September 21, 2017 - Industry News
CitiFinancial has agreed to pay $907,000 to settle U.S. Department of Justice charges that it illegally repossessed vehicles sold to active-duty military members.
September 20, 2017 - Industry News
TrueCar and Team Red, White & Blue have partnered to support Old Glory Relay, a 4,600-mile journey across America that will deliver a free van to a deserving veteran or active military member.
CarStory Insights is a new feature that adds predictive analytics functionality to Vast’s artificial intelligence platform.
Gubagoo’s new Credit Pre-Qualification feature is designed to provide dealers with rich data they can use to prequalify customers during an online chat session.
Gubagoo has launched Outbound Texting, a new feature designed to add permission-based SMS texting to the company’s ResQ mobile and desktop app.
September 19, 2017 - Industry News
Hearst Autos now has a new, permanent office in the Antique Row district of Chamblee, Ga., near Atlanta. According to officials, the overall idea of the new office space was to create an innovative and inspiring environment.
Automotive Finance Corp. and TradeRev are encouraging dealers to ‘go digital’ by offering zero interest and no floorplan financing fees for 45 days on vehicles bought and sold on TradeRev.
Michigan’s No. 1 import dealership has moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 27,000-square-foot facility sits on 10 acres and has the capacity to sell and serve more than 500 cars per month.
Tags: facility upgrades, Kia, New Dealership, Richard Lalonde, Summit Place Kia
September 18, 2017 - Industry News
Client Command’s new Active Shoppers Network was designed to generate more leads for auto dealers by delivering powerful audience data.
Former FordDirect executive and 20-year industry veteran John Gottschalk has joined LotLinx as senior vice president of client relationships.
September 14, 2017 - Industry News
AutoGravity capped off its two-category win in the 2017 F&I Digital Media Awards with recognition as the contest’s Grand Prize Winner at Industry Summit.
Accelerated Service International (ASI) has launched TruGAP, a new product designed to meet customers’ expectations for coverage and value and raise the bar for GAP coverage industrywide.
September 12, 2017 - Industry News
Accelerated Service International (ASI) has launched Care Free VSC, a new program designed to benefit agents, dealers and customers with a combination of highly favorable terms and a built-in maintenance component.
September 8, 2017 - Industry News
Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez will greet attendees and sign complimentary copies of his autobiography, ‘They Call Me Pudge,” at Industry Summit in Dallas.
Tags: Industry Summit
CDK Global and ActivEngage Inc. have partnered to launch Concierge Chat, a new feature built into CDK’s Next Gen websites.
September 7, 2017 - Industry News
Income development company SouthWest Dealer Services (SWDS) has acquired Spokane, Wash.-based Evergreen Dealer & Insurance Services (Evergreen). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Tags: F&I products, F&I training, general agents, Southwest Dealer Services
September 6, 2017 - Industry News
Industry Summit 2017 (Sept. 11-14) is quickly approaching. American Financial & Automotive Services' John Vecchioni, the conference’s master of ceremonies, explains why it’s the premier event in the F&I industry.
Tags: F&I managers, F&I Think Tank, Industry Summit, showroom, Vehicle Sales
Cotter’s prior experience includes leadership roles and product launches with CompetitorPro, TrueCar and Cox Automotive.
Traffic Control CRM announced the integration of its mobile app with Acuant Inc.’s data-capture and auto-fill technology, giving users the ability to scan and capture customer info anywhere in the dealership and with minimal disruption.
September 5, 2017 - Industry News
F&I and Showroom and F&I Express announced the five category winners for the inaugural F&I Digital Media Awards. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at Industry Summit next week.
A preliminary assessment by Houston-based Group 1 Automotive found that employees were able to protect most of the company’s inventory in its Houston and Beaumont, Texas, stores from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Tags: disaster relief, Group 1 Automotive, Hurricane Harvey, Natural Disaster
Utah Business named Alpha Warranty Services to its rankings of the 50 fastest growing companies in the state, marking the company’s first entry on the coveted list.
August 30, 2017 - Industry News
Client Command has earned recognition as one of Inc.’s 5,000 fastest growing companies for the sixth consecutive year.
Pearl Technology’s ShowroomXpress car-buying platform now features Kelley Blue Book’s Instant Cash Offer for online and showroom customers.
August 29, 2017 - Industry News
AUL Corp. was named among the North Bay Business Journal’s ‘Best Places to Work in the North Bay’ for the fourth consecutive year.
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