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The extended warranty your dealership offers is not considered a true automotive warranty. Extended warranties cover things like auto repairs and maintenance for a certain period of time. A Dealerships true warranty includes the cost of the vehicle and service contract – as they cost extra and are sold separately. With the right CPO program you…Continue
Added by Christine Floreno on January 23, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
Back in 2007, I first started really using Craigslist for car dealer clients. It had some pretty powerful uses that had nothing to do with selling cars from the site itself. I used it for SEO and it was wonderful.
Links from Craigslist were pretty strong. I would hand-craft listings with unique content for two…Continue
For over a decade, Craigslist has been one of America's favorite ways to shop for cars. It has the raw subtlety of old newspaper classified ads while maintaining the digital benefits such as keyword searches and dense amounts of information on the vehicle, particularly through images.
Now, the platform is gaining even more users thanks to "Gallery View" on…Continue
Savvy dealers are turning to low cost alternatives like Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets as their alternative. Not only is it free, but it can help you interact with your future and existing customers in real-time. It's no secret that Dealers will do just about anything to gain new customers by any means necessary. Radio, Print and TV ads…Continue
Craigslist’s Cars+Trucks has been littered with ads that, frankly, have little to do with selling a specific vehicle.
Some of the biggest offenders are companies selling services for vehicles rather than the vehicle itself. This ad, for…
If you spend enough time in any industry, you will see the emergence and maturity of many new elements. In Automotive Retail, these elements start off slowly, taking years to mature, then all at once, “Pop!”, they reveal their true potential and the world changes! Classified Listings are the latest great example of a sector within Automotive Retail that has been building for years, and is now Coming of Age.…Continue
Added by Brian Miller on November 29, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments
Approximately 80% of dealerships have a social media program, with some dealers reporting great success. Others, not so much. Some dealership Facebook Pages have thousands of fans and are very active, while some have only a few fans and employees and post irregularly. Some dealers get plenty of feedback from their fans, and some dealers continually post in a vacuum.
But even if your Page has thousands of active fans, do you know how many of them are in the market for a…Continue
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There's at least one angry car dealer that is fed up with OEM-mandated website companies. Approved website vendors help maintain the manufacturer's brand integrity and uniformity, but where does that leave you?
While the officially-mandated approach can be quite…Continue
Posting your new and used inventory on Craigslist is time consuming and downright rough if you’re listing cars one by one. We’ve heard some horror stories from our friends at car dealerships where they spend a whole day posting cars to Craigslist only to get them flagged and removed. On top of that, Craigslist ads expire after 7 days and you’ll have to repost all of them. It’s a tedious process but having a strong presence on Craigslist gives you huge advantages.…Continue
Added by Richelle Farley on August 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 12, 2011 – AutoUSA (www.autousadealers.com) announced today the release of PowerListingsSM 2.0 for auto dealers, designed to drive traffic from online classified site Craigslist to dealerships’ Facebook pages. Linking directly to inventory on Facebook provides opportunities for dealerships to increase engagement with potential customers. AutoUSA’s fully managed solution is also time-optimized to…Continue
Added by Holly Forsberg on July 12, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
Yes, that means you Mr. or Mrs. Dealer that still wastes money on the giant Purple…Continue
Added by John Druien on September 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments