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Added by Paul Potratz on March 17, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Where Most Service Clinics Fail – And How To Ensure Yours Succeeds

Most dealers understand the importance of customer retention. They’re e-mail-blasting sales messages, sending direct mail, and their salespeople are combing over thousands of client records in their DMS, making phone calls to previous customers and orphan owners. The problem is that many dealers don’t realize that, all too often, those messages fall on deaf ears. Dealerships spend tons of money sending messages to customers that are mostly irrelevant because some vendor promised huge results…

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Added by Jamil Zabaneh on March 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

DealerSocket Selects FlickFusion As Its Primary Video Marketing Platform for Auto Dealers With DealerFire Websites

Urbandale, IA--March 17th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced that DealerSocket has selected FlickFusion’s Video Marketing Platform as its primary video marketing platform for their DealerFire website customers. Auto dealerships that use DealerFire as a website vendor will have optional access to the entire FlickFusion video marketing platform, providing them with a fully integrated solution for all their video marketing…

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Added by Brian Cox on March 17, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

5 Simple Steps to Teach Driving

Driving is one of the most pleasurable experiences because through driving you have the liberty to take a fun ride all by yourself. But there are a lot of technical issues that you need to be aware of before you master the art of driving a four wheeler all by yourself. In order to learn these technicalities, it is important to get enrolled in one of the leading driving schools in Parsippany. Driving schools have the infrastructure as well as the experienced…

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Added by tony croose on March 16, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Why Dealers can No Longer Afford Mediocre Marketing Practices

As I approach the completion of my first full year on the vendor side of the car business after spending the previous several years at dealerships, I can say with a certainty that the timing could not have been better. It has nothing to do with me. My circumstance happened the way it was supposed to…

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Added by Subi Ghosh on March 16, 2015 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate's Dave Druzynski to Present "Social Media In Hiring And Employment" At Innovative Dealer Summit

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources at Auto/Mate, will present "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" at the upcoming Innovative Dealer Summit in Denver, CO on April 7th and 8th, 2015. In his presentation Druzynski will share the current laws and practices that impact a dealership's use of social media in the hiring process.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 16, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

Need Help Building Sub-Prime Department

  I need some good tried ways to get good solid leads (customer opportunities). Currently im using, Carloan.com. Interactive financial and I have a great relationship with them. BUT right now its a 2 man team no other phone help. We are currently getting around 85 to 90 leads per month. We get an ok roi for the calls we put in. But I know we are not getting in-touch of enough people. My question is is there a lead company that gets a better quality lead. Not the same thing we always hear BUT…

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Added by Matt Payne (the credit cowboy) on March 16, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Edmunds.com Belittles a Dealer’s Intelligence for the Second Time Around (Only Worse)

edmunds2 I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash.  Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…

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Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why Your Facebook Page Needs To Lose Likes

There is a purge coming from Facebook and it affects all business pages. Various social media outlets have carried out their own version of “swift justice”. Twitter and Instagram recently purged a lot of fake fans and it seems Facebook is joining in…

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Added by Willis Williams on March 16, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Significant roles played by tow bars

When it comes to going on a vacation, for most of you boat is a “must have”! Many own a boat and rest rent it. Tow bars help a big time in carrying those boats to the camping site or the desired destination. Thus, they confer an affordable way to enjoy your vacations. So if you install a tow bar in your car it will not only make your holidays cheaper but would also create a smoother experience for you. Moreover, these are permanently fixed into your vehicle but tow balls can be removed…

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Added by Tim Scott on March 15, 2015 at 10:31pm — No Comments

The Importance of Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems to Prevent Car Fire Eruption

For all car owners, safety of their vehicles is a priority. They do everything they can to ensure the car is in a good condition. Vehicle fire threatens all car owners and forces them to adopt necessary measures to reduce the possibility of fire erupting in a car.

 

Certain steps should be taken to prevent a car from catching fire. Preventing the engine from getting heated, safe use of car fuels, etc are some of the ways a car can be kept safe from fire risk. However, these…

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Added by Katie Smith on March 15, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Rented Lamborghini Gallardo abandoned on side of freeway

We’ve all seen cars abandoned on the side of the road. Most often these abandoned cars are older and have broken down. Every now and again you might see a newer looking sports car temporarily abandoned because of a flat tire. But drivers on a freeway in Dallas were surprised early Monday morning to see a bright yellow Lamborghini Gallardo left abandoned on the side of the road. Police were called to the scene at about 3:30 a.m. to investigate the abandoned sports car. The lambo had crashed…

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Added by katy hill on March 15, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Don’t nuke your live chat! 5 explosive risks

Just like in the 90’s when shoppers wouldn’t lease because they had already had a bad experience with is, such is the situation with auto dealers adding QUALITY chat to their dealership websites.

“We tried chat and it didn’t work for us”

Again and…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on March 15, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Dispelling the Myths About Responsive Dealer Websites

You go with what you've got. That's a common theme and really a best practice in the automotive industry. Agencies and vendors are often forced to make these types of choices. We see it all the time. In other words, if a vendor has Website Platform A and someone is…

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Added by Paul Accinno on March 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Is Our Relationship Over Or Is It Just Beginning?

Google business pages are far from dead. In fact, Google has new plans to pump some TLC into an otherwise dead experiment. On this week's Hard Facts find out what Google is doing to generate interest for business pages.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 13, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: March 7 - 13

Happy Friday, Auto Professionals!

As usual, your friends at ActivEngage have compiled the latest, most interesting automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web!

In this edition of the Top Ten, learn why…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Unpopular Perspective: Social Media is a Zero-Sum Game for Dealers (but it doesn't have to be)

Sometimes, you just have to call a spade a spade. The promise of automotive social media has been a zero-sum game for the majority of dealers. To get the most out of it, you have to give a lot, whether it's in the form of time, money, or both. This is not the case in most other forms of digital…

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Added by Jim Jabaay on March 13, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Various Types of Car Engines and How to Select One of Them

The fascinating thing about human imagination is it knows no limit. Plenty of industries rely on human imagination, one of which is the automobile industry; creativity and diversity can not only be found in the designs and the makes and models of cars, but also in their engines.

 

Car engines can be of different types, what is common in all those types is they are manufactured to meet the demands for environment-friendly, cheapest and efficient cars.

 

Presently,…

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Added by Katie Smith on March 13, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments

DrivingSales Announces Finalists for 2015 Most Valuable Insight Award

 

Finalists, selected by dealer judges from twenty-eight submissions, will compete for

2015 MVI award at DrivingSales Presidents Club conference

 

Salt Lake City, UT - March 12, 2015 - DrivingSales today announced the finalists of the 2015 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Competition, which was created to foster the spirit of progress and thought leadership in the auto…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 12, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

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