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Write Service Podcast: Episode 45- The Holes in Your Process

This week, Jeff continues the discussion on having a true process on your service drive. Some of you have a process, and some are really missing the mark on what a proper one should look like. Stay tuned to hear the five biggest holes in your process, and how to turn it around! Copyright 2018 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: automotiveservicetraining.com

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Added by Jeff Cowan on September 20, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Can You Sell Cars On Facebook Marketplace?

Since Facebook has exploded, businesses have all rushed to capture their audience’s attention and leverage the platform’s marketing potential. In the beginning, gaining business exposure on Facebook’s platform was relatively inexpensive. As Facebook continued to modify its algorithm to appease its users and…

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Added by Todd Smith on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK HISTORY ADJUSTED VALUATIONS NOW INTEGRATED INTO DIMONT’S CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT SYSTEMS

Vehicle Values With Historical Performance Can Greatly Increase Accuracy in Claims Adjustments

 

Black Book, a division of Hearst that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, today announced its History-Adjusted Valuations (HAV) data and resources will be integrated into an interface with DIMONT, one of the largest providers of insurance claims adjusting and collateral loss…

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Added by Black Book on September 20, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments

August Auto Lease Prices Increase By Up To 54% On Several Vehicles

Several Brands Increase Lease Prices by up to 54% on Vehicles of All Sizes as New Model-Year Units Enter Showroom; Interest Rate Hikes Take Effect

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of August.  Several automotive brands significantly raised prices on lease deals for mid-size and full-size cars, as well as pickups and SUVs. With rising interest rates on new vehicles…

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Added by John Sternal on September 20, 2018 at 9:28am — No Comments

Happy customers grow your CSI

Intuitively speaking, customer satisfaction and customer experience are the drivers of increased profitability at your dealership. Just think of it: if your customers are happy, they will bring you more business.

In most cases, this is a…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on September 20, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Best Run about Boats For Family

If you are searching for a boat that is great for the whole family but it is also quite satisfying to ride, you should think about getting the runabout boat, as that is still a staple of the boating family in many countries. These boats come in different shapes and sizes, from 16 footers to 30, and their purpose is always the same.

When browsing for models to purchase, keep in mind that you can always have your favorite model imported as well. There are many providers that will help…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 20, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

In Dealer Reviews, Women Rate Female Sales Consultants Higher Than Male Consultants

Decrease the Gender Gap and Increase Revenue

Changing Culture, Changing Tides

Women are buying 45% of all vehicles at new car dealers today. Further, whether purchasing for herself or as part of a couple, this market segment retains 100% of the “veto power” at the dealership. Still, less than 1 in 10 front-line positions are held by women.…

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Added by Anne Fleming on September 19, 2018 at 6:01pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Thinking Small

When a cadet rings the bell and quits in BUDS Training he's gone instantly. Others say it's almost as if they guy just vaporized into thin air, but actually he is still around for weeks to come, it's just the other men aspiring to become Navy SEALS don't see him, but the instructors do. The instructors…
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Added by Marsh Buice on September 19, 2018 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Is the Pre-Qualification Game Losing You Sales?

The sheer volume of leads many dealerships receive can be overwhelming. And, not only do they have to respond (hopefully quickly) to any new leads, they are also expected to follow up with those leads with a “buy or die” mentality. I can guarantee you that whoever is responsible for following up with leads can quickly…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on September 19, 2018 at 10:07am — No Comments

Importance of Wheel Balancing

When changing tyres on your car, you will have noticed a separate machine being used to “spin” the wheel and weights being added. GEO wheel balancers are a UK brand offering high quality with a pinpoint “zero-balance” every spin.

 

Wheel balancing is critical to ensuring the weight is evenly distributed around the wheel and that the tyre rotation is…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 19, 2018 at 2:55am — No Comments

Success in Professional Sales Podcast- Episode 44: You'll Be Glad You Did This Close

This week, Jeff covers the "You'll Be Glad You Did This" close. You presented the sale, the exciting updates, the accessories, and they want to think about it. Now, use this close to get a decision quick! It has a 70% closing ratio and can be used with any product or any industry. Copyright 2018 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: automotiveservicetraining.com

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Added by Jeff Cowan on September 18, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Values Remained Stable Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…

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Added by Black Book on September 18, 2018 at 11:44am — No Comments

Three Merchandising Best Practices to Maximize Inventory Turn

In my last blog, I discussed how dealerships can lose significant profit by failing to merchandise vehicles efficiently. Simply put, you can’t sell something nobody knows you have. And, with thousands of competing vehicles…

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Added by John Wingle on September 18, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

3 Benefits of Buying Used Car in Your Next Purchase

Apart from your home, your car is another expensive item that will buy in your lifetime. Everyone loves to drive cars, but you should manage your finances too while you are making this investment. Even, some of them have concluded that buying the car is an unnecessary expense to be done.

It is quite common that you can find out overpriced used vehicles and you can bargain your buys while choosing the brand new models, but just the price on the sticker will make you…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 18, 2018 at 7:05am — No Comments

Best Advantages of Custom Ute Trays for Your Vehicle Upgrades

In today’s fast-paced environment, a vehicle can be considered as a necessity. You need one regardless if you’re an employee, a business owner, or a full-time parent. Having a vehicle means you’ll be able to accomplish several tasks within minimal time without compromising your comfort and the condition of your equipment. This is the reason why more and more people are deciding to purchase a ute. A ute is a versatile vehicle because, unlike other models, utes can be used for personal and…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 18, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

Affinitiv Completes Acquisition of Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises to Create a Full-Service Automotive Marketing Platform

Strategic partnership enhances digital capabilities for combined customer base

Chicago, IL- September 17, 2018- Affinitiv announced today the strategic acquisition of Caldwell & Kerr Enterprises. Affinitiv, an industry leading provider of customized, omni-channel owner retention programs and innovative…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on September 17, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with Kimoby, Helping Dealers Improve Customer Communications and CSI Scores

Albany, NY – September 17, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its dealership management system (DMS) with Kimoby, a leading provider of web-based communications solutions. Auto/Mate customers now have the opportunity to use Kimoby’s advanced texting, multimedia messaging and mobile payment platform.

 

"Kimoby allows dealers to communicate more effectively with service customers by leveraging their customers’ preferred communication channel,"…

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Added by Mike Esposito on September 17, 2018 at 9:55am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK HISTORY ADJUSTED VALUATIONS NOW INTEGRATED INTO defi SOLUTIONS’ LOAN ORIGINATION PLATFORM

Precise Valuations Reduces Losses, Helps Lenders Expand Portfolio Profit Potential

 

Black Book, a division of Hearst that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, today announced its History Adjusted Valuations (HAV) data and resources will be integrated into an interface with defi SOLUTIONS, a leading innovator in lending industry software.

History-Adjusted Valuations…

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Added by Black Book on September 17, 2018 at 9:20am — No Comments

Sometimes You Have to Lose to Win

Many consider Michael Jordan one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, basketball player who ever lived. He also made some thought-provoking statements. One I find really interesting and words from which we can all learn is this:

 

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost…

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Added by Steve White on September 17, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments

Honda Activa 5G vs Hero Maestro Edge: Spec Comparison

Honda has presented the new Activa 5G all over India with a price tag of 52,460 rupees ex-showroom. This new Honda two-wheeler is furnished with new characteristics for example LED headlights with highly noticeable chrome beauty. The Activa 5G was one of top two wheelers introduced at the Auto Expo 2018.

 

Presently, the Honda Activa 5G is a principal two-wheeler in the motorbike sector all over India. It has been…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 14, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments

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