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While it is still legal to sell pre-owned vehicles with open recalls, the National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration has advocated that these vehicles not be sold -- Similar to how it is illegal for auto dealers to sell new cars, or for any rental car agency to rent vehicles with open recalls. The…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on November 23, 2016 at 5:53am — No Comments
Olathe, KS, November 15, 2016 – LotPop, the virtual dealership management team for franchised new car and independent used car dealerships, announced today LotScore powered by LotPop, a weekly report of a dealers’ top inventory, market and pricing indicators to help drive more used car sales at higher margins.
LotScore will challenge dealers to question how they traditionally look at inventory management.
“Dealers using inventory management systems have access to so…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on November 15, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments
One dealer in Florida is taking a stand to ensure that pre-owned vehicles with open recalls never hit the streets. When the Takata airbag crisis first reared its ugly head, Earl Stewart of Earl Stewart Toyota, started informing customers of in-stock vehicles with open recalls by clearly marking them with…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on November 9, 2016 at 8:02am — No Comments
Many customers choose to buy a used car over a new one from a franchised dealer rather than a private dealer or broker. The major reason behind this mentality is that most of the used vehicles are inspected and reconditioned. Moreover, the reputed dealers offer additional warranties which gives the customer peace of mind. Honda of Burleson is one such place where you can find the…Continue
Added by hondaofburleson on November 9, 2016 at 1:32am — No Comments
Festive Season is around the corner and people have started making a long list for this Diwali. They start organizing their financial budget to purchase a dream machine that can accommodate their and offer a delightful drive to their family members. During festive seasons people…Continue
Added by News Buzz on September 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
The first car of new drivers is mostly a second-hand one. People often prefer honing their driving skills on a used vehicle before buying a new car.
A common question when you plan on buying a used car is whether banks offer Loan for second hand vehicles. Many borrowers believe that only a car loan can be used to purchase a car. However, this is far…
Added by Arwind Sharma on September 16, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” has become a cultural phenomenon in our country. Sharks are relatively mysterious and most people don’t know much about them. Cars are very similar in nature. We know that we need them and which ones are cool, but most people don’t really know how they work. And not only that, as…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 15, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments
Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. announced today its revolutionary Flagmaster 360, a new display design that holds flags and banners open in all weather conditions. Wheel’s is North America’s most renowned experts in innovative marketing products for automotive retailers.
Flagmaster 360 rotates 360-degrees on square or round poles, without the need for shock cords. More…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on August 2, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments
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
Brand new cars have their own fascination for consumers but used cars make a lot of sense too. Mumbai is known as financial capital of the country but the road infrastructure need to be chosen. As a result, there are millions of people around who are keen on buying the old car in Mumbai.
Added by News Buzz on June 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Used car shopping can be very frustrating. It's difficult to know if a used car is reliable and worth the cost. A good used car can be a valuable investment and there are some ways to ensure that you get your money's worth when buying used. Some research before the purchase is…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Jim Leman on May 18, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments
Finally, it is your car maintenance day! If you have forgot to mention about oil change in your to-do list of car maintenance, perhaps you are missing something really essential and urgent. Changing oil of your car is like applying regular moisturizer on your body. Fresh oil acts like a breather for your car’s engine. The process of Oil changes Brampton has become a regular practice.…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on May 8, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
In September 2015, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson announced that AutoNation would discontinue selling any vehicles – new or used – with open recalls. This new policy includes not just those vehicles intended for retail, but also vehicles headed to wholesale buyers. The decision, while admittedly costly, is one that…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 18, 2016 at 4:55am — No Comments
'Number Nine' is a repeating lyric in Revolution 9, a "song" on the Beatle's 1968 White Album. It's a mind-numbing little loop, which reminds me of a numbing, repeating refrain we're being continually exposed to today.…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on February 23, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Jim Leman on December 10, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Ever wonder why CarMax is the largest seller of pre-owned vehicles, selling more than any other company? They retail 160,000 used vehicles just about every quarter and make approximately $2,200 per unit front-end profit -- over $350M. If you do the math on 153 locations, each store averages 348 unit…Continue
Added by Bruce Thompson on December 10, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments
In a newly released report conducted by J.D. Power and commissioned by the National Automobile Association, trade-in value reduction due to proposed legislation could have significant financial impact on both dealers and…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on December 4, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments
The National Automobile Dealers Association recently forecast 2016 U.S. auto sales at 17.7 million units.
Clearly, car sales remain vigorous!
Yet, margin is being sucked out of every transaction by price transparency, federal regulations, and too many old-school ways of doing business.
In response, pessimists’ cry:
Added by Tony Rhoades on December 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments