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October 28, 2015 - Industry News

EasyCare Named Finalist in Digital PR News Awards

The F&I product provider is competing against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the United Nations’ +SocialGood campaigns in the ‘Online Community’ category of the Digital PR Awards.

Tags: EasyCare, F&I product provider, Social Media, social media marketing

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

NADA: Employee Salaries at New-Car Dealerships Rise

Not only was employee turnover below the rate recorded in the private sector, dealership employees earned 29% more than private-sector workers. The study also showed that F&I had the highest ratio of women.

Tags: F&I manager, NADA, NADA Workforce Study, Parts and Service, Pay Plans, sales department, Service Department

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Predicts 12% Increase in New-Vehicle Sales

The vehicle information site said this week it expects new-vehicle sales to total 1.43 million units in October, the highest October sales volume in more than a decade.

Tags: fleet sales, Kelley Blue Book, New-Vehicle Sales, Retail Sales

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

CreditMiner Integrates With Flick Fusion Platform

CreditMiner has partnered with Flick Fusion to incorporate its real-time soft credit-pull technology with Flick Fusion’s online and mobile video platform.

Tags: Credit, Credit Scores, Flick Fusion, Video Advertising

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Offers A Resource for Better Hiring Practices

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has released a free e-book designed to help dealerships minimize employee turnover and improve hiring practices.

Tags: Auto/Mate, employee retention, Hiring, Turnover

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Integration Connects VinConnect CRM With GoMoto's HUB

VinSolutions announced new integration between its VinConnect CRM tool and GoMoto’s Digital HUB technology.

Tags: Car Shopping, CRM, Customer Experience, GoMoto, HUB, VinSolutions

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

GM Financial’s Role as GM Captive Expanding in November

GM Financial's role as GM's captive will expand in early November with Ally's removal from the automaker's loan subvention programs.

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

Banking Regulator Issues Warning to Auto Finance Industry

The Comptroller of the Currency warned in a speech delivered yesterday that the pace of auto lending reminds him of the mortgage industry in the run up to the 2009 financial crisis.

Tags: auto finance, Auto Loan Delinquency Rate, Auto Loan Terms, banks, economic downturn, economic recovery, Experian Automotive, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Convention Posts 12% Attendee Increase During First Week of Registration

Since online registration opened five days ago, nearly 2,200 dealers have registered to attend the association's 2016 convention, the NADA reported this week.

Tags: NADA, NADA Convention & Expo

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

KAR Auction Services IT Leader Wins Security Award

KAR Auction Services’ security architecture program manager and enterprise security strategist, Noah Jaehnert, was honored by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

Tags: Auto Auctions, Cyber Security, Used Vehicles

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

GoMoto Brings Digital Shopping Experience to VW Dealership

Hardware and software services provider GoMoto has partnered with DealerSocket and David Maus Volkswagen South to bring an interactive, digital shopping experience to the dealership.

Tags: Dealer Software, DealerSocket, digital, GoMoto, online shoppers

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

Q3 Auto Originiations Up at Wells Fargo, Chase Auto Finance

Wells Fargo and Chase Auto Finance grew third-quarter auto originations by 10% and 19%, respectively, with a Wells Fargo official noting that new auto sales were at their highest levels in a decade.

Tags: auto loan origination, Auto Loans, JP Morgan Chase, Quarterly Earnings, Wells Fargo

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

AutoAlert Releases French Version of Its Sales Opportunity Software

AutoAlert has released a French version of its sales opportunity software for dealers operating in French-speaking Quebec, Canada.

Tags: AutoAlert, data mining, Internet Leads, Sales

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

New York Dealer Claims Autotrader Inflated Views of Vehicle Listings

The law firm representing dealers in lawsuits filed against TrueCar and Carfax filed suit against Autotrader last week. This time, the firm is representing a New York-based dealer group that claims the site inflated page views its vehicle listings received over a five-year period.

Tags: Autotrader, Bellavia Blatt, Deceptive Practices

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

EasyCare Releases Full Suite of RV-Geared F&I Benefits

EasyCare launched on Oct. 1 a full suite of F&I protections designed for the recreational vehicle market. Products include road hazard tire-and-wheel protection, GAP, limited warranty and vehicle service contracts.

Tags: EasyCare, GAP, recreational vehicles, Road Hazard Protection, Tire and Wheel, vehicle service contracts

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Colorado's Jeff Carlson Elected NADA Chairman for 2016

NADA incoming chairman Jeff Carlson (left) and incoming vice chairman Mark Scarpelli (right) at NADA’s board meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., this week.

The NADA’s board of directors has elected Jeff Carlson as its 2016 chairman. The Colorado dealer is currently serving as NADA vice chairman.

Tags: NADA, NADA Chairman, National Automobile Dealers Association

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

MaximTrak Launches New Site, Educational Initiative

F&I technologies platform and services provider MaximTrak Technologies has launched a new interactive technology website and a content-based educational initiative for auto, powersports and RV dealerships.

Tags: compliance, F&I menus, Jim Maxim, Jr., MaximTrak

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Volkswagen Diesels Showing Higher Depreciation

According to the vehicle pricing firm, Volkswagen diesel models are already showing higher depreciation than their comparable gasoline-powered models.

Tags: Black Book, Diesel Powered, Volkswagen

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Westlake Now on RouteOne’s Econtracting Platform

With the new connection, dealers signed up with the auto finance source and for RouteOne’s econtracting solution can receive electronic validation and distribution, as well as a signing process that works on signature pads, tablets and nearly any touchscreen-enabled device.

Tags: RouteOne, subprime financing, Westlake Financial Services

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Lithia Acquires Two Dealerships

The public dealer group has acquired Crown Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat in Concord, Calif., and Bennett Motors in Great Falls, Mont. The stores are expected to add $75 million in estimated annual revenues.

Tags: Acquisition, Lithia, Lithia Motors

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

SouthwestRe Rolls Out Multi-Guard Protection

The F&I product provider’s new all-in-one service contract brings together road-hazard protection, paintless dent repair, windshield repair and more.

Tags: paintless dent removal, Road Hazard Protection, SouthwestRe, Tire and Wheel, vehicle service contracts, windshield protection

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Depreciation On Pace to Reach 14% by Year-End, Black Book Reports

The vehicle-pricing firm reported today that the pace of depreciation in September remained relatively unchanged from August. It expects average depreciation to approach pre-recession levels by year-end.

Tags: Black Book, Used Vehicles, vehicle depreciation

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

StoneEagle Integrates with Auto/Mate DMS

StoneEagle has completed integration with Auto/Mate's DMS, allowing dealer groups using Auto/Mate's DMS and StoneEagle's web-based applications to benefit from seamless and real-time data updates in both systems.

Tags: Auto/Mate, DMS integration, Mike Esposito, StoneEagle

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Finalists Chosen for Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

Kelley Blue Book announced the finalists for the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, which honors the top new model-year vehicle choices in the U.S. market.

Tags: Awards, Kelley Blue Book, New-Vehicle Sales

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

JM Family’s Southeast Toyota Distributors Names VP of IT

Southeast Toyota Distributors, a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, has promoted Jose Curtis to vice president of information technology.

Tags: JM Family, Promotions, Southeast Toyota Distributors