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Mustang or Camaro? Z4 or Supra? 3 Series or C-Class? With tough competition in the sports car segment, consumers have plenty of options to choose from. But how do you know if you’re making a smart financial decision? Our partners at IntelliChoice have made the following recommendations on sports cars for 2019. IntelliChoice analyzes five-year […]

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17 Things to Know If You’re Planning to Drive Abroad

If you’re an avid traveler, the idea of road-tripping in a foreign country has probably crossed your mind. It looks awesome, but is it really a good idea? Yes, absolutely, but there are some important things to consider ahead of time. Guidebooks tend to make driving in foreign countries (especially in the developing world) sound […]

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Celebrity Drive: Clint Robertson of HGTV’s “Boise Boys”

Quick Stats: Clint Robertson, star, HGTV’s “Boise Boys” Daily Driver: 2016 Toyota Tundra (Clint’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Fort Worth, Texas to Red River, New Mexico Car he learned to drive in: 1947 Ford 8N tractor First car bought: 1990 Nissan 300ZX Clint […]

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2018 Honda Civic Type R: Baby Got a New Pair of Shoes – Long-Term Update 6

My driveway is steep. Over the past couple of months, I started noticing the CTR’s traction control light blinking when I drove up it. I also noticed it when joining traffic on a 50-mph boulevard near my house. I’ve put on most of the Civic’s miles commuting, but several trips to the hills surrounding L.A. […]

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9 Tips for Getting a Great Car Deal This Memorial Day

As we’ve shown you throughout the week, there are plenty of great car deals this Memorial Day weekend. And you may want to check out these offers if you’re looking specifically for a small SUV, or these if you’re after a larger SUV. With all the deals floating around, there are still a number of […]

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In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

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A vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit "name," made up of numbers and characters, that an automobile manufacturer assigns to an individual vehicle. Vehicle identification numbers can reveal many things about automobiles, including their airbag type, country of origin, engine size, model year, vehicle type, trim level and plant name. The…


Want A 5-star CSI Rating? Demanding It Doesn’t Work. Earning It Does.

Posted by Stephen Coambes on May 16, 2019 at 7:48am 0 Comments

When my friend, Erica* took her vehicle to the dealer recently, the needed repairs were performed quickly and competently. Yet, when the CSI survey came, she rated her overall experience three stars: “just okay.” Why not five stars: “excellent”? Well, because frankly, they didn’t earn it. This was the result of a couple very significant––and…


Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Store?

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It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to include offline sales. A great example is the…


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Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the year, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credi…

Posted by John Sternal on May 13, 2019 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the year, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in April, a rise from the March rate of 70.7%.

April experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. April saw a slight…


Auto/Mate Releases Deal Closeout for Desking Module

Posted by Mike Esposito on May 14, 2019 at 7:19am 0 Comments

New Feature in Desk/Mate™ Designed to Streamline Auto Dealerships' Sales Process & Improve Their Workflow

Albany, NY – May 14, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems recently released Deal Closeout, a new feature in the Desk/Mate™ Module of its dealership management system (DMS). Desk/Mate users can now work and close deals all in one module, streamlining the sales process…


7 Tough Questions You Need to Ask for Better Automotive Marketing

Posted by Siya Carla on May 9, 2019 at 1:15am 0 Comments

Growing competition and digitization pose a number of marketing challenges for automotive dealers. The major problem comes in collaborating sales and marketing activities to measure and optimize automotive marketing investments and drive the demand. Besides, there are a number of segments involves that requires the investments on marketing, ranging…


Tires Are Revenue Drivers: Here’s How To Get Your Share

Posted by Stephen Coambes on May 8, 2019 at 7:09am 0 Comments

Sales profit margins are getting smaller, and dealerships are looking to service as the profit-making aspect of their business. And there’s one area of service that’s particularly overlooked, especially for how much revenue it can generate:…


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Study Of 1000+ Car Dealers Raises Concerns About Industry’s Lead Handling Issues

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Opportunity Max, a Maritz Company, recently completed a program with a major OEM. As part of the program, 1,037 assessments were run on dealerships to identify holes in their lead handling processes.The results were very telling, and point to bigger concerns with the industry as a whole.66% of Dealers Received Failing MarksUtilizing our Customer Engagement Analyses – which seek to reveal gaps in lead handling and customer…Continue

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To drive more traffic to your car dealer website, you need to be aware of all the Google updates and trends because Google is the most popular search engine today. Here is the list of the main SEO Trends 2019 compared to trends of 2017. You can see that even after so many updates, the main trends remained of the same importance.Optimization for Mobile DevicesVoice Search OptimizationDense Content…Continue

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