April 26, 2018 - Industry News
Dealers using MBonDemand.com now have access to third-party inventories, including off-rental units from Sixt Rent-a-Car.
Chicago-area dealers are throwing their support behind a new registered apprenticeship program that includes real-world training in auto retail, F&I, accounting, fixed ops, and wholesaling.
April 25, 2018 - Industry News
The promotions will help the organization focus on continued growth and product development, officials said.
Tags: automotiveMastermind, digital marketing
Selly Automotive has incorporated the VINFactor market intelligence tool as a standard feature for U.S. auto dealer users.
CarMD’s newly released 2018 Vehicle Health Index indicates more vehicle owners are taking maintenance and ‘check engine’ warnings seriously.
ELEAD1ONE has released ‘The Auto Dealer’s Guide to Digital Retailing,’ a free ebook that includes insights from sales trainers Jim Ziegler and Mark Tewart.
A new feature of Fidelis PPM’s preventive maintenance platform was designed to help independent dealers attract more customers and sell more cars.
Under the new partnership, automotive dealers will be immediately alerted through Mobile Sales Solutions’ Vin-Up portable scanner and printer to a vehicle’s latest Black Book value when it's dropped off for service, enabling better resale opportunities with their service customers.
Tags: Black Book, Mobile Sales Solutions, Service, service advisor, Vin-Up
April 24, 2018 - Industry News
Johan De Nysschen has left the company to pursue other interests. The news comes nearly four years after he was named head of General Motors’ luxury brand.
Tags: Cadillac, General Motors, hires
Waymo becomes the second company to ask permission of California’s DMV to test fully driverless vehicles on public roads.
Established technology advisor and early LotLinx investor brings years of AI and data-driven experience to the company.
April 23, 2018 - Industry News
NADAguides.com now features J.D. Power's quality, reliability and performance ratings, and reviews. The planned site enhancements occur just eight months after J.D. Power acquired NADAguides.com.
Tags: digital retailing, J.D. Power, NADAguides.com
Smart Business magazines has named National Automotive Experts (NAE)/NWAN among its Smart Culture award honorees for 2018.
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its dealership management system with Dealer Wizard’s suite of database intelligence solutions.
April 20, 2018 - Industry News
Wells Fargo has consented to pay federal regulators $1 billion to settle charges pertaining to sales of automotive collateral protection insurance and mortgage interest rate-lock extensions.
April 19, 2018 - Industry News
New legislation aimed at strengthening dealer protections under California’s franchise laws will have its first committee hearing on Monday. One of its provisions specifically addresses the disclosure policy General Motors issued last summer regarding the sale of non-GM service contracts.
Tags: California New Car Dealers Association, dealer protection, F&I products, Franchise Laws
Black Book’s most recent depreciation data charts a spring surge — and predicts a decline — in values for compacts and other smaller-car segments.
Ally Financial announced a number of promotions and the departure of former President of Auto Finance Tim Russi.
April 18, 2018 - Industry News
Today’s vote leaves it up to the House of Representatives to pass its version of the joint resolution of disapproval. Once that happens, only the president’s signature stands in the way of the industry’s more than five-year campaign to get the CFPB’s controversial guidance repealed.
Tags: auto finance, CFPB, compliance, Congressional Review Act, dealer markups, dealer participation, Flat Fees
Podium has joined the ranks of preferred dealership providers for the BMW/Mini and Fiat Chrysler brands.
April 17, 2018 - Industry News
The new partnership is designed to combine Hearst Autos’ Car and Driver shopping tools with CDK Global’s dealer websites.
The company’s new CFO brings 35 years of experience in the insurance and automotive industries to the role, having most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of The Warranty Group.
Tags: APCO, connected car, Covideo, David Vickers, digital, EasyCare, F&I products, GWC Warranty, SAVY, technology
The proprietary paint protection film’s zero orange peel finish and clear coat properties make it virtually invisible. Its self-healing capabilities also allow fine scratches and swirls to virtually disappear with exposure to heat.
Tags: F&I products, paint protection, self-healing film, XPEL
Wells Fargo’s first-quarter earnings call was staged amid a string of regulatory concerns, declining auto originations, and the sale of a Puerto Rican subsidiary. But the company’s chief executive said the bank’s auto finance business will grow again.
Tags: auto finance, collateral protection insurance, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, GAP, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Wells Fargo
For the second consecutive year, the National Association of Business Resources named the F&I product provider to its ‘101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’ list. The company was also named one of the ‘Healthiest Employers in Atlanta’ by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Tags: Best Places to Work, EasyCare, F&I products, human resources
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