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Want to Change the World? Start by Making Your Bed

If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished that first task of the day.

When Adm. William H. McRaven, retired, was…

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Added by CPI Results on February 18, 2018 at 5:48am — No Comments

How Galpin Became Legendary

Bert Boeckmann never intended to be the largest Ford retailer. But he found that having well-run sales and fixed operations led to economies of scale — and pushed growth.…

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Added by CPI Results on February 17, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Learning to Drive: 4 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Teen About Cars

The thought of your son or daughter suddenly behind the wheel of a car can be scary for some parents. However, it can also be a source of immense pride, and you want to best prepare your teen for the road. You should teach your teen these four things…

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Added by Hannah Whittenly on February 16, 2018 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

What is Content Marketing?

Content marketing has become somewhat of a buzzword recently. With developing technology and the Internet taking over our lives, PR and marketing terms constantly develop and shift in meaning. So, I thought a little primer on content marketing might be useful!

 

The classic definition of marketing…

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Added by sara callahan on February 16, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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How To Use The Law Of Reciprocity To Sell More Cars

Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to get people to do something for you after you’ve done something for them? Social psychologists call this the “Law of Reciprocity” and, in a nutshell, the theory is that when we do something for…

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Added by Wendell Hardy on February 16, 2018 at 6:53am — No Comments


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Car upgrade - freeing up your garage space

So you have finally decided to replace your car and switch to a bigger, more spacious and luxurious version. The prospect of driving around in a more appealing vehicle is certainly exciting, but quickly after purchasing the car you will start thinking about parking. Once you upgrade, if you are investing a large amount of money, you probably don’t want to keep the vehicle parked in front of the house, and you will start using your garage more often. However, if you are like any other…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on February 16, 2018 at 12:39am — No Comments

Old Beauty: 3 Ways to Keep Your Classic Car Looking Its Best

If you have even a single classic car, you are likely aware that classics do not stay classics without maintenance. Additionally, classic cars tend to involve a greater degree of maintenance and care than is common for contemporary vehicles. This article aims to highlight three major approaches to preserving the quality of everything from the Model T to the ‘57 Chevy or…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 15, 2018 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Negotiation-Free Pricing Done Well In Lexus Plus

Many of today’s car buyers want a different dealership experience.…

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Added by CPI Results on February 15, 2018 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Tennessee Gets a New Recall Law and Consumers Aren’t Happy!

January 1 saw the enactment of Tennessee House Bill 141, to the collective groan of consumers. In a nutshell, this new law prevents consumers from suing car dealers if they purchase a used vehicle with an open safety recall, as long as it was…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 15, 2018 at 5:10am — No Comments

In Video Marketing, the Car Should Be the Star

Video marketing is becoming more important as consumers increasingly choose this medium over others. That’s exactly why almost every platform has shifted to a video-centric algorithm.  

 

I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

How to Get Your Car ready for winter

Every car owner should get his car ready for the winter. However, the arrival of real colds, which happens sooner or later, can take unawares and add a headache to careless motorists. To prevent this from happening, you should check the "winter" equipment of your ford explorer in advance and make up for the shortcomings in it.

Every car owner should be able to start…

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Added by Rahul Paul on February 15, 2018 at 4:25am — No Comments

A Comprehensive Guide To Making Money From Personalized Number Plates

Private number plates are becoming increasingly common today primarily because of their ready availability and increased affordability.

Many celebrities gloat having one such as Vinnie Jones (100 VJ) and Alan Sugar (AMS 1), but even ordinary people like you…

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Added by Kent Charlie on February 15, 2018 at 2:22am — No Comments

TagRail™ Announces Market Scan and F&I Express Integrations, Enables VIN-Specific, Penny-Perfect Online F&I Shopping on its New Digital Retail Platform

DUBLIN, CA – February 13, 2018 – TagRail™, the creator of DealerTag™ and the Lexus Plus CEM App, announced today the integration of Market Scan and F&I Express services into its new Digital Retail Platform.

 

Now TagRail’s platform provides…

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Added by Jim Leman on February 14, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The First Call is the Turning Point

You won’t find the question on a Customer Satisfaction Index survey: “Who made the first phone call during your service visit – you or your service advisor?”

The results would probably tell a story very much in line with the overall CSI score. If the customer…

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Added by CPI Results on February 14, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cars for Sale: How to Select the Best Auto for Your Needs

Committing to a new car can make any sane person feel stressed out and nervous.

There are so many types of cars available on the market nowadays. The idea of making the wrong decision can be incredibly frustrating and anxiety-inducing. If you want to feel…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on February 14, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

Is it Time to Drop the Dealer Doc Fee?

Picture this: you’re just ironing out the deal on your brand new car. 

Picking up a pen, you’re ready to sign the dotted line…when you see a few hundred dollars tacked onto the purchase price for a ‘dealer doc fee’. It’s explained to you that it’s a…

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Added by CPI Results on February 13, 2018 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Car Segments Performing Well

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 report.



This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows the early stages of the spring selling season, with cars holding retention better than trucks. The report also showcases the latest Black…

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Added by Black Book on February 13, 2018 at 9:11am — No Comments

Black Book January Depreciation Report Shows Vehicle Retention Strengthening To Signal an Early Start to the Spring Selling Season

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012-2016 depreciated in value by -2.6% during January, slightly lower than the -2.9% shown the previous month. Cars overall dropped -3.0% and trucks decreased -2.3% in value during January. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of -14.5%.

Luxury Cars showed the highest depreciation in January at -3.6%. Vehicles in the Luxury Car segment include the Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series,…

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Added by Black Book on February 13, 2018 at 7:59am — No Comments

The Future of Service: A World Without Paper

If you haven’t noticed, a revolution is happening in our society. More and more businesses are going paperless. Airlines issue boarding passes via, email, text message or through a mobile app. Sporting and entertainment tickets are increasingly delivered via email or through a mobile app. Most credit card companies…

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Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments

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