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WardsAuto releases its 2014 eDealer 100 for tablet / iPad app

Congratulations to the nation's top dealers for making this list of top internet sales departments.

There are many perennial contenders and some new faces, as well. Chapman Automotive Group's internet unit (Chandler,…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on May 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Perception Matters: 3 Tips for Always Looking Your Best.

In a heartbreaking video titled “The Importance of Appearances,” a social experiment unfolds that sets up the same scenario with two very different people.

In the first scenario, we see a person dressed as a homeless man collapse in the middle of a busy sidewalk, as if he were ill, and…

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Added by sara callahan on May 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Is Your Business a Dealership or a Destination?

Today’s Women’s Wednesday is about becoming new leaders in the growing and dynamic market of women consumers.

As competition tightens, the need for exceptional leaders at dealerships couldn’t be greater...

Wayne Gretzky, the hockey…

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Added by Anne Fleming on May 14, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Are You In Uncharted Territory?

In order to be a highly successful business, you need to have a solid organizational hierarchy. Learn what you need to create an organizational chart and how it will effect your organization's growth.

Added by Paul Potratz on May 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Have your front-end profits reached “Terminal Velocity”?

 

Top performing dealers have discovered the secret sauce that maximizes profit and turn

By Keith Platt—Market Performance, Dealertrack Technologies

   Deciding between higher front end profits or faster turn times is the age old best practice debate in the used car business. On one hand, some say “focusing too heavily on front end gross slows turn times and minimizes volume”. While others say “focusing too heavily on turn…

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Added by Keith Platt on May 13, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments


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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander NJ Safety & Technology Features

The Mitsubishi Outlander has come a long way for 2014!

For 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander in NJ has received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award just as it had done in 2013. The award only applies to the 2014 Outlanders equipped with the Forward Collision Mitigation…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

VinSolutions Integrates Carleton's SmartCalcs into Recently Enhanced Desking Platform

VinSolutions, Inc., a marketplace leader and developer of Internet-basedcustomer relationship management (CRM) for the automotive industry,announced today the integration of Carleton's SmartCalcs consumerlending and leasing calculation engine into its recently enhanceddesking platform.  Carleton provides lending compliance softwareproducts to many of the major lending captives and lenders in the autoindustry. This new integration will enable VinSolutions dealers to stayin compliance with…

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Added by Joey Little on May 13, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Growth Potential For Auto Lenders?

Despite growing supply challenges, profitable portfolio growth opportunities remain for automotive lenders according to a new white paper from Black Book Lender Solutions. The new white paper: “Finding Portfolio Growth Amidst Changing Supply Levels” may be downloaded by clicking here.



Increasing supply has become more of…

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Added by John Sternal on May 13, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

You Can Now Be Hidden On Twitter Without Being Unfollowed

We have all known for a long time that dealerships must be careful about the quantity of posts they publish on their Facebook pages. Inundating a Facebook user's News Feed with content - even quality content - can easily get you hidden. Facebook users primarily want to use the social network to find out…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on May 13, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Progressive Dealer Management Guidelines

So it seems that the spring automotive conference season is over.  This means that a small percentage of dealers have brought back valuable statistics and resources to potentially improve their businesses.  However, one thing that no conference can teach is the importance of car dealers and where they stand with human resources practices.  In addition to human resource practices most dealers have not begun to implement a proper…

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Added by Stan Sher on May 12, 2014 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Dataium: Car Dealers With Online Reviews Get 530% Higher Conversion Rate

Car shoppers are 5.3 times more likely to convert to a lead when dealerships have positive, consumer-written online reviews. This conclusion is the result of a research study released by DealerRater and Dataium. Let's take a look at the details from their joint press…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 12, 2014 at 3:26pm — 83 Comments


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Why do you hide your vehicle's features!? New feature: Highlights

When I was searching for my next vehicle, I became frustrated when I had to sift through what options are available on a given vehicle. Usually left for the bottom of the page – these are some of the strongest items that sell the vehicle. Why are they all the way at the bottom? Usually behind a tab?



Sure, it’s a sharp looking Fusion, but does it have heated seats? Premium sound system? One of the benefits of …

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Added by Chris Cachor on May 11, 2014 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment


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The 2015 Infiniti Qx80 coming to Fairfield, Connecticut!

 Have you seen the 2015 Infiniti QX80 in CT yet? 

For 2015, the Infiniti QX80 features a sophisticated and luxurious interior with seating up to eight; capable of towing 8,500lbs. The new lineup for Infiniti for 2014 and now 2015 is very impressive;…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Future Arrives: Why I'm (Finally) Joining the Responsive Web Design Bandwagon

In October, 2013, I posted a controversial article about the differences between responsive and adaptive websites and came to the conclusion that,…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on May 11, 2014 at 3:30am — 18 Comments

Jake Massey Accepts New Role As Chief Technology Officer at eLeadONE

ELEAD1ONE hires Jake Massey as Chief Technology Officer

(DALLAS,…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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2014 Nissan Rogue in NY with Advanced Safety Features

Impressive Safety Features of the 2014 Nissan Rogue!

For 2014, Nissan has done a great job with their new 2014 Nissan Rogue available in Kingston, New York at Kingston Nissan.…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Retro Features People Still Seek in a Car

Yes, there are car shoppers in 2014 that still look for a cassette deck in a vehicle. Swapalease.com analyzed more than 20,000 vehicle searches on its popular car lease marketplace to find items and features people still seek in a car or truck. Some items were popular decades ago, while others have traditionally been only for select tastes.



T-Tops: If you’re old enough to be a fan of “Smokey And The Bandit,” you’ll realize why T-Tops are still a fan favorite for some. These car…

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Added by John Sternal on May 9, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments


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The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Now Available in Watertown, Connecticut!

Looking for a Safe, Innovative, Fuel Efficient and Affordable Car? The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage in CT is it! 

For 2014, Mitsubishi has released their latest model; the 2014 Mirage. The Mirage not only features an estimated highway mpg of 44, room for 5, it also has 7 air bags, comes with the…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on May 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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YouTube Video Marketing for Dealerships

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  If that’s the case, what is a video worth?  46% of people say they’d be more likely to seek out information about a product or service after seeing it in an online video.  As an Auto dealer, are you leveraging the use of video to help sell more vehicles each month and engage your customers?  Video marketing and YouTube in particular, can…

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Added by Jason Turner on May 8, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

April Used Vehicle Prices Show Increases

According to Black Book data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2008-2012 overall increased in price during April, capping a strong spring selling season. Average segment prices saw +0.9% retention in value compared with the previous month (-0.3% depreciation in March). Domestic cars gained +2.7%; import cars gained +0.2%; domestic trucks gained +2.2%; and import trucks gained +0.5%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly, and Black…

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Added by John Sternal on May 8, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments

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