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Being different will get you more service business, according to a recent study published by Google. In a study titled “The Road to Winning Drivers: What Drivers Want In the Automotive…Continue
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Added by Ken Beam on August 28, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
So your teen has just turned 16 and they are begging for a new ride. It would be impractical to say, “No, you are on your own”, but you also have enough common sense not to buy your ticking-time-bomb teen a new vehicle and unleash them on the road. I’m sure you weren’t contemplating doing this. Have you looked at teen driving statistics lately? Are you certain your…Continue
Fuel economy standards are rising and you are contemplating cashing in via a more fuel efficient ride. It’s a great idea to lose the gas guzzler and slide into a hybrid especially if you drive a lot. You are turning into quite an environmentalist but before you approach Al Gore for a job, lets run some numbers…Continue
Added by Scott Parrott on August 28, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
The annualized U.S. sales rate for August is tracking above 15.5 million units, fueled by strong replacement demand, cheap and available credit, and a calendar quirk, forecasters say.
Three of four major…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments
A national trade group of lenders has formed a compliance committee to help auto lenders and other finance companies deal…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
Based on the answer to this question, you can infer a lot about the car you are interested in purchasing. For instance, if the answer is, “we bought the car at a fleet auction hosted by the Department of Transportation”, then you can be assured the vehicle has been serviced religiously every 2,000-3,000 miles.…Continue
Added by Scott Parrott on August 28, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
1. Manage things and lead people.
Processes should be defined and managed daily. People should be lead by example daily. Management by strict control inhibits star performers and eliminates creativity of intelligent people. Feelings of manipulation are caused by strict control. Control, manipulation, and disrespect keep many dealerships from moving to another level of performance.
2. Speed of the boss = speed of the team.
If the boss has a…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on August 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
SEO is ruining the car business.
Its an awkward thing to write as the president of an SEO company that serves car dealers. Inherently, SEO should be a good thing...nay...a great thing. A…Continue
What would make the AutoConnections Conference and Exposition experience better? How about a Cirque du Soleil show? We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to 2 lucky winners for a show during their stay at the conference. For those of you already attending the conference or thinking about registering, this would be a perfect way to spend one of…Continue
Added by Auto Digital Marketing on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Digital Automotive Veteran Joins Consumer Auto Finance Innovator
Mission Viejo, CA–August 28, 2013–DealerCentric, the pioneer and leader in interactive online auto credit applications, today announced that digital automotive veteran Roger Hilterbrandt has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy. Hilterbrandt joins DealerCentric as the company prepares to launch a next generation eLending solution to the…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments
Retail volumes gain 10.6% to exceed 180,000 units YTD
MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
May sales of 39,892 shatter previous monthly records • Forester monthly sales increased 38 percent over May 2012 • Subaru year-to-date sales are up 21 percent
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
About a month ago, Time Warner Cable blacked out CBS in several major markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, because of a dispute with CBS over pricing for retransmission fees. Both sides, of…Continue
Nissan Motor Co.…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Watch Think Tank Tuesday this week to see the final key touch points to keep your service bays full and clients coming back for more!
Added by Paul Potratz on August 27, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments
|by Ellen Jones, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
Matthew Welch, General Manager/Principal of Auburn Volkswagen gets it. He gets that the…Continue
Added by CDK Global on August 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
2013 is shaping up to be a good year for auto retailers, with sales expected to top 15 million for the first time since 2007. Several contributing factors to this success are credit-related, with more consumers qualifying for loans, lengthier terms and rising interest rates.
In its June 2013 State of the Automotive Finance report, Experian documents that subprime loans are on the rise again and that consumers within all credit tiers were able to obtain financing in Q1…Continue
Added by Josh Vajda on August 27, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments