May 23, 2017 - Industry News
Auto Dealer Today named the winners of the 13th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards.
May 22, 2017 - Industry News
The company’s AVH-3300NEX offers a motorized touchscreen display that's seven inches wide and two inches tall, making it an easy installation on older and collectible vehicles. And like the other four models, it offers audiophile-grade sound features, Bluetooth connectivity, and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Tags: aftermarket accessories, Infotainment Systems, used-vehicle sales
A visit of service departments across the nation revealed that 25% of service lifts are out of compliance with the OSHA’s vehicle lift maintenance and inspection standards. Fixed-ops expert issues a warning and offers four recommendations for maintaining worker safety.
Tags: compliance, fixed operations
May 4, 2017 - Industry News
Elizabeth McClung has started a social media campaign aimed at convincing Sterling McCall Toyota to give her a new Tundra to replace an older truck that was stolen from the dealership’s service center.
Describing F&I as 'very fundamental' to its success, Asbury CEO Craig Monaghan said the group will continue to push for improvements in that area as long as 'margin pressure' continues to squeeze the showroom.
April 27, 2017 - Industry News
Lithia Motors’ first-quarter results include continued gains in F&I penetrations and revenue, a result the dealer group credits to its aggressive acquisition strategy.
Tags: F&I products, fixed operations, Lithia Motors, used-vehicle sales, used-vehicle values
April 24, 2017 - Industry News
Jonathan ‘Mike Ehrmantraut’ Banks of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ fame stars as ‘Frampa’ in a new series of ads for FRAM oil filters.
April 18, 2017 - Industry News
Uber today launched a new business program dealers can use to order rides for service customers. The new offering is the ride-hailing firm’s first one-to-many ride product.
April 11, 2017 - Industry News
The market research firm found that older customers prize complimentary snacks and beverages as well as newspapers and magazines, while members of Generation X and Y want wireless internet access.
March 21, 2017 - Industry News
Jeff Snowden’s 25-year career as a technician, advocate and executive in the paintless dent repair industry was recognized at the 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo.
Tags: Dent Zone, F&I products, paintless dent removal
March 16, 2017 - Industry News
A new study from AutoLoop finds dealers are failing to properly market their service departments, engage service customers digitally, and improve the service experience.
SelectCare was designed to cover parts not covered by the factory warranty, vehicle service contract or prepaid maintenance plan.
Tags: F&I products, vehicle service contracts, vehicle warranties
March 15, 2017 - Industry News
LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run (Mich.) is the first Ford dealership to test the Panasonic/GoMoto Smart Service Kiosk.
March 8, 2017 - Industry News
AAGI unveiled a corporate rebrand and the AutoGuard Plus exclusionary vehicle service contract at a recent event.
February 23, 2017 - Industry News
The nation’s fourth-largest auto retailer reported annual and quarterly records for pre-owned sales, F&I gross profit and fixed ops gross profit.
February 22, 2017 - Industry News
J.D. Power’s annual dependability rankings include a strong showing from a number of mass-market manufacturers, including Toyota, General Motors and Hyundai.
Tags: Buick, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, J.D. Power, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Dependability
January 30, 2017 - Industry News
Dealers now have access to myCarfax Service Shop tools through Advent Resources' DMS. The collaboration was designed to make resources such as Carfax Service History Check and Carfax QuickVIN available to Advent dealers immediately.
January 25, 2017 - Industry News
The new solution was designed to provide streamlined lot management, a new F&I profit center, and proactive maintenance reminders.
January 19, 2017 - Industry News
Held alongside Industry Summit for the second consecutive year, Compliance Summit will include one full day of compliance education for dealers, managers, and sales and F&I professionals. An onsite certification courtesy of Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) will be available to all attendees the following day.
Tags: auto finance, Best Training Day Ever, compliance, Compliance Summit, F&I training, Industry Summit
January 10, 2017 - Industry News
Ryan Briggs, former national sales manager for DigitCut, was hired by Dent Wizard to fill the newly created position of vice president of customer development. He'll be responsible for expanding the company’s relationships with the nation’s Top 150 dealer groups.
Tags: Dent Wizard, paintless dent removal, reconditioning, remarketing
January 5, 2017 - Industry News
AutoNation will be holding a one-day hiring event on Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to a recent company announcement. The event will take place throughout 15 cities across the country, and will feature thousands of sales and service positions available at all of the company’s stores and service centers, the company stated.
Tags: AutoNation, hiring, training
December 19, 2016 - Industry News
KEEPS Inc., a provider of retail automotive service department analytics, repair order analysis, and advanced service management support, has appointed James G. O’Connor to its board of directors, the company announced this week.
Tags: Board of Directors, hiring, KEEPS Inc.
December 12, 2016 - Industry News
More than 500,000 North Texas residents are driving recalled vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, according to Airbag Recall, a website setup by the Takata Corp. to inform consumers about the recall. The company is urging drivers of these vehicles to have them repaired immediately.
Tags: Airbag, Inflator, NHTSA, Recall, Takata, Texas
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
Under the agreement, Autologic Diagnostics will have direct access to Volvo diagnostic data and technical information, enabling the provision of a comprehensive repair and maintenance on 2000 to current-year models through Autologic’s cloud-based diagnostic solution.
Tags: Autologic Diagnostics, Cloud Service, technology, Volvo
November 10, 2016 - Industry News
Affinitiv announced the rollout of its upgraded V6.0 service scheduling solution this week. According to the company, the new version features increased flexibility and customization to help dealers drive even more revenue to their service departments.
Tags: Affinitiv, Dealership Systems, technology
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