John Sternal
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PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION MAKES ONLINE DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Elevate Skills to Improve Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 20, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, has made available its library of professional development training courses to all dealership personnel and agents. This curriculum can be used to help industry professionals sharpen their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic and…See More
May 20
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Inovatec Systems Awarded TISAX Certification

The Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange Certification is the Automotive Industry Standard for Information SecurityInovatec, a cloud-based software solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) Certificate for meeting compliance with stringent information security requirements. TISAX Assessments are conducted by accredited audit providers that demonstrate their qualification at regular intervals. TISAX and…See More
May 12
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PureCars Data: Early Stay-at-Home States Showing Positive Signs for Auto Dealers

Here is the latest COVID-19 report for auto dealers, filled with data and insights from PureCars that shows that continued impact the pandemic is having on the industry, tips to help dealers make the right decisions for their business, and trends that show where dealers in some of the earliest and hardest-affected states are now showing positive signs. …See More
Apr 28
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES DIP SLIGHTLY TO 69.3% IN MARCH

Lease Approval Ratings and Consumer Shopping Habits Shift Amongst COVID-19 Pandemic Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 69.3% approval rate in March, a slight decline from the February rate of 72.3%. March experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract, reaching the highest number since December of 2019. March saw a slight decrease in approval ratings from the…See More
Apr 23
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Best Practices in Credit Reporting Coding In Disaster Scenarios

Below is an article written by Jenn Reid at Equifax that offers important information on customer credit for dealers/F&I and lenders. I wanted to pass along to my dealer network here so they could benefit from the information.Given the unprecedented climate that has taken place resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak and containment efforts, we have received a large number of questions in regards to how this event impacts credit reporting particularly given the recent support from the lending…See More
Apr 21
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Apr 16
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Equifax Webinar: Credit Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of personal and business life including the credit reporting marketplace.  The recently signed CARES Act includes measures related to reporting information during these times. The automotive industry is responding by leveraging credit reporting codes that are available for times of disaster to help mitigate the potential negative impact of late, missed, or deferred auto loan payments.Join NIADA’s Shaun Petersen, SVP Legal & Government…See More
Apr 15
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PureCars Weekly Data & COVID-19 Dealer Report

Automotive dealer advertising and attribution technology provider, PureCars, just released its weekly COVID-19 Dealer Report for the week of April 10, 2020. It is the third installment of its weekly report. The report offers weekly data insights on shopper trends to help auto dealers make up-to-the-minute decisions that are best for their business. Please …See More
Apr 13
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Mar 24
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321 Ignition Announces Free Scripts & Templates to Help Dealers Sell Cars Online During the Coronavirus

As the Novel Coronavirus continues to spread and reports of hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortages increases, our team wanted to do something to help support car dealerships that have recently shut down their showrooms.After many discussions with clients & partners, the team created materials for dealerships that don't have the internal marketing staff or resources to update their website and enhance their customer communications.Free scripts & templates to help car dealers sell cars…See More
Mar 23
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Beep Announces Autonomous Shuttle Expansion In Peoria

The Driverless Shuttle Will Begin Its First Routes in Arizona on the Weekend of February 22nd Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced today its first expansion out of the state of Florida into the city of Peoria, Ariz. The city will launch Robo Ride, a pilot program with Beep, that will begin routes on Saturday, February 22nd, and will operate daily from noon to 6 p.m. “Peoria has found a fantastic partner in Beep to explore…See More
Feb 20
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NAVYA Honed By Frost & Sullivan With 2019 Leadership Award In Global Autonomous Shuttle Industry

NAVYA (FR0013018041- NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, recently received the 2019 Global Autonomous Shuttle Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. NAVYA’s proven track record, recently acknowledged by the RTA Dubai World Challenge as the designer and maker of the most reliable fully electric autonomous shuttle with the best consumer experience, enabled the innovative company’s rise to the top among the independent analysts from Frost & Sullivan. For the…See More
Feb 13
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip Slightly to 70% Entering the New Year

Lease Approval Ratings Dip to 70% in January, a Slight Decrease from DecemberSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70% approval rate in January, a decrease from the December rate of 72%.January experienced a slightly lower number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month, registering at -2% fewer approvals than the month of December.  However, January saw an increase…See More
Feb 11
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Peoria Approves Funding for Autonomous Shuttle

The city of Peoria is piloting an autonomous shuttle programArizona’s first shared-ride, autonomous shuttle operating on a public street is coming to Peoria. Last night, Peoria’s city council approved the funding for a 60-day autonomous vehicle pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company. “This transportation pilot is a unique experiment for our community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We see this as an important step as we seek to understand some of the…See More
Feb 6
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Former Volkswagen Group North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken Joins Beep Advisory Board

Advisory members play an instrumental role in company decisions and long-term strategic directionBeep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced the addition of Hinrich Woebcken, former CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America Inc. to its Advisory Board.  Beep’s Advisory Board includes distinguished transportation industry leaders and executives who consult on company’s initiatives and influence strategic decisions. Woebcken most recently served as President and CEO…See More
Feb 4
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES RISE TO 72% TO CLOSE OUT 2019

Lease Approval Ratings in December Reached Their Highest Number Since September of 2019Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in December, a rise from the November rate of 67.1%.December experienced a slightly higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract and one of the highest approval rates for the 2019 year. The approval rate is consistent with 2018 data…See More
Jan 27

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John Sternal's Blog

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION MAKES ONLINE DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 8:56am 0 Comments

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Elevate Skills to Improve Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels

 

CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 20, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, has made available its library of professional development training courses to all dealership personnel and agents. This…

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Inovatec Systems Awarded TISAX Certification

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

The Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange Certification is the Automotive Industry Standard for Information Security

Inovatec, a cloud-based software solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) Certificate for meeting compliance with stringent information security requirements. TISAX Assessments are conducted by accredited audit providers that demonstrate…

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PureCars Data: Early Stay-at-Home States Showing Positive Signs for Auto Dealers

Posted on April 28, 2020 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Here is the latest COVID-19 report for auto dealers, filled with data and insights from PureCars that shows that continued impact the pandemic is having on the industry, tips to help dealers make the right decisions for their business, and trends that show where dealers in some of the earliest and hardest-affected states are now showing positive signs. …

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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES DIP SLIGHTLY TO 69.3% IN MARCH

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 10:33am 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings and Consumer Shopping Habits Shift Amongst COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 69.3% approval rate in March, a slight decline from the February rate of 72.3%.

 

March experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications…

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