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March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Increased Demand for Highly Collectible Vehicles Leads Hurst Performance to Sign on World's Largest Volume Ford Dealer

In response to an increasing demand for its highly collectible vehicles, Hurst Performance announced today that Galpin Ford, the largest volume Ford dealership in the world 20 years running, has just signed on to its Dealer Authorized network and will begin selling the brand’s Hurst Competition Plus, Performance Series and Pace Car Mustangs immediately.

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March 16, 2010 - Industry News

AutoZoom Upgrades Predictive Underwriting System for BHPH Dealers

There’s an old adage in the buy here-pay here business: “I’m going to have to repossess 20-60% of the vehicles I sell; I just don’t know which ones or the timing of all those repossessions.”

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March 15, 2010 - Industry News

BarNone Launches Pay Per Lead Television Campaign

BarNone, Inc., the leading provider of special finance leads to the automotive industry, today announced the launch of their new, Per Lead National Television Advertising campaign. The campaign is targeted at identifying credit-challenged consumers who need assistance in obtaining automobile financing and helping them connect them with qualified automobile dealers in their local market.

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March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Joe Verde Launches Redesigned Online Sales Training Network

The Joe Verde Group recently launched Version 9 of its newly online sales training network for automotive dealerships, www.jvtn.com, adding new features and benefits to the most popular sales and management training program in the car business.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

Audi of America Selects DealerSocket as Recommended Online Service Scheduling Vendor

Leading automotive CRM provider DealerSocket announced today that the Audi of America After Sales team has endorsed DealerSocket’s ServiceDriver 2.0 product to provide automated Online Service Scheduling.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Introduces Mobile Lead Marketing

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive inventory management solutions, websites and marketing tools, today announced the launch of Mobile Marketing Solutions.

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March 4, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Now Available for Kia Dealers

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced the general availability of its marketing solution suite for Kia auto dealerships.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

OPENLANE Provides Access to Greater Number of Wholesale Rental Vehicles Online

OPENLANE, Inc., a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, today announced that Ford Motor Company is now making Ford rental fleet vehicles available for purchase on Accelerate, OPENLANE’s private label auction service for Ford franchisees to purchase vehicles from Ford Motor Credit Company.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Celebrates 20 Years

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive inventory management solutions, websites and marketing tools, is celebrating 20 years of industry leading professional services.

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March 1, 2010 - Industry News

Sears Auto Centers Introduce Franchise Business

With over 3000 automobile dealerships that have lost their franchise, Sears designed the new franchise program to help those dealers leverage their facilities by building a set of businesses around parts and services, over-the-counter merchandise, and previously-owned vehicle sales.

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February 23, 2010 - Industry News

First Advantage Delivers Employment Screening and Background Verification Solutions for DealerTrack DMS Dealers

First Advantage, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced the integration of its Employment Screening and Background Verification solutions with the DealerTrack Dealer Management System (DMS).

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February 22, 2010 - Industry News

Lexus LF-A Super Car Exhibits Admirable Attitude Atop New Dealership Vehicle Display System Inside Detroit’s MGM Grand Ball Room

American ingenuity and its entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and lives in Central and Southeast Michigan, home to RAMPBOSS-USA, an innovative vehicle display platform manufacturer.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Interstate Title Solutions Announces Carfax Integration for DMV Nationwide

DMV Nationwide (www.dmvnationwide.com), the newest web solution that allows dealers to instantly calculate fees and taxes for all 50 states through their secure website, has integrated access to Carfax Vehicle History Reports seamlessly into its process.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Mazda Again Names Dealerskins Preferred Website Provider

Mazda North American Operations and Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and a leading provider of automotive dealer web services, are partnering together for the second year in a row, naming Dealerskins as Mazda’s preferred website provider.

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February 19, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer.com Releases Online Retailer Platform Enhancements for Auto Dealer, Dealer Group, Manufacturer and Major Media Customers

www.dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced highlights of numerous upgrades and new products and services. Dealer.com's comprehensive online marketing platform continues to evolve with technological advancements and was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.

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February 18, 2010 - Industry News

Zoombak Launches Locate Assist(TM) to Improve Tracking Performance

Zoombak®, the leader in personal GPS tracking devices that let people track the things that are most important to them – from children to teenage drivers to employees and automobiles – today announced the coming launch of Locate AssistTM - a feature that greatly improves device tracking, for its Zoombak GPS Recovery Finance Track Buy Here, Pay Here product.

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February 13, 2010 - Industry News

Dealerskins Releases Optimized Inventory Display and Three New Tools for Video Uploading, Group Reporting and Craiglist Posting

Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and leader in innovative website solutions for automotive dealers, has announced four major enhancements for its auto dealer customers including optimized inventory display, video uploading, group reporting and Craigslist posting tools.

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February 12, 2010 - Industry News

ActivEngage Releases ActivProspect to Target Auto Dealers' Hottest Website Visitors to Increase Leads and Sales

ActivEngage, the automotive industry's premium live chat with business intelligence for dealer websites, today announced the release of ActivProspect, a proprietary technology that targets website visitors who are most likely to respond to chat invitations and ultimately end in sales.

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February 12, 2010 - Industry News

Automotive CRM Leader DealerSocket Announces Two Major Product Enhancements

Leading automotive CRM provider DealerSocket announced today two significant upgrades to their core CRM solution. Beginning immediately, DealerSocket customers can now respond to inbound leads via a mobile device and “stop the clock.” This important enhancement allows users to respond via mobile email or phone call and have the action automatically recorded into the DealerSocket customer record.

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February 12, 2010 - Industry News

MPi’s World Class Inspection Program Helps Auto Dealers Drive $45 Million Additional Monthly Service Profit in Down Market

Mobile Productivity, Inc., (MPi) ( http://mpifix.com/) a leading provider of profitability tools for auto dealer service departments, today announced a milestone for its World Class Inspection™ (WCI) Program. For the month of December ’09, dealers using the WCI Program inspected over 377,000 vehicles, generating an additional $45 million in customer parts and labor up sells.

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February 12, 2010 - Industry News

TimeHighway.com Announces Updated Service Scheduling Solution

www.timehighway.com today announced the preview of a new user interface for its real-time, online service scheduling solution at the 2010 NADA Convention and Exposition in Orlando, FL, February 13-15 at booth 2580. The new customer-facing interface will streamline the appointment process for the customer.

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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Automotive Internet Media Re-launches Autosales.com

Every day millions of people use search engines such as Google and Yahoo to search for new and used vehicles. The challenge for most car dealerships is trying to keep up with the ever changing world of SEO, the different social media networks, Blogs, Video and the way to win online every day.

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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Launches Inventory Manager 3.0

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive inventory management solutions, websites and marketing tools, is excited to announce the newest version of their industry-leading inventory management tool.

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February 9, 2010 - Industry News

OPENLANE and Carfax Partner to Offer Vehicle History Reports at OPENLANE.com

OPENLANE, Inc., a leading online auction company in North America for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, has partnered with Carfax so that dealers can quickly and easily check a vehicle’s history before they purchase cars on OPENLANE’s open auction site.

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February 9, 2010 - Industry News

DealerUps Helps Auto Dealers Better Target Customers With Polk Lead Scoring Integration and Database Enhancement Services

Parayil & Mann Dealer Services Inc. (PMDS), a leading retail automotive consulting and technology provider, today announced the integration of R. L. Polk & Co.’s Lead Scoring into its DealerUps Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

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