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Houston, TX — (March 6, 2017) InteractiveTel (www.interactivetel.com), a system that tracks, monitors, and reports each interaction by phone or text to give dealers comprehensive knowledge of their customers, today announced a new partnership with DealerTeamwork focused on improving…Continue
Added by Laurie Halter on March 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
One of the most amazing places I have been to in recent times is Crete. It is one of the largest islands in Greece, and like many other islands, there is so much to do for fun. Try and imagine taking a road trip in Crete. The sandy beaches and the deep blue waters create a perfect environment to unwind and get in touch with yourself.
The good thing about visiting Crete is there…Continue
Added by David Walker on February 12, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Many parents dread the day when their teenagers are going to be old enough to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and take off on their own. Even though thousands of…Continue
Added by Hannah Whittenly on February 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
With the massive onslaught of vehicle recalls it is pretty much guaranteed that all parties involved are paying attention. Today that ranges from consumers to OEMs to dealers to insurance companies; and tomorrow that will soon include rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.
One of the biggest, and…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 10, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments
Among the numerous possibilities for vehicles, today is the opportunity to get leather seats. These are typically a luxury kind of upgrade, and they are often expensive. The last thing that you want to do is replace those leather seats if they end up with some damage. The good news is that most of the damage to leather seats may be repaired and for less than you might think.
Leather seats may be damaged…Continue
Added by Rahul Khatri on February 10, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
Almost 8 million new cars are being purchased by women alone. And, Certified Trusted Dealers are expanding their business to this powerful buying segment. In fact, these Certified Trusted Dealers have a…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on March 9, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete in the urban compound.” – Marshall McLuhan
Do you enjoy repairing and servicing your own motor vehicle? Are you on a limited budget, or do you have oodles of spare change to spend on…Continue
Added by Ann Hoge on March 8, 2017 at 9:51pm — No Comments
I'm a big advocate for sales training. I think meetings and training are important aspects of building a strong sales team. However, there's more to team building than just meetings and trainings. Sometimes your team needs to step out of their…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 7, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments
While you're driving, you want to keep both eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel. If there is an emergency, it's best to pull to the side of the road to get it handled. There are several distractions that you might do on a regular basis while you're driving that can put you at risk as well as other drivers on the road.
Added by Hannah Whittenly on March 7, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments
An associate of mine recently told me an interesting story about their 75-year-old father, who purchased an import, rather than a domestic vehicle, for the first time in over 60 years. This was sometime around 2010.
When it was time to replace his domestic minivan, the first thing my associate’s father did was…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 7, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments
Per Wikipedia, a black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even light – can escape from inside it. For many dealers, trying to make sense of the data provided by a vendor’s dashboard can be like trying to escape from a black hole. Most don’t understand what the…Continue
Added by Steve White on March 7, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
People change their wheels to improve their driving, whether it is speed or traction. Depending on your vehicle make and model, find a specific set of wheels and tires that fits. Make the process of changing your car parts less complicated than it has to be. Here are several tips…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on March 6, 2017 at 3:35pm — No Comments
A car is a significant investment, so it is worthwhile to give it the care it deserves. A properly maintained vehicle can last for many years and hundreds of thousands of miles of use. It is worthwhile to spend a little extra in maintenance to avoid the much greater…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on March 6, 2017 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Over the past ten years, Social Media has become a major part of many car dealership marketing budgets.
During the next five years, social media marketing budgets are projected to increase by 90%...…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 5, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who drive trucks, and those who don't. It takes a certain individual to drive and handle a truck. There's a unique charisma and character associated with this type of vehicle. For those of us who own a pickup, we understand the…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 3, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Being able to work on your car is not only a satisfying pastime, but it could also save you quite a bit of money over the years. For those who don't have much DIY experience, it is important that you remain cautious when you begin tackling larger projects. A few minor mistakes could end up costing you…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on March 3, 2017 at 8:51am — No Comments
For the past 15 years or so, technology has existed which enables customers to schedule service appointments online. In the beginning, the systems were very basic – the customer filled out a form online and an e-mail was sent to someone at the dealership who may – or may not – confirm that appointment.
Added by Ujj Nath on March 3, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments
The consequences of a traffic ticket can reach beyond a minor annoyance and a small fine. Depending on the type of violation, misbehaving while motoring could mean losing your license, increased insurance rates, and additional fines and fees.
Added by Freya Gilbert on March 3, 2017 at 12:13am — No Comments
The internet has revolutionized the way we shop and there may be no greater benefit to consumers than online tools available for car shopping. There was a time when you had to choose between spend countless hours traveling from dealership to dealership to…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 2, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Your Turn To Drive discusses How has technology changed car buying online? Jim Dykstra, founder of www.vinadvisor.net, has teamed up with Joe Webb of DealerKnows Consulting and Shawn Ryder of D2C Mediato discuss the…Continue
Added by Jim Dykstra on March 2, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments