Drive Motors Adds Former Dealer.Com Exec to Leadership Team
Chris Gugliotta, a former executive with Dealer.com and Lithia Motors, has joined the startup as head of strategic partnerships. He will be responsible for leveraging Driver Motors’ digital retailing tools for the industry’s largest finance sources and vehicle OEMs.
GM Rolls Out Optional Extended Warranty
The new extended ‘bumper-to-bumper’ warranty isn’t designed to act like a dealer-offered service contract. Repairs can be completed without filing a claim and there are no deductibles. The option also is included in a vehicle’s overall price.
Auto/Mate Integrates With DocuBizz
Auto/Mate has integrated its DMS with DocuBizz, an invoice workflow solution designed to streamline accounts payable processes in auto dealerships.
Roadster Launches Desking Solution
Express Desking integrates directly into a dealership’s branded Express Storefront, and allows sales agents to instantly message their desk managers, gain approvals on deal terms, and customize payment menu options without ever having to leave the customer’s side.
Black Book’s Retention Index Climbs to October 2016 Level
The firm’s Used Vehicle Retention Index for September increased by 1.9% from a year ago to 116, with all vehicle segments showing increases. The compact crossovers, mid-size crossovers, compact car, full-size pickup, and mid-size car segments were the main drivers.
DealerSocket Reaches Major Milestone
The technology firm this week announced that more than 100 million vehicles have been sold through its software platforms since the company was founded out of the garage of co-founders Brad Perry and Jonathan Ord.