How to Create a Free ChatBot for Websites in the Automotive Industry

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When it comes to auto repairs and car maintenance, the customer has so many options to choose from. It’s imperative that your website stands out above the rest in some way or you risk falling behind in the race. This is where ArtiBot comes in! It’s a 24/7 AI-powered lead capture bot for your automotive website.

Your focus is getting cars in and out of the shop and giving your customers the best possible experience while they’re there, so let ArtiBot do the legwork of getting more people into your shop. We designed ArtiBot with you in mind. Features like real-time scheduling, conversation customization and branching will help your website bring in more leads than ever before.

The built in scheduling feature is the perfect way to not only capture a lead, but to set them up with a time to come into your shop. The scheduler in ArtiBot connects with Google Calendar so if that is your calendar tool of choice, it knows when your current available openings are. Your shop will become more efficient than ever. They can schedule an oil change, a car drop off, a tune-up or any other service you provide all without needing to call in or wait for you to email them back.

They are getting a personal experience all from a bot that is on your website 24 hours a day. So while your shop might be closed for the day, you can get new customers even when you’re not there. Anytime a lead comes in, you are immediately alerted via email, through our free mobile app, and/or through any other application you may use thanks to our Zapier integration.

As mentioned above, we also offer a Branching feature that will let you gather the specific information needed based on the service they are looking for. This way you and the customer know exactly what is going to be done to their car when they bring it in. Full setup the question how you want and choose where in the bot to take them based on their response.

This is what they will see from inside of the bot:

All of this can be setup and placed on your website completely free! This means you can quickly and easily (and FOR FREE!) create a ChatBot designed perfectly for your auto shop website right freaking now.

So let’s go through step-by-step instructions on how to create your Automotive ChatBot:

  • Sign up for your free account at
  • From your ArtiBot dashboard, click the Add ArtiBot icon. A red arrow will be pointing to the button.
  • A list of available bot templates shows up. We have made several templates that can help get you started or you can start from scratch. Scroll down or search for the Automotive Services option and select it.
  • Now you’ll see your bot conversation. You can go through the entire flow to edit any text, add/edit the questions and customize the images and color of the bot from here.
  • Once you have your bot setup and customized to your liking, click the Publish button at the top so it can get added to your website.
  • Lastly, you will see an Install ArtiBot tab. Go there to see your options on how to get it added to your site. A little bit of copy/paste of Javascript and you’re done!

Now that you have your bot created and on your site, here are a few things you can do to really make leads start rolling in.

  • Check out the Settings tab for your bot to see where you can change the color of the collapsed bot image, change the location of the bot and even add your personal or company image into the bot so they know who they are leaving their info with.
  • Also from the Settings tab will be a Recipients section. Here is where you will want to add who gets alerted of all of the leads that come into your bot. You can get alerted via email, through our Zapier integration, or even from our free mobile apps. Which reminds me…
  • Download our free native mobile apps on your mobile devices so you can get an instant notification the second a new lead is captured. Always Be Closing with ArtiBot  (ABC…A!)
  • If you don’t have a website (or even if you do), go to the Hosted tab for your bot to setup a Personal Bot Page. This fully customizable page is hosted by ArtiBot and lets you create a web page that you can easily share anywhere. Things like the content, color, configuration and font can all be changed to give you a truly personal bot page where visitors can interact with your bot. Check out this example to get excited:

Just one more thing… what are you waiting for? Create your Automotive ArtiBot today completely free and start turning your website visitors into instant leads!

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