EasyCare Launches New Suite of Rideshare F&I Benefits

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NORCROSS, October 11, 2018 — EasyCare announced the launch of a suite of Rideshare benefits that includes Rideshare VSC, Rideshare GAP and Rideshare Prepaid Maintenance. These new programs, which hit the market on October 1, are designed to help dealers capture and serve the...

NCM® Associates Acquires TSI Auto Solutions, Strengthening Its Software and Data Offerings

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Kansas City, Mo, October 3, 2018 – NCM® Associates has acquired Canadian-based TSI Auto Solutions, effective Sept. 28, 2018, furthering its growth, diversification, and client support strategy. With this merger, NCM, the originator of the 20 Group process, will further strengthen its database and suite...

Contact At Once! Now Offers Apple Business Chat to Help Automotive Companies Meet Customers Where They Are

ATLANTA, October 2, 2018 — Contact At Once!, the automotive division of LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) today announced its customers are now able to use Apple Business Chat, a new way for users to communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone...

Dealertrack DMS Answers Industry’s Call For Customized Training

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Salt Lake City, Utah, September 7, 2018 – As a lack of ongoing training continues to impact employee retention and overall profitability, dealerships nationwide are hard-pressed to reassess their employee programming strategies. According to a recent Cox Automotive dealership staffing study, only 54 percent...

Forecasts Predicts Rise In New Vehicle Sales For August

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Industry SAAR forecast at 16.8 million units in August, up from 16.7 million in July ATLANTA - New-vehicle sales in August are forecast to reach 1.49 million, up approximately 100,000 units from August 2017 according to a sales forecast from Cox Automotive released today. The seasonally adjusted...

Never Miss a Desired Vehicle with Manheim Lane Alerts

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ATLANTA – Buyers know that getting the right vehicle at the right time is critical to maximizing profits in the ultra-competitive used car industry—but that can be challenging during an auction sale day where thousands of vehicles are crossing multiple auction blocks in just...

DataScan Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Concluding a nearly $20 million investment, DataScan has officially moved its headquarters to 415 South Broad Street in the new Alpharetta City Center, a thriving 26-acre mixed-use parcel located in the heart of downtown Alpharetta. “We are eager to officially unveil our beautiful new headquarters to area dignitaries, business leaders and local media,” said Ed Brown, president...

EasyCare® Promotes Scott Jacobsen to National Director of Business Performance for SAVY®

NORCROSS, Ga. — June 20, 2018 EasyCare® (div. APCO Holdings) has named Scott Jacobsen as the National Director of Business Performance for SAVY®, the award-winning, dealer-branded mobile app suite designed to bridge the gap between the customer’s digital vehicle shopping experience and the dealership retail...

House votes to Over-Turn the CFPB’s 2013 Auto-Lending Guidelines

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On Tuesday, May 8th, the United States House of Representatives’ voted to repeal the 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB) guidelines originally intended to combat discrimination by auto dealers that facilitate car loans for their buyers. The industry's argument has been that the guidelines limited...

17 States, Lead by California, Sue Trump Administration Over EPA Rollback

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WASHINGTON – In a much anticipated backlash to recent EPA rules reversals, 17 states, including California, are now suing the Trump administration over recent actions by the EPA to reverse Obama-Era rules that would have required automakers to produce car fleets that averaged over...
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Combating Rising Interest Rates, Managing Vehicle Inventory, and Reducing Your Margin Compression – Brian...

Every dealer knows that as your vehicle assets depreciate, your profit margins begin to shrink. The two major causes of inventory depreciation? Age and...
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3 Tips for a Smoother Subprime F&I Experience

If your dealership works in the subprime space at all, you already understand the challenges that come with these deals. Tighter restrictions on payment,...
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Market Predictions and New Car Buying Trends for 2019 – Bill Wittenmyer

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...
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Why Building Diversity in Your Leadership Rolls is Important

Diversity in the workplace can be a contentious word. Many interpret the directive to mean that a variety of external likenesses need to be...
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Rhett Ricart, NADA Vice Chairman-Elect on the Future of the Car Business, Tariffs, and...

As we gear up for the annual NADA show in San Francisco at the end of this month, we’re pleased to welcome Rhett Ricart,...

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...

Selling in the Service Drive

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis tells you how you can sell more vehicles by selling to customers who dropped off...

Become Your Own “One-A-Day Vitamin”

Become your own "One-A-Day Vitamin" by finding the things that move you forward every day on this week's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting with Mark...

The Power of the First Impression

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis and Associates talks about the meet and greet in the service...