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F&I and Showroom - Issue

August 2017

Cover Story
The Connected-Car Opportunity
By Gregory Arroyo

Two major players in the aftermarket telematics space are attempting to do what others have failed to achieve: carve out a profit opportunity for dealers in today’s connected-car evolution.

Features

Setting Up the Edesk

By Gil Van Over

Continuing with his noble effort to define the edealership, the magazine’s resident compliance pro explains why the desking process is ripe for digitization.

Examining the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Legal experts break down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule and how it could affect your dealership.

Disbanding the 'Seven Car Club'

By Reuben Muinos

Sales expert lists three tasks dealers must complete to rid their showrooms of underperforming sales pros.

6 Legal Challenges for California Dealers

By Alejandro David Szwarcsztejn

California auto dealers and their employees are on a litigation collision course. Attorney lists six problem areas to discuss with counsel.

Navigating the Finance Triangle Getty Images

By Dale Patten

Success or failure in F&I usually comes down to one thing. Development specialist explains what that is and how it can keep your dealership out of the dreaded finance triangle.

Blog

So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Handling the ‘Last Car’ Objection

By Ronald J. Reahard
Older clients who say they are buying their last car need to be protected just as much as a first-time buyer. The magazine’s resident F&I pro explains.

Sold But Not Closed

By Ronald J. Reahard
An F&I manager from Atlanta had a service contract sold to a cash customer — that’s until he went for more. The magazine’s resident F&I pro weighs in.

(Video) Measuring Up

By Ronald J. Reahard

It's OK to Be Nervous

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.

What's Really Behind the Subprime Pullback?

By Gregory Arroyo
One F&I insider says there’s more to the subprime pullback than the recent uptick in delinquencies. He says regulators are the real reason finance sources are so risk-averse.

What’s Your Take?

By Gregory Arroyo

Connecting the Dots

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
G.O.Y.A.

By Marv Eleazer
His Madness wants more F&I managers to improve turnover rates by taking an active role in the sales process.

The Little Things

By Marv Eleazer
Reading about one of the first-known cybercrimes gets His Madness thinking about how small issues can morph into big problems.

Industry Summit: It’s Worth the Investment

By Marv Eleazer

6 Ways to Deliver Exceptional Service

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