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October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Asbury Realizes $28 Increase in Q3 F&I PVR

Training, improving the performance of the group’s bottom-third producers and increased product penetration were drivers of the group’s Q3 per-copy increase, which stood at $1,362.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I profit per vehicle retailed, PRU, PVR

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Offers A Resource for Better Hiring Practices

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has released a free e-book designed to help dealerships minimize employee turnover and improve hiring practices.

Tags: Auto/Mate, employee retention, Hiring, turnover

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

GM Financial’s Role as GM Captive Expanding in November

GM Financial's role as GM's captive will expand in early November with Ally's removal from the automaker's loan subvention programs.

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

SouthwestRe Rolls Out Multi-Guard Protection

The F&I product provider’s new all-in-one service contract brings together road-hazard protection, paintless dent repair, windshield repair and more.

Tags: paintless dent removal, Road Hazard Protection, SouthwestRe, Tire and Wheel, vehicle service contracts, windshield protection

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Cars.com to Sponsor DealerSocket’s Independent Dealer Conference

Cars.com will be the title sponsor of Innovate: The Independent Dealer Industry Conference, which features industry education for independent dealers nationwide.

Tags: Cars.com, DealerSocket, Independent Dealerships

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Davis-Moore Automotive Named F&I Dealer of the Year

Davis-Moore Automotive's Sean Tarbell accepts the F&I Dealer of the Year award on behalf of the group during Industry Summit 2015. 

Wichita, Kan.-based Davis-Moore Automotive took home the F&I Dealer of the Year award during a ceremony at Industry Summit this week.

Tags: compliance, DOY Winners, F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I profit, Industry Summit

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

F&I and Showroom to Name 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year

This year’s F&I Pacesetters consist of operations from Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. One of them will be named the 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year during a ceremony at the magazine's annual conference at the Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 10.

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Digitizing the F&I Process Increases Consumer Satisfaction, Study Shows

A new study commissioned by MakeMyDeal and F&I Express showed that consumers who experience a digitized F&I process were more satisfied, more likely to return for their next vehicle purchase and more likely to refer the selling dealership to friends and family.

Tags: digitize F&I, econtracting, F&I Express, F&I manager, F&I menu, F&I process, F&I products

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Larry H. Miller Store Manager Makes Top 25 Young Professionals List

Jarred Black, store manager of Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood, was named by ColoradoBiz Magazine to its sixth annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado.

Tags: employment, Larry H. Miller Dealerships

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

American Auto Guardian Unveils Consumer-Facing Mobile App

American Auto Guardian has released a new mobile app designed for its agents, dealers and the car-buying public. It interacts with all of the company’s products and allows for mobile contract registration, among other features.

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

Gould, Romani Discuss Industry Summit's 2015 Program

F&I Trainers Gerry Gould and Fernando Romani discuss Industry Summit's 2015 program (www.industrysummit.com). They also talk about what attendees can expect from their "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:40 a.m.

Tags: F&I manager, F&I products, F&I Tip of the Week, Fernando Romani, Gerry Gould, UDS

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Gould Bringing ‘F&I Tip of the Week’ to Industry Summit

Gerry Gould, the original host of F&I and Showroom’s F&I Tip of the Week, will cover the online video series’ Top 20 tips during his role-playing session at Industry Summit 2015.

Tags: AFIP, F&I Tip of the Week, Gerry Gould, Industry Summit, Jim Ziegler, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, UDS

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Dealerships Losing 84% of Phone-Ups, IHS Automotive Reports

An analysis by IHS Automotive commissioned by CallSource found that dealers are failing to convert 84% of inbound prospect calls due to a lack of professionalism and inventory knowledge, among other reasons.

Tags: CallSource, how to sell over the phone, IHS Automotive, phone customer

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

RoadVantage Completes SSAE 16 Type II Audit

After successfully completing the SSAE 16 Type I audit in December, RoadVantage sought the Type II audit to emphasize its dedication to best practices as the company continues its rapid growth, officials said.

Tags: Audit, RoadVantage

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Orange County Business Journal Names Portfolio as Top Workplace

Portfolio’s California office has been named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal.

Tags: Orange County, Portfolio Group, top workplace

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ziegler to Deliver Profit Masters Seminar at Industry Summit 2015

The Alpha Dawg will return to Industry Summit to deliver his two-day training seminar, which will cover topics related to sales, F&I, BDC and Internet department management. The training seminar is included with the purchase of a full conference pass.

Tags: Business Development Center, F&I director, F&I manager, General Manager, General Sales Manager, Industry Summit, internet department, Jim Ziegler, Sales Management

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Aimed at Texas Reinsurance Regulations to Become Law

A bill supported by GSFSGroup will become law on Sept. 1, effectively aligning Texas reinsurance law more closely with regulations in other states.

Tags: GSFSGroup, legislation, reinsurance

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Portfolio Announces New CFO, Treasurer

The reinsurance program manager announced that Pam Hamilton will take over all treasury functions. The company also appointed Robert Dickey as CFO.

Tags: F&I products, Portfolio, Portfolio Asset Protection, reinsurance

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ally Renews Exclusive Sponsorship of TIME Dealer of the Year

Ally Financial has renewed its exclusive sponsorship of the TIME Dealer of the Year program through 2021. Nominations for the 2016 program are now open.

Tags: Ally Financial, charity giving, NADA, NADA Convention and Expo, National Automobile Dealers Association, TIME Dealer of the Year

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program

AskPatty.com has re-launched its Certified Female Friendly Program with a new focus on marketing consultation for automotive retailers. The company has also added a dealer division.

Tags: AskPatty.com, marketing

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Win a Trip to Industry Summit 2015

IAS and F&I and Showroom magazine have launched a new contest that will send five F&I managers to Industry Summit 2015. The competition will be used to tee up a special F&I manager- and agent-only workshop session at the magazine’s annual conference.

Tags: Ask Joe, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Summit Organizers Reveal New Conference Features

Industry Summit 2015 will feature new lightning-round sessions that will allow attendees to discover new F&I tools and solutions, event organizers announced.

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Nomination Deadline for F&I Dealer of the Year Announced

Pictured are F&I and Showroom's Gregory Arroyo, 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year Jane Vaden Thacher, and The Warranty Group's Ash Bauer.

F&I and Showroom is now accepting nominations for the 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year award. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2015.

Tags: F&I Dealer of the Year

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

J.D. Power Completes Acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide

On Wednesday, J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide. As part of the agreement, J.D. Power will continue to provide NADA members with a complimentary subscription.

Tags: Acquisition, J.D. Power, J.D. Power and Associates, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, National Automobile Dealers Association

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

NAMAD, EFG Name Northwood University Scholarship Recipient

EFG Companies, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, has selected sophomore Javante Dilworth as the recipient of their Northwood University private donor scholarship.

Tags: EFG Companies, merit scholarships, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer, Northwood University