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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 Business Wire
Dominion Dealer Solutions announced today the launch of its new CRM, Dominion VisionTM. The most advanced…

Added by Paul Rushing on March 18, 2018 at 11:52pm — 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

Are You a High-Risk Driver?

Auto insurance rates always seem to be rising over time, but if you find you’re suddenly paying too much, you or someone on your policy may have become a high risk driver. Your insurer may have decided that you fall into that category for one of the following reasons:

Alcohol and…


Added by Dixie Somers on March 15, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Are You Ignoring a Huge Advantage Over Your Competitors?

As marketers, we must decide regularly how best to invest our resources.

But how do we know which investments will pay off in the long run? What if we fail to seize a major opportunity when it presents itself? Often, we pass up the moment because…


Added by jon nigbor on March 15, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wet Wheels? 4 Ways to Keep Your Car Rust-Free

Your car is pretty important, which is probably why you do your best to care for it. One issue that cars deal with, especially in areas where the weather is not too forgiving is rust. You do not want your care to be affected by rust, and these are four things you can do to keep your car rust-free.…


Added by Kara Masterson on March 15, 2018 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Media Becoming the "Go To" Free Classified Site for Auto Dealers



When Craigslist realized that they provided better leads for used car dealers than any of the paid classified sites, they decided it was time to get paid for it.  They are no longer free, but do, on average, provide better quality leads than the paid sites.  Enter, by default, the new, slick looking "FREE" classified site  It is fast becoming the "automotive industries go to classified".  

They are…


Added by Kelly Kleinman on March 15, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

What “I’m Just Looking” Actually Means

It takes a thick-skinned person to work in the retail automotive industry. 

Dealing with rejection is a normal part of life when you’re selling cars, working the business office, or manning the service drive. But being told “No” isn’t always a…


Added by CPI Results on March 15, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

Why Omni-Channel Beats Multi-Channel Marketing

Lately I’ve heard the terms omni-channel and multi-channel marketing used interchangeably. Yet there’s a distinct difference between the two terms, and several reasons why I believe omni-channel marketing is a more effective approach for auto dealers.


Years ago, we realized that not all…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 15, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Master the Five-Point Walk-around

Both the sales floor and the service drive emphasize a walk-around process. 

It takes the customer along for a journey that involves them with the vehicle. On the showroom floor, it’s to explain features and benefits. In the service drive, it’s to…


Added by CPI Results on March 14, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Physiology Demands a Better Experience

It’s a physiological difference. 

That’s how Katie Mares, Customer Experience and Leadership Consultant views the differences between male and female customer…


Added by CPI Results on March 14, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Broken-Down and Out: 3 Things You Can Do with an Inoperable Car

When you purchase a car, you do your best to find a quality car that will provide you with reliable service for years. However, over the years, wear and tear will take its toll. Even the most well-maintained vehicles will eventually break down. In some cases, the car is involved in an accident, and the driver…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 14, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Bad Transmission? 5 Signs You Need a New One

Transmission problems are among some of the worst problems that your car can have. These problems can also place a major dent in your wallet, if you continually spend effort fixing the same problem. To save some money, or avoid being stranded on the road, here are a five signs that…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 14, 2018 at 2:18pm — No Comments

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