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August 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

The Boutique Dealership

By Kelly Wadlinger

The magazine’s resident boutique dealer breaks down the benefits and challenges of operating a nontraditional lot.

Tags: boutique style dealership, dealership marketing, dealership profiles, Fiat, Kelly Wadlinger, off site service, unusual dealership locations

August 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

At Your Service

By Gregory Arroyo

The editor delves into two studies that paint a bleak future for dealership service departments and a third that says vehicle owners are there for the taking.

Tags: AAA, aamco, aftermarket repair chains, AutoMD, AutoMD.com, consumer confidence, dealership marketing, Dealership Service Profits, DMEautomotive, do-it-yourself service, Goodyear, independent service providers, jiffy lube, online videos maintenance tips, pep boys, service provider loyalty, YouTube

September 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Same is Lame

By Courtney Cole

How can you give customers a reason to choose your dealership over the other dealerships in the surrounding area? Courtney Cole, co-owner of Hare Chevrolet, looks at three areas where dealers can differentiate themselves from the competition.

Tags: advertsing campaign, BDC, branding, Credit Scores, Customer Experience, dealership marketing, marketing, possitive attitude, professional presentation, sales training, special finance

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Stand Up and Be Counted

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Heard knows delegation and outsourcing are the quickest path to a work-life balance.