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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Non-Captive Finance - Prime Credit

Historically, the group average in the Non-captive Prime Finance category is high compared to averages in other categories. This year, the category still fared well among dealers, with four companies receiving accolades.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Captive Finance - Prime Credit

For the past couple years, dealers have rated five captive finance companies high enough to make the Dealers’ Choice Awards listing. This year, however, only three companies scored recognition from their respective dealer bases.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Service Contracts - Reinsurance

While the Reinsurance category is a relatively new category, it’s been around long enough for trends to emerge. For the past three years, the group average has been relatively high compared to other group averages, and two companies have proven their staying power as top providers.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Service Contract Provider

Familiar but different sums up this year’s winners in the Service Contract Provider category. Only one provider returned from last year, but all four companies with above-average scores have been recognized in past years.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

F&I Trainer

In the increasingly regulated realm of F&I, continued training is vital for dealerships of all shapes and sizes. This year, dealers recognized three F&I trainers.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Internet Trainer

Compared to the other categories in the awards, the Internet Trainer category is always a high-scoring one, and this year was no different. However, the race between the top two this year was closer than ever with only 0.4 points separating them.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Sales Trainer

For a second year in a row, only two sales trainers were rated well enough by their dealers to claim awards.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Direct Mail

Out of all 21 categories in the Dealers’ Choice Awards, the direct mail category is the only one that has seen no movement among the top two award winners for the past four years.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Chat Provider

The 2011 awards mark the first year Auto Dealer Monthly has recognized chat providers in the Dealers’ Choice Awards; however, it’s not the first time dealers have voted for chat providers.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Customer Relationship Management Tool

Over the years, fluidity in the CRM category has been the norm, so when dealers rate a provider well for consecutive years, it’s a testament to the company’s staying power. This year, dealers recognized four companies, including a new top dog and two newcomers to the category.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Online Inventory Marketing Tool

For dealers, online inventory marketing is a key component of their digital marketing strategy, and there are several providers that help facilitate the push and pull of inventory information across the Internet. This year, dealers rated four providers high enough to be recognized.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Website Design Provider

Similar to past years, several different website providers received votes from dealers; however, only two companies garnered high enough marks to take home awards.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

Dealers rated only two lead providers high enough to win awards in the Used Vehicle Internet Lead category this year.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Special Finance Lead Provider

Overall, dealers are happier with their special finance lead providers this year. The group average of 101.3 points is the highest it’s been since the 2006 awards.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

New Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

Dealers vote for several different new vehicle Internet lead providers each year, and three familiar names rose to the top in 2011.

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May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Desking Software

The top two desking software providers in 2011 have had a stronghold on the category for several years now. While they have fluctuated in placement some from year to year, their dealers continually rank them as the cream of the crop.

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May 17, 2011 - Industry News

A.T. Kearney’s 15th Annual Automotive Study Indicates U.S. Auto Sales Volumes Will Trend Back to Historical Levels by 2013

A newly released study by A.T. Kearney forecasts 13.2 million new autos will be sold in the U.S. this year. The study further anticipates an upward trend toward pre-recession levels of about 16 million units by 2013.

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May 11, 2011 - Industry News

CarFinance Capital Launches: A Superior Way for Automobile Dealers to Finance the Growing Non-Prime Customer Base

CarFinance Capital LLC (www.CarFinancecapital.com), today announced that it has launched as a new, specialized provider of non-prime auto financing for automotive dealers. The Irvine, California-based company is led by an experienced management team who previously built one of the largest U.S. auto finance companies ...

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

DealerMine Announces New Enhancements

DealerMine Corporation (www.dealermine.com), provider of the obsolescence management service for auto dealers, announces new enhancements to its service, helping customers reap more profits from their idle inventory, faster and with less hassle.

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Oil Spill Prevention Plan Deadline Looming Soon for Dealers

If your dealership is near a navigable creek, stream or other waterway and stores oil, oil sludge, waste oil or fuel oil, the EPA Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation, in effect this coming November, applies to you.

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April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Chrome Systems Provides VIN Data and Decoding Solutions to eBay Motors

- Chrome Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK), and a leader in automotive data, today announced it will provide Chrome’s VIN data and decoding solutions to eBay Motors. The solutions make it easier for sellers to list their vehicles, parts, and accessories, enabling more complete and accurate vehicle listings, and therefore a better experience for buyers and sellers using the eBay Motors website.

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April 26, 2011 - Industry News

Autobase Launches Nationwide Seminar Series for Auto Dealers

Autobase, the premier provider of CRM solutions for auto dealers nationwide and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced it will launch a twelve-city, nationwide seminar tour for automotive retail professionals, “Turning Your Relationships into Revenue.”

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April 18, 2011 - Industry News

Study Finds Top 10 Reasons Car Shoppers Leave Auto Dealership Differ from what is Commonly Believed

CAR-Research XRM Study Finds Top 10 Reasons Car Shoppers Leave Auto Dealership Differ from what is Commonly Believed

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April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Special Finance Conference to Join 8th Annual F&I Conference and Expo at Industry Summit in Las Vegas, NV in September

Special Finance Conference to Join 8th Annual F&I Conference and Expo at Industry Summit in Las Vegas, NV in September

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April 12, 2011 - Industry News

Spanish Language eLearning from Automotive Compliance Consultants

Spanish Language eLearning from Automotive Compliance Consultants Eases Compliance Training for Dealers' Spanish-Speaking Employees

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