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Driving always comes with some small amount of risk. No matter how careful or good of a driver you are, there is always a chance that you could get into an accident any time you get behind the wheel. Still, the risks are obviously greater when attempting to navigate snowy, slick or icy roads during winter. With this in mind, here are some simple ways that you can make winter driving easier…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 9, 2019 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Authentic Reviews that Deliver to Your Bottom Line
Consumers are relying on car dealer reviews more than ever before. Women use them the most, as much as 50% more than men. Women not only turn to reviews about a dealership, but they also expect the posts to convey the most important part of the…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on January 9, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments
With the onset of monsoon, as always, Indian roads get clogged with water. You need to take extra care of your car as there are several factors that make driving unsafe during the rainy season. Not only does the monsoon bring forth heavy traffic jams, slippery roads, and potholes, it may also cause your car to function improperly resulting in problems such as compromised braking, corrosion etc. So, if you are planning to hit the road during rains, make sure that you take care of the things…Continue
Added by Deepika Singh on January 9, 2019 at 3:54am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Black Book on January 8, 2019 at 8:40am — No Comments
As Millennials get older, they become an increasingly important fixed ops customer segment to retain. A recent AutoLoop study found that currently, Millennials make up approximately 18% of all service appointments. And that number continues to steadily increase year over year. In fact, as shown in the graph below, Millennials and Generation Z continuously…Continue
Added by Kate Spangler on January 8, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments
Auto auctions offer one of the best ways to find a good deal on used cars. Whether you are looking for repo cars in Las Vegas or San Francisco, there are two lines open to you to attend such auto auctions. One is live auction where bidders need to physically attend an on-premise auction site to bid on vehicles of their choice. Another is online…Continue
Added by Denis Lilleus on January 7, 2019 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Susan G. Komen of Los Angeles is the first charity to create a custom cause digital license plate with the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate; custom digital license plates designed to raise funds to increase access to breast health services and support research
Las Vegas, Nevada –January 7, 2019 – Reviver Auto, creator of the Rplate, the world’s first…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 7, 2019 at 11:04am — No Comments
PHOENIX, AZ, January 4, 2019 – Borrowing from the start-up success handbook that propelled virtual inventory advisory company LotPop to industry prominence, My BDC Success launched this week, providing remote BDC monitoring, tracking, and training services to help auto dealerships maximize the profitability of their business development center…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on January 7, 2019 at 9:36am — No Comments
CompliancePoint, a leading provider of information security and risk management services for compliance and data security, has established a data privacy solutions focus for the automotive industry, with resources to protect manufacturers, automotive lenders, dealers and other users of automotive data.
In 2018, more than 100 automotive manufacturing companies including General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Tesla, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen experienced a…Continue
Added by John Sternal on January 7, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
Next generation tools enable dealers to contact customers
in under 6 seconds, converting leads into sales
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calf., January 7, 2018 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC, the…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on January 7, 2019 at 8:01am — No Comments
In today's 20 group meetings, in circles, while attending a new car showing, and just about anywhere you go, dealers are talking about their DMS provider. Even DMS providers seem to be talking about each other, sometimes benignly, other times with soft-malice. And finally, it seems DMS providers today, as I read the litany of articles, want to offer advice on…Continue
Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Instead of spending this year wondering how many people will be buying cars, we need to invest our mindshare in competing for those that WILL!
We do not know the full impact tariffs, rising interest rates, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing and digital retailing will have on our dealerships. We do know that even if the number of people shopping for a car holds steady in 2019, the competition to turn those shoppers into buyers is ratcheting up every day. So how do we…Continue
Added by Jonathan Lucenay on January 7, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments
Connectiv Prospect update doubles social media impressions & decreases Cost Per Vehicle Sold,
at no additional cost to dealers
Chicago, IL- January 7, 2018- Affinitiv has added Instagram social ads to Connectiv Prospect, its conquest campaign marketing solution for auto dealerships. In a 30-day pilot at…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on January 7, 2019 at 6:19am — No Comments
End-Of-Year Seasonality Causes Index To Decline Ahead of Spring Selling Season
Black Book, a division of Hearst that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, released its Used Vehicle Retention Index for December (116.3), dipping slightly from the previous month (116.5). December showed the first decline in the Index dating back to May.…Continue
Added by Black Book on January 7, 2019 at 6:12am — No Comments
New features allow auto dealers to collect and store digitally signed documents,
streamlining F&I and fixed ops processes
Albany, N.Y. – January 7, 2018 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has released its eDEAL™ Signature Capture feature, a digital contracting tool that allows F&I managers to easily capture signatures, store electronically signed documents and email digital…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on January 7, 2019 at 6:05am — No Comments
New Solution builds a "Human Firewall" that Reduces Risk of Phishing Attacks from 27% to 2%
Timonium, MD – January 7, 2019 – Helion Automotive Technologies is offering a new security awareness training program for auto dealership employees. The solution is designed to build a "human firewall" that reduces the risk of data breaches from…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on January 7, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments
The vehicle made and also marketed by Ford Motor Company is mainly constructed in Europe yet additionally made in the major nations worldwide.The Ford Carnival is front wheel drive automobile.Today we have the sixth generation of the car.
The Used Ford…Continue
Added by rosemarry on January 7, 2019 at 4:29am — No Comments
What if you could make your car sales career better than ever?
It turns out that selling cars to customers is only half the battle. The other half? Selling them upgrades to those cars.
Improved rims and interiors make every car better. However, many sales professionals don't know how to upsell to their buyers.
Don't worry, though. We've got you covered with our comprehensive guide to the art of the upsell.…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on January 7, 2019 at 12:51am — No Comments
An upgrade from the standard family vehicle, a luxury sedan is also a step up from the ordinary in life. More interior space, better performance, and superior comfort, sedans comprise one of the biggest segments of the US automotive industry. Talking about the top contenders in the segment, 2018 Acura TLX, and 2018 Audi A4 are two luxury sedans that come to the fore. You can buy any of the 2 cars at affordable prices from online auctions offering…Continue
Added by Mark Drouser on January 5, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments
You don't need experts to tell you that your construction marketing strategy isn't working. If you're not getting leads and seeing profits, you need to review your current marketing plan.
But maybe, you're too optimistic. You're hoping that all the money you spent on marketing so far will bring some results. Sad to say, that's your first red flag.
You have to have a …Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on January 4, 2019 at 11:06pm — No Comments