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In my past few blogs, I discussed the various areas in a dealership that are affected by the current recall epidemic, compared the differing viewpoints about recall repairs from dealers and consumers, discussed…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on July 8, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
The brakes are one of the most important parts of a car and allows the vehicle to stop quickly when the vehicle is in use. Over time, the brakes begin to wear at a steady rate and will eventually need to be replaced. When you want to maintain your vehicle and…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Your tires are said to be the most important safety feature on your car. They are, after all, the only part of your car that actually touches the road. Because they are so important when it comes to being safe when driving, they should be maintained and properly taken care of at all times. Getting a flat tire in the middle of nowhere or having a blowout while driving at a high speed can be catastrophic for both you and your vehicle. The National Highway Travel Safety Association actually…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
A reasonable deal for a new car isn't asking for much. Yet with so many car dealerships and manufacturers out there spitting one new models and designs every year, the choices just grow into overwhelming numbers, with each choice varying in terms of color, trim level, asking…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Here's a great piece our news team at Edmunds.com produced. Does this research change the focus of your conversations with shoppers?
The "technology arms race" has left four of 10 consumers thinking that automakers are offering too many high-tech features, according to a recent Harris Poll study.
Some of this technology was once only…Continue
Added by Jeannine Fallon on September 3, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments
We all have a myriad of contacts that we consciously (or subconsciously) place into separate categories in our relationships. These categories include family, close friends, business associates, colleagues and acquaintances. Most people tend to act differently depending on which group they are surrounded by at any…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on February 12, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
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Added by John Fuhrman on November 18, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments
|by Jillian Overmyer, Account Advocate|
Generation Y- the proclaimed ‘Me Generation’ - is portrayed as a disengaged consumer base, highly uninterested in the automotive world. As a Gen Y’er living in Detroit, The Motor City, I beg to…Continue
Bob visits a website searching for a new vehicle. As he filters down to the model he is considering, he is confronted with a seemingly endless list of stock photos with similar prices. Frustrated at the lack of information, he leaves and attempts his search on another site just to get the same…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on September 16, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Automotive News recently reported about a New Jersey dealership that has a VIP lounge for some of its customers – akin to the exclusive airline club lounges – in which customers can…Continue
Contrary to popular belief, advertising isn’t just about creating brand awareness, though that is one step of the process. Actually, advertising’s goal is to create customers, or so says Daniel Newman, digital marketing contributor to Forbes Magazine.
In a recent article, he explained, “With the proliferation of digital marketing, social media, and the hyper-aware consumer . . . the role of marketing has evolved. . . . Having said that, the growth of new channels hasn’t changed the…Continue
Added by rubyjadesmith on May 3, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments
This years NADA was definitely one for the books. Taking place in one of the best cities in America, New Orleans, LA. The times to be had were extremely fun and the information we gathered on the auto industry was insightfully eye opening.
The convention center was like a massive maze of everything auto with our friends being scattered…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on January 28, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments
I had a new salesperson in a dealership call me and the main thing that we talked about was how training was nonexistent at the dealership that he worked at. It reminded me of how years ago when I joined the automotive industry I was sat in a room with four other people and the sales manager told us…Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on January 22, 2014 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Finding the right individuals to succeed in car sales remains a challenge for the industry. Too many green peas wash out early and NADA reported in February 2013 that there is a 40% sales turnover rate in the USA. Sometimes they fail because they lack the fortitude and energy it takes to sell the volume of cars required to earn a livable income, which is $59,340 annually at dealerships. All too often green peas quit prematurely because most everyone fails to adequately train…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on January 20, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments
"Did you see Megan's new car?" "Cant wait for this summer! #Spain2014." "I just got the new iPhone my life is now complete."
The millennial generation is obsessed with creating the life we want others to believe we live, from checking-in at fancy restaurants on Foursquare, to Instagramming…
Its that time of year again, when we all gather in the largest building NADA find and consume everything auto. As we approach one of the biggest conferences of the year we take a look at what to expect.
Technology has the pedal to…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
In case you missed the article, “Mining for Advantage at NADA,” in the December issue of Dealer Marketing Magazine, it reminds us that much of what auto industry attendees will experience at NADA in New Orleans is outside the…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on January 8, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Mobile has gained some major horsepower in the automotive industry in 2013, and with technology continually expanding at rapid rates, 2014 is sure to be one for the…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on January 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
1. Sales wise 2013 seemed like a strong comeback year for the industry. What activities or trends do you think helped dealers this year?
This year has been great and the auto industry will probably finish with an annualized selling rate of close to 16…Continue
Added by Phil DuPree on January 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments