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CHICAGO, IL, April, 04, 2017 – Vehicle service contracts remain important revenue generators for auto dealers. They provide useful safety and budget protection benefits for consumers that purchase them for new and used cars. VSC closing rates average 35-40%; exclude lease and cash customers who don’t buy service contracts and that’s a lot of opportunities that dealers are leaving on the table.…Continue
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By Brooke Fernandez
Radical dealership technology should automatically engage and satisfy customers. It should increase business through traditional and new channels – all along the customer’s purchase journey. It must generate income and repeat business 24/7 without requiring hands-on staff time.
Added by Jim Leman on March 31, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments
PLANO, TX, January 9, 2017 – DealerDoc, the solution for out-of-state titling made easy, said today its one-stop online process helps new and used car dealers capture more business from millennial-aged buyers wanting to buy…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on January 9, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Digital Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) technology provider ForeverCar™ announced today its new dealer-branded VSC sales platform to help dealers sell protection products for buyers of older, higher mileage vehicles while helping dealers recapture “lost” VSC opportunities from prior lead…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on December 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — 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
USED CAR WEEK - Drop by Wheel's Automotive Dealer Supplies, Booth 210, for your 25% off truly unique & innovative vehicle marketing products, signs, banners & more! Also, enter to win one of three $500 Wheel's gift cards towards your store's CPO & vehicle merchandising needs as well…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on October 13, 2016 at 1:29pm — 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
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Unique social engine lets shoppers select, build common ground with sales associate of choice before store visit
TAMPA, FLA, June 28, 2016 –…Continue
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by Jim Maxim, Jr.
As the teams take the field, the commentators review their attributes, experience, and record. And although each player is unique, one cannot help but to compare their stats against their competition.
So, how well does your F&I department stack up? Although different dealerships deal with particular limitations, the public dealership groups’ results can provide a useful comparison. New-car PVR for late 2015 ranged from $1,189 to…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on May 3, 2016 at 11:24am — 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
An Army vet cut vehicle reconditioning time in half at three Greenway Automotive dealerships in Orlando, which sped inventory to turn and slashed costs, by creating and adhering to strict standards and procedures.
Full story: …Continue
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Twelve years ago, dealer Lou Bregou engineered the F&I department, but not its function, out of the dealerships he manages as part of Driver’s Village…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on November 24, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
“Margin compression in used car operations means dealers must disrupt old…
OLATHE, KS, April 25, 2014 – LotPop, which provides offsite contract management of a dealership’s virtual Internet processes, reports delivering significant sales performance gains by dealerships using its online inventory monitoring and Internet sales services.
LotPop dealerships are seeing their average used car age drop almost in half and up to a 200 percent increase in Internet sales. Internet closing percentages are increasing by 3-4…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on April 29, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2014 —Xtime, the leading cloud-based customer retention platform for automotive manufacturers and dealer service departments, today announced that Volvo Cars of North America will integrate Xtime ServiceTelematics into Volvo’s Connected Car platform, Sensus Connect.
At the 2014 International CES®, Volvo launched Sensus Connect, the automaker’s latest on-board infotainment, navigation…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on January 10, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Wards Dealer Business - Competitive prices and fixing it the first time are important to dealership service department customers. Yet, service that stops there falls short of building loyalty.
What customers also want from their dealership are transparency, choice and control, say fixed-operations experts and dealers.
“In fixed operations for …Continue
Added by Jim Leman on October 14, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments
By Boyd Warner, AutoAlert
Sometimes, in our multitask-focused world, simplicity gets lost. New bells and whistles add zip as well as complexity, but often achieve the same results available from a simpler, easier approach. Such innovation might even put progress in reverse. Consider the following:
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