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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.

 

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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

4 Ways Traffic Law Can Ruin Your Day—And How to Avoid Them

Traffic law may not hold the same degree of public respect as other legal fields, but it's one of the most relevant and important when it comes to day-to-day activities. Anyone that uses public roads is subject to local laws regarding driving behavior and vehicle maintenance. Failing to understand or follow these rules is usually punished by a relatively minor fine, but some violations can become a financial and administrative nightmare to resolve.

Higher Insurance Costs

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 4, 2019 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The Fastest Ways to Burn Money with Your SEM Campaigns and the Local Search Group Way to Fix It

In the Game of Thrones world that’s arguably as intense as the competitive retail space, it’s a scenario where “Kill or be Killed” is replaced by “Sell or Be Sold”.  As we closed out Season 8 of GOT, we saw first hand what happened when a dragon flew through the city and redefined “hot seat”.…

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Added by Jim Flint on June 4, 2019 at 8:06am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Reveals Full Motion Walkaround Videos are Fastest Growing Video Products

Urbandale, IA—June 4, 2019—Flick Fusion Video Marketing's internal data reveals that full-motion walkaround videos are the fastest growing video products among auto dealerships in 2019. As a percentage of total video views that consumers have watched on dealership websites, social media platforms and third-party auto shopping sites, full-motion walkaround video views have risen 20% in Q1 2019 compared to Q1…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 4, 2019 at 6:17am — No Comments

Hauling it Around: How to Help Your Truck Tow Its Load

Even if you have a relatively powerful truck, towing heavy loads can push a vehicle to its limits. Luckily, with a few simple upgrades and some preventative maintenance, you can make sure that your truck continues to haul load after load in the coming years.

Have it Tuned

As a general rule, most old trucks need a tune-up every 30,000…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 4, 2019 at 6:08am — No Comments


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The Do's and Don'ts of Home Renovation

Whether you’ve just purchased a new home and are planning on doing a house flip, home renovation is a project that is both fulfilling and enjoyable. However, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not something that you can just do flying by the seat of your knickers.

 

A home renovation is no small task, and you’ll need to carefully plan and research in order to avoid future mishaps. Not to mention that there’s a considerably big amount of…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on June 4, 2019 at 4:19am — No Comments

Win-Win Marketing with Rhino Linings

With over four million customers and 600 applicators nationwide, it’s no wonder Rhino Linings Corporation (“Rhino”) is the nation’s #1 bed liner brand. They’re a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of spray-on protective linings, coatings, spray foams, and application equipment. From this success, Rhino has formed several strategic business units, from Rhino Vehicle Protection and Rhino Industrial to Rhino Concrete Solutions and more.

rhino linings logo

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Added by jon nigbor on June 3, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Affinitiv Releases Free eBook for Auto Dealers: Turbocharge Your Owner Retention Program (ORP) Marketing

eBook shares 9 marketing campaign strategies proven to increase customer loyalty and service revenue 

  

Chicago, IL—June 3, 2019— Affinitiv, the retail auto industry's leading marketing technology provider, today announced the release of a free eBook for auto dealers: Turbocharge Your Owner…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 3, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Differences between Machinists and Mechanics

Have you ever wondered about the differences between a machinist and a mechanic? You may have heard a few people say “mechanic or machinist, they’re both the same thing.” However, this couldn't be further from the truth. 



Although they may have similar sounding names, but their duties are vastly different. But what are they? What makes them so different from each other?



Continue reading to five differences between a mechanic and a…
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Added by Anica Oaks on May 31, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Selling F&I Products On Alternate Fuel Vehicles? Here’s What To Know

Current estimates put roughly one million electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. According to media reports, this milestone was achieved just a few months ago. Proponents of the technology agree that this is a small number, compared to the more than…

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Added by John Sternal on May 31, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Google's GMB and MCC Connect

In this video, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group advises the Google is more likely to intelligently compile data including In-Store Visits information when you connect the dots of Google's GMB and MCC via a common log-in.

Added by Jim Flint on May 31, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

4 Tips for Creating Engaging Social Media Content

Most businesses nowadays understand that having a social media presence is imperative for the best exposure to their target audience. However, many dealerships start and stop and are very inconsistent. Perhaps that is because of time. Or, maybe it's because they don't know what to post – which can be a common problem. A problem shared by one of the most…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 30, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Coupons: What to Consider

Price is often a major factor in the purchase of any service or product. But it’s important to separate perceived price and received value. For example, $5 for a bottle of water might seem expensive, but that’s a deal if you’re walking through a desert. And there’s nothing blatantly wrong with paying more for quality (or perceived quality)––just look at…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 30, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

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