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Auto/Mate Announces Updates to Fixed Ops Suite, Including VIN Scan and myCarfax.com Service Shop Integration

Albany, N.Y. – January 17th, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today the addition of two feature updates to its dealership management system (DMS) Fixed Ops Suite. The new features are designed to increase efficiencies and revenue in auto dealership service departments and will be demoed at Auto/Mate's booth #1707 at the NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA.

Updates include:

VIN Scan. Offered as part of Auto/Mate's service mobile tablet solution, VIN Scan…

Is texting while driving a 21st-century epidemic?

Driving is a highly engaging activity: it demands all your senses to be alert, including visual and motor skills. With smartphone usage growing every day, it is no wonder almost everyone’s become a little bit obsessed with these devices, no matter the age. Not so…

How Is Your Business Making a Difference? Your Customers Want to Know.

Dealerships are well known for their involvement and participation with local communities and many different charities. From sponsoring little league teams, to larger charity initiatives, dealerships have supported and given back to the communities they serve for a very long time.

 

Cause-based efforts…

How to be the New England Patriots of the car business!

It was 2008 when it hit me. The economy had just begun to hit the skids and I was leaving a dealership after having done a live meeting. As I walked through the empty showroom I noticed four Managers on shift, sitting in an otherwise vacant tower waiting for salespeople to bring them a deal. There were no customers on the floor, and nothing happening outside beyond the huddle of salespeople by the front door, and I realized: a lot of people in our industry that we call Managers aren’t…

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Lagging in car sales, not sure what to do differently.

Hi everyone.

My name is Ian Knell and I am relatively new in car sales. I started about 12 months ago at a very high volume, high pressure dealership where I was top salesman every month 12-15 cars.

I recently moved to another dealership due to the stress level from management. I was getting sick every morning before work and was constantly rode hard even though I was a top performer.

I took my customer database with me and I always kept in contact with…

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You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Mark Handlon on Thursday. 80 Replies

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused stores.   Lets put together our Top Ten (or 20) Ways to know you work for a bad dealership.  Keep responses down to two brief sentences.  Mark Continue

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Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?

Started by Bobby Compton in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Willis Williams Oct 18, 2013. 87 Replies

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?I've found that there are different environments, climates and demographics that call for traditional advertising! Although Social Media is on the move and in my opinion will be sooner than later, the #1 source to reach a customer, traditional advertising must not be counted out!In some towns the paper is still King, while in others a local T.V. station is King and believe it or not in some towns Radio is King.While the hot topic of…Continue

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Auto/Mate Announces Updates to Fixed Ops Suite, Including VIN Scan and myCarfax.com Service Shop Integration

Posted by Mike Esposito on January 17, 2017 at 9:25am 0 Comments

Albany, N.Y. – January 17th, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today the addition of two feature updates to its dealership management system (DMS) Fixed Ops Suite. The new features are designed to increase efficiencies and revenue in…

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Is texting while driving a 21st-century epidemic?

Posted by Thomas F. Jung on January 17, 2017 at 9:13am 0 Comments

Driving is a highly…

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How Is Your Business Making a Difference? Your Customers Want to Know.

Posted by Mike Gorun on January 17, 2017 at 8:34am 1 Comment

Dealerships are well known for their involvement and participation…

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How to be the New England Patriots of the car business!

Posted by Alan Ram on January 16, 2017 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

It was 2008 when it hit me. The economy had just begun to hit the skids and I was leaving a dealership after having done a live meeting. As I walked through the empty showroom I noticed four Managers on shift, sitting in an otherwise vacant tower…

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Helion Releases Free eBook for Auto Dealers: Three Service Department Pain Points, Solved!

Posted by Erik S. Nachbahr on January 16, 2017 at 11:16am 0 Comments

How Faulty IT Infrastructures are Causing Dealerships to Lose Revenue, Lose Customers and Lose Employee Buy-In

Timonium, MD – January 16th, 2017-- Helion…

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The Evolution of the BDC: Has your dealership evolved?

Posted by Stan Sher on January 16, 2017 at 4:11am 5 Comments

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Evolution Of The BDC: Has your dealership evolved?

A few years ago I performed speaking sessions at multiple conferences including Internet Battle Plan and Digital Marketing Strategies Conference. I even was a guest on a…

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