September 19, 2017 - Industry News
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
Sponsored by F&I Express, the awards program is designed to honor companies and individuals driving innovation in the digital F&I space.
Tags: AutoGravity, digital retailing, F&I Digital Media Awards, online F&I
The former vice president of sales for Dominion Dealer Services will be responsible for leading the entire InterActiveTel organization, as well as maintaining business development partnerships and driving the adoption of the company's suite of communication products.
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
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released a new set of voluntary federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles on Sept. 12 — a move the Trump administration said will make federal regulatory processes "more nimble to help match the pace of private sector innovation."
Tags: Autonomous Driving, Donald Trump, Fully Autonomous
Manheim and ADESA reopened their Florida auction facilities last week, as Hurricane Irma moved north toward Tennessee.
Tags: ADESA, Auctions, Hurricanes, Manheim
As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.
Tags: Hurricanes, Natural Disaster
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
The F&I program provider released a series of non-brand-specific videos designed to raise consumer awareness about nine F&I protections and the value they provide vehicle owners. The videos can be downloaded for free and posted to a dealer’s website or played in a dealership’s waiting room.
Tags: digital marketing, F&I office, F&I process, online F&I, RaodVantage
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
Out of the 22 vehicle segments tracked monthly by Kelley Blue Book, only 10 posted higher sales numbers compared to the first eight months of 2016. Of those 10, large vehicles commanded eight of those spots.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales, SAAR
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
Aside from the promotion of Nieves, who has been with the company for more than 20 years and previously served as national accounts manager, AUL announced the promotion of Henry Paoli to national sales manager.
Tags: AUL Corp., F&I manager, F&I products, used vehicles, vehicle service contracts
Manheim said it's closing four of its Florida auctions on Friday ahead of Hurrican Irma's expected landfall there. The storm battered Puerto Rico on Wednesday after striking the northern Lesser Antilles and the Virgin Islands with 185-mile-per-hour winds.
Tags: ADESA, Auto Auctions, Hurricane Harvey, Kar Auction Services, Manheim, Natural Disaster
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
According to the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Hyundai and Nissan registered significant sales declines in August, while Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo finished the month on a high note.
Tags: American International Automobile Dealers Associat, Hurricane Harvey, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
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.
Houston auto auctions are slowing coming back online after assessing the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
Tags: ADESA, America's Auto Auction, Houston Auto Auction, Hurricane Harvey, Manheim
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.
Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas.
Tags: disaster relief, Ford, Hurricane Harvey, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
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