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Here is the latest Used Car Market Report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. There were definitely some interesting results from the market study and detail analysis. The initial chart I looked at shows the level of change in…Continue
Added by John Sternal on December 16, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
Welcome to the December edition of Beggs on the Specialty Markets, with data and analysis from Ricky Beggs of Black Book. The Black Book editors that focus their efforts to track and report the specialty markets…Continue
Added by John Sternal on December 2, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments
As Auto Dealers increasingly trend toward utilizing the Internet to purchase products and services, the demand for online auto transportation companies is skyrocketing.
Dispatch-Your-Autos, Inc. (“the Company”) is a new family owned and managed business that meets this need by operating Dispatch-Your-Autos.com, a convenient and highly efficient link to vehicle transportation companies. Based in Houston, Texas, Dispatch-Your-Autos was founded to advantage of a relative lack of…
Added by Thomas Spivey on November 7, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments
According to licensed car repair experts, here is a list of the top 5 areas where extended warranty coverage frustrates drivers the most. A new report from Polk showing the average age of today’s vehicles on the road underscores the importance of having the right vehicle service protection.
Added by Carroll Nguyen on August 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Added by Danny Benites on August 3, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
July 11th Webinar: How Carter Motors Group Used “Why Buy” Messaging to Become #1
Black Book is proud to announce that Tom Cross, President, was honored as the newest member of the prestigious Ring of Honor for the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). The award was presented at the National Leadership Awards Banquet during the annual NIADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas on June 26.
Cross has led Black Book as President since 2007, and he becomes the 23rd industry…Continue
Added by John Sternal on July 1, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Written By: Garry House
Last month I published a blog focused on the difference between good and great automobile dealers, and I promised to follow that up by discussing what we, at the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence, have learned about the differences between some of the good and great processes employed by these dealers. This is the first of those follow-up articles.
Most every dealership manager…Continue
Added by Garry House on July 1, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Written by: Gene Daughtry
In BHPH, like any other automobile dealer, you’ll start the sales process out with a meet and greet. From there you should go in a different direction from other retail outlets. If you have been on a franchise dealer sales floor I am sure you or your sales staffs have joked about wanting a screening machine that they could walk a customer through for an instant credit reading. Since that doesn’t exist, your sales process is probably similar to: 1. “up” your…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 2, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Today's blog post is by Wayne George, an NCM Executive Conference Moderator for several NCM 20 Groups. Prior to joining NCM, Wayne spent 29 years in the retail automotive world. He was also a charter member of the NCM General Managers Top Twenty Group for seven years.
Your service department charging retail rates to recondition your vehicles…Continue
Hundreds of thousands of people who suffered a drop in credit have emerged as consumers again – just a few years removed from the dark days of the recession. Many of these people have found a way to shop for a car without going through traditional credit checks at the dealer, and they’re getting some pretty nice wheels, too.
Credit is the lifeblood of car shopping. But consumers who acquire a used lease through transfer are…
Added by John Sternal on March 12, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
Kelley Blue Book Research Verifies That Both New and Used Vehicle Shoppers Respond to Actual Photos, Not Stock Photography on Dealer Web Sites
According to a new study conducted by…Continue
I see a lot of Craigs List Dealer Ads & was just sitting back having my coffee & wondering, "Why would anyone pay to have Craigs List Ads posted?"............... I mean when you think about it, it kind of defeats the idea of "FREE" listings doesn`t it?????? Think about that.............
Here`s a sample of a Craigs Ad that I created in 5 minutes............... and it`s FREE......
Don`t be lazy boys & girls........... get a little…Continue
Added by Ken Beam on August 21, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
Most car dealers don’t think it’s important to have a Twitter page, but I am going to tell you otherwise. Twitter has over 200 million users; they get 300,000 new users each day. Twitter is a…Continue
Added by Dani Lunsford on July 30, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments
How to Write an Ad for a Used Vehicle
Are you planning to sell your used car on your own? It’s a wise idea – you’ll get more on the open market than you’ll ever receive from a dealer on a trade-in. However, it might not be as simple as you think. There’s more involved than just sticking a “for sale” sign on the windshield and parking your car down by the road. In fact, you’ll need to make sure you know how to write a good used car ad if you want to leverage newspapers and online sales…Continue
Added by Don Elfrink on July 25, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments
If you`re in the market for a beautiful 2010 Mercedes Benz E350 4-Matic all-wheel drive
Added by Ken Beam on July 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
**Created by Ken Beam
Added by Ken Beam on May 16, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
The Story below is a copy of a recent story posted on WardsAuto by Gil Van Over. The link is to the actual story.
Added by Andy Shambarger on March 7, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments