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At NADA ’17, Rapid Recon to Announce ‘Group Reporting’ for Comparing Time-to-Market Recon Results across Multiple Dealership Rooftops

PALO ALTO, CA, January 19, 2017 – Rapid Recon, the undisputed leader in Time-to-Market Workflow™ software and reconditioning center transformation, will reveal its powerful reconditioning management tool, Group Reporting, at NADA ’17 in New Orleans next week. …

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Added by Jim Leman on January 19, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

Top 17 Items on Womens New Years Wish List

Below are the top 17 items on women’s New Year’s list when it comes to car dealerships and the service drive for 2017. Here’s an opportunity to add some new options to market and engage to the growing car drivers and buyers and expand your business.

At The Dealership

1. Buying a car in a relaxed, zero pressure environment.

2. Child care made available during the test drive and negotiation process.

3. A 3-day return…

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Added by Anne Fleming on January 18, 2017 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Why Recalls Won’t Ever Go Away: Part 1

Recalls have reached epidemic levels and stretch the resources of everyone involved – dealers, manufacturers and parts suppliers – as well as the patience of consumers faced with a recall, or who contemplate the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle. While it may be tempting to imagine a world where recalls aren’t…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 18, 2017 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

The Inbound Sales Call: First Impressions

   We discussed in our last article the importance of the telephone in today’s competitive business and the need for training with all your salespeople. The phone skills an individual has or does not have directly impact the business’ bottom line simply due to…

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Added by Chuck McGraw on January 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Few Real-World Obstacles to Driverless Cars

Driverless cars have captivated everyone's imagination and rightfully so. They are a true paradigm shifter and they have the potential to change the world. The vast majority of people would say for better while there are also those who say it will be for the worse.

There are also realists who see the potentially, but who see quite a few obstacles that will probably take much too long to solve and that might actually cause people to cool off the idea. The author of this article is…

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Added by Tyler Newport on December 28, 2016 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

When it Comes to Recalls, What is Legal May Also Leave You Liable

In a past blog, I discussed how AutoNation instituted a policy to not wholesale or retail any vehicles with open recalls until they were repaired. Sadly, as recently reported by Automotive News,…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 16, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments

Think Virtual Reality is a Fad? Think Again.

Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics. However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive and…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

5 Things You Must Know To Win With The Interstate Buyer

I just finished one of my coaching calls with a pre-owned salesperson from Perth who asked me, “How can I improve my closing ratio on leads I get from interstate? Especially when their email includes a silly offer on the price?”
From my experience, this is a common challenge in pre-owned departments. They advertise a great vehicle on carsales.com.au which is fairly rare, priced right, and ready to sell, only to get multiple enquiries well outside an area we could drive to and…
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Added by Dave Benson on December 14, 2016 at 10:13pm — No Comments

How to Create a Bold Automotive Service Department and Increase Sales

Great Tips for Service Departments, Service Advisors, and Service Managers

So you have been in business for a while and you’ve built a name. It’s a name that draws customers in to your service department like bees to honey. The problem is, your…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on November 14, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Florida Dealer Takes Stand Against Recalls

One dealer in Florida is taking a stand to ensure that pre-owned vehicles with open recalls never hit the streets. When the Takata airbag crisis first reared its ugly head, Earl Stewart of Earl Stewart Toyota, started informing customers of in-stock vehicles with open recalls by clearly marking them with…

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Added by Chris Miller on November 9, 2016 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

How Your Dealership Can Capitalize on Emoji’s

Last time, we discussed how imperative it is for your sales advisors to recognize, understand and empathize with the emotions of each buyer. Discerning emotions can impact the approach and the sale. And this, readers, directly influences your dealership’s reputation!

Women & Reviews: A Closer Look…

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Added by Anne Fleming on November 9, 2016 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Don’t Use a Band-Aid When What You Really Need Are Stitches!

There is a lot of talk and buzz building about the importance of video marketing – as there should be. Video is quickly becoming the preferred medium for consumers. Don’t believe me? Literally thousands of articles exist on the Internet illustrating the benefits of using video in your marketing.

 

But for…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2016 at 9:51am — 3 Comments

Do emotions play a part in the process?

Car Buying and Emotions, Part I

Women shop and buy cars for a number of reasons, but regardless of the reason, emotions are involved in every step. The emotional range can start with excitement about the prospects of a new car, to apprehension when signing papers, to frustration when taking a car in for service.

Why Emotions Matter

During the buying process, your customers will experience a range of emotions. You know this. It is important…

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Added by Anne Fleming on October 26, 2016 at 4:43pm — 4 Comments

Premium Sedans for Indian Roads

Indian streets are the second biggest street arrange on the planet and comprise of roads, National highways and State roadways. The inconceivable systems of streets also have noticeable turnpikes; very much associated cloverleaf Interchange, flyover and waterway Road Bridge…

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Added by News Metro Blog on October 17, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Have you earned your bragging rights?

Does your dealership brag about your reputation? Do you constantly explore new ways to improve your interactions with customers and employees?

Brag Boards

Women rely on reviews 50% more than men and especially like reviews by other women. Reviews act as your 24…

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Added by Anne Fleming on October 5, 2016 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Increase Sales to Women Buyers by $6 Million

Women-Drivers.com is excited to bring you this white paper on how you can generate up to $6,000,000 in annual sales to women. Now is the time to strengthen your position and turn your dealership into a destination for the fastest car buying segment. The headlines are reading how business is only getting tougher. Is it really going to finish up at another 17.5 million unit year? How will your store stack up?…

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Added by Anne Fleming on September 21, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Now Is the Time to Be Selling Pre-Paid Maintenance

With the major shift into leasing certified pre-owned vehicles by several OEMs and major financial institutions, many dealers have predicted a decline in service contract sales. However, according to…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 20, 2016 at 8:56am — No Comments

Skynet: Autonomous Cars Will Decide Who Dies… And Who Lives

So, our industry is hell-bent on creating autonomous cars and transforming our roads and highways into assembly lines of controlled vehicles that perform without human intervention. I’m not talking about cruise control or auto-pilot. I’m talking about autonomy. The very…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on September 16, 2016 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

2rdby1j5d8g3l Keep it 100! Stop the Shortcuts!

Is your sales team committed to giving it their all 100% of the time?   Read how to create and sustain an enthusiastic, professional and committed staff to inspire excellence and close more deals. 

Our dealership motto:

 

100% of the customers will…

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Added by 2rdby1j5d8g3l on September 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Prepare Your Dealership for the Coming Recession

Our economic future is not going to be smooth sailing. In order to successfully navigate, the captains of the vessels are going to have to make the proper adjustments in order to weather the storm. The following is some information that supports my predictions and hopefully provides you with a map to help you steer you way clear of…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on August 24, 2016 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

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5 IMPORTANT TYPES OF FLUIDS THAT KEEP YOUR RV IN GOOD HEALTH

Posted by Linda Wilson on January 24, 2017 at 2:49am 0 Comments

Your home appreciates in value as it ages; unfortunately, your rig doesn't. But you can increase its resale value by taking good care of it. Neglect the maintenance aspect, and when it is finally the time to sell your rig, you will be left…

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Service Manager – Phoenix RV Dealership

Posted by Craig Lockerd on January 23, 2017 at 8:43pm 0 Comments

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO…

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Things That You Shouldn't Do After a Car Accident

Posted by Simon Hopes on January 23, 2017 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

A car accident is a major problem. That's certainly one of several ways by which it can be described, because it can be several things to people and none of it is good at all. It is also safe to say that it not something that people desire or…

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Five of the Safest Cars on the Road in 2017

Posted by Simon Hopes on January 23, 2017 at 1:39pm 0 Comments

In the automotive industry, safety is vital. Over 30 thousand deaths occur each year in America because of traffic accidents. Traffic related injuries are in the hundreds of thousands each year. For these reasons,…

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