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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

New Service Levels Playing Field for Single-Point Dealers

Dealers United introduced a new service in which it will act as the conduit for single-point dealerships to negotiate better terms and prices with vendors, and bring costs down through volume purchasing.

Tags: Dealers United, F&I product provider, F&I products, Franchised Dealerships, Independent Dealerships

November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Vince Tunzi Named Izmocars National Field Operations Manager

In his new post as national field operations manager, Vince Tunzi will oversee izmocars’ national consulting team and further expansion of the company’s process for accessory sales.

Tags: accessories selling, Accessory Market, izmocars

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Vets-Cars Launches Service Contract for Service Members

Vets-Cars Group has introduced the Vets-Shield Command Care, a service contract geared toward active and former military personnel and their families.

Tags: military, Service Contracts, Vets-Cars, Vets-Shield Inc.

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

G.P. Anderson Named 2011 F&Idol Winner

Readers of F&I and Showroom voted Greg Paul “GP” Anderson the winner of the magazine’s inaugural F&Idol contest. The F&I manager for Thielen Motors, Park Rapids, Minn., was honored during a special ceremony at the publication’s Industry Summit 2011.

Tags: FandIdol, GAP, Industry Summit 2011, key replacement, Service Contracts, Tire and Wheel, training, Vehicle Theft

October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Izmocars, Ask Patty to Offer Accessory Sales Training

Izmocars and Ask Patty have partnered to offer training that will provide women with a better in-store purchasing experience and help dealers capture a larger share of the accessories market.

Tags: accessories department, accessories selling, Accessory Market, AskPatty.com, izmocars, training

September 27, 2011 - Industry News

VSC Refund Provider in Jeopardy

The North American Dealer Co-Op (NADC), which came to the aid of automotive dealers when another guaranteed refund program folded over the summer, is now in danger of losing its own 17-year-old program.

Tags: NADC, North American Dealer Co-Op, Service Contracts, Signet Financial Group

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

PEN Adds NAE to e-Contracting Platform

The Provider Exchange Network has added National Automotive Experts to its platform, which will allow NAE dealers to e-contract the F&I product provider’s vehicle service contracts and other offerings.

Tags: e-contracting, F&I products, Open Dealer Exchange, Provider Exchange Network, vehicle service products

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Ziebart Founder Dies at 91

Ziebart International Corp. announced that Kurt Rudi Ziebart, founder of the Ziebart brand and Ziebart Rustproofing, passed away on Sept. 12, 2011, in Williamsburg, Mich.

Tags: F&I products, obituary

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

F&I Admin Releases Dealer Portal for SCS Auto

F&I Administration Solutions LLC unveils a new platform that will connect F&I product providers to their dealers.

Tags: dealer, F&I Administration, F&I products

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

RoadVantage Selects F&I Administration to Automate Product Administration

RoadVantage taps F&I Administration Solutions LLC to streamline its F&I product administration.

Tags: F&I Administration, F&I products, RoadVantage, vehicle service products

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

F&I Administration Adds Auto Knight Motor Club to E-Contracting Platform

F&I Administration Solution has added Auto Knight Motor Club to its SCS Auto platform, which provides F&I product providers with e-contracting, e-rating and e-remittance capabilities.

Tags: Auto Knight Motor Club, e-contracting, F&I Administration, F&I products

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

VisionMenu Menu Integrates Reynolds Certified Interfaces

VisionMenu Inc. announced the release of Reynolds and Reynolds certified data interfaces for its VisionMenu and VisionReport systems.

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz, AMEX Roll Out Co-Branded Credit Cards

American Express and Mercedes-Benz USA have partnered to offer two new credit cards that will allow Mercedes-Benz owners to earn points that can be used toward the automaker’s service package offerings or toward the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.

Tags: American Express, Credit, Credit Cards, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

Charter Warranty Adds Product Funding Option

Vehicle service contract provider Charter Warranty has announced the launch of “Save-A-Deal,” a new program designed to offer dealers a new option for financing F&I products.

Tags: Charter Warranty, F&I products, Service Contracts

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Names New National Sales VP

GSFSGroup has named the former national sales director for Allstate Dealer Service to its top sales post. The F&I product provider also appointed a new vice president for its Gulf States Division.

Tags: GSFSGroup

August 8, 2011 - Industry News

The Warranty Group, Lithia Motors Extend Service Contract Deal

The Warranty Group Inc. announced that Lithia Motors has extended its agreement with the F&I product provider and will continue offering The Warranty Group’s service contract offerings.

Tags: F&I products, Lithia Motors, Service Contracts, The Warranty Group

August 8, 2011 - Industry News

F&I Express adds Protective to e-Contracting Platform

Protective Life’s vehicle service contracts and GAP will be available through Intersection Technologies’ e-contracting platform.

Tags: e-contracting, GAP, Protective, Protective Asset Protection Division, Protective Life Corporation, Service Contracts

August 8, 2011 - Industry News

Accessories Influence 12 Percent of All Vehicle Sales, Says New Report

Foresight Research’s 2011 Automotive Accessory Market Report found that accessories influenced 12 percent of all vehicle sold. It also found that less than half of dealers visited by surveyed shoppers had an accessorized vehicle on display.

Tags: accessories department, accessories selling, Accessory Market

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

F&I Express and NAE Ink E-Contracting Deal

Through a new partnership, F&I Express will offer NAE dealers and its partners the ability to rate and e-contract all of NAE’s products, including extended service contracts, limited warranties and ancillary products.

Tags: e-contracting, F&I Express, Intersection Technologies, NAE, National Automotive Experts

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

VisionMenu Adds PRU Reporting to Electronic Menu

VisionMenu Inc. has added a new feature to its VisionMenu Plus and VisionReport software that will allow dealers to track their F&I department’s profit per retail unit when the menu is and isn’t used.

Tags: F&I menus, PRU, Ron Martin, VisonMenu

July 27, 2011 - Industry News

IAS Co-Founder Launches Aftermarket Company

Founded by IAS co-founder Garret Lacour, RoadVantage offers dealerships traditional aftermarket programs with 90 days of free consumer warranty offerings.

Tags: aftermarket income, Aftermarket Products, IAS, RoadVantage, warranty

July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Video: F&I's Tip of the Week

Point-of-sale materials, such as product brochures, serve as a nice aid on the road to an F&I product sale, but be careful, says Gerry Gould in this week’s “Tip of the Week.”

Tags: F&I Presentation, F&I sales, Sales Tactics, Tips for Success, training

July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Chrome Systems Expands Accessories Web Service Offerings

Chrome Systems Inc. introduced an enhanced version of its Accessories Web Service. It displays, promotes and up-sells accessories at various points during the vehicle-shopping and selling process.

Tags: accessories department, accessories selling, Chrome Systems, Dealertrack, Web Tools

July 26, 2011 - Industry News

JM&A Group Launches Term Care Select

JM&A Group’s new Term Care Select program offers lease customers and short-term vehicle owners premium mechanical failure protection and wear-and-tear protection.

Tags: JM&A Group, Service Contracts, Vehicle Maintenance

July 26, 2011 - Industry News

F&Idol Contest: Deadline Approaching

F&I managers interested in participating in F&I and Showroom magazine's new F&Idol contest have 10 days to submit their entries. Entries can be recorded using an iPhone, Android phone, Flip video camera, iPad, Webcam or any other video recording device.

Tags: F&I Presentation, F&I products, objection handling