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Photo: Kevin Cabral How to Get Bonded With Bad Credit
Expert offers a six-point checklist for dealers who bring past credit challenges to the surety bond application process.
Sharon Kitzman Confessions of a DMS Expert
ADT gets the inside edge with Dealertrack DMS’s Sharon Kitzman.
Magazine Offers Details on Compliance Summit Program
Scheduled for Aug. 29-30, Compliance Summit is designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement action to help dealers, agents and industry execs build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity and profitability.
Certified for the Future
The magazine’s compliance pro breaks down Compliance Summit’s new certification component. He explains how it’s designed to address the industry’s true regulator.
David Gesualdo The Boiling Point
The Dealers’ Choice Awards reflect the will of the voters and the temperature of the industry.
Allen Turner’s Pensacola, Fla. Hyundai dealership beat out 800 competitors nationwide to earn DealerRater’s 2016 Dealer of the Year honors.  Photos by Caleb Pierce The Ratings Giant
Allen Turner credits his Hyundai store's 2016 Dealer of the Year award to a customer-first sales and service philosophy that has generated more than 1,000 positive reviews on DealerRater.
Take Control of Your Used-Car Inventory
If you give your used units the attention they deserve, they will reward you with increased profits.
Photo: James Pierce How to Get Your Dealer License
Expert offers a six-step plan for first-time auto dealers.
The Honda Civic was the No. 1 leased vehicle in the U.S. last year, a sure sign that leasing’s popularity is no longer limited to the highline segment. Courtesy American Honda Motor Co. What to Expect in 2016
Dealers have much to look forward to in 2016, a year in which new-car sales are expected to continue to rise and a number of other trends will affect the way you do business.
Toni Anne Fardette has taken Atlantic Auto Group’s BDC and digital marketing campaigns to the next level.

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Dent Wizard Names Finance Director for South Region
Dent Wizard promoted Regional Business Development Manager Eric Walker to finance director of the company's South region, which includes Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
GWC Warranty Names New Strategic Brand Manager
The F&I product provider has named Therese Pramick to the post. She will be responsible for developing strategies that increase GWC’s brand awareness and value among new and existing GWC partners.
EasyCare Looks to Increase Agency Connections With New Hire
EasyCare has appointed Steven Spivey as director of new business development. The former CNA executive will look to expand the F&I product provider's partnership opportunities with independent agencies.
Edmunds: Tacoma Truck Owners Are Most Loyal
According to Edmunds estimates, nearly 75% of Tacoma trade-ins this year have gone toward the purchase of another Tacoma. The popularity of Tacoma pickups, the study added, pushed Toyota’s overall truck loyalty rate to about 70%.
DealerVault Rolled Into Authenticom
DealerVault and its holding company, Data Specialty Group LLC, have merged into Authenticom LLC, creating one company serving more than 15,000 dealerships across the company, the companies announced today.
Manheim Rolls Out AiM Software to 79 Locations
AiM and Manheim have completed the North American rollout of AiM software to 79 Manheim locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, according to a company announcement.
Black Book Records Largest Weekly YTD Decline in Car Values
Whether a seasonal trend or a sign of things to come, Black Book recorded the largest year-to-date weekly decline in car values last week. Trucks also recorded a sizable drop in values.
Survey: Consumers Dissatisfied With How Dealers Resolve Complaints
Results of an online consumer survey conducted by Total Dealer Compliance show high levels of consumer dissatisfaction with how dealers resolve their complaints.
Firm Urges Dealers to Remain Vigilant in Wake of CFPB Ruling
Automotive Compliance Consultants warned dealers not to let their guard down after last week’s federal appeals court ruling that the CFPB’s structure is unconstitutional. The firm said other regulators have taken note of the bureau’s activities, adding that next month’s elections will determine if the ruling has teeth.
Guidepoint Systems Releases Loaner-Vehicle Management Platform
The developer of GPS-based vehicle tracking and safety solutions said its new platform is designed to reduce costs associated with loaner vehicles at dealerships.