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March 2018 ADM Blog Posts (97)

Scrapping Your Old Car? How to Get the Most Money out of it

Scrapping an old car is a very good way to make some money off of a vehicle that you may not ever plan on using. Scrap yards purchase cars from people with the intention of scrapping the car for its metal; the metal has value to them. There are many ways that you can…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 20, 2018 at 2:35pm — No Comments

J.D. Byrider Applies Equifax Ignite™, Increases Auto Buyer Approvals by 10 Percent

When J.D. Byrider, a  leading used car sales and finance enterprise, expanded geographically and organically, they began an engagement with Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global information solutions company, to better identify risk and streamline deal structures. J.D. Byrider used Equifax Ignite™ to develop a configurable origination risk model that uses traditional credit data, augmented…


Added by John Sternal on March 20, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How to Choose the Best Van Hire Company

There’s a lot of different vehicle hire companies out there, all vying for your attention when you’re looking to hire a van. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but for the most part, it’s kind of overwhelming. You never know if you’re truly getting the best deal, or hiring the perfect van for your needs.

First off, you need to size up the job you’re doing properly. That means looking at exactly what you’re going to be needing to shift and move around. Are the things bulky, or long?…


Added by Rahul Paul on March 20, 2018 at 12:18pm — No Comments

How Long Will Your New Tires Last?

Investing in a new set of tires isn’t cheap. The best brands can command high prices for a full set, and costs vary depending on the type of vehicle you drive.


As with any purchase, you want to know how long your investment will last. Generally, tires should be given a thorough inspection after around six years, to check for signs of excessive wear and tear. They will no doubt look well-used after so much time, but that’s not necessarily an indicator that they need to be…


Added by Thomas Lee on March 20, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments

Federal Trade Commission Blocks Acquisition of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems by CDK Global

Albany, NY – March 20, 2018​ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has blocked Auto/Mate Dealership System’s pending acquisition by CDK Global.

In April 2017, the two companies signed an agreement outlining terms…


Added by Mike Esposito on March 20, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

All Non-Luxury Car Segments Increased in Value

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…


Added by John Sternal on March 20, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments

AutoBuy’s Unique Remarketing Model Continues to Gain Traction, Growing by Double and Triple Digits Year over Year


AutoBuy doubles pipeline of fresh diverse inventory for auto dealers; appraised inventory grows to over $1.5 Billion…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 20, 2018 at 8:12am — No Comments

How to Capture More Service Potential from Current Customers

By many historical measures, service opportunities have never been greater for auto dealers. In the last decade auto sales have boomed, creating an unprecedented service opportunity tailwind for the next decade. More factory scheduled maintenance programs are driving initial service visits. Increased CPO volume has…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 20, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

Rewards Programs Mean More than Just Rewards

Rewards programs are indisputably a staple in common society. Most retailers have them and consumers have come to expect them.


The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other things that come…


Added by Mike Gorun on March 20, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments

4 Car Issues Everyone Should Know How to Recognize

If you drive, you should be aware of certain signs that could mean car trouble. Some of these signs are obvious while others are more subtle and should be monitored closely. These four car issues are particularly concerning.

Wheel Misalignment

If you have…


Added by Hannah Whittenly on March 19, 2018 at 8:09am — No Comments

Reviver Auto Expands Distribution of Digital License ‘RPlates’ in California; Adds Pendragon North America as Dealer Partner

RPlate Pro transforms stamped metal license plates into a connected car platform that automates DMV renewals and adds new levels of personalization


Foster City, CA – March 19, 2018Reviver Auto, creator of the RPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced it has partnered with Pendragon North America (PNAA) to sell the RPlate Pro to consumers in California. PNAA owns and operates…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2018 at 7:33am — No Comments

Auto Dealership Transactions Stay Above 200, as Consolidation Continues and Sellers Fast-Track Succession Plans, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

For the fourth consecutive year, buy/sell transactions exceeded 200; since 2014 the industry has completed over 850 buy/sell transactions – one of the most active markets in auto retail history.


Irvine, CA –March 19, 2018 – The auto dealership Buy/Sell market surpassed 200 transactions for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, according to The Blue Sky Report’s® Full Year Report…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2018 at 7:21am — No Comments

myKaarma Launches Simple Video Walkaround App for Auto Dealer Service Departments

 New App speeds up check-in process, virtually eliminates damage claims

& increases upsell opportunities


LONG BEACH, California -- March 19, 2018-- --myKaarma, a software company that helps

dealerships communicate better with their customers at every stage of the service process, from check-in through payment, today…


Added by Ujj Nath on March 19, 2018 at 6:25am — No Comments

Dominion has struck a deal to license the CRMSuite product from Richard Keith Latman

Read the press release from …

Added by Paul Rushing on March 18, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mary Barra: A Historic Choice To Lead

Mary Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive of GM is the first female CEO of a major global automaker, 34 years after she had started working at the company as an 18-year-old. …


Added by CPI Results on March 18, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

F&I Rapport-Building Strategies

Financial Services Managers: The early bird gets the worm

This old adage addresses the fact that opportunities are best when you get the jump on the situation. And this is certainly true when it comes to building rapport with customers at your dealership. Here’s what to…


Added by CPI Results on March 17, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ten+ Benefits of Video Marketing for Car Dealers

First 10 Benefits of Video Marketing (see bonus)

More and more car dealerships are taking advantage of video marketing. Video marketing has consistently shown that it is one of the best marketing strategies, particularly for car dealers, because it allows a dealership to be flexible and…


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 17, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Fred Beans: Secrets of the Obvious

As a young man, Fred Beans took a risk and bought a two-bay service station with a $5,500 loan co-signed by his mother and $120 in his pocket.

He likes to tell the story that his dad wouldn’t…


Added by CPI Results on March 16, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Islands in the Stream, that is What We Are

Live video is taking over. If you have been on social media anytime lately, you probably noticed the barrage of streaming Facebook Live videos.

In addition, videoconferencing has replaced boring teleconferences on just about every major platform. Why? Because, while we supposedly…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Winning the Retail Game is Getting Harder. Can You Do It?

Do you think retail is changing, or do you believe that continuing to do the same thing will allow you to prosper as you have for decades?

Certainly, the auto industry disruptors must be a wake-up call, at the very least. But is it enough of a wake-up call? We’re…


Added by Ujj Nath on March 16, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

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