Two Standard Oil Companies to Usher in an Age of Electric Vehicles

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If you’ve been on the fence about introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs) to your customers, now is the perfect time to get on board. Previously, one of the largest hurdles for selling EVs was the dearth of charging stations which made the mode of transportation...

Combating Rising Interest Rates, Managing Vehicle Inventory, and Reducing Your Margin Compression – Brian Finkelmeyer, vAuto

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Every dealer knows that as your vehicle assets depreciate, your profit margins begin to shrink. The two major causes of inventory depreciation? Age and holding costs. Joining Jim today is Brian Finkelmeyer, senior director of conquest at vAuto. Brian lends us his insight into...

Why Building Diversity in Your Leadership Rolls is Important

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Diversity in the workplace can be a contentious word. Many interpret the directive to mean that a variety of external likenesses need to be present in their dealerships, without understanding how this adds value outside of being a nod towards political correctness. This conclusion...

Use The Theory of 5 to Promote Success in Your Dealership – Chris Saraceno, Kelly Automotive Group

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Every dealership is only as strong as their leader and being a good leader means positively adapting to a changing work environment. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Chris Saraceno, vice president and partner of Kelly Automotive Group, to discuss how using the...

Making Connections in F&I – Sell Yourself Before Selling Product

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F&I is the department with the highest profit margin within a dealership and yet consistently seems to rank as the most negative part of the car buying experience among buyers. How can you change that? It can be. As easy as selling yourself first...

A Great Beginning Can Influence A Great Year End!

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Grow Your Service Sales Business by having a Strong year end and getting off to a great start in the new year! What can we do to finish out the year strong? By this time in the year most dealer leaders, managers and business owners have...

Cox Automotive Shows Where Dealers Can Improve in Service Lane

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According to Kurt Stephan of Dealer Marketing, service and parts make up between 40% and 45% of a dealer’s profits, meaning the service department is crucial to a dealership’s long-term success. Cox Automotive has released its 2018 Service Industry Study, which also emphasizes the...

Four Automotive Research Reports You Should Be Reading For 2019

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It is no secret that there is a substantial amount of market information out there, especially concerning the automotive industry. There is always a new article, blog post, or case study to view. Keeping up with all this data can seem overwhelming and almost...

What Incentives Do Your Employees Want the Most?

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For the most part, dealership employees want what any employee wants: security. Along with a paycheck, your dealership provides a safety net for employees that they could not provide on their own. With the rise of healthcare costs and fears about retirement savings and...

Market Predictions and New Car Buying Trends for 2019 – Bill Wittenmyer

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It’s crucial for dealers to start the new year off on the right foot, and that begins with being mindful of market predictions and new car buying trends. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Bill Wittenmyer , vice president of sales and operations...

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Ford and Volkswagen Join Forces

Volkswagon AG and Ford set the auto industry abuzz, announcing they’ve come to agreements regarding an alliance. According to Volkswagen, the plan is for...
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Finding New Paths to Profitability at Your Dealership – Trevor Gile | What Cadillac’s...

Today on CBTNews.com - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019: Finding New Paths to Profitability at Your Dealership - Trevor Gile, Motorcars Honda The annual NADA show is...
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Your Dealership Could Sell More Cars During Tax Season Than You Would Imagine

Let’s face it: taxes are rarely anyone’s favorite topic. Few people look to tax season with anticipation, with the exception of accountants… and dealerships? That’s...
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What Cadillac’s Announcement Means for the EV’s in 2019

One of the hottest automotive trends of recent years has been the rise of the Electric Vehicle (EV). With companies like Tesla setting the...

Updating your “Why Buy Here” Proposition

  On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart tells you what you can do to update your "Why Buy Here" proposition.

Focusing Less on Conversions and More on Outcomes

On today's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch challenges dealers to focus less on conversions and more on outcomes.

Proven Menu Selling Techniques

 On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek discusses how over-complicated menu selling can be detrimental to your success, and how being consistent and...