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June 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Menu Battle

By Gregory Arroyo

Ristken Software Service’s top executive sits down with the magazine to talk about an aspect of the menu business that hasn’t received much fanfare.

Tags: e-contracting, F&I menus, software

June 2010, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Mobilization Nation

By Gregory Arroyo

This month, Germain Motor Co. steps into the mobile world with a dealership-branded mobile app. Find out what it has planned for its new marketing engine.

Tags: marketing, mobile leads, software

April 2010, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Data-Driven Success

Deal Jacket Name: Bill Pearson, co-owner of Finish Line Ford Location: Peoria, Ill. Software Providers: DMS – Reynolds; Menu – Ristken; Inventory – vAuto, Reynolds and Liquid Motors; Desking – Reynolds; Lead Generation – Dealer.com, AutoTrader.com, Cars.com and more; CRM – Dealer.com F&I products: vehicle service contracts, GAP, credit life insurance, roadside hazard protection, tire-and-wheel protection, key replacement

By Justina Ly

Ford dealer talks about how software helped his Peoria, Ill.-based outlet stay out of the red last year, and now has him primed to increase sales by 750 units.

Tags: F&I products, F&I Revenue, inventory, software, Vehicle Sales

February 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Testimonials

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Tags: dealer, Dealertrack, Market Scan, software

July 2004, F&I and Showroom - Feature

F&I = Future-Oriented & Innovative

By Ron Martin

To stay at the top of your game in this ever-changing industry, redefine the way you do F&I.

Tags: F&I manager, F&I process, software, training

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Selling High-Mileage VSC Plans

By Ronald J. Reahard
How do you sell a $3,000 VSC on an $8,000 car? Top trainer offers a four-step process to ensure every customer gets the protection they need.

Selling Warranty Compliance Plans

By Ronald J. Reahard
Do-it-yourself customers will tell you they prefer to save a few bucks by performing their own maintenance. F&I trainer has the perfect response for this common objection.

Handling the ‘Last Car’ Objection

By Ronald J. Reahard

Sold But Not Closed

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
Rescinding the CFPB’s Auto Finance Guidance

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor debunks a few myths about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, then explains why the industry is on the brink of repealing the bureau’s auto finance guidance.

Still a Work in Progress

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor explains why he put another digital retailing startup on the cover and looks at two studies that point to online car buying and financing still being a work in progress.

It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

By Gregory Arroyo

What's Really Behind the Subprime Pullback?

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
Your F&I Backup Plan

By Marv Eleazer
Equipment failures can’t stop an F&I manager who is prepared for any contingency. His Madness lists four backup plans you can implement today.

Love It or Leave It

By Marv Eleazer
His Madness is reminded that excelling at F&I requires true passion for the craft. He offers a few suggestions for staying focused and mentally sharp.

G.O.Y.A.

By Marv Eleazer

The Little Things

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
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
Da Man says $40,000-a-month sales rock stars still exist. He says you’ll find them on YouTube and Facebook Live.

The New Stooges

By Jim Ziegler

Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

By Jim Ziegler