Oct
19

Used Car Pricing Tools – Digital Dealer Conf. 2010

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Oct
16

Usedcar prices fall as ending leases fill dealer lots

Usedcar prices fall as ending leases fill dealer lots
It's a good time to buy a used car. Millions of previously owned cars and trucks are flooding the market as leases expire and customers look to upgrade. Prices have fallen since the start of the summer, and inventories are climbing. It's a delayed …
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Lithia says profit hurt by drop in used car prices, sector stocks fall
(Reuters) – U.S. auto dealer Lithia Motors Inc (LAD.N) said a drop in used-vehicle prices hurt third-quarter profit and the company also cut its fourth-quarter forecast, signaling that a recovering auto sales market would weigh on the earnings of dealers.
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Car Dealers Crash On Lithia News Of Weak Used Car Prices LAD KMX
A drop in used-car values damaged third-quarter earnings at Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) and caused it to reduce per-share earnings guidance well below Wall Street views, the Oregon-based auto dealer said Monday, sending the IBD 50 stock crashing 19%.
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Sep
28

Auto Dealer Fraud… Its Everywhere

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Jul
02

Introducing Scout Automotive… Driving Dealer Sales to New Heights


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014

TradeInVelocity, the most complete solution for dealers looking to provide customers a true end-to-end online purchasing experience, chose the NADA Convention & Expo 2014 to announce a new name and rebranding.

Moving forward, the company will be known as Scout Automotive, representing the companys ultimate goal to assist consumers in all elements of searching for and finding their next car. Scout Automotive utilizes pricing data as determined by industry leader NADA Guides.

This name change is about simplifying a process that has been made too difficult for consumers, said Scout Automotive Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Brett Lippel. Using a dealers website shouldnt lead the customer to third party sites where the lead is potentially sent to multiple dealersit should lead to a sale for the dealer.

We like what Scout represents: our ability to cut through all of the information that exists and find the best solution for both consumer and dealerreally allowing them to be prepared, added Lippel.

The branding change is part of an aggressive push in 2014 that will include major alliances with like-minded dealer-centric partners as well as a major influx of new clients.

As part of Scouts native programming, the customer interface is embedded into the dealer website, where it can be white labeled or referred to as the NADA Guides Trade-In Value. Additionally, dealers add live links to their inventory, allowing customers to select a car and make an appointment, all without leaving the dealers site.

While it is something that we do better than anyone else in this space, helping dealers provide a fair and accurate price for their customers trade-in isnt the only part of the transaction we deal with, added Lippel. Our suite of white labeled and customizable products allows dealers to provide their customers with a seamless experience that keeps them on the dealership website and as an active buyer, longer.

Scout offers four levels of solutions that offer dealers high powered tools to increase sales, including white label branding, customizable interfaces, analytic reporting, printable confirmation certificate, basic payment calculator, appointment scheduler, proprietary custom photo and video uploader, real-time inventory integration and geo-tracking, social media integration, a premium finance tool and the proprietary Used Car Market Report, which searches the Internet to give dealers a range of used car pricing.

Started in 2004 as GetAutoAppraise.com, Scout has experienced steady growth by adding to and refining its product offerings as well as adding new, dealer-centric partners like NADA and Frasier McCombs.

The name change went into effect on January 1, 2014 with a soft launch to dealers currently on the program and was followed by brand integration, including new logos and website.

About Scout Auto

Scout Auto is a business-to-business (B2B), fully digital and embedded trade-in tool that resides on your dealer website, allowing you to keep your customers actively using your site and purchasing your cars. Utilizing NADAguides proprietary trade-in data, Scout Auto has a proprietary interface that allows your customers to simultaneously receive information on their trade while viewing your inventory, landing on a desired car and setting an appointment and is the only on-site tool that is optimized for mobile, either through your website or mobile app. Based in San Diego, Scout Auto is partnered with Frasier McCombs Capital and NADA Guides. Interested dealers can contact Scout Auto at info(at)scoutautomotive(dot)com or visit the company website at http://www.scoutautomotive.com.







Jun
12

How to Buy Extended Warranties for new cars and used cars, avoid dealer scams

How to Buy Extended Warranties for new cars and used cars, avoid dealer scams

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May
22

DealerRater Announces Preliminary Results for the 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

DealerRater, the worlds premier car dealer review web site, today announced the current front-runners for the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award Program. The awards are given annually for distinction in outstanding customer service based upon customers reviews of their dealership experiences shared on DealerRaters web site. Final results will be announced at the 2014 NADA Convention and Exposition, in New Orleans, LA, January 24-27.

For the 2014 awards, weve posted the initial front-runners in advance to give dealers a few more weeks to put the pedal to the medal if needed and make a last final push for the finish line, said Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater. With the growing importance of dealership reviews in the car-buying experience, our Dealer of the Year winners are able to differentiate themselves for competitive gain over other dealers across North America.

The current front-runners of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award Program listed alphabetically based on brand categories that have three or more dealers in the running include:

United States

Acura

Acura of Westchester Larchmont, NY

Courtesy Acura Littleton, CO

Curry Acura Scarsdale, NY

Park Ave Acura Rochelle Park, NJ

McGrath Acura of Westmont

Audi

Prestige Audi N Miami Beach, FL

Audi Conshohocken Conshohocken, PA

Audi Coral Springs Coral Springs, FL

Bell Audi Edison, NJ

Crown Audi Clearwater, FL

BMW

Park Ave BMW Rochelle Park, NJ

Rallye BMW Westbury, NY

Chapman BMW on Camelback Phoenix, AZ

Ganley BMW Middleburg Heights, OH

Germain BMW of Naples Naples, FL

Buick

Coulter Cadillac Phoenix, AZ

Flemington Chevrolet Buick GMC Flemington, NJ

Sullivan Buick GMC Arlington Heights, IL

Lester Glenn Buick GMC Toms River, NJ

Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC Dallas, GA

Cadillac

Coulter Cadillac Phoenix, AZ

McDonald GMC Cadillac Saginaw, MI

Holm Automotive Center Inc Abilene, KS

ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac Inc Ballwin, MO

LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac Highland, MI

Chevrolet

Phillips Chevrolet Frankfort, IL

Sands Chevrolet Glendale Glendale, AZ

Hare Chevrolet Noblesville, IN

Carter Chevrolet Manchester, CT

Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook Bolingbrook, IL

Chrysler

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Walled Lake, MI

Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bourbonnais, IL

Naperville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Naperville, IL

Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge Hudson, MA

Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Cornelius, NC

Dodge

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Walled Lake, MI

Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bourbonnais, IL

Naperville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Naperville, IL

Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge Hudson, MA

Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Cornelius, NC

FIAT

Rick Case FIAT Davie, FL

JMK FIAT Springfield, MA

Crown FIAT of Dublin Dublin, OH

FIAT of Fairfield County Stamford, CT

FIAT of Austin Austin, TX

Ford

Glockner South Point Ford South Point, OH

Bozard Ford Lincoln St. Augustine, FL

Ditschman/Flemington Ford Lincoln Flemington, NJ

Five Star Ford North Richland Hills, TX

Klaben Ford Lincoln Kent, OH

GMC

Coulter Cadillac Phoenix, AZ

Flemington Chevrolet Buick GMC Flemington, NJ

Sullivan Buick GMC Arlington Heights, IL

McDonald GMC Cadillac Saginaw, MI

Lester Glenn Buick GMC Toms River, NJ

Honda

Bommarito Honda Hazelwood, MO

AutoPark Honda Cary, NC

Galpin Honda Mission Hills, CA

DCH Academy Honda Old Bridge, NJ

Brandon Honda Tampa, FL

Hyundai

Crown Hyundai St. Petersburg, FL

Harbor Hyundai Long Beach, CA

Hyundai of St. Augustine St. Augustine, FL

Ron Carter Hyundai Friendswood, TX

Long Island City Hyundai Long Island City, NY

Infiniti

Infiniti of Naperville Lisle Naperville, IL

Circle Infiniti West Long Branch, NJ

Douglas Infiniti Summit, NJ

Flemington Infiniti Flemington, NJ

Salerno Duane Infiniti of Denville Denville, NJ

Jaguar

Wilde Jaguar of Sarasota Sarasota, FL

Crown Jaguar St. Petersburg, FL

Jaguar Land Rover Annapolis Annapolis, MD

Checkered Flag Audi Porsche Jaguar Virginia Beach, VA

Sill-Terhar Motors Broomfield, CO

Jeep

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Walled Lake, MI

Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bourbonnais, IL

Naperville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Naperville, IL

Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge Hudson, MA

Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Cornelius, NC

Kia

Bulldog Kia Bogart, GA

Luther Nissan Kia Inver Grove Heights, MN

Orlando Kia West Orlando, FL

Kia Country of Charleston Charleston, SC

Peak Kia Littleton, CO

Land Rover

Princeton Land Rover Princeton, NJ

Jaguar Land Rover Annapolis Annapolis, MD

Land Rover Mt. Kisco Mt. Kisco, NY

Patrick Jaguar Land Rover Naperville, IL

The Sharpe Collection Grand Rapids, MI

Lexus

Wilde Lexus of Sarasota Sarasota, FL

Park Place Lexus Plano Plano, TX

Meade Lexus of Southfield Southfield, MI

Park Place Lexus Grapevine Grapevine, TX

Herb Chambers Lexus of Sharon Sharon, MA

Lincoln

Bozard Ford Lincoln St. Augustine, FL

Ditschman/Flemington Ford Lincoln Flemington, NJ

Klaben Ford Lincoln Kent, OH

Fair Oaks Ford-Lincoln Inc Naperville, IL

Fiesta Ford Lincoln Indio, CA

Maserati

Boardwalk Ferrari Maserati of Plano Plano, TX

Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta Roswell, GA

Foreign Cars Italia Greensboro, NC

Mazda

Mazda of Elk Grove Elk Grove, CA

ODaniel Automart/Mazda Fort Wayne, IN

Cardinale Way Mazda Mesa, AZ

Sport Mazda Orlando, FL

Russell & Smith Mazda Houston, TX

Mercedes-Benz

Atlanta Classic Cars Duluth, GA

Tysinger Motor Company Hampton, VA

Mercedes-Benz of Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY

Marcedes-Benz of Tampa Tampa, FL

Crown Eurocars of Dublin Dublin, OH

MINI

Prestige Mini Ramsey, NJ

Moritz BMW Mini Arlington, TX

Braman Mini of West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL

Mini of Manhattan New York, NY

Richmond BMW/Mini Richmond, VA

Mitsubishi

RC Hill Mitsubishi DeLand, FL

Crown Kia Mitsubishi St. Petersburg, FL

Kelly Mitsubishi Emmaus, PA

Parkway Mitsubishi Lagrange, GA

Paramus Mitsubishi Paramus, NJ

Nissan

Eisenhauer Nissan Inc. Wernersville, PA

Newton Nissan Gallatin, TN

Luther Nissan Kia Inver Grove Heights, MN

Sonora Nissan Yuma, AZ

DCH Freehold Nissan Freehold, NJ

Porsche

Hennessy Porsche North Atlanta Roswell, GA

Walters Porsche Riverside, CA

Flemington Volkswagen Porsche Audi Flemington< NJ
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Feb
06

Latest GMEP Graduating Class Completes the 11-Month NCM? Institute Auto Dealer Development Program


Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) January 20, 2014

NCM Associates recently concluded another series of General Management Executive Program sessions and rewarded the 21 graduating dealership managers with their certificates of completion at a dinner reception in Kansas City. It is our honor to assist in the professional development of yet another class of impressive managers and up-and-coming dealership leaders, said NCM CEO and President, Paul Faletti Jr. Having completed the NCM Institute’s most demanding academic program, I am confident these men and women are well prepared to not only be more effective in their management roles today, they will be instrumental their dealerships growth and future success.

Sam Asaad, a general sales manager and one of the graduates who received his certificate this month, told NCM that after years of experience in the car business, he thought he knew all he needed to know about running a dealership. Coming to this class has opened my eyes to understand and use the information that I learned to run a better operation and be able to measure success. I now understand how to better our day-to-day business and increase profit, he said.

Kyle Dudgeon, another graduate and the general manager at Evans Toyota (Ft. Wayne, IN), had this to say about the program: The information is invaluable when implemented and used correctly, so for that I am thankful. I will miss coming back every two months and having the pleasure of surrounding myself with so many smart and talented people. If anyone is ever questioning taking this class I urge you to move forward.

The General Management Executive Program, through a comprehensive and intensive curriculum taught by successful industry veteran instructors, is designed to equip current and future automotive dealership executives for long-term success in retail automotive management. With emphasis in dealership financial and operational best practices, the programs objective is to build a solid executive leadership foundation in order to strengthen dealership operating performance today and sustain the long-term viability of the retail automotive industry.

The NCM Institute is a well-established training partner to retail automotive dealers, having trained thousands of dealership managers, executives and dealer principals since its inception just three years ago. NCMi? is unique in that it uses a combination of dedicated instructors and visiting faculty from the NCM Retail Operations Consulting and NCM 20 Groups divisions to teach the management and leadership best practices used in some of the nations leading automotive dealerships.

Below are the names of the 21 GMEP graduates who received their certificates of completion last month:

Marcus DeAngelis, Burlington KIA

Josh Bentley, Man O’ War Harley Davidson????????????????????

Tom Ebenreck, Plaza Lexus of Creve Coeur????????????????????

Nick Green, Harry Green Chevrolet Nissan????

Jim Schlabach, Plaza Infiniti of Creve Coeur

Ben Nusinow, Lexus of Highland Park????????????

Chris Scatterday, Lexus of Mt. Kisco????????????

Kyle Dudgeon, Evans Toyota

Mark Rodrigues, Evans Toyota????????????????????????

Frank Geary, Sunset Porsche Audi????????

Pete Van Horn, Sawicki Motors????

Josh Goldfarb, Subaru of America – Western Region

Shanna McGrath, McGrath Audi of Glenview

David McGrath, McGrath Honda of Elgin

Eric Clark, Glenn Toyota

Jason Horack, Hare Chevrolet

Michael Mitchell, Coastal Chevrolet

Brandon Rodgers, Vaden Nissan of Hinesville

Brian Limbaugh, Limbaugh Toyota

Dick Strong, Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Sam Asaad

For information about the General Management Executive Program or the NCM Institute and its complete suite of traditional, Web-based, and private management training options, call 866.756.2620 or stop by the NCM booth #4355 at the NADA 2014 Expo January 25-27, 2014 in New Orleans.

About NCM Associates, Inc.

NCM Associates, Inc. is the originator of the automotive industry 20 Group peer collaboration process and has been providing dealership Benchmark analytics, Education and Retail Operations Consulting services to the industry since 1947. Located in Overland Park, KS, NCM provides a robust suite of services designed to drive dealership profitability using its proven, operations-focused Benchmark? for Success program with new and pre-owned U.S. automotive dealerships, as well as with dealerships in more than 20 other industries. NCM Associates is proud to be 100% employee-owned. For more information about NCM Associates, visit http://www.ncm20.com or call 800.756.2620.







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Nov
11

DealerRater Integrates Car Dealer Reviews into vAuto Genius Labs AutoVisor Product


Waltham, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013

DealerRater, the worlds premier car dealer review web site, today announced a partnership with vAuto to integrate DealerRater car dealer reviews into vAuto Genius Labs AutoVisor product, a dynamic vehicle validation tool. Through this partnership, more than 1 million car dealer reviews are integrated and easily accessible in the AutoVisor tool. The AutoVisor tool also integrates with other leading data sources including AutoTrader.com, CARFAX, and Kelley Blue Books KBB.com. These integrations make AutoVisor the only used vehicle sales tool that gives dealers and their customers greater confidence in every deal.

DealerRater remains committed to offering the dealer community the most innovative products and services in the reputation management and social media arenas, which is why we chose to integrate with such a market leader as vAuto, said Chip Grueter, DealerRater president. With this integration, AutoVisor reports now provide immediate access to the largest online resource of dealer reviews, which helps car buyers gain greater confidence that theyve found a dealer dedicated to quality customer service.

Powered by vAutos Live Market View technology, dealers can generate real-time AutoVisor reports with a single click when a customer indicates interest in a vehicle, either online or in the showroom. Each on-demand report details the cars condition/mileage, reviews and specifications; compares the car and its price with similar units in the market; and highlights customer reviews and testimonials about the dealership.

Auto dealers will be able to showcase three of their DealerRater reviews in an AutoVisor report, including a direct link to the dealers review page on DealerRater.com.

In addition to knowing theyve got the right car and the right price, todays consumers want to know theyre doing business with a good dealer, says Todd Kinzle, director of operations for vAuto Genius Labs. The AutoVisor integration with DealerRater provides the trusted customer reviews and testimonials that help dealer sales teams consistently and effectively echo the why buy with us? value proposition consumers look for online.

The DealerRater site receives a new review submitted every 55 seconds. With its unparalleled volume of dealer reviews now surpassing 1 million, 26 percent of all franchised dealers in the U.S. have embraced DealerRater and its award-winning Certified Dealer Program as a critical component of their online reputation management efforts. On average, DealerRater.com and other web site pages that display DealerRater content or branding attract more than 3 million unique visitors per month.

For more information, visit http://www.DealerRater.com, or call 800-266-9455.

About vAuto:

vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. vAutos Provision? Suite offers premium products that guide used vehicle acquisition, appraisals, pricing, merchandising and transparent sales processes for dealers based on real-time supply-and-demand data in their markets. vAuto Genius Labs provides smart, simple and stand-alone solutions that address everyday used vehicle management challenges. Today, thousands of dealerships across the United States and Canada rely on vAutos industry-leading solutions. vAutos visionary founder Dale Pollak has just released Velocity Overdrive: The Road to Reinvention. The book is the third in his best-selling Velocity series, which guides dealers to greater success through the Velocity Method of Management. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL, vAuto maintains a research and development center in Austin, TX, and the vAuto Genius Labs office in Longmont, CO. vAuto is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader Group. Additional information about vAuto is available at http://www.vauto.com.

About DealerRater:

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the worlds #1 online resource for anyone seeking trusted third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features nearly 40,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, 1 million consumer reviews and over 1 million cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 9.5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals all for free.

In addition, DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Today, nearly 4,700 dealers are members of the award-winning DealerRater? Certified Dealer Program. DealerRater is proud to have earned the #137 position on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. DealerRater was also the recent recipient of a Top Rated Reputation Management Award in the fourth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. For more information, visit http://www.DealerRater.com or call 800-266-9455.







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Sep
23

CAR-Research XRM Unveils New CRM Dealer Solutions

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 21, 2013

CAR-Research XRM has been the go-to resource for many dealerships to accomplish goals and improve success. The company recently has announced a new CRM dealer solution to enhance the benefits it provides to its customers.

A New Single Solution

Business owners and managers today have access to a wide range of CRM tools and programs. Some of these are designed to perform very specific functions but do not take a comprehensive approach to addressing all of a dealerships needs. To make the most of technology, it is often necessary for companies to use multiple tools and find ways to bring them together.

The new CRM solution available through CAR-Research XRM, however, is designed to provide dealers with a single, comprehensive solution that addresses all of their needs with outstanding results.

How It Works

The CAR-Research XRM CRM solution is a comprehensive tool with many functional features specifically designed for car dealerships. For example, it is designed to attract more traffic to a dealerships website, and it has added features to help the sales staff communicate with and monitor their relationship with different leads.

In addition, the CRM has a special database feature to help sales staff determine what a leads objections are, which can be hugely beneficial: once an objection is known, the sales team can overcome it to close a sale. Finally, the solution also has a vehicle exchange function that may be used by the dealers service department. The service department is a revenue-driving aspect of the operation, and finding a way to boost its profits will have a direct impact on the bottom line.

The Benefits

The CRM from CAR-Research XRM is designed to help dealers in many ways. Altogether, the solution is an affordable way to boost profits. As such, it will yield a strong return on investment. It is designed specifically for car dealership companies and can be customized to meet the needs of a specific dealership. Because it is comprehensive, designed with dealers in mind and customizable, it is the only CRM tool that a dealership needs to have today.

Dealership owners and managers interested in learning more about what how innovative CRM solution can make a difference in their companies can contact CAR-Research XRM to request a demonstration and more information. By speaking with a representative at CAR-Research XRM today, managers and owners are taking the first step toward greater success.

About

CAR-Research XRM has been working hard to promote the best interests of its clients for years. Dealer owners and managers have consistently relied on the solutions available from this company, and those who are interested in exploring the solutions that it offers today should contact CAR-Research XRM for more information. To contact the company, call 800-376-5918.







Jun
29

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