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A President’s Award-Winning Honda Dealership in Western Pennsylvania Changes Ownership
Irvine, CA, February 12, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised partners Bill Barnes and Paul Ritchie on their recent sale of Altoona Honda to Timbrook Automotive. The partners will continue to own and operate Hagerstown Honda and Hagerstown Kia. Timbrook Automotive has 11…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 12, 2020 at 7:37am — No Comments
Lease Approval Ratings Dip to 70% in January, a Slight Decrease from December
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70% approval rate in January, a decrease from the December rate of 72%.
January experienced a slightly lower number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month, registering at -2% fewer approvals than the month of December. …Continue
Added by John Sternal on February 11, 2020 at 9:43am — No Comments
Groundbreaking technology transforms the online vehicle shopping experience
Urbandale, IA—February 11, 2020—Flick Fusion has launched AutoSpin 360, a ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence and Image Recognition technology designed to transform consumers’ online vehicle shopping experience. AutoSpin 360 makes it easy for dealerships to create 360° Exterior & Interior interactive…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 11, 2020 at 7:48am — No Comments
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eBook shares specific guidelines on how to comply with new consumer data privacy laws and protect IT systems from cyber attacks
Timonium, MD – February 10, 2020 – Helion Technologies today released “IT Best Practices for Dealers,” a free eBook that gives specific guidelines for protecting dealerships’ systems and customer…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on February 10, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments
YouTube releases never-before-seen performance numbers -- complete domination with a 36% increase from 2018 to 2019!
Numbers like that slash open the industry and we are diving in headfirst.
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Added by Jim Flint on February 6, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The city of Peoria is piloting an autonomous shuttle program
Arizona’s first shared-ride, autonomous shuttle operating on a public street is coming to Peoria. Last night, Peoria’s city council approved the funding for a 60-day autonomous vehicle pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company.
“This transportation pilot is a unique experiment for our community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We see this as an important step as we…Continue
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Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2020 –SureSale, the first and only…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 6, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments
Success is defined differently by different people. To some, success is having a flourishing career, money in your pocket, a place to call home and to the car of your dreams. In order to obtain the car of your dreams, you need to be able to afford it. This may not always be possible using your own savings. For this reason, you may need to get an auto loan NYC to help you cater for the cost of your car. Getting an auto loan may…Continue
Added by Fisk Automotive on February 6, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments
Some people are living the life that they have always dreamed of while others are still working towards that goal. For instance, if you are not driving the car you have always wanted, don’t worry. You can still work towards it. The question is, do you know what is expected of you when buying a car? One thing you should…Continue
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Advisory members play an instrumental role in company decisions and long-term strategic direction
Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced the addition of Hinrich Woebcken, former CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America Inc. to its Advisory Board. Beep’s Advisory Board includes distinguished transportation industry leaders and executives who consult on company’s initiatives and influence strategic decisions.
Woebcken most recently…Continue
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Albany, N.Y. – February 4, 2020 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems will unveil its fixed operations report generator at this year’s NADA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas. The addition of fixed ops reporting completes the unification of Auto/Mate’s Report/Mate™ engine, and enables dealerships to create, share and schedule reports based on data across every department.
“The process of generating reports can be time…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 4, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments
Long Beach, CA —January 31, 2020 — myKaarma, the leading communications and payments software provider for automotive dealer service departments, today announced the launch of Service Cart. The mobile repair recommendation tool is designed to improve customer transparency and convenience by enabling instant approval and feedback from the customer. This results in higher retention, shorter authorization times, a significant…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on February 3, 2020 at 5:09am — No Comments
If you take downward pricing pressure at high inventory levels in the automotive industry to mean that we are in a commodity environment, then keep reading. Otherwise, stop.
Here’s how 2020 stacks up.
Most executive decision-makers…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 31, 2020 at 8:24am — No Comments
Most auto dealerships do some if not all of their service marketing with their manufacturer owner retention programs (ORPs). The purpose of ORPs is stated in the name: to build customer loyalty. But how well do these programs deliver on that…Continue
Added by Courtney Evans on January 31, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments
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For a lot of people, the choice of a mechanic is something closely tied to the concept of mechanical skill and prowess. The problem with this lies in the fact that honesty, while probably equally as important, is often underestimated or even completely pushed…Continue
Added by Steven Clarke on January 30, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments