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You have been making a lot of effort in researching the car you want to buy.
Different brands, models, performance, there are so many factors to consider before buying a new car. But do you know, what all things you need to know before availing a loan for your new car?
Added by Jessy johnson on May 20, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Planning an event soon?
If so, creating a Facebook event can help you get the awareness and RSVP's you're looking for.
Whether your event is for work or play, Facebook will be a key factor to make sure your guests show up.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
The one thing more thrilling than driving off the lot in your new car is being able to personalize your car to match your personality and your driving needs. With customization, you can change everything from your car’s performance to the comfort of your driver’s seat. However,…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on May 19, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments
While the automotive industry has seen massive technology changes in the last 5 years, there is a continuing trend where some OEMs partner with specific vendors and then take away the freedom of choice for forward-thinking dealers. Mandates are enforced where franchised dealers must choose between 2-3 vendors…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
If you reside in a cold region, you should know of a few special ways to take care of your car’s engine in the winters. The sudden drop in temperature can significantly affect the performance of your car engine and hence, it becomes mighty important for you to maintain the same periodically with as much…Continue
Added by Kent Charlie on May 19, 2017 at 1:56am — No Comments
The telltale sign of a sea of brake lights obstructing your front view is almost always an indication that there has been an accident. This realization is usually followed by the self-gratifying thought, "Thank goodness it wasn't me." However, sometimes we are the one involved and it is never pleasant and always harrowing not matter how minor or major. There are a few strategies that drivers can utilize to help avoid these sickening driving incidences.
Added by Rachael Murphey on May 18, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments
Any automobile accident is at least an inconvenience and at most a tragic event, but all accidents need to be handled properly to ensure that there is no confusion after the dust has settled. Motorcycle accidents are no exception to this. Take…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 18, 2017 at 9:37am — 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…Continue
Added by John Sternal on May 18, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments
Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its share of shopper interest data for the month of April, showing strong gains among domestic OEMs, and that Chevrolet passed Ford as the brand with the most shopper interest during the month (8.9%).
Chevy Gains Top Spot; Other Brands Gain Momentum
During April, Chevrolet’s share of shopper interest increased to 8.9%, up from…Continue
Added by John Sternal on May 18, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments
If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on May 18, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
When your car is faulty and you get into an accident because of the fault, then it is important to know what options you have in order to get compensation. Fault and negligence are critical aspects of any…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on May 17, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments
Your family vehicle is one of the most important possessions that you own. Without it, you won't be able to take the kids to school, go grocery shopping or take family vacations. Therefore, it is important that you know how to repair it or otherwise maintain it…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on May 17, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments
Ever year, thousands of motorists in the state of Florida are arrested for driving under the influence, or DUI. A percentage of these people face additional charges arising out of an accident that occurred while a motorist allegedly was operating a motor…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 17, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments
Tday we will preview a CBT News interview where dealers get the inside scoop on interesting data collected from the 2017 U.S. Women’s Car Dealer Trends & Report about the buying experiences, preferences and habits of women.
Added by Anne Fleming on May 17, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 60.0% approval rate for April, a 20.0% decrease from March (75.0%). A year ago, the approvals rate was 69.9% during the same month.
April’s lease credit approval rate took a dip compared to last month (75.5%). Last year’s number for the same month was slightly higher, registering at 69.9%. Following the trend of…Continue
Added by John Sternal on May 17, 2017 at 7:26am — No Comments
According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 increased in value by 0.4% in April. Cars overall saw an increase in value by 0.7% versus trucks, which saw a 0.3% increase. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation change of –16.9% entering May.
In April, Sporty Cars performed the strongest, increasing their value by 1.8%. Vehicles in the Sporty Car category include the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW…Continue
Added by Black Book on May 17, 2017 at 7:22am — No Comments
Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation, residual value forecast, and advanced custom data analytics solutions, today introduced its next generation ValuEngine platform with a new, easy-to-navigate web interface. ValuEngine is a real-time collateral valuation tool allowing automotive industry professionals, lenders, OEMs, and dealers the ability to value their entire portfolio through a secure, on-demand, self-service…Continue
Added by Black Book on May 17, 2017 at 7:21am — No Comments
The automotive industry is extremely competitive – not just locally, but also at the manufacturer level. Manufacturers spend truckloads of money on conquest marketing and brand loyalty – which you would think should be great for dealers – and, to some degree, it is.
But think for a just a second…Continue
Added by Bill Wittenmyer on May 17, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
According to some researchers, it has been documented that about 80% of the worldwide energy is achieved by fossils fuels. They are the main cause of global warming. In this regard every year there is an increase in the global warming. Therefore we need to adopt such means of transportation which can help the world to reduce the global warming. For these purposes, green energy based products and vehicles should be used. Courier companies are adopting these green energy based vehicles and…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on May 17, 2017 at 2:17am — No Comments
Ideas are only the iceberg for what's really important in your marketing campaign. On this week's #ThinkTankTuesday, Dan talks about a time that he had a great idea and it didn't end up like he had planned. Watch the video to learn how to protect your brand new ideas!
We’d love to hear…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 16, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments