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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'used' (376)

How to Look for a Reliable Used Car

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…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dry Erase Reusable Hang Tag Saves Money to Merchandise Inventory

Added by Jim Leman on May 18, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Why Is It Important to Conduct Oil Change for Your used Car?

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.…


Added by Rahul Paul on May 8, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Recalls, Used Cars & Bold Moves

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…


Added by Chris Miller on March 18, 2016 at 4:55am — No Comments

That Darn Recall Refrain Sticks in My Mind and I Can't Get it Out!

'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.…


Added by Jim Leman on February 23, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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…


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

InfoGraphic - 5 Recon BEST PRACTICES to Adopt Now

Added by Jim Leman on December 10, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Dealers! Get Serious about Buying Directly from the Consumer

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…


Added by Bruce Thompson on December 10, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments

New Report Illustrates Proposed Legislation’s Huge Impact on Trade Values

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…


Added by Chris Miller on December 4, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments

Margin Compression is for Losers

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:


  • “You can’t make money in new car sales anymore.”
  • “Regulators have handcuffed profitability.”
  • “It costs too much to…

Added by Tony Rhoades on December 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Rapid Recon CEO McGinn Shares 5 Tips for Reducing Used Car Time-to-Market

The most productive reconditioning department runs like an assembly line, using defined processes, timed steps, and streamlined communications to produce more output, eliminate waste, and get buyers looking at cars online and on the lot five to 10 days sooner, notes Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon…


Added by Jim Leman on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Guide to Used Car Extended Warranty

So, you have planned to buy a used car. You might have a question in your mind about whether to buy it from a licensed dealer or from a private party. Both these options have their own pros and cons.

Benefits of buying from a private party are you can save money and save yourself from aggressive salespersons, whereas purchasing from a licensed dealer brings you certain exquisite guarantees and…


Added by Rahul Paul on October 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

We All May Not Be Getting Any Younger, But the Used Car Fleet Is

The average used car sold in the U.S. is getting younger and pricier, according to the latest Used Vehicle Market Report from car shopping destination

According to the report, the trends suggest a shifting tide in used car inventories, which are skewing more toward newer off-lease vehicles and certified pre-owned (CPO) programs.

Edmunds' analysis found that average used car prices hit a record high of $18,800 in the second quarter, up 7.6 percent — or $1,300 per…


Added by Jeannine Fallon on August 24, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

When You Buy Used You Won't Just Be Getting A Great SUV

The Honda Pilot is an affordable, stylish, and useful mid-sized SUV. Its built-in driver assist technology (like cross-traffic monitors and lane departure warnings), roomy cabin space, and 280-HP V6 engine make it an ideal SUV for you and your family, wherever you need to go and whatever you need to store. But when you buy the Pilot second-hand, you’re getting much more than just an amazing vehicle.…


Added by Angela Smith on August 2, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Exotic Collectibles Feeling The “Instagram Effect”

Black Book, the provider of independent valuation data for cars, trucks, collectibles and specialty vehicles, has analyzed auction prices of exotic collectibles, with particular emphasis on the Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, the Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso, and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. From 1977 through 2008, each vehicle appreciated in value roughly 5% annually. Since 2008, these vehicles have appreciated between 20% - 60% annually. A new, younger generation of collector has taken to this genre…


Added by Black Book on May 13, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

Car Values Starting To Slide While Truck Values Remain Stable


Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.


The Black Book editors identified an increasing number of car segments displaying greater week-over-week depreciation from data within the auction lanes. In fact, Near Luxury Cars was the only car segment…


Added by Black Book on May 12, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments


According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2009-2013 was largely unchanged in April, with 0.0% registered depreciation during the month. Domestic cars increased +1.1%; import cars changed -0.8%; domestic trucks increased +1.5%; and import trucks changed -0.2%. Average pre-recession annual depreciation was continually recorded between -15% and -18%, and Black Book expects 2015 depreciation near -14.5%.

Premium Sporty Cars saw the…


Added by Black Book on May 7, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Truck Market Continues to be Strong

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.


The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among…


Added by Black Book on May 5, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Spring Season Strength Appears To Be Over

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.


The Black Book editors began to see signs of a tiring spring tax season in last week’s report, and this week those signs have become more obvious. This week’s data showed the largest drop off of the spring for…


Added by Black Book on April 30, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The Recall Crisis: To a Scared Customer, an Apology can go a Long Way

For many consumers, cars are a necessity. They rely on them to get to work so that they can feed their family. They take their children to soccer practice and their spouses out for nights on the town. Throw in an occasional long-distance road trip to visit a relative or take a vacation, and it’s easy to see how much consumers rely on them. Manufacturers integrate safety messages into their branding. The government tests the vehicles. Consumer agencies review them. And consumers use this data…


Added by Chris Miller on April 20, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

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