
Neville Briggs, managing director, said: “Early reports from dealer groups indicate that the additional profits generated by using the Pinnacle VHC are, in effect, paying for or exceeding the entire monthly charge that we make for using the DMS.
“We are expecting many more of our customers to start using the VHC tool within the next few months. Many, or even most, of those who have not done so to date are tied into third party VHC software contracts but have indicated they will switch to Pinnacle as soon as their commitment ends.”