NADA and Grassroots Efforts Lead to Senate Tax Bill Amendment

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The government regulation process is forever fluid and unpredictable, but auto dealers caught a break with the Senate’s new tax reform bill. On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Job Act. The purpose of this act, compared to current law,...

Why signing bonuses are not enough for keeping service employees

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Sometimes dealers have pain points. Sometimes dealers take those pain points to their dealer associations. Dealer associations can help figure out how to improve those pain points, or do absolutely nothing. When it comes to recruiting, hiring, and keeping employees for service, Nevada is...

Two big mistakes you might be making when it comes to compliance

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A New York dealership was fined almost $300,000 for various deceptive tactics against customers. One may think that this would scare most dealers into straightening up their act, but surprisingly not. Hear why Jason Reaves, President of Wayne Reaves Software, says that some dealerships...

Dealership Performance Ratings Battle Continues to Rage

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One year ago, a New York dealership won a ruling against GM’s use of ratings. Today, the fight against unfair performance ratings is growing even stronger. The landmark Beck Chevrolet v General Motors case in New York was the first of its kind to rule...

Self-Driving Car Legislation in the Works, Could Be Unveiled this Month

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Republicans are expected to unveil detailed bills later this week to support development of self-driving cars. Included in the soon-to-be-proposed legislation are regulations that prevent states from implementing their own restrictive laws on autonomous testing and development as well as modifying current rules that...

Mired in Regulation. Vital Information about Compliance

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When it comes to compliance, significant attention has been paid to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). And while this is all well and good, the fact is, there are several other federal, state and local agencies that regulate the retail automotive industry. While...

Three ways the Florida dealership protection law benefits local dealers

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On June 26, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that not only has a large impact on protections for dealers against manufacturers in Florida but could also have larger effects on other states. The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate...

Is your store compliant with this new Used-Car Rule?

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In November 2016, the Federal Trade Commission introduced changes to its Used Car Rule that affect auto dealers selling used vehicles. If your business belongs to this group, it’s important that you are well acquainted with the new rules. That’s how you can ensure you...

How do regulations benefit customers?

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Joe sits down with Steve Roenneau, VP of Compliance for EFG Companies, to discuss simplifying the sales process for customers, industry regulations, and F&I Manager training.

Is your dealership compliant with texting customers?

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AdvantageTec has all the proper DMS integration and texting solutions required for your staff to abide to the rules discussed below. We present you advantage txt: the only fully FCC & 2017 TCPA-compliant automotive texting solution Are you compliant? Many dealership employees contact customers via there own phones. Do you know what...

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What Does South Africa’s Production and Development Program Mean for the US?

The Automotive Production and Development Program (APDP) in South Africa (SA) has undergone some recent changes. The program requires motor companies to increase the...
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Setting and Achieving Goals

 Mark gives his best tips on setting and achieving goals and the best methods to get what you need from your sales team.
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Retaining Customers with Your Smartphone

   We all know using your smartphone for making videos impacts sales, but it’s also good for retention.  David explains one way to retain customers...
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Chevy Dealer Tim Roberts, Discusses the Challenges Ahead and Becoming a MotorTrend CPO Dealer

According to numerous projections, the retail auto industry is on track to face some tough challenges this year. Which means it’s more important now,...

Setting and Achieving Goals

 Mark gives his best tips on setting and achieving goals and the best methods to get what you need from your sales team.

Accelerated Mobile Pages

On today's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian goes over accelerated mobile pages, or AMP, an important technology used to improve mobile pages as...

Protecting Your Customers’ Personal Information

When was the last time you checked your safeguard procedures? On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks about protecting your customers' personal...