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February 2, 2009

Setting the Pace for 2009

These six dealers weathered the difficult economy the best they could in 2008, and did so while maintaining compliance, training and customer service. One dealer will be recognized as F&I Dealer of the Year at the NADA convention in January.

January 27, 2009

NADA Chairman Says Next Two Months are Critical to Industry's Future

With 2009 expected to be one of the toughest years yet for auto retailing, the incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association issued a call-to-action Monday.

January 21, 2009

Finding the Right Solution

The Red Flag Rule will definitely be a hot topic at this year's National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention. Here are a few questions to help you find the right solution.

January 1, 2009

Shifting Into Survival Mode

So it’s official. We’re in a recession and have been since December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

November 1, 2008

Our New Reality

I was asked at the magazine’s September F&I Conference and Expo when I thought this mess we’re in would turn around. My response was, “Ask me again this time next year.”

September 1, 2008

Be Careful What You Ask For

Nothing could describe the month of July better than a headline I read in CNW Market Research’s July 16 newsletter. It read: “Time to Panic: Industry Pushes Into Auto DefCon4.” I wonder what the headline would have read if the newsletter was released nine days later.

August 1, 2008

Reality Check

Reality checks are always difficult to swallow. You want to hear the truth, but at the same time you really don’t. That’s what I wrestled with when one of my readers reminded me that F&I is really a reactionary department.

October 1, 2007

Dealing With Subprime’s Messy Image

Is it me or is just about everyone looking for that one kink in the armor of our business? Yes, blame the subprime-mortgage market all you want, but the reality is that it’s going to be guilt by association from here on out. What’s important now is that we don’t prove those “Chicken Littles” right.

September 1, 2007

Whose Data Is It Anyway?

Much has been made of the ongoing data-access debate. My question is how it impacts F&I departments. Several readers have said there are other more critical issues to be concerned about than whether the newest software tool can communicate with their DMS. I beg to differ.

April 1, 2007

Stop the Presses, Seriously!

Approximately 26,500 attendees of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)’s annual convention saw the latest and greatest, but it seemed as though the big news came out in the weeks following.