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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – March 2017 Archive (41)


Agency
Mid-Life Crisis: Why You Should Invest in a Motorcycle

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they realize that approximately half of their life is over. This often creates self-reflection, when you consider how much time you may have wasted and how many things you still want to do before the end of your life. More than that, you may even think that you only have a few…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 31, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Car Dealer Inventories Reach Highest Level In Over a Decade!

 

Auto Inventories Reach Highest Level Since 2004

Despite warning signs of a market slowdown,…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 30, 2017 at 8:31pm — No Comments


Dealer
Know Your Rights: Sometimes You Can Legally Speed

Blazing down the freeway with no regard for the speed limit or traffic laws is a sure path to heavy fines or possibly even jail time. While traffic laws are different in every state, everyone ends up in situations where the gas pedal is a little too close to the…

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Added by Freya Gilbert on March 30, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments


Agency
For Sporty Utilitarians: 4 Hottest SUVs for 2017

Unlike in the past, today’s newest SUVs are engineered to offer a breathtaking driving experience. You will be able to have fun without sacrificing any passenger comfort. Here are four of the hottest SUVs for 2017.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

If…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 30, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments


Media
Classic Autos: How to Properly Take Care of an Older Vehicle

Maybe it’s a ’67 Ford Mustang or perhaps it’s an Impala—or even an old Chevy truck. Ah. You just love classic cars, right?! The look of them, the smell of them, the vibe of them. Naturally, if you own a classic car, you’re going to want to learn how to best take car…

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Added by Hannah Whittenly on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments


Agency
4 Car Accessories That Will Class Up Your Ride

With new features being introduced yearly on luxury and performance cars, it can be easy to get sucked into the need for a new ride to keep up with one’s friends and neighbors. Because newer cars are so dependable, drivers often experience few problems when driving up to 150,000…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 29, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments


Vendor
A Simple Way to Test CRM Sourcing by Your Salespeople

When it comes to marketing attribution, there’s one vital activity that even the most advanced algorithms and technology cannot interpret – inaccurate human input. While no CRM system can provide you with accurate marketing attribution, it contains data that is invaluable to the process. Because getting…

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Added by Steve White on March 29, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

How One Dealer’s Gumbo Attracted His Community

A recent article in Automotive News tells the story of Carlos Liriano, a car dealer from New Orleans who migrated his dealership to Texas and brought with him a passion – gumbo. Initially, it started as a way…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 28, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments

7 Things to Know Before You go For a Used Car Purchase

You are not the only person in the world who is looking to get yourself a used car for any reason whatsoever. Between dealership sales and private deals, almost 40 million used cars change hands each year.

Nowadays you usually have a host of choices in the used car market. With so many choices in hand,…

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Added by Kent Charlie on March 28, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stop Letting Carvana (and Everyone Else) Define You!

Hey Car Dealer: Stop Letting Carvana (and Everyone Else) Define You!

If you believe the corporate manifestos and marketing pitches of every automotive retail-related startup for the last twenty years, then you’d think America’s car dealerships are staffed by a bunch of puppy-kicking thieves…

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Added by Steve Stauning on March 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Proper Choice of Communication: The Key to Customer Satisfaction

According to a recent article in…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 27, 2017 at 6:39am — No Comments


Influencer
Should You DIY or Outsource Your Video Marketing?

So you've decided it's time to differentiate your dealership from the competition, and that video is the way to do it. Your next probable question is, do you produce, distribute and market the videos yourself, or outsource some, if not all of these functions?

 

The answer to this question…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


Coach
Driver Liability May Soon Steer Uber/Lyft Drivers Away from Recalled Vehicles

The popularity of transportation networks such as Uber and Lyft has increased vehicle purchase demand by their contracted drivers. These services come with strict vehicle ownership requirements for their drivers, which often motivates a new or used vehicle purchase.

 

Uber and Lyft are just…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 23, 2017 at 7:18am — No Comments


Coach
Speed Demons: The Top 5 Fastest Cars of 2017

Do you feel the need for speed? If so, there are five fast-driving rides for 2017 that you should check out. These five cars are the most high-tech speed demons on four wheels that are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.

 

Koenigsegg Agera R (273…

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Added by Dixie Somers on March 22, 2017 at 10:57am — No Comments


Media
Driving a Company Vehicle: Top Precautions You Need to Take

There is a difference between the way some people take care of their car and their company's car. This vehicle is your responsibility, and it may be inspected at some point. The following are just a few precautionary steps to ensure that the car is as safe as…

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Added by Hannah Whittenly on March 22, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments


Influencer
5 Reasons to Attend PCG's Automotive Engagement Conference

1. The Mission…

QUALITY > QUANTITY

Unlike any other conference in digital history, the Automotive Engagement Conference began as a collective mission to expose all digital entities guilty of…

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Added by David Metter on March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Is Someone Stealing Your Leads? Why You May Never Know.

While I was at NADA this year, I ran into a dealer who told me that he had recently discovered something very upsetting. An ex-salesperson who went to work for the competition had been logging into the dealer's CRM and stealing leads, which the salesperson then proceeded to enter into…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr on March 21, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Do You Really Know Why Your Dealership is Growing?

It’s a logical conclusion that customer retention and loyalty are important to the survival and growth of any dealership, yet many dealers focus on growth by intangible metrics, simply looking at numbers – 100 units last month vs. 125 this month, or $125,000 in service revenue last month vs. $175,000 this…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 21, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments


Agency
High-Risk Drivers: How to Find Affordable Car Insurance

There are many reasons why a car insurance company might consider you to be a high-risk driver. You might have to have an SR-22 certificate due to being convicted of driving without insurance or a DWI, for example. Even if this is not the case, you might be considered a…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 20, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Putting Some Fun into the Service Customer Experience

Sitting in the service department waiting room staring at the clock waiting for your vehicle to be repaired isn’t the most fun thing in the universe. It’s not quite like going to the dentist, but for some people it is a close second. Perhaps that’s the allure of the Jiffy Lubes of the world – the promise of the…

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Added by Tim Clay on March 17, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

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