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October 6, 2010 - Industry News

Cruise Car Launches ‘All American’ Line Of Solar Electric Low Speed Vehicles Engineered And Manufactured In The U.S.

Cruise Car, Inc. today introduced the new ‘All American’ line of solar electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) engineered and manufactured in the United States utilizing up to 50% recycled or certified re-manufactured parts and materials, all covered by a new vehicle warranty.

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September 29, 2010 - Industry News

GM to Complete Acquisition of AmeriCredit, with GM Financial Beginning Operations October 1

General Motors announced its acquisition of AmeriCredit Corp. will close effective Oct. 1, 2010, following the approval of AmeriCredit's stockholders today. The company will be renamed General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial).

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September 17, 2010 - Industry News

Friendly Finance Corporation and OnlineBKmanager.com Team Up to Launch Joint Marketing Efforts

Friendly Finance Corporation and www.OnlineBKmanager.com announce a partnership bringing Sub-Prime Lending and Marketing together like never before.

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September 17, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Certified By Volkswagen Group of America

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced that Volkswagen Group of America has certified its software solution suite. Volkswagen and Audi dealerships can now deliver a complete, relevant, personalized quote response within 10 minutes of internet lead receipt.

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September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Westlake Rolls out "Titanium Program" for Prime Credit Customers

Westlake Financial Services has begun the nationwide rollout of their “Titanium Program” aimed at prime credit customers. All Westlake dealers will have access to the new program beginning September 15.

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September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Certified by Subaru of America as Vendor Partner

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, the highest ranked DMS provider in the 2009 NADA Annual Survey of Dealership Satisfaction, announced today that it has been certified by Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) as a vendor partner for the Subaru Integrated Lead Management Program.

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August 23, 2010 - Industry News

HomeNet Launches Integrated Facebook Marketplace App to Help Dealers Reach Facebook’s 500 Million Users

HomeNet announced today the launch of IOL Oodle Pro, which directly integrates a dealer’s automotive listings in Facebook’s Marketplace with their Fan Page and website. Facebook reached 500 million users in July, 2010, and the Facebook Marketplace, which draws 11 million unique users each month, grew 354% last year.

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August 15, 2010 - Industry News

NAC Announces New Vice President of Sales

NAC, a leader in the development and administration of service contract products and services, is proud to announce the addition of Stephen Anderson as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Anderson will expand, create and lead new sales and training initiatives for NAC, and their sales team, agents and clients throughout North America.

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August 10, 2010 - Industry News

New Website Launches, Says Prominent Lead Provider

DealerLink, a prominent automotive lead generation company, launches its newly branded website SpecialFinanceLeads.com. With the new brand, the company hopes to reach out to more dealerships than ever before and to reignite interest in their highly successful approach.

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

BarNone Launches LiveLead

BarNone, Inc., the leading provider of special finance leads to the automotive industry, today announced the launch of their new internet lead program, LiveLead.

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Pflow Industries Introduces New Vertical Vehicle Display System

Pflow Industries, the Milwaukee Wisconsin-based leading manufacturer of vertical lift systems for a variety of industries has developed a new vertical vehicle display system, the “VDS” for automotive, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers.

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August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Over 200 Auto Dealerships Enroll in UltraCare Preventive Maintenance Program in Just 90 Days, Increase Service Revenues and Customer Retention

Performance Loyalty Group, Inc., in partnership with MediaTrac, LLC, today announced that the UltraCare Preventative Maintenance Program introduced in April has enrolled over 200 auto dealerships in just 90 days and substantially increased service traffic and service drive revenues for these dealers.

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August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Open Dealer Exchange and Westlake Financial Services Announce Agreement to Improve Vehicle Buying Process for Auto Dealers

Open Dealer Exchange, LLC has announced its agreement with Westlake Financial Services for credit application integration directly within the dealer’s dealership management system (DMS). The partnership will streamline the dealers’ workflow during the vehicle buying process and provide expanded capabilities in dealership inventory modeling.

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July 28, 2010 - Industry News

AutoRevenue Launches New Company Website

@utoRevenue, an industry leader in delivering cost-effective customer contact solutions to auto dealerships across the country, and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced the launch of their new company website, www.autorevenue.com.

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July 27, 2010 - Industry News

OPENLANE Partners with HomeNet to Make Wholesaling Cars Easier

OPENLANE, Inc., a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, today announced that it has collaborated with HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of automotive inventory merchandising, management, and marketing services, to offer dealers an easy and efficient way to list and wholesale their aged inventory.

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July 25, 2010 - Industry News

Dubuque Data Services Completes Pacecaster Interface

Dubuque Data Services (DDS), a dealer management software provider for automotive, truck, and heavy equipment industries, completed the interface with their DMS to Pacecaster. Pacecaster is a tool that tracks a dealership’s daily pace and accurately predicts month end sales and gross profit results.

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July 11, 2010 - Industry News

Chase Opens Custom Auto Finance Center in Richmond, Va.

Chase Auto Finance recently expanded its presence in the Southeast by opening a full-service Custom Finance Business Center in Richmond, Va., to help area auto dealers provide financing solutions for sub-prime customers buying new and used vehicles..

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July 9, 2010 - Industry News

DealerTrack, Inc. Announces Agreement with Experian Automotive

DealerTrack, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the U.S. automotive retail industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Experian Automotive to serve as a value-added reseller for Experian's AutoCount market share reports.

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July 9, 2010 - Industry News

DealerTrack, Inc. Announces Agreement with Experian Automotive

DealerTrack, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the U.S. automotive retail industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Experian Automotive to serve as a value-added reseller for Experian's AutoCount market share reports.

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July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Frank Myers Auto Named Number One Small Business In North Carolina

Frank Myers Auto Maxx, a cutting-edge used car dealership in North Carolina, has been recognized as the number one small business for 2009-2010 by Business Leader magazine, a leading business publication focused on the companies, leaders and trends in the North Carolina business community.

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June 28, 2010 - Industry News

CoreLogic Credco Introduces Online Dashboard for Red Flag Compliance

CoreLogic Credco, the nation’s number one provider of automotive specialty credit reporting solutions and a division of CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services, today announced the introduction of Red Flag Viewpoint, an integrated online reporting dashboard that combines, summarizes and delivers easy-to-read reporting on Red Flags Rule compliance efforts for automotive dealers.

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June 27, 2010 - Industry News

Repair Assurance Product Introduced to Dealer Market at NIADA

A brand new Finance and Insurance product offering was introduced to the automotive industry at the NIADA convention this past week at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

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June 23, 2010 - Industry News

OPENLANE Adds New Features to its Online Wholesale Auction Site in the US

OPENLANE, Inc., a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles today announced that it has made significant enhancements to its U.S. open auction site, www.openlane.com, and has launched a new auction site for Canadian customers, www.openlane.ca.

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June 22, 2010 - Industry News

Chrome Launches Carbook Pro, a Flexible Web-Based Research Tool for Fleet Professionals

ChromeR Systems Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK) and an industry leader in managing automotive data, today announced the introduction of Carbook Pro, a new web-based, multi-user tool for fleet professionals that enables them to quickly and easily research and configure vehicles and share their work with built-in quote worksheets and dozens of customizable reports.

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June 19, 2010 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Names Mark Floyd New CEO and Vice Chairman

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company, announced it has named financial industry veteran Mark Floyd as CEO and vice chairman of the board. Floyd has a longtime history with Exeter’s founders, Sam Ellis, Richard Frunzi, Daniel Parry and Kenneth Wardle, as well as Exeter board member Ed Esstman, as the entire group previously worked closely together while all were at AmeriCredit Corporation.

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