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CerebrumX Industry Survey Highlights Where Cost Reductions Are Being Realized for Fleets Leveraging Connected Vehicle Data

DETROIT – December 14, 2023 - CerebrumX Labs Inc. (CerebrumX), a leading AI-driven automotive data management company, announced today results of a recent industry survey designed to take the pulse of fleet business leaders who have begun to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) connected vehicle technologies, and what type of results and/or cost savings they have identified for their operations.

 

CerebrumX presented an online survey to more than 2,000 fleet…

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Added by John Sternal on December 14, 2023 at 11:35am — No Comments

4 AUTOMOTIVE DEALER SALES SOLUTIONS FOR 2024

Online brokers are increasingly eating up market share in the automotive sales industry. The traditional ways for brick-and-mortar dealers to attract customers are changing, and 70-80% of all leads are coming from the phone or the internet. Tomorrow’s dealer sales solutions need to focus on perfecting phone communication…

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Added by Chris Vitale on December 7, 2023 at 9:55am — No Comments

How Auto Retailers Are Leveraging Advanced Connected Vehicle Data for Optimized Lot Management Solutions

For many years, auto dealerships have constantly adjusted inventory expectations due to shifting supply chain constraints and lot management challenges. These constraints have impacted vehicle acquisition, parts sourcing and transport of new vehicles. Fleet allocations will only continue to grow, and it is important for fleets and auto retailers to identify new solutions via advanced connected vehicle data to maintain profits and customer expectations.

 

Fleets &…

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Added by John Sternal on December 5, 2023 at 10:58am — No Comments

5 RESULTS YOU’LL GET FROM OUR CAR SALESMAN TRAINING

All the talent in the world can’t replace solid car salesman training. It’s an ongoing process, and it’s got to be done right or your dealership’s profitability will suffer. 

As a successful owner or general manager, you know what it takes to make a sale, but …

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Added by Chris Vitale on December 4, 2023 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Car Pros Sponsors GSBA EQUALUX 2023 Gala and Fundraiser in Seattle

Event raised over $875,000 for the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund; new Car Pros Workforce Development Scholarship established

 

RENTON, WA – December 4, 2023 – Car Pros, a leading automotive sales and service group headquartered in Washington, was the title sponsor of the GSBA’s EQUALUX 2023, the largest LGBTQ+ and friends gala in the Pacific Northwest. The gala raised over $875,000 for…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 4, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments

PROVEN STRATEGIES AUTO DEALER GENERAL MANAGERS USE TO INCREASE SALES

As an auto dealer general manager, you’re responsible for everything from bringing the newest inventory onto the lot to making sure the employee bathroom gets cleaned. No matter what you’re dealing with today, somehow, some way, all of it contributes to the one overarching goal of the business: making sales. And when it comes to the bottom line, one of the biggest parts of your mission is training and coaching your team into world-class closing machines. …

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 29, 2023 at 6:31pm — No Comments

First Heritage Federal Credit Union Partners with CULA for Vehicle Leasing

The leader in indirect vehicle leasing for credit unions partners with New York-based credit union to expand its reach in the northeastern U.S.

 

San Diego, CA & Corning, NY – November 28, 2023 – Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA) today announced that it has been selected by New York-based First Heritage Federal Credit Union to bring the affordability and flexibility of vehicle leasing to its more than 45,000 members. The partnership further…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 28, 2023 at 12:50pm — No Comments

CAR DEALER SALES TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT WORK

You’ve hired some wonderful people to help your dealership sell vehicles, but the numbers just aren’t where they should be. Why are the KPIs not spiking? The first place to look is training. Talent is important, but if it’s not supported by disciplined on-brand messaging even the best team is going to struggle. 

Every dealership needs training…

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 28, 2023 at 8:41am — No Comments

Navigating the Most Common Subaru Issues and Solutions

Most Common Subaru Issues and Solutions

Subaru, renowned for its commitment to safety and performance, has garnered a loyal following of drivers. However, like any automobile, Subaru is not immune to common issues that can arise over time. In this comprehensive guide, we'll navigate through some of the most frequently encountered problems Subaru owners may face and provide practical solutions to keep your ride running smoothly.

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Added by Kelsey Walker on November 27, 2023 at 2:30am — No Comments

CAR SALES QUESTIONS TO ASK CUSTOMERS ON THE PHONE

Natural salesmanship can take an associate a long way in any business, but there is always a breaking point where the intuitive drive to sell has to give way to disciplined messaging centered on customer concerns. However, the automotive world is not just one of many examples where this is true—it’s a gold-standard space for conscious branding, active training, and carefully scripted phone interactions to maximize sales. …

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 22, 2023 at 4:25pm — No Comments

MUST-HAVE PHONE TRAINING FOR AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISORS

It’s a busy Saturday afternoon at your dealership, and the phones are ringing off the hook. In the middle of the flood of incoming calls, there’s Steve, your star service advisor. He’s juggling conversations, developing sales opportunities, and keeping customers happy. What makes Steve cool as a cucumber on the week’s busiest day? He receives phone training for automotive service advisors, memorizes excellent scripts, and spends regular sessions with a hands-on coach. …

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 20, 2023 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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Added by Alice Coleman on November 15, 2023 at 10:28am — No Comments

Dealership Training: Handling Phone Leads That Convert to a Sale

Picture this: it’s the end of the quarter, and your dealership is so close to hitting your targets, and you can almost taste the victory champagne. You’ve been burning the midnight oil, the team’s been cranking out calls—but you’re still a hair’s breadth away from the goal line. Then, you discover all the near-misses your team has swung while handling phone leads. It’s an instant red flag, and you know something needs to change. …

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 13, 2023 at 9:29am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Haron Motors in Sale of Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo Dealerships in Fresno to Unstoppable Automotive Group

Transaction highlights desirability of single point luxury, import franchises in middle market locations such as Fresno; Transaction marks Kerrigan Advisors’ 52nd top luxury franchise sold



INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – November 13, 2023 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Fresno, California-based Haron Motor Sales in the sale of Haron Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 13, 2023 at 8:18am — No Comments

CerebrumX and Guidepoint Systems Join Forces to Leverage Embedded Vehicle Data for Fleets and Dealership lot Management

Guidepoint Systems will use the CerebrumX embedded telematics data platform to help fleet companies and auto dealers optimize their front-line operations by making it easier and more efficient to track their inventory, as well as locate vehicles/keys and more.

NOVI, Mich., Nov. 8, 2023 -- CerebrumX Labs Inc. (CerebrumX), an AI-driven…

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Added by John Sternal on November 8, 2023 at 9:26am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Jim Price Auto Group in Sale of Virginia Hyundai and Kia Dealerships

Sale of Kia and Hyundai franchises, two of the industry’s strongest non-luxury import brands, in high-growth Charlottesville area, represents 208th dealership sale completed by Kerrigan Advisors

 

Charlottesville, VA – November 8, 2023 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Charlottesville, Virginia-based Jim Price Auto Group in the sale of Jim…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 8, 2023 at 8:28am — No Comments

34% of Dealers Still Lost Concerning Certain Key Components of Safeguards Law Compliance

Over the last few years there has been plenty of chatter about the new Safeguards law that went into effect earlier this year. As has been widely reported, the law requires auto dealerships to obtain clear and informed consent from website visitors before collecting and using their personal data, among many other components to the legislation and new requirements.

 

However, there are finer details of the new Safeguards law that many dealers still have yet to comply with.…

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Added by John Sternal on November 7, 2023 at 9:39am — No Comments

CAR SALESMAN TRAINING TIPS TO REACH YOUR MONTHLY GOALS

Cracking the sales code: it’s an enigma that keeps sales leaders, general managers, and dealership owners puzzling over tactics month after month. When sales numbers dip, you know it’s time to rethink your strategy. But the story of missed monthly targets is more than just the numbers. 

Every dealership leader knows that training is the key to…

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Added by Chris Vitale on November 6, 2023 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Majority of Dealers Optimistic About Valuations and Profits in 2024

 In spite of a generally positive outlook, more dealers expect valuations and profits to decline than in 2023; Kia projected to have highest valuation increase, while Toyota is the franchise most trusted by dealers, according to the recently released 2023 Kerrigan Dealer Survey

 

Incline Village, NV – November 6, 2023 Auto dealers remain generally positive about the valuation of their dealerships over the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 6, 2023 at 8:09am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Phoenix’s East Valley Nissan in Dealership Sale

Sale underscores buyer demand for high growth markets; represents 207th dealership sold by Kerrigan Advisors, the leading buy/sell advisor in Phoenix 

 

PHOENIX, AZ – October 31, 2023 – Kerrigan Advisors, the premier sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers nationwide, represented Mesa, Arizona-based East Valley Nissan, owned and operated by Greg Burk, in its sale to Phoenix, Arizona-based Courtesy Automotive Group.…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 31, 2023 at 8:18am — No Comments

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