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November 2015, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Agents of Change

Northwest Honda’s GM Tony Carter and business managers Sam Baylasy (center) and Camille Kim (right) are putting information about F&I online to build trust with customers.

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

Studies show that change is coming to the finance department, and dealerships like Northwest Honda and Southern Chrysler-Jeep are making sure their F&I offices are ahead of the digital curve.

Tags: Covideo, EasyCare, F&I products, F&I Video, Online Buying, Online Marketing, Service Contracts, Video Advertising, YouTube

August 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Fueling the Service Pump

By John Lovin

The F&I office can fuel a dealership’s service-retention efforts. F&I insider offers up some recommendations designed to drive car buyers into the service lane.

Tags: parts and service, Prepaid Maintenance, Service Contracts, Tire and Wheel

May 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Vehicle Dependability Declines

Top 10 nameplates with most problems per 100 vehicles

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

In the same month Consumer Reports advised consumers to skip vehicle service contracts, J.D. Power reported that vehicle dependability declined for the first time in 15 years.

Tags: Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and Associates, Service Contracts, Trends, Vehicle Dependability

August 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Going Off Script

By John Lovin

The magazine’s newest F&I trainer offers six insights on how to drive a better connection with customers.

Tags: Customer Service, office, Service Contracts, step-selling

October 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Jennifer Washington

These five individuals were named category winners for having the best on-camera F&I presentations in five categories. Find out what strategies they employ in the F&I office.

Tags: F&I Presentation, FandIdol, GAP, Industry Summit 2011, key replacement, Service Contracts, Tire and Wheel, Vehicle Theft

July 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

A New Lease on Profits

By Rick McCormick

By all accounts, leasing is back, but that doesn’t mean your F&I profits have to suffer. F&I trainer breaks down a process for making leasing a win-win for the finance office and the dealership.

Tags: leasing, new-vehicle leasing, Service Contracts, vehicle leasing

July 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Tour That Drives VSC and PPM Sales

Salespeople should lead customers on a guided tour of the service and parts department while the F&I manager prepares their paperwork.

By Gerry Gould

The best way to sell a VSC is to create awareness of the need for service and to demonstrate your ability to handle it. F&I trainer explains how a quick tour of your service and parts department can do just that.

Tags: parts and service, Service Contracts, Vehicle Maintenance

May 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Going Big Time

By Gregory Arroyo

Warrantech’s top executive opens up about the 28-year-old company’s recent acquisition, its redesigned product line and more.

Tags: F&I product provider, F&I products, reinsurance, Service Contracts, Warrantech Automotive

April 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Turning Objections Into Sales

By Ronald J. Reahard

F&I trainer runs through six objection-handling techniques for selling service contracts and GAP, and offers advice for closing the customers who listen.

Tags: Customer Service, GAP, objection handling, Service Contracts

November 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Direct Marketing Takes Center Stage

The direct-to-consumer panel session was moderated by (left to right) VisionMenu’s Ron Martin and included Ristken’s Patrick DeMarco, APCO’s Larry Dorfman, CNA’s Jay Sharpnack, the AFIP’s David Robertson and NAC’s Pete Biscardi.

By Editorial Staff

Industry leaders offered their thoughts on whether direct-to-consumer marketing has a place inside dealerships.

Tags: F&I Conference & Expo, marketing, Service Contracts

February 2010, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

Protective Talks Credit, F&I Products and GAP’s Improved Stance

By Gregory Arroyo

The magazine goes one-on-one with Brent Griggs, president of Protective’s Asset Protection Division, to discuss a host of topics ― from the F&I product sales and the credit market, to the company’s recent purchase of Prizm. Find out why the company is feeling positive about the coming year.

Tags: ancillary products, Cash for Clunkers program, F&I sales, GAP, Prizm Group, Protective, reinsurance, Service Contracts

July 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Bridging the Finance Gap

By Gregory Arroyo

Service Payment Plan has definitely been busy these days. Listen to what the company’s founder says about the current market, and how his company can help.

Tags: Credit, parts and service, Service Contracts

May 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Driving Profits Through the Service Lane

By Jorge Moas

Creating a process for the service department to sell service contracts isn’t a new concept, but it’s gained a lot of interest lately. F&I expert provides a road map for instituting such a process, and says a successful program needs to start with the dealer.

Tags: economic downturn, fixed operations, JM&A Group, parts and service, Service Contracts

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Reinsurance’s Resurrection

By Kelli Wood

Ask Bob Cockerham about his reinsurance program and he's quick to say it was his dealership's one glimmer of hope.

Tags: FEDERAL REGULATION, IRS, reinsurance, Service Contracts, tax and title fees

July 2007, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Creating a Pay Plan That Impacts Sales, Compliance

By Becky Chernek

Ancillary products can generate as much as 60 percent of gross profit. Does your pay plan reflect that? Pay plans should reward for superior and compliant performance, but are you factoring in today’s market trends?

Tags: compliance, GAP, Payment Plan, Service Contracts

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Help! My Dealership Is Packing Payments

By Ronald J. Reahard
Top trainer comes to the rescue of an F&I manager who fears an antiquated, discredited, and deceptive sales tactic has taken root at his store.

Sharing the Profit

By Ronald J. Reahard
After losing members of his sales team, a dealer asks the magazine’s resident F&I expert for his take on paying salespeople on F&I income.

Menus Don’t Work Miracles

By Ronald J. Reahard

Avoiding the AAA Objection

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
Red Flags Alert

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor believes recent regulatory activity should serve as a warning to dealers who haven’t dusted off their Red Flags compliance programs in the years since the rule took effect.

GAP Suffers Another Setback

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor reveals the truth behind an NPR report critical of the industry’s efforts to undo the Military Lending Act guidance that put the brakes on GAP sales.

Car Buyers Need F&I

By Gregory Arroyo

Protecting F&I’s Future

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
Readers Are Leaders

By Marv Eleazer
Do you know the minimum amount of tread depth a tire must have for a tire-and-wheel claim to be approved? If you don’t, His Madness has a message for you.

Comply Like Nobody’s Watching

By Marv Eleazer
His Madness wants F&I pros to commit to ethical dealings with customers and finance sources because it’s the right thing to do, not just for the very real threat of reprisal.

'We Never Buy This Stuff'

By Marv Eleazer

Stop Painting Dealers With a Broad Brush

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
Bound to Fail

By Jim Ziegler
Da Man returns with a message to vehicle manufacturers jumping into the subscription waters: It ain’t gonna happen.

Sharpen Your Survival Skills

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ has a plan you can use to survive the collapse of the car business and remain profitable through the dealer apocalypse.

Sales Rock Stars Still Exist

By Jim Ziegler

The New Stooges

By Jim Ziegler