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August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Study: NADA Tackles Factory Image Programs with First-Ever Cost Analysis

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has commissioned an independent study to take an in-depth look at the cost effectiveness of factory image programs that require new-car dealers to invest billions of dollars each year.

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August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Service Repair Solutions, Inc., Appoints Rich Holland as President of MPi

Service Repair Solutions, Inc., (SRS), today announced the appointment of Rich Holland, formerly SRS’ Chief Strategy Officer, to the position of President of MPi, a subsidiary of SRS.

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August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Zendex Exhibits Innovative Line of Shop Tools and Accessories

Zendex Tool Corporation will exhibit its full line of products in Booth #N519 at the NACE Show. These products include their renowned line of GoJAK® self-loading jack/dollies and accessories, RakJAK™ pneumatic jacks and accessories, SpeedBLASTER™ gravity-fed pneumatic media blasters, HotSPOT™ blast recovery systems, QuickSPIFF™ air-powered hand-held vacuums and WheelCHOCK stationary wheel chocking systems.

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August 24, 2011 - Industry News

DealerSocket Named for Fourth Consecutive Year to Inc. Magazine’s Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today named DealerSocket to its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

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August 23, 2011 - Industry News

DealerTrack to Sell ALG, Inc. to TrueCar, Inc.

DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, ALG, Inc., to TrueCar, Inc.

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Acquired by Blackstone, Secures $600 Million Line of Credit

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company, announced it has been acquired by Blackstone from Navigation Capital Partners (NCP).

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

GWC Warranty Partners with Universal Lenders to Introduce New Aftermarket Financing Plan

GWC Warranty, a leading vehicle service contract provider, has partnered with Universal Lenders LLC to provide Dealers across the country with “The ZERO Plan,” an interest-free financing option for GWC Vehicle Service Contracts.

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Cochran Selected by Fiat to Open New Dealership in Pittsburgh

#1 Cochran, the leading automotive retailer in Western Pennsylvania, has been selected as Pittsburgh’s first Fiat dealer and plans to open in October of 2011.

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Releases Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing 3rd Party Leads, & Closing more Be-Backs

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, today announced the release of: An Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing 3rd Party Leads and Closing more Be-Backs.

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Announces Alan Bond as New Vice-President of National Sales

GSFSGroup announced today that Alan Bond has been appointed Vice President, National Sales to further continue the development of GSFSGroup’s national footprint.

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August 12, 2011 - Industry News

Auto Dealer CRM Provider DealerSocket Adds DealerTrack Credit Application Integration

DealerSocket, a leading auto dealer CRM provider, announced the availability of the integration between DealerSocket’s CRM Solution and the DealerTrack credit application network.

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August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Compli Expands Comprehensive Suite of Premium Trainings to Meet Clients’ Growing Needs

Compli, the nation's trusted provider of HR and compliance management solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of premium trainings within the Compli platform.

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August 2, 2011 - Industry News

OSHA Still Eyeing Safety Violations in Dealerships

Automotive Compliance Consultants today reminded auto retailers that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing to eye dealerships for a variety of violations that if found can cost dealerships dearly.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

DealerTrack Enhances Dealer Compliance Workflow with New Tools to Support Dodd-Frank Act Requirements

DealerTrack today announced the addition of free functionality to the DealerTrack Performance Suite that enables dealers to comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which went into effect on July 21, 2011.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Consumers Reengage Automotive Market as the Dataium ASI™ (Auto Shopper Intensity) Index Ticks Up After Two Months Of Decline

After two straight months of decline, the Dataium ASI index turns upward indicating stronger sales volumes for the automotive industry over the next 45-60 days.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

EasyCare and PureCars Create a Superior Communication Experience for Dealers and their Prospective Customers

EasyCare® and PureCars™ announce joining forces to help provide a more effective way for consumers to receive complete information on vehicles they are considering.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Integrates Voice Notes into CRM

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as “XRM, Exceeding CRM,” today announced it has integrated Voice Notes technology into its CRM.

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Manheim and the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Honor Charitable Dealers

Manheim and the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) presented the first-ever Dealer’s Edge National Community Service Award to Chacon Autos Ltd. for its outstanding charitable contributions at the 65th NIADA Convention and Expo.

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July 20, 2011 - Industry News

John Palmer Announced as Speaker at 2011 Special Finance Conference

Special Finance Insider is pleased to announce the addition of John Palmer as a speaker at the upcoming 2011 Special Finance Conference, part of the Industry Summit 2011 by F&I and Showroom, to be held September 26-28, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

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July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Integrates New Service Merchandising Module into its DMS

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today the release of a new Service Merchandising module for its dealership management system (DMS).

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July 18, 2011 - Industry News

MPi Releases new eBook for Auto Dealers

The ability to add legitimate line items to every repair order is a proven way for auto dealers to boost parts and labor profits – and retain customers. To help auto dealers in this upsell process, MPi today announced the release of a new eBook, Earning the Green Light to Customer Upsell Profitability.

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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Manheim Adds New Features to Mobile Offerings

With more than 85,000 customers digitally connecting with Manheim every week, the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services is enhancing the capabilities of its mobile website. Last month, Manheim added a suite of new features to its mobile offerings to help buyers do business anytime and anywhere.

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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

AutoTrader.com's June Trend Engine Report Shows Increased Interest in Trucks and SUVs

AutoTrader.com’s June Trend Engine report, which provides analysis of site traffic as it relates to consumer shopping behavior, shows that trucks and SUVs have gained consumer interest since May and that interest in compact cars is starting to subside.

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July 7, 2011 - Industry News

DealerTrack Completes Acquisition of eCarList

DealerTrack AAX, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of eCarList LLC, a leading provider of inventory management and merchandising solutions for automobile dealerships.

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July 6, 2011 - Industry News

Westlake Announces Major Partnership with Marubeni

Westlake Financial Services announces a partnership with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation. The partnership will result in Marubeni taking a 20 percent ownership stake in Westlake in a deal valued at $250 million dollars in newly issued equity.

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