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1 Simon Hopes

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Gibbsboro, NJ, United States

2 John Sternal

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4 Andy Church

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Fort Pierce, FL, United States

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Chicago, IL, United States

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10 Mike Esposito

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Albany, NY, United States

Blog Posts

Secrets to a Successful Conquest Campaign

Posted by Kevin Winter on November 16, 2018 at 10:12am 0 Comments

As dealers face mounting pressure to exceed sales and service quotas for the year, the ability to find new…


Do I Really Need To Fix That Dent In My Car?

Posted by Asad Shoaib on November 16, 2018 at 4:40am 0 Comments

No matter the season, finding dents on our cars are all too common. Maybe you backed up into a pole, maybe someone hit your door with theirs in the parking lot, or maybe you (…


Lease Credit Approval Rates Improve Slightly to 70.9% in October

Posted by John Sternal on November 15, 2018 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings Rise Slightly Following -3.9% Dip in Month of September, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.9% approval rate in October, a…


Tips When Selecting Honda Used Cars for Sale Syracuse NY

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 15, 2018 at 2:40am 0 Comments

If you're in the market for used cars, a Honda vehicle is a good place to start. For years, Honda has been scoring an excellent reputation for quality assurance and reliability. To add to that, Honda's resale value and value retention are better…


AutoLoop Wins 2018 Tampa Bay Tech Award for Best Workplace Culture

Posted by Graham Annett on November 14, 2018 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Besides producing industry-leading automotive software, the company has also created a unique workplace that recognizes and incorporates the value of play


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Do you have “Only Person in the World” Disease?

Posted by Bill Wittenmyer on November 14, 2018 at 9:04am 0 Comments

Recently I was waiting in line at an airport, along with hundreds of other travelers. A couple appeared out of nowhere, shoving their way to the front of the line and complaining loudly, as if they were the only…


Affinitiv Participating in the General Motors Dealer Digital Solution Digital Advertising Program

Posted by Scot Eisenfelder on November 14, 2018 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Chicago, IL- November 14, 2018- Affinitiv announced today it has completed all requirements to participate in the Digital Advertising Program under the GM Dealer Digital Solution. 


This allows dealers the…


Change the Experience; Change the Results

Posted by Steve Stauning on November 14, 2018 at 8:09am 0 Comments

Change the Experience; Change the Results

The studies are…



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Use your intellect to scale your lot size

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 13, 2018 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

If you have had the chance of seeing any kind of documentary over a big project, today’s concept of this article will be clear to you. Because we are talking about planning out the whole thing from the beginning to the end. It can make the whole…


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Google Launches Auto Insurance Comparison Tool

Started by Mike Elliott in Automotive Industry Future - Predictions. Last reply by Reynalda Lor Sep 3. 1 Reply

With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid could be transformed. A fleet of shared self-driving cars in…Continue

Tags: care, self-driving, cars, autonomous

What about the other 90%

Started by Lizelle Landino in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Les Gusky Aug 6. 1 Reply

How do you maximize your website and website traffic to the fullest? Spending so many ad dollars and funds to acquire website traffic is such a investment for dealers.  Let's say you are awesome and your website traffic converts "at best" at 10%,…Continue

Tags: Conversion, In-Market-Shoppers, Retention

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

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tim Pendergast Jul 19. 89 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…Continue

Tags: for, auto, retailing, environments, work

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…Continue


Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Ben Misra May 6, 2014. 77 Replies

What  characteristics differentiate  the differences between a woman vs a man in selling autombiles  in today's marketplace?Continue

CRM advice needed, Small VW Dealership in Northwestern Pa

Started by Andrew Kappler in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Michael Robinson Ragsdale Mar 21, 2012. 72 Replies

   I am currently needing advice with regards to CRM software for our dealership, we have something sort of close but very antiquated, that said, I thought that I understood the functionality of said software however I may have been sort of blind to…Continue

Tags: Internet, Manager, Leads, Business, Development

Autotrader,, what is your favorite 3rd party lead provider?

Started by Robert Hildreth in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by MANNY LUNA Sep 27, 2011. 58 Replies

We have agreements with about everyone....had a terrible experience with Carsdirect 72 leads 0 sales...and customers seem to use it as a wish lists...for new or used...not to mention I hate that they have a site to tell me how much I should be…Continue

Tags: Dealix, Carsdirect,, KBB, Zag

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Started by NANCY SIMMONS in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Justin Wade Bagwell Aug 13, 2011. 58 Replies

If I was a new dealer opening up a new car dealership today, I would...............Continue

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