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2014 Lease Pull Ahead Program

2013 was dubbed the "Year Of The Lease", which means 2014 might be known for the "Year Of The Lease Pull Ahead". What is a lease pull ahead program and how might it impact the automotive industry?

Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of Swapalease.com, offers the following insight.



Lease pull ahead programs are used by manufacturers and dealers to entice lease drivers into turning in their leases early in order to “re-lease” another vehicle. It’s a forgiveness opportunity on…

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Added by John Sternal on January 22, 2014 at 5:53am — No Comments

Used Vehicle Prices Entering Tax Buying Season

Here is the latest used car market valuation report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. The New Year is now in full swing. A non-SEC team has finally been named college football’s national champion. Now we are just a couple of…

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Added by John Sternal on January 20, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Vehicle Detainment Ends Stonger in 2013

According to Black Book data, used vehicles model years 2008-2012 overall depreciated -1.4% in December, slightly better retention compared to the -1.7% rate in November. Domestic cars depreciated -1.6%; import cars were -1.3%; domestic trucks were -2.0%; and import trucks were -1.0%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly.



For all…

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Added by John Sternal on January 16, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments

In December Car Lease Credit Approvals Increased Slightly

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals were up slightly in December (73.3%) compared with November levels (70%). The overall approvals rate on the year finished at 72.7%, compared with a 2012 rate of 65.3%.



Holiday lease shopping from a higher population of well-qualified…

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Added by John Sternal on January 14, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

It’s Almost NADA 2014 And We’re Pumped!

 What To Expect : Future Trends To Solve

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…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Returning To A full Week Of Movement

Hello and welcome to this week’s Beggs on the Used Car Market Report from Ricky Beggs of Black Book. Although this is the second Monday of 2014, this is the first current market focused report for 2014. For those of you who tuned…

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Added by John Sternal on January 13, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

2013 Mobile Year In Review

A Reflection On Mobile In 2013 And Where The Industry Is Headed In 2014

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…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Rising And Contingency In The Market

 

Welcome to 2014! This is the first of twelve editions of the monthly …

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Added by John Sternal on January 2, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Sales Trends in 2014: Q&A from AutoUSA's STAR Leader

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…

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Added by Phil DuPree on January 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Five Keys to Success

Do you want to be more successful? You can achieve greater success if you begin to follow certain secrets that blow open the doors that are closed for you now. I am comfortable in saying that all people have some closed doors that limit their achievement. What are the doors that I am talking about and how can you open them?

 

The doors are a metaphor for the gateways to successful achievement. The keys are the secrets that unlock them and allow you move forward faster and with…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 31, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Has Movement, Gives Opportunity, and it's Obtainable

Following is the Used Car Market Report this week from the editors of Black Book. It is hard to believe another year has come and gone. It is exciting to think about what’s ahead within the used market as volumes continue to…

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Added by John Sternal on December 30, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

When you read the title to this article, did it make you wince? Did it make you a little angry? For most of you, you have already let your resolutions go to the wayside with empty promises. The good news is that you can achieve most, if not all, of your resolutions.

 

First of all, words are cheap. You must truly decide. You are who you decide to be at any given moment. When you truly decide to achieve something, you begin to walk, talk and act more like that person who…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stop Being A Loser and Be A Leader

In my 30 years in the business, I have never seen such a lack of civility, leadership and professionalism in the automotive industry. You can find managers anywhere, but developing leaders is a much more challenging task. Managers are integral, but leaders are essential. It does not take character, guts or vision to manage things, but it takes all three to lead people.

 

Here are common characteristics I see quite often from managers in dealerships…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Change More Than Your Calendar

The last quarter of the year rolls around and you begin to hear some common refrains:

  • "We are waiting until the first of the year"
  • "Starting in January I am going to..."
  • "We have to wait until spring when business picks up"
  • "The first of the year I am really going to get into it."

Here's the reality for most people who make these statements: The calendar is the only thing that changes.

If you are waiting for the calendar to change…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fire Your Advertising Agency

There is a startling way for most dealers to double their business – fire their advertising agencies. Dealerships spend an enormous amount of money on advertising for new customers. Unfortunately, often that money is wasted. The money is wasted because the agencies are strictly placing ad dollars in media and doing production. Often, the ad dollars are spent without any knowledge and use of direct response marketing, and the game plan that will be used towards keeping those…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 25, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Explode Your Sales Success

In the last several years, I have had a revelation about the art and science of sales. The answer to sales success is within all of us. The answer is simple but the key to unlock the answer is elusive.

 

If you were to go back to the late 1800s, the first formal sales training provided by the likes of J. Edward Douglas and others, you will find teaching geared toward techniques — tie-downs, inverted tie-downs, etc. For more than a century now, sales people have been trained…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

More Stability, Yet Active

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market. I’m Ricky Beggs, Editorial Director at Black Book. We have completed the final full week of auction and market activity for 2013 as the final two weeks on the…

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Added by John Sternal on December 23, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

The Champion Coach

Great managers view themselves as coaches more than managers. There is an old adage: “Lead people and manage things.” There is a fine line between creating and utilizing systems and processes and micromanaging details without emphasizing the power of personal interaction.

 

Good systems and processes should allow employees to raise their performance by giving them confidence in their direction and lessening the burden of the manager and coach from having to constantly inform…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 23, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Wantalease.com Launch Conjoins Dealers With Car Lease Shoppers

A new online marketplace at www.WantALease.com has launched with the promise of helping car dealers connect and engage with car lease shoppers online. Dealers currently offer lease deals through a variety of platforms, but WantAlease.com is the first online marketplace to help them sell new leases to customers locally and in other parts of the U.S.



With WantALease.com, car shoppers throughout the country can…

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Added by John Sternal on December 20, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Phone Dynamics

The first step in advancing the productivity of your staff in using the phones is a better understanding in the importance that the telephone can play and how it affects your business. Often a lack of the right attitude is displayed in the treatment towards the receptionist position. The receptionist is usually hired without any guidelines that would be used to hire for an important position. In your dealership do you have personality profiles, set interview questions and guidelines to hire…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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