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Do you want to enhance your agency’s value proposition? Utilize this eight-point checklist that...

Give Your Dealers a Reinsurance Checkup

Do you want to enhance your agency’s value proposition? Utilize this eight-point checklist that covers the challenges, opportunities, profits, and losses that come with every dealer participation program.

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Are you looking for a new revenue stream? Look no further than recreational vehicles, a market...

How to Capitalize On the Booming RV Market

Are you looking for a new revenue stream? Look no further than recreational vehicles, a market that serves customers both young and old that can provide cover as sales of cars and light trucks slow.

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Take your F&I development program to the next level by establishing professional and personal...

Give Your Dealers the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Do you want to take your F&I development program to the next level? Establishing professional and personal goals for every trainee and giving them the tools they need to track their progress, is the first step.

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Compliance guru has a checklist agents can enforce with dealers and F&I professionals who have...

The Right Way to Handle Red Flags

Have your dealers nailed down their Red Flags clearance process? Compliance guru has a checklist agents can enforce with dealers and F&I professionals, to do just that.

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Dealers are increasingly relying on ‘soft pull’ credit checks to initiate the vehicle financing...

The $2.5 Million Dollar Hard Pull

Dealers are increasingly relying on ‘soft pull’ credit checks to initiate the vehicle financing process, but two recent cases prove the technology can bring unintended legal exposure.

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A quick follow-up call to every sold F&I customer can clear up post-delivery misinformation and...

AE HOT TIP: What You Don't Know

A quick follow-up call to every sold F&I customer can clear up post-delivery misinformation and concerns, reduce unwinds and chargebacks, and generate referrals. UDS’s John Tabar has the details you need to add this important component to your dealer's process today.

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Average prices for pre-owned medium-duty cab-forward trucks such as the Isuzu N-Series declined...

Report: Spike in Wholesale Volume Hurts Pre-Owned Values

Prices for used vehicles declined 4.2% in the first 10 months of 2019 while volume increased 5.2%, J.D. Power analysts say, a trend that has begun to affect the commercial market.

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Priority One Makes 2019 One Tampa Bay List

Priority One Makes 2019 One Tampa Bay List

Priority One Financial Services has been recognized as a One Tampa Bay honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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General Motors has filed a racketeering lawsuit against its crosstown competitor, Fiat Chrysler...

GM Accuses FCA of Bribery, Corruption in RICO Suit

General Motors has sued Fiat Chrysler in federal court, alleging FCA bribed United Auto Workers officials to secure concessions that included an undue share of lower-wage workers.

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The RepairPal Certified network includes more than 2,500 U.S. auto repair shops.

RepairPal Shops to Perform DOWC Service Contract Repairs

A new partnership connects Dealer Owned Warranty Company service contract holders with RepairPal’s network of 2,500 certified repair shops.

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The all-new Kia Telluride won the Best New Model category in the Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best...

Telluride Wins Best New Model in 2020 Best Buy Awards

Kelley Blue Book has named the Kia Telluride America’s best new model for the 2020-MY. A Honda vehicle won the Best Buy award in five categories, including compact car and SUV.

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Sales of trucks and SUVs, such as the Audi Q7, have helped auto finance sources grow balances...

Auto Loan and Lease Activity Slows as Balances Grow

Equifax analysts say U.S. auto loan and lease originations declined 0.6% and 3.9% year-over-year in the first half of 2019, but balances for new vehicle loans were up 2.6%.

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A new integration was designed to simplify the lease contract submission process by...

Dealertrack F&I Streamlines Lease Contract Workflow

Dealers on the CDK Global DMS can now import lease deals into Digital Contracting on the Dealertrack uniFI platform, part of an upgrade also designed to benefit finance sources.

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Experts Urge Dealers to Unite Sales and F&I

Experts Urge Dealers to Unite Sales and F&I

Learn how empowering sales to advocate for F&I promotes trust and transparency in the car buying process and maximizes the sale of protection products.

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports auto loan originations grew in Q3 despite a 7.4%...

Auto Loans and Leases Up 1% in Q3

The Federal Reserve reports U.S. car buyers borrowed $159 billion in the third quarter, a modest gain powered by a 6% increase in originations to prime credit customers.

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Steve McBride, executive director of Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery, poses with a recently purchased...

Ford Credit Tops All Finance Sources in Customer Satisfaction

Ford Motor Credit is No. 1 in J.D. Power’s latest rankings of customer satisfaction with auto finance companies. Analysts say the metric is increasingly driven by the digital experience.

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PWI has expanded into the mobility space with new coverage options for rideshare vehicles.

PWI Adds Rideshare Coverage to Service Contracts

Preferred Warranties announced a series of enhancements to its vehicle protection plans lineup, including expanded terms and coverage for rideshare customers.

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Bloomberg reports an overstock of 5,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles at the end of the third quarter...

Bloomberg: FCA Banking Unordered Vehicles, Pressuring Dealers

A Bloomberg report accuses Fiat Chrysler of creating a ‘sales bank’ of up to 40,000 new vehicles, reviving an old practice that could stoke tension among dealers and investors.

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Buick ranks highest among mass market brands in J.D. Power’s Sales Satisfaction Index Study for...

Buick, Porsche Lead Latest Sales Satisfaction Index

J.D. Power analysts ranked Buick and Porsche highest among mass market and highline brands in its latest study dedicated gauging satisfaction and future loyalty among U.S. car buyers.

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In October, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that hundreds of Chrysler dealers...

Chrysler Dealers to Appeal Claims Court Loss

An attorney representing hundreds of former Chrysler franchisees in a $1 billion lawsuit against the federal government plans to file an appeal that could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Automotive Consulting Enterprises Debuts In-House Training Program

Automotive Consulting Enterprises Debuts In-House Training Program

Enrollment is now open for classes held at Automotive Consulting Enterprises' new automotive training facility at the company’s Kansas City-area headquarters.

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Charlotte, N.C.-based Sonic Automotive grew F&I profit per vehicle retailed by 18% on a...

AutoNation, Sonic Set Records as Publics Grow PVR

All six of America’s big publicly traded dealership groups enjoyed year-over-year gains in F&I profit per vehicle retailed in Q3, led by record highs at AutoNation and Sonic Automotive.

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Protective Enhances RV Service Contract Program

Protective Enhances RV Service Contract Program

Protective Asset Protection has released a series of enhancements to coverage, eligibility, terms, collateral, and training for its XtraRide program.

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NAC Adds New VSC, Ancillaries, Loyalty to Powersports Suite

NAC Adds New VSC, Ancillaries, Loyalty to Powersports Suite

National Auto Care announced the addition of an exclusionary VSC, GAP, tire and wheel, theft, and a loyalty program to its powersports F&I product offerings.

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