April 16, 2013 - Industry News
Ford launches a new Vehicle Orientation program. It is designed to bring consumers closer to the features available on their cars through an e-mailed checklist that contains links to ‘video snacks’ on Fordowner.com.
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April 8, 2013 - Industry News
After pulling a reported $10 million annual ad spend with Facebook last May, General Motors is back on the social media site. This time, the automaker is testing mobile ads.
With 1,020,410 units sold worldwide, the Ford Focus is the world’s best-selling passenger car, according to data from Polk.
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
The below-prime auto finance source increases its warehouse credit facility to fuel its originations activities this year. CarFinance currently operates in 44 states.
Auto Dealer Monthly reveals the winners of its ninth annual Dealers' Choice Awards. This year's contest had 66 winners in 27 categories.
March 27, 2013 - Industry News
The CFPB launches the nation’s largest database of federal consumer financial complaints. Bureau officials said the database will be used to prioritize its investigations, among other things.
The NADA and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers say the CFPB’s actions in regards to dealer participation will have an opposite effect on consumers, claiming their cost of credit will go up.
March 19, 2013 - Industry News
Google Business Photos is allowing the site’s millions of online visitors to take a virtual tour of individual dealerships. Similar to Google’s Street View technology, the tour allows potential car shoppers to browse inside the dealership.
The automotive digital marketing company’s new advertising dashboard is designed to take the guess work out of digital advertising, providing dealers with a holistic view of competitive market data, ad reach, analytics and multi-channel performance.
March 11, 2013 - Industry News
Protective promotes Rick Kurtz to senior vice president of distribution and Tim Blochowiak to vice president of dealer sales
Ally Financial revealed in a March filing with the SEC that it is one of the banking institutions being investigated by the CFPB.
March 5, 2013 - Industry News
DealerTrack rolled out two mobile tools at the industry’s annual get-together, showcasing a mobile F&I menu for the iPad and a new mobile DMS reporting tool.
The expanded service will help dealers keep tabs on pricing changes related to specialty market vehicles, as well as alert them to pricing changes due to abnormal weather conditions and other unforeseen factors.
February 26, 2013 - Industry News
Don Reed's new training network is proven to help dealers improve their service absorption rates.
Dent Wizard’s MINT is a dealership-based cosmetic reconditioning retail program designed to provide a dedicated on-site dealership facility to help generate greater service department profits.
February 19, 2013 - Industry News
Dealers with an average star rating of four or higher had a 25 percent greater increase in sales, according to results of a new study conducted by DealerRater and Polk.
February 13, 2013 - Industry News
VINClick’s advertising platform will provide real payment quotes and instant approvals for car buyers deep in the buying funnel.
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
General Motors sues Iowa dealer for damages and injunctive relief for falsely reporting sales and allegedly transferring vehicles that resulted in GM awarding the dealer with thousands of dollars under the GM Standards for Excellence program.
Auto/Mate’s integration with 700Credit will provide auto dealers with complete access to credit services, officials say.
January 29, 2013 - Industry News
ADP partners with RedBumper on a new inventory management tool designed to work on mobile phones. ADP officials say the new tool represents the first of many solutions the company expects to release under its Front Office Edge suite of tools.
Chase, Wells Fargo and Huntington Bank report expanded auto lending in the fourth quarter 2012 vs. the same quarter in 2011.
January 23, 2013 - Industry News
Chrysler Considering Banco Santander as Captive, The WSJ Reports
Compliance Guide — Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by James Chareq is now available. The guide is being published as part of The CARLAW Compliance Series.
January 16, 2013 - Industry News
The NADA’s chief economist predicts that auto dealers will retail one million more vehicles than they did in 2012, and offers seven reasons for his positive outlook.
January 14, 2013 - Industry News
AutoEforms, now Service Dynamics, has added new products to its lineup, including RFID technology, media boards and a strategic partnership with Conexsta call centers.
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