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Can anything be done to thwart OEM barriers to the sale of non-factory-branded F&I products?...

The Fight for Choice: F&I Products and the Rise of the OEMs

Can anything be done to thwart OEM barriers to the sale of non-factory-branded F&I products? Legal experts say it will take a concerted effort on the part of franchised dealers.

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Step into the near future with 22 leading agents and executives, all offering their predictions...

AE Industry Trends for 2019

Step into the near future with 22 leading agents and executives, all offering their predictions for a new year that promises sweeping change for a rapidly evolving F&I industry.

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An Interview with Jim Ziegler

AE talks sales, F&I, and agency operations with Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler SuperSystems.

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Q&A with TecAssured

Presenter and TecAssured executive Joseph Pesce offers his thoughts on the inaugural Technology Challenge at Industry Summit.

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Is the F&I Office Tone Deaf?

Is the F&I Office Tone Deaf?

Agents know similarly trained and equipped F&I managers can produce at dramatically different levels. Top trainer explains why that is and how a few proven steps can change the tone of the F&I presentation to the benefit of the customer, the dealership, and your agency.

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StoneEagle F&I’s executive leadership team will include CEO Cindy Allen and COO Kumar...

F&I Admin Merges With StoneEagle

F&I Administration Solutions has merged with StoneEagle to form StoneEagle F&I.

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Agency Intellectual Property Under Spotlight at Agent Summit

Attorneys Matt Bartle and David Marcus will offer a comprehensive review of proprietary agency data types and who can claim ownership of them at a special, Agent Principals-Only session planned for this year’s Agent Summit.

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The 2016 Porsche 911 earned J.D. Power’s first-ever Most Dependable Model award in the 2019 U.S....

JD Power Finds Trouble in 2019 Dependability Study

Emerging service issues darken J.D. Power’s otherwise upbeat 2016-MY vehicle reliability report, which finds an industrywide improvement of 4% and mass-market vehicles outperforming highlines for the first time.

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Auto/Mate Expands Sales and Marketing Teams, Promotes Heaton to VP

Auto/Mate Expands Sales and Marketing Teams, Promotes Heaton to VP

Alan Heaton has been promoted to vice president of sales as part of an expansion of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems’ sales and marketing teams.

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Metrey to Talk Product Compliance at Agent Summit

Metrey to Talk Product Compliance at Agent Summit

NADA executive and attorney Paul Metrey will present ‘Voluntary Protection Products: An Approach to Strengthening Compliance’ at Agent Summit 2019.

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Troussov Launches Mezen Dealer Services

F&I veteran Tony Troussov has launched Mezen Dealer Services, a Minneapolis-based performance improvement company.

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Known as “The Dean” of the U.S. Congress, John David Dingell Jr. was its longest-serving member,...

Rep. John Dingell, Auto Industry Advocate, Dead at 92

Former U.S. Congressman John David Dingell Jr. has died, leaving a legacy of service to his Michigan district, advocacy for the U.S. auto industry, and pivotal roles in sweeping federal legislation.

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Dave Anderson Plans Agent Summit Return

Dave Anderson Plans Agent Summit Return

Sales, management, and leadership expert Dave Anderson will serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Agent Summit, his first appearance since delivering a show-stopping speech at the 2016 event.

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Planned enhancements to Manheim’s dealer-facing solutions include a redesigned website.

Manheim to Pilot New Digital Experience

Manheim announced a second-quarter pilot of ‘personalized’ enhancements to its homepage, search, mobile app, Simulcast, and Selling Center with a select group of U.S. auto dealers.

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Allstate Names MaximTrak a Preferred Partner

Allstate Dealer Services and MaximTrak Technologies have entered into a preferred partnership designed to benefit dealers and agents.

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AUL Promotes Frank to Operations Manager

AUL Promotes Frank to Operations Manager

AUL Corp. announced the promotion of ‘rising star’ Deonna Frank to the position of manager of operations and cancelations.

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“Give It Everything,” a 100-second ad for the new Kia Telluride, celebrates the people of West...

Super Bowl Spikes: Kia, Hyundai, Toyota Find End Zone

Executives and analysts with Cox Automotive listed Kia, Toyota, and Hyundai among the factories whose Super Bowl car commercials sparked interest and traffic among car buyers.

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Agent Summit Names 2019 Advisory Board

A seven-member advisory board will set the agenda for Agent Summit 2019 under the leadership of returning board chair Randy Crisorio.

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Pennsylvania dealer Andy Gabler has resigned as president of the National Independent Automotive...

Gabler Resigns NIADA Post Following FBI Raid

Andy Gabler has resigned as president of the National Independent Automotive Dealers Association following an FBI raid of his home and dealerships.

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Dealers who responded to Protective’s online survey said vehicle service contracts (41.9%) and...

Survey: F&I Was Bright Spot for Dealers in 2018

An online dealer survey commissioned by Protective Asset Protection shows sales of F&I products were up an average of 10% in 2018 despite flat overall margins.

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APEX EV is a new service contract designed specifically for pre-owned electric vehicles such as...

AmTrust, Endurance Partner on EV Service Contract

AmTrust Financial and Endurance DS announced the launch of APEX EV, billed as the industry’s first electric-vehicle service contract to cover batteries.

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Average retained values for compact cars such as the 2017 Nissan Sentra were up 0.11% in...

Retention Index Slips for Second Straight Month

Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index declined nearly across the board for the second consecutive month in January, offset by modest gains in the compact and mid-size segments.

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