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April 2016, F&I and Showroom - Feature

In the Driver's Seat

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By Melinda Zabritski

The auto finance industry broke several records in the fourth quarter of 2015, with loan balances, new-vehicle finance amounts and monthly payments reaching new highs.

Tags: Auto Leases, Auto Loans, new-vehicle sales, Used-Car Sales

March 2016, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Trouble Ahead

The current yield curve is pointing to interest rates rising over the next three to five years. For each 1% rise in interest rates, one would expect around a 4% drop in new-car sales.

By Michael Issa

Auto financial advisor returns to offer his take on what the recent weakness in stock market indices means to the economy, the industry, and dealer profitability.

Tags: new-vehicle sales, Profitability, Stock Market

January 2016, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Driving the Metal

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By Melinda Zabritski

New-vehicle registration volume returned to pre-recession levels in the third quarter thanks to a creative and willing auto finance market.

Tags: Auto Loan Terms, Credit Scores, leasing, New Vehicles, new-vehicle sales, Pricing

June 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Cloudy Outlook: Market Insiders Offer Their Prediction for 2011

“People thought I was crazy when I began lowering prices on my used cars based on market demand, and that resulted in a 300 percent increase in business.” — Bill Pearson, Finish Line Ford

By Gregory Arroyo

The industry is facing another possible crisis, but nobody seems to be in panic mode just yet.

Tags: new-vehicle market, new-vehicle sales, Used Vehicles, used-vehicle values, Vehicle Sales

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Discussing the Risk-Based Pricing Rule

By Ronald J. Reahard
The magazine’s resident F&I pro takes on a question about the Risk-Based Pricing Rule and its widely used exception notice.

(Video) Timing F&I

By Ronald J. Reahard
Feeling pressure from management to shorten time spent in finance, a producer from California asks the magazine’s resident F&I pro how to shorten the needs-discovery portion of his process.

(Video) Handling Remote Deliveries

By Ronald J. Reahard

Achieving $1,600 Per Copy

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
Credit Crisis or Market Rationalization?

By Gregory Arroyo
Delinquencies are rising and auto finance sources are responding. But the editor wonders if there’s something else at play.

How to Lose a Customer

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor shares a story of good intentions gone wrong. He believes there’s a learning lesson for all, including himself.

Resistance Isn’t Always Futile

By Gregory Arroyo

Time to Change the Message

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
Debating the Chargeback

By Marv Eleazer
Everyone has an opinion on how to limit chargebacks. His Madness delves into the passionate debate over how they're applied.

Simple Is as Simple Does

By Marv Eleazer
A surge in questions on social media about the proper way to transition to the menu presentation prompts His Madness to share his easy-to-master process. His advice is to keep it simple.

Finding Pleasantville

By Marv Eleazer

Taking Inventory

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ goes undercover to investigate how the national oil change shops are using underhanded tactics like efficiency, training and friendliness to steal your service business.

Who Shot the Dealer?

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ draws parallels between the Kennedy assassination and the ongoing campaign to undermine the existence of American car dealers.

Stop Flushing Those Ad Dollars

By Jim Ziegler

CPO: Are You In or Out?

By Jim Ziegler