‘Father of F&I Menu’ to Hold Court at F&I Think Tank
George Angus, referred to as the ‘Father of F&I Menu,’ will be at Industry Summit’s F&I Think Tank to take attendees down F&I’s memory lane during a special lunchtime address. They will be entertained and enlightened, as this legendary trainer shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of the F&I profession.
Industry Summit Extends Early Bird Deadline
Attendees who register by midnight this Friday, Aug. 18, will enjoy a $100 discount on a full-conference pass. Industry Summit is co-located with The Best Training Day Ever and includes F&I Think Tank, the Special Finance Conference, Compliance Summit, and Automotive Compliance Specialist certification by Automotive Compliance Education.
Auto/Mate Unveils New Dealer Texting Engine
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has launched ‘Texting,’ a new SMS engine built into the company’s DMS and designed to facilitate messaging and improve the customer experience.
Report Forecasts Fewer Per-Store Sales
The latest edition of Urban Science’s Franchise Activity Report predicts a stable dealer network will produce reduced per-store sales following a period of stability.
Austin Found: Uber's Loss Was Dealers' Gain
A new study found that 41% of Austin, Texas, residents used their own vehicles when Uber and Lyft left town last year, and 9% bought a vehicle because the ride-hailing services weren’t available.
Top-Flight F&I Directors Join F&I Think Tank Roster
F&I Think Tank’s ‘The Director’s Chair’ will feature the F&I director for the magazine’s 2016 F&I Dealer of the Year in Tom Andrews, as well as former F&I Pacesetters Dan Mason and Justin Gasman. It will also feature His Madness, Marv Eleazer, as moderator.