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gas prices

Are Prices At the Pump Influencing The Industry?

What gives automobile dealership owners chills at night? Stiff competition. A threat from Mother Nature. Rising gas prices. Gas prices, indeed, are on the rise,...
Ford

Ford Prepares for 2020 EV Push

Here's a question nobody ever thought to ask: What would happen if the decision makers at one of America's big three automaker's announced one...
Nissan

Dealership Upgrades At Nissan Embrace The Future

The familiar circular logo is staying, but Nissan Motor Company said that many showroom changes are afoot with the company aiming for upgrades in...
electronic pricing

Pros And Cons Of Electronic Pricing Hang Tags

Question: What do grocery stores and automobile dealerships have in common? Answer: Lots and lots of price tags. And what does that mean for your dealership?...
sales events

Sales Events – Are They Losing Their Purpose?

With the coming of spring, dealerships around the country will be sprucing up their showrooms and getting that lot full of cars to sparkle...
Raj Nair

Appropriate Behavior in A Dealership Starts at The Top

Ford Motor Company sent a strong message to employees and the public this week, sending one of its top executives packing after investigations revealed...
vehicle service contracts

Do Customers See the Value of Vehicle Service Contracts? Survey Says They Do!

Typically, by the end of the sales experience, when a representative at the dealership asks a customer if they would like to purchase an...
record high

5 Ways Dealers Can Help Customers Wade Through Record High Vehicle Pricing

Many automotive analysts have projected a decrease in the number of cars sold this year. The primary reason given for this was the fear...
interview

How to Interview a Job Candidate

Have you ever hired someone only to be disappointed with their performance? If so, you may have only yourself to blame. Good talent is...
ridesharing

How Ridesharing Impacts the Automotive Landscape

In 2011, ridesharing appeared on the transportation radar. The service platform was quickly recognized as a disruptor, and it has experienced tremendous growth and...
Market-Based Strategiesvideo

Applying Successful Market-Based Strategies For Profitable Returns on New and Used Cars

Is your car dealership spending money on marketing to make money on investments? Brian Finkelmeyer, Director of Conquest at vAuto, chats with Jeremy Beaver, Chief...

Wasted Dollars in Your Service Lounge

People live at a faster pace nowadays. How time feels to someone is relative to what their priorities are at any moment. On this...

Follow-Up Calls

On this week's episode of the Tom Stuker Show, Tom goes over the 3-day follow-up call as well as pre/post-CSI scripts and pre/post-service scripts.

The Value of a Video Reply

  On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis explains how putting in a little extra effort by sending your potential customers a short...

Overcoming Your Self-Objection

What's the biggest objection that you're going to get today? Price? Payments? Interest rate? Jonathan Dawson says that your biggest objection might actually be...