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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'buying' (38)


Agency
New Car Compromise: What Features Should You Invest In?

Buying a new car is a big investment, so you want to make sure you get the most for your money. You may be inclined to add a plethora of features to your new car, but some are far more important than others. Adding the right features, while avoiding the expensive and unnecessary ones is the best way to get the most out of your new car purchase. These are the four features you should invest in the next time you buy a new car. …

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 7, 2016 at 2:53pm — No Comments


Vendor
The Red or Blue Pill Is No Longer a Choice

In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments


Agency
Six Car Accessories You Shouldn't Be Without

We spend a lot of time in our cars, but many people fail to realize just how many ways they can make their commutes a bit better. Fortunately, many fairly inexpensive accessories can make driving safer and more enjoyable. Here are six car accessories to consider picking up.…



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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Media
Your Website IS Your Showroom

There was a time when dealerships hated the internet.  I know, it’s hard to believe. What is interesting is that while most dealerships have learned to embrace the internet, many still feel it is an obstacle to overcome, a nuisance that interferes with the old adage: “Say anything you…

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Added by Kim Orr on June 29, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments


Coach
How Can We Alter Consumer Perception that Car Buying is Painful?

According to an article published on Forbes.com, even world-renowned professors at Harvard Business School have a painful experience when shopping for a new car.

 

The…

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Added by Tony Orlando on June 16, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments


Vendor
AmazonAuto – Really?

Today I want to talk to you about a potential future I believe is rolling towards our industry at an alarming speed. You see, what I do, is I peek around corners looking for trends that have potential teeth and which could impact the automotive industry. 

 

Recently I have become very concerned, as there…

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Added by Joe Orr on June 7, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments


Agency
5 Ways to Find the Right Car for you

If you are getting ready for your first car, then you probably have no idea where to start. The excitement of buying a vehicle is probably overwhelming you into a frozen state of mind. All you know is that you need to find the right car so you don’t get stuck with something disappointing. The following are five tips that you can use to find a car that is right for you:

1. Write a List of Qualities That You Desire

The first step in the process of finding a car that is…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Pondering Home Deliveries and Test Drives?

The market is calling Beepi, Vroom and the Carvanna’s of the world ‘Disruptors.’

I simply call them evolutionary companies that will assist in gaining consumer trust and confidence with the car buying experience -- and ultimately with dealerships.  

 

Today’s technology has made it a…

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Added by Joe Orr on April 12, 2016 at 4:00am — 1 Comment


Agency
5 Reasons to Get a Vehicle History Report Before Buying a Used Car

Just as you wouldn't buy a home with paying for a title search, you shouldn't buy a used car without obtaining a vehicle history report on it. Rather than view a vehicle history report as an unnecessary expense, consider it an insurance investment that may save…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


Dealer
Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicle Programs vs. Extended Warranties. And How to Find These Cars on Craiglist

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…

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Added by Christine Floreno on January 23, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments


Vendor
This is Our Industry: Let’s Take It Back!

I believe that, as an automotive community, we intuitively know that we need to change.

The sales to consumer model is outdated – our fault for not demanding of ourselves consistent improvement in the consumer experience arena. Consumers are demanding more and Wall Street has taken notice. Backed by hundreds of millions of dollars,…

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Added by Joe Orr on December 22, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


Vendor
Online Deal Creation – Consumers Have Wanted an ‘Easy Button’ for Years

There’s little doubt that the experience provided by auto dealerships in the past has jaded consumers into a stereotype and perception that isn’t necessarily accurate any longer, yet continues to persist. Because of this perception, companies such as Beepi, Carvana and more are creeping into the automotive space…

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Added by Joe Orr on December 9, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments


Influencer
Generation Z: Selling to the Self-Education Generation

Generation Z : Digital Natives

Understanding Why the Youngest Car-Buying Generation is so Important

You’ve heard quite a bit about millennials, Gen Xers, and earlier generations. Now it’s time for Generation Z to get some time in the spotlight. Gen Z is…

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Added by Joey Little on November 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Influencer
The Key to Earning Business from Millennials May Not Be What You Think

In our industry, one universal sales practice is to tailor your techniques to the wants and needs of the customer in front of you. If you have a young male drooling over that sports car, you’ll probably be talking about performance specs, 0-60 times and horsepower. If you have a young family, you’re…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 3, 2015 at 4:40am — No Comments


Influencer
Is Showrooming Stealing?

Consumers have been showrooming in retail stores for quite some time now and, while many retailers don’t like it, they’ve pretty much resigned themselves to the fact that it’s going to happen.  However, one surprising argument posted in…

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Added by David Metter on June 12, 2015 at 8:00am — 3 Comments


Influencer
Is the Internet An Enemy To Car Dealerships?

A 2014 study by Autotrader showed that consumers are visiting fewer dealers in their car shopping than ever before. This is certainly a by-product of the availability of information. No longer do consumers have to visit multiple dealerships to find the right vehicle. They simply sit in front of their…

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Added by David Metter on June 5, 2015 at 5:00am — 9 Comments


Influencer
Putting Showrooming In Perspective

As a husband and father to 5 daughters, the cartoon above is, at times, a pretty accurate description of my life. I’m sure all men in similar situations have found that couch or chair they inevitably get placed in while the females in their lives try on shoes, clothes or whatever they may…

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Added by David Metter on May 12, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments


Influencer
The Right Path to Get Your Dealership Back in the Driver's Seat and on the Road to the Sale



Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant

The Right Path to Get Your Dealership Back in the Driver's Seat and on the Road to the Sale

When I first came into the car business, I was taught the 10-step Road to the Sale. It went like this: dealership road to the sale

The Road to the…

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Added by CDK Global on February 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Influencer
Sales = Touchdowns

I was watching football Sunday and I got to thinking about the job of a receiver. I decided a receiver has three jobs:

 

1.        Catch the ball

Nothing positive can happen until the receiver completes the catch.

 

2.        Try to make additional…

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Added by Al Mosher on November 26, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments


Influencer
Your Sales Process is Wrong.......Dead Wrong

Most companies are using a sales process that dates back several decades. It was probably wrong then and it most definitely is wrong now. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not the process I object to; it’s some of the things you’ve been taught to do in it.

Let’s look at some of the bad advice you…

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Added by Al Mosher on November 7, 2013 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

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