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June 14, 2018 - Industry News

Dealer M&A Fueled by Healthy Economy, New Investors

The latest Blue Sky Report from Kerrigan Advisors credits an expanding pool of dealership buyers and investors with helping to sustain values, and a growing number of groups hitting the market for driving activity and consolidation.

June 14, 2018 - Industry News

NextGear Adds Dealer Auditing Tool

NextGear Capital’s new self-reconciliation tool tackles a key dealer pain point in the auditing process.

June 13, 2018 - Industry News

Manheim Opens New Recon Center Near Silicon Valley

Located at Manheim San Francisco Bay, the auction provider’s new retail reconditioning center was designed to serve clients’ growing and diverse needs.

June 13, 2018 - Industry News

Singlethread: Communication Builds Service Retention

Singlethread makes the case for equipping the entire service department team with advanced communication, inspection, and reporting tools to speed up the repair process and improve customer service.

June 12, 2018 - Industry News

DealersLink Offers Dealer Website Services

DealersLink is helping dealers capture online traffic with custom responsive websites.

June 11, 2018 - Industry News

Grace Launches Digital Marketing Company

Automotive industry innovator James Grace has launched Wizely, a ‘people-based’ digital marketing firm.

June 11, 2018 - Industry News

Survey: Buyers Are Using VSC and Ancillary Product Benefits

According to results, the top areas most likely covered under a vehicle service contract include steering, technology feature service, brakes, electrical components, and drive axles. Areas such as transmission and suspension repairs showed the smallest responses among the 120 car owners surveyed.

June 11, 2018 - Industry News

Confident Financial Offers Repair Financing

Confident Financial Solutions has added a new auto repair financing option in partnership with WebBank. Vehicle owners can borrow up to $7,500 after completing a four-step loan application process.

June 11, 2018 - Industry News

Zendesk: Humanize Your Dealership for Sales Success

Zendesk has released a free white paper illustrating a six-step process for auto dealers seeking the competitive advantage created by an ‘omnichannel’ customer service experience.

June 5, 2018 - Industry News

Binary Automotive Adds to Executive Team

Binary Automotive Solutions announced the addition of Joe Turner, Matt Ward, and Troy Scheer to the company’s executive management team.

June 5, 2018 - Industry News

Black Book: Used Values Up 0.8% in May

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index shows 15 used-vehicle segments made gains in May, contributing to a 0.6% marketwide improvement over the past 12 months.

June 4, 2018 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Integrates With Quik Video

A new partnership between Auto/Mate Dealership Systems and Quik Video promises to help dealers improve service customer retention and satisfaction.

June 1, 2018 - Industry News

Fidelis Adds Fluids Check Service

Fidelis PPM has partnered with Fixed Ops Pros to add a vehicle fluids check component to its prepaid maintenance programs.

May 31, 2018 - Industry News

Tech Crunch: UTI Opens NJ Campus

Universal Technical Institute has opened a new, 108,000-square-foot, ‘state-of-the-industry’ campus in Bloomfield, N.J., in part to address a growing shortage of skilled technicians.

May 29, 2018 - Industry News

May Flowers: Cox Predicts 3% Increase in New-Car Sales

Cox Automotive forecasts new light-vehicle sales to reach 1.56 million units by the end of the month — a 3% year-over-year increase — despite a downward trending SAAR.

May 29, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Recalls 4.8M Vehicles

A potentially serious cruise control issue has compelled Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 4 million cars, trucks, and SUVs.

May 23, 2018 - Industry News

AAA: Crashes Shake Faith in Driverless Vehicles

Two surveys conducted less than a year apart show Americans are increasingly anxious about the growing presence of autonomous vehicles on public roads.

May 18, 2018 - Industry News

RMS Adds AI-Powered Portfolio Tools

RMS Automotive’s new Optimization suite was designed to leverage the combined power of machine learning and Cox Automotive data.

May 18, 2018 - Industry News

RoadVantage Adds Don Oliver as SVP

Thirty-year industry veteran Don Oliver has joined RoadVantage as senior vice president of operations.

May 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spireon Named Telematics Company of the Year

Compass Intelligence has named Spireon as the industry’s best telematics provider for 2018.

May 17, 2018 - Industry News

Luckett Joins Portfolio as Managing Director

Thirty-three-year industry veteran and former Warranty Group exec John Luckett has joined Portfolio as a managing director for sales and agent development.

May 15, 2018 - Industry News

LHM Wins Best of State Award

Salt Lake City-based Larry H. Miller Dealerships has earned an award from Best of State, a program designed to honor Utah’s best companies.

May 7, 2018 - Industry News

Howse Named Head of Resource Agent Group

Mike Howse will serve as a senior vice president for First Extended Resource Automotive, replacing the recently departed John Luckett.

May 3, 2018 - Industry News

Megasys Partners with Dealertrack

Executives said dealers using Dealertrack’s credit app solution will benefit from faster decisions thanks to a new partnership with Megasys.

May 3, 2018 - Industry News

USEA to Pay Bonuses to F&I Managers

US Equity Advantage now offers F&I managers bonus income in addition to standard commissions.

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