January 2019 Blog Posts (82)

Run a “Red Belt” Business

Within our LearnToLead Elite Training Center adjacent to our Agoura Hills, California offices, I have a “Wall of Influencers”. On the wall are three separate photo displays where I’m posing with a substantial mentor in my life: John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar and Johnny Gyro. Maxwell and Ziglar are renowned writers, speakers, teachers and motivators. Johnny Gyro is not known in business circles, but as a ninth dan seven-time world champion karate master, represented in three separate karate halls…

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Added by Dave Anderson on January 31, 2019 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Write Service Podcast: Episode 57- An Example of Outstanding Service

This week, Jeff discusses a personal experience that demonstrates the gap in today's customer service world. He also covers what it should look like, how it is done, and what service to expect as a valued customer. Tune in and save, download, and subscribe! Copyright 2019 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: Automotiveservicetraining.com

Click HERE to watch!…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on January 31, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Does He Do It?

In our newest video series, Quality of Life, we’ve been learning more about Ali Reda. We’ve heard his goals for 2018, and the numbers that those goals produced. We also learned that breaking records has never been his goal. Frank Lopes told us in last week’s broadcast that the real measurement - the gold of who Ali is - exists not just in the fact that he achieves these great numbers, but in how he does it. So this week, we’re going to dive in with Ali, and…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on January 31, 2019 at 9:13am — No Comments

7 Best Tips to Sell Your Car in Dubai

Every car owner who intends to sell his/her car in Dubai wants to get the highest price and quick sale. However, you need to take a few important aspects into account to make it possible. If you really want to get the maximum return out of your car, you must be careful and attentive during the selling process.

Here are the 7 best tips which…

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Added by Asad Shoaib on January 31, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to Motivate Salespeople

In the car business money has always been used to motivate salespeople. The idea is that commissions are a big enough motivator to drive salespeople to do what they need to do in order to sell a car.

 

Today we have to question whether this method works on a new breed of salespeople. I'm not referring to…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on January 30, 2019 at 11:38am — No Comments

OEM Repair Planning Boot Camp

It’s not a surprise that the words “OEM Procedures” cause a collision center manager to perk up these days. It’s been over a year since the epic Seebachan HONDA Fit lawsuit verdict and OEM Procedures are still at the tip of everyone’s tongue.

As an owner, fixed ops director, or department manager…

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Added by Rob Gehring on January 29, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Used Vehicle Values Stabilize

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 John Sternal on January 29, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION SURVEY SHOWS WHERE F&I PRODUCT SALES WERE A BRIGHT SPOT IN 2018 FOR DEALERS

 Stronger Emphasis on Used Vehicle Sales Powers F&I Products

 

 Protective Asset Protection, a provider of F&I programs, services, and dealer-owned warranty company programs, announced today results of a recent survey it commissioned to gauge how dealers leveraged F&I programs and opportunities in 2018.

Protective commissioned the survey toward the end of December, 2018, and nearly 160 dealers took the online survey. The…

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Added by John Sternal on January 29, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

How to get the repair manual for your vehicle?

If you are interested in acquiring the repair manual for your vehicle, there are certain places where you can search for it. Many vehicle owners find it tough to obtain the repair manual for their cars but the truth is that there are numerous publishers and distributors in the modern era who can help you in getting the repair manual for your vehicle. So, if you are interested in knowing about the nitty gritty details of your car, here is where you can find the…

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Added by Simon Hopes on January 29, 2019 at 6:01am — No Comments

7 Things to Know Before Buying an RV

When you think about buying an RV, you must also know that if you don’t have the required knowledge and information, you can be in great trouble. As those who sell RV don’t look for your best interests, they want you to have as little knowledge as possible.

Here are 7 things mentioned with the purpose to enlighten you and ensure that you enjoy…

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Added by Asad Shoaib on January 28, 2019 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Driving In Romania? Find the most ideal car rental services

Driving In Romania? Find the most ideal car rental services: Here is the ultimate guide for you

Renting car services is one of the trending options which are helping lots of travelers to get the best experience while they travel.  However, renting a car service might be the best solution that you can get if you planning to drive on your own in Romania. Also, it’s the ideal way to visit different sides of the cities and explore all you want as compared to depending on…

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Added by dan andrei on January 28, 2019 at 3:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Completes DMS Integrations with Jaguar Land Rover

Albany, N.Y. – January 26, 2018 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it has successfully completed all dealership management system (DMS) integrations with Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) dealer communications platform. The interfaces allow JLR franchise dealerships to expedite critical transaction processes to and from the manufacturer, while significantly reducing data errors.

 

"These integrations streamline OEM communications and will save JLR dealers…

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Added by Mike Esposito on January 26, 2019 at 8:47am — No Comments

myKaarma to launch service@home™ at 2019 NADA Show

service@home™ extends service department access to meet the demands of today’s busy customers

LONG BEACH, Calif.,-- January 24, 2019 -- -- myKaarma, software that helps dealerships communicate better with their customers at every stage of the service process, right from check-in through to payment, today announced the…

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Added by Ujj Nath on January 25, 2019 at 11:21am — No Comments

Digital license plates now available as option for motorists

 ADOT and DPS collaborate to ensure technology is safe

 

PHOENIX– January 24, 2019 – Technology buffs have a new Arizona license plate option available to them with the introduction of electronic digital plates. 

For over a year, the Arizona Department of Transportation has tested this technology on a limited number of its fleet vehicles throughout the state to determine operational capabilities and endurance under multiple weather…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 24, 2019 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Write Service Podcast: Episode 56- How to Prep for the NADA

Attending the NADA this year? This podcast will discuss what you should be looking for, what to invest in, and some key hot topics that you'll encounter at the convention. Also check out Jeff's article on LinkedIn, which covers all seven items on your NADA checklist! Copyright 2019 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: automotiveservicetraining.com

Click HERE to watch!…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on January 24, 2019 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Equifax & Jabian Consulting Study Consumer Buying Behaviors for Dealers / Lenders

 Equifax and Jabian Consulting listen to what auto dealers and lenders want for a successful customer journey

Dealers and lenders want more connected data and insights to power meaningful customer relationships both online and in the showroom

A new commissioned study conducted by Jabian Consulting on behalf of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global information solutions company, confirms that dealers and lenders alike believe more…

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Added by John Sternal on January 24, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Heading to NADA? Here's your checklist!

Jeff covers some tips of what to look for at NADA, what you should be investing in, where you'll see profit, and essentially give you a checklist to prep for NADA 2019. Enjoy the show!

Click the link or snippet below for the full article!

How to Prep for NADA…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on January 23, 2019 at 10:13pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK LAUNCHES PRECISION-BASED VIN-LEVEL VALUATION TOOL USING BIG DATA AND MACHINE LEARNING

ValuEngine Now Includes Enhanced Vehicle Matching Technology

Black Book, a division of Hearst that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, announced today its ValuEngine batch processing tool now offers Enhanced Vehicle Matching, a more precise VIN-level valuation tool powered by machine learning and natural language processing.

Approximately 30% of VINs do not decode to a single trim…

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Added by Black Book on January 23, 2019 at 1:43pm — No Comments

New Report Asks: Is Digital Retailing Promising More Than It Can Deliver?

Survey indicates that auto dealers are ready to embrace digital retailing, while highlighting “experience” disconnects: tools providing inaccurate and/or misleading quoted payment terms are key culprit say 87% of dealers

Foothill Ranch, CA – January 23, 2019 - A new report from eLEND Solutions asks the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 23, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments

The Work Number, from Equifax, on display at AFSA and NADA 2019

Employment and income solutions help reduce costly manual verifications and mitigate losses

 

Identity, employment and income verifications are an integral part of the overall transaction process with dealers and lenders, as well as loss mitigation. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global information solutions company, will display at the NADA Show & Expo in San Francisco its Equifax Verification Services leveraging The Work Number® database…

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Added by John Sternal on January 23, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

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