October 2018 Blog Posts (95)

5 “Seriously Scary” Lease Deals for Halloween

Swapalease.com Compiled 5 Most Reasonably Priced Automobile Leases Around the Country

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced the five best lease deals for the Halloween holiday.  Vehicles were selected by Swapalease.com advisors based on new lease price data for the month of October. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive needs.

The “seriously scary”…


Added by John Sternal on October 31, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

Five Ways to Take the Road Less Traveled

It's not crowded at the top; it's crowded at the bottom, where there's intense competition amongst the mediocre - those who do just enough to get by, get paid, or not get fired. The road less traveled is the path for getting to the top, and in this episode Dave shares five ways that you can take that journey towards the game changer life. Listen today at https://bit.ly/2SuKooE…


Added by Dave Anderson on October 30, 2018 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Clarivoy Reinvents the Lead with ShoppersON™

Auto Dealers can now turn anonymous website shoppers into named shoppers and lackluster leads into intelligent leads for frictionless engagement


Columbus, OH (October 30, 2018) - Clarivoy today announced the launch of…


Added by Steve White on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Depreciation Trends Accelerating

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…


Added by Black Book on October 30, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments

How Being “Lazy” Can Be Productive

There you are, working on your to-do list, trying to create content for your dealership. You sit there and contemplate what you can write that will be relevant and interesting to your customers. But no ideas come to you. The more you think about it, the more frustrated you get, until you simply give up trying and move on.


Content marketing can be frustrating.…


Added by sara callahan on October 30, 2018 at 10:23am — No Comments

Facebook Marketplace: A Dealership Primer – Part 1

Facebook Marketplace, while new on the scene, has quickly turned into a valuable sales channel for dealerships. Many dealers are finding great success in engagement as well as sales with consumers. Not just another third-party listing site, Facebook Marketplace has capabilities many other platforms don’t have. Chief among them is the ability for interested car buyers to…


Added by Todd Smith on October 30, 2018 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

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Added by Terrel Watkins on October 30, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Are Your Interview Questions Helping or Hurting? by Richard Keeney

Your objectives in the interviewing and screening process are plentiful. The old school “hit them hard, right between the eyes and see if they can take it” approach may not be the best method in today’s climate.

Testing people to see if they’re “tough enough” for their role, in my opinion can be unnecessarily…


Added by Richard Keeney on October 29, 2018 at 5:46pm — No Comments

How to Supercharge Website Conversions through Mobile Optimization

In our industry, conversion rates are horrible. A great dealer “might” convert at a higher rate, but many are missing the boat on the majority of their website visitors. There are many reasons why this is true. However, the sad fact remains that it is.


Imagine making some simple tweaks to your website which produce an immediate increase in the number of…


Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 29, 2018 at 10:27am — No Comments

Why Technicians will Soon Rule the Automotive Industry

I think it’s fair to say that automotive technicians are getting harder to find. These days, less people are choosing a career in automotive repair, even though technicians make great money and many need little or no formal college education or previous experience. Look at independent repair facility employment ads and you’ll no doubt find plenty of messages stating, “no…


Added by Chris Miller on October 29, 2018 at 10:10am — No Comments

Equifax Names Byron McDuffee Automotive General Manager

Seasoned automotive technology veteran will help Equifax drive innovative solutions for customers


Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global information solutions company, announced today it has named Byron McDuffee automotive general manager. He will be responsible for leading the company’s automotive business, focusing on expanding enterprise solutions sales opportunities within the…


Added by John Sternal on October 29, 2018 at 9:42am — No Comments

A Brief Guide to Transmission Repair of your Car

Systems and machines have become increasingly complex with the evolution of transmission. Finding out the exact cause and cure to the problem and determining when transmission repair is required can be very tricky. You must be wondering why. The reason is transmission repair has become computerized and complex with both cons and perks. As transmission repair has become improved remarkably in all models and makers, the complexity and transmission system…


Added by Kate Westall on October 29, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments

How to Apply Topcoat F11

Paint sealers and car detailing products play a crucial role in keeping your car looking a notch above the crowd. Here at Topcoat F11 we understand that the importance of using an extra coat of protection to give your vehicle a more protected exterior from the elements and still looking new.

Figuratively speaking, automotive paint sealers and car polish are like waterproof jackets that shield your car against harmful elements. These products help improve the slickness, wetness, and…


Added by Simon Hopes on October 29, 2018 at 5:46am — No Comments

The Crazy Professor

One of my college professors was famous for a crazy stunt that he pulled every semester. On the first day of class, he would introduce himself, take off his shirt and jump out the window. A few minutes later he returned to the classroom, calmly put on his shirt and asked, “Do I have your attention?”



Added by Bill Wittenmyer on October 26, 2018 at 12:54pm — No Comments

How Often Should You Rotate Your Car Tyres

Mechanical parts naturally wear down over time. This includes your car and all its components. It is important to carry out certain routine maintenance to prolong the lifespan of your car. Regular and prompt maintenance helps to delay your car’s aging process, helping you to save more in the long run.

What is tyre…


Added by Simon Hopes on October 26, 2018 at 6:31am — No Comments

Buy A Used Mercedes Car Put Up on Sale

Many people dream to own a car that reflects the status symbol giving a sense of pride in them driving the costliest cars. But not all are lucky enough to buy them owing to cost. However, one can turn the dream to reality by buying top-notch used vehicles that are put up for sale by the users or the resellers, and one can find many brands at a low price. Do you dream to own a Mercedes but is constrained by the price tag? Are you feeling the heat in your pocket to…


Added by Kate Westall on October 26, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Write Service Podcast-Episode 50: Why 60% of Service Sales Are Missed

This week, enjoy a snippet from a live workshop!

The person who is in control in any given situation is the one who puts themself in the position to dictate the outcome. Watch a clip from Jeff's latest Live workshop "The 6-Step Road to Higher Sales, Customer Retention and Survey Scores" to discover why your service department may be missing sales. (part 1 in the fall Hump Day series) Copyright 2018 Wm Jeff Cowan.…


Added by Jeff Cowan on October 25, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Opens East Coast Office, Names Gabriel Robleto Vice President

Robleto brings his extensive background in dealership real estate transactions to the most active sell-side advisor in the auto retail industry; new office enables Kerrigan Advisors to better serve its clients across the US


Irvine, CA, -- October 25th, 2018– Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, today announced that it has opened a second office in the Washington DC metro to better serve…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 25, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

Retail Hazard Ahead: Vehicle Purchases Experiencing Some Delays

The good news? To date, automotive sales have remained stronger than many analysts originally predicted, with customers of all ages continuing to buy both new and pre-owned vehicles. Considering some of the earlier ominous forecasts, it’s no wonder numerous retailers are breathing a collective sigh of relief.


The not-quite-so-good news, at least for those…


Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auto Repair Manuals is Easy to Get on the Internet

Repairing some of car damage is definitely required by all types of vehicles, because the car is a staple for everyone’s mobility. When the engine is on, there is friction between the metals in the engine; the electric system in the car spreads throughout the vehicle so as to turn on the car lights, speed gauges, horns, etc. If you often drive a vehicle there is likely to wear very large, if this is not controlled it will cause damage to the car. No one is willing to break their car, what…


Added by Simon Hopes on October 25, 2018 at 3:09am — No Comments

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