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Dear Doctor: I own a 1992 Lexus ES 300 with 102,000 miles. I was traveling…


Added by Sean Reyes on May 21, 2019 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Tesla Model 3 is the number 1 best selling luxury car in the US | All Used Car Sales

In the first quarter of 2019, the Tesla Model 3 was again the…


Added by Sean Reyes on May 21, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stable Market Except for Luxury Vehicles

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.

This week’s Market Insights Report…


Added by Black Book on May 21, 2019 at 9:09am — No Comments

NIADA Q1 Business Confidence Survey

Auto sales have faced slightly downward pressures so far in 2019, especially in April where U.S. auto sales declined 2.3 percent1 despite having an extra selling day in the month and having the benefit of the spring selling season as an added incentive for car shoppers.

With the monthly data, the annualized pace of sales dropped to 16.41 million1, below the estimates most industry observers pegged for the year closer to the 16.8 million mark. A year ago…


Added by John Sternal on May 21, 2019 at 6:28am — No Comments

Helion Technologies Becomes a CIS SecureSuite Member

Timonium, MD –­ May 21, 2019 –­ Helion Technologies today announced it has become a CIS SecureSuite® member. Through this membership, Helion is bolstering its auto dealership clients' cybersecurity defenses by leveraging CIS SecureSuite resources. The CIS Benchmarks, the consensus-based, internationally recognized security configuration resources, CIS-CAT Pro, and the CIS Controls, a set of cyber practices developed by…


Added by Erik Nachbahr on May 21, 2019 at 5:49am — No Comments



1. Set a Budget

Before buying a used car you must set a value or amount you can afford on a car after considering all your current expenses…


Added by John Snow on May 21, 2019 at 1:02am — No Comments

Rplate, World’s First Digital License Plate and Winner of Best New Product Award, Featured at CONNECTIONS Conference May 21 - 23

Reviver demonstrates its award winning Rplate at Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, in San Francisco; Reviver also announced that the Rplate is the winner of a Best New Product Award from the 2019 American Business Awards

Foster City, CA – May 20, 2019 – Reviver’s Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate, will showcase  its…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 20, 2019 at 7:40am — No Comments

Auto Lease Prices Remain Steady Into May As Dealers Prepare To Offer Memorial Day Shopping Incentives

Several Entry-Level Cars Experience Price Increases, Allowing Dealers Room For Greater Holiday Weekend Lease Discounts, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with prices on most of today’s popular leases holding steady from last month. Thirty-six different vehicles maintained their prices from April, a slight decrease from last month’s lease deals, where 75% of…


Added by John Sternal on May 20, 2019 at 7:35am — No Comments

Lookup and check Ford VIN Number

A vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit "name," made up of numbers and characters, that an automobile manufacturer assigns to an individual vehicle. Vehicle identification numbers can reveal many things about automobiles, including their airbag type, country of origin, engine size, model year, vehicle type, trim level and plant name. The…


Added by Michael Dearing on May 17, 2019 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Restoring a Classic: 3 Automotive Pros to Add to Your Team

If you are planning on restoring a classic vehicle, then you will probably need to recruit a team of automotive professionals. While you might be able to carry out most of the repairs on your own, a few experienced and dependable specialists can help you avoid expensive and time-consuming roadblocks.

Auto Paint Specialist…


Added by Anica Oaks on May 17, 2019 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

What Do Goldfish Have in Common With Marketing?

In this video blog, Jim Flint shares why time is important in capturing consumer attention.

Added by Jim Flint on May 17, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Occasional Fixes That Keep Your Car on the Road Longer

If you want to extend the life of your vehicle, then you will need to carry out some repairs and preventative maintenance tasks every few months. While most modern vehicles are going to run smoothly for decades, a catastrophic breakdown could happen at any time if you don’t take care of essential fixes.

Replace Old Spark Plugs



Added by Rachelle Wilber on May 17, 2019 at 9:59am — No Comments

Should You Lease or Buy a Car for Your Business?

A vehicle can be useful to a company in a variety of different ways. For instance, it can make it easier to deliver goods to customers without putting wear or tear on your own car or truck. Allowing employees to drive the company car could be a reward for a job well done. If you are going to get a car for your business, should you lease it or buy…


Added by Anica Oaks on May 16, 2019 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Latest Equifax Auto Credit Trends Illustrate Rising Subprime Activity

A few notes on subprime loan origination and balance activity:

Subprime auto loan originations have a corresponding total balance of $7.07 billion, a 5.3% increase year-over-year.

The average subprime loan amount was $18,934. This is a 5.0% increase compared to January 2018.


Auto Loan Originations Observations through January 2019 reported as of March 2019:

  • 1.78 million auto loans, totaling $41.3 billion, have been originated…

Added by John Sternal on May 16, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Want A 5-star CSI Rating? Demanding It Doesn’t Work. Earning It Does.

When my friend, Erica* took her vehicle to the dealer recently, the needed repairs were performed quickly and competently. Yet, when the CSI survey came, she rated her overall experience three stars: “just okay.” Why not five stars: “excellent”? Well, because frankly, they didn’t earn it. This was the result of a couple very significant––and…


Added by Stephen Coambes on May 16, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments

The Great Race Against Time!

In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

For the automotive industry,…


Added by Dan Beres on May 16, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

UK Car Production in 17 Year Record Rise as Brexit Looms



Added by Tony Chips on May 16, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Store?

It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to include offline sales. A great example is the…


Added by Michia Rohrssen on May 15, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

Fundamental Attribution Conversion Errors

I share the concept of the fundamental attribution and conversion errors in this short video blog.

Added by Jim Flint on May 14, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Luxury Segments Dropped and Pickups Values Increased

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.

This week’s Market Insights Report…


Added by Black Book on May 14, 2019 at 10:05am — No Comments

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