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Finding – And Keeping – Better Techs

With the auto industry facing a shortage of technicians, it’s important to do what we can to attract young technicians and keep them. After all, when the front end of the business slows down, it’s the back end that can keep your store afloat and profitable. But there are two main problems with getting young professionals into the automotive industry: image…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on June 13, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments

Basics of Car Service

Maintaining your car is a crucial aspect that every car owner must follow religiously to increase the life of their car and have it work properly and look good. The key to keeping your car in a good condition is to stick to the maintenance schedule defined in the owner’s manual that comes with the car. 

Your car will last longer if you have regular inspections, preventive maintenance, and…

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Added by Zoe Sewell on June 11, 2019 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Shopper Beware: How Big Data Moves Buyer Beware Down Funnel



Both Grant Cardone’s book, “Sell or Be Sold” and Daniel Pink’s book, “To Sell is Human” remind me of the idea that sharing an idea or concept involves selling.

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Added by Jim Flint on June 11, 2019 at 6:47am — No Comments

How to Turn Your Best Customers into Your Best Marketers

When you visit the BG Products website, you’ll read how they are the recognized global leader in transportation maintenance services and related industries, and how their products are sold through a close-knit global…

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Added by jon nigbor on June 10, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK PARTNERS WITH DRIVABLY TO BRING MORE PROFITABILITY INTO DEALER ONLINE INVENTORY ACQUISITION

Sophisticated Machine-Learning and Industry-Leading Data and Analytics Combine to Recommend Inventory Acquisition Opportunities to Dealers

Black Book, known in the automotive industry for providing timely, independent and precise vehicle pricing information, today announced it has partnered with Drivably, a leading inventory procurement platform for dealers leveraging artificial intelligence-driven solutions.

Black Book’s…

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Added by Black Book on June 10, 2019 at 6:49am — No Comments


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Why You Should Sell Your Car To An Auto Recycler

Your car has stopped being useful. It has seen its better days and you do not want to just dispose it to a landfill. You care about the environment and you want to play your part in protecting it.

 

The best way is to have your car recycled for each part to be accounted for. Many parts in your vehicle can be reused and it’s interesting how much it can earn you from your junk car.

 

Apart from putting some nice money in your pocket, let’s have at more reasons why…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on June 9, 2019 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Buy Hyundai Replacement Parts

Shopping for Hyundai replacement parts? Looking to improve your Hyundai’s performance? Browse our online Hyundai parts catalog to find Hyundai performance products to increase your vehicle’s efficiency, or aftermarket Hyundai parts, john deere tractors to get you up and…

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Added by Michael Dearing on June 9, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Why Your Marketing Goals are All Wrong

Most people think about marketing as a way to generate immediate ROI.

For every email campaign sent out, we measure its success with metrics like open rates, click-through rates (CTRs), number of sales or ROs, or even dollars generated.

 

While it's important to expect…

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Added by Courtney Evans on June 7, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK USED VEHICLE RETENTION INDEX SHOWS STRENGTH FROM LAST OF THE 2019 SPRING SEASON

Index Should Begin To Feel Downward Pressures For Remainder of Year From Falling Demand

Black Book, a division of Hearst that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, released its Used Vehicle Retention Index for May (114.4), a 0.7% change from…

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Added by Black Book on June 7, 2019 at 6:22am — No Comments

Three Pillars: Speed / Driven / Value


Jim Flint, CEO and Founder of Local Search Group, discusses the three pillars that his company focuses on to ensure the success of his organization for employees, clients, and their consumers. 

Added by Jim Flint on June 7, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Don’t Waste Your Marketing Budget: Lessons from CUDL

How CUDL Video Producer Shandin Fisher Saves Time and Money by Hiring an External Video Team

Credit Union Direct Lending, or CUDL, is a system developed by CU Direct to provide easy access to credit union financing for…

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Added by jon nigbor on June 6, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Activity Up 38% in First Quarter 2019, Trending to Sixth Consecutive 200+ Transaction Year

 

Buy/sell market shows strong 2019 start with 54 completed transactions in Q1 2019, in spite of new vehicle sales slowdown; stability of dealership profitability and increase in sellers to market contributes to robust transaction activity; peaking real estate values and industry debt levels spike market risk, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors.

Irvine, CA – June 5, 2019…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 6, 2019 at 8:21am — No Comments

Preparing Your Service Department for the Amazon Threat

The current automotive market presents today’s dealers with unique challenges—the biggest one being the evolution of the customer experience. As shown by the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), which gauges the strength of overall vehicle demand in any given month, the current automotive market…

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Added by Graham Annett on June 6, 2019 at 6:27am — No Comments

NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS CLAIMS FIVE YEAR TRENDS FOR GAP COVERAGE AND SERVICE CONTRACTS

Data Shows Various Impacts and Complexity of Vehicle Repairs on Claims

Protective Asset Protection, a provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, announced today, a new set of data analysis showing how much average claims have increased annually for…

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Added by John Sternal on June 6, 2019 at 6:09am — No Comments

4 Helpful Tips First Time Buyers Should Know before Buying Their First Car

Even though purchasing your first vehicle can be an amazing experience, making a single mistake could end up costing you quite a bit of money. Well before you sign any paperwork or make an offer, you will need to take many different variables into consideration. Luckily, with a little planning and some hard work, you can make sure that you get a great…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 5, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

5 Things That Can Help You Move Towards Success Quickly



1. Make the correct choice of your attitude:




The most important thing for you to come out of the house on any given day is what attitude do you adapt to face your day? A negative attitude can make your day worse. But adopting a positive attitude can lead to good and great thoughts in your…

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Added by Rob on June 5, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

Navigating the Maze of New In-Vehicle Technology

According to a recent article in Automotive News, consumers LOVE the idea of all of this new in-vehicle technology. The problem is that many of them don’t truly understand the intricate features and benefits. There is no way a salesperson can explain each and every technological…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 5, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

Windows 7 End of Life is Coming

Is your dealership still using the Windows 7 operating system? As of January 2020, Microsoft is discontinuing all support for Windows 7, which means they will no longer be releasing security updates. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 by January 14, 2020, your dealership will be highly vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals.

 

This event…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on June 5, 2019 at 6:01am — No Comments

Hyundai Venue & Tata Altroz - Quick comparison

We are only in the 5th month in 2019, and the motor brands haven’t stopped surprising us with their new creations, including newly launched Hyundai Venue and Tata Altroz. And here are a much-awaited brief and factors to compare cars that have captured the market since the launch.

Design and engine performance

For all the hype, Hyundai hasn’t done much change in space and dimensions. Hyundai Venue is one the narrowest SUVs also being short in height.…

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Added by Sandeep on June 4, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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