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March 15, 2018 - Industry News

J.D. Power’s Finbarr O’Neill Joins APCO Holdings Board

Finbarr O’Neill, who is set to retire from J.D. Power this month, was weighing his options for retirement when the vehicle service contract administrator invited him to join its board of directors.

Tags: APCO, EasyCare, Finbarr O'Neill, GWC Warranty Corporation, J.D. Power, vehicle service contracts

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Updates Open/Mate Integration Interface

The latest update to Open/Mate’s API was designed to enable auto dealers to use third-party systems to create repair orders.

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

AutoLoop Adds New MPI Tool

AutoLoop’s new multipoint inspection tool was designed to help dealers earn service customers’ trust and sell more recommended work.

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

RouteOne, MaximTrak Streamline F&I Process With New Functionality

The new functionality allows product documents from the 110-plus F&I product providers connected to MaximTrak’s sales and F&I solution to be included in RouteOne’s econtracting package for a single, electronic consumer signing ceremony,

Tags: auto finance, econtracting, F&I process, F&I products, F&I solutions, MaximTrak, RouteOne

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Manheim Releases Mobile App for Dealers

Manheim Express is a new mobile application designed to offer dealers new ways to list and sell inventory in the Manheim Marketplace.

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

DealersLink to Unveil Vehicle Pricing Tool at NADA

The new tool lets users know who their new-car competitors are and features in-depth descriptions, rebate and incentive management, automated updates, and supply-and-demand insights.

Tags: digital marketing, inventory management, inventory merchandising, Pricing

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

GWC Warranty and Nicholas Financial Form Strategic Alliance

The vehicle service contract provider and auto finance company to offer financing and VSCs to auto dealers and car buyers.

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

myKaarma Launches SmartAssist AI for Fixed Ops

myKaarma’s new artificial intelligence tool was designed to help dealership personnel communicate with customers throughout the service process.

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Pearl to Debut Pre-Owned Marketing Platform at NADA 2018

Pearl Technology Holdings plans to unveil a ‘next-generation’ used-vehicle sales platform at this month’s NADA convention.

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

vAuto Debuts Dealership Digital Assistant

Billed as the first digital assistant designed specifically for auto retail, vAuto’s Nexi was designed to drive efficiency in inventory management and sales.

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

TD Auto Finance Commercial Services Announces National Expansion

The business unit began offering commercial loan products in June 2011, primarily in the East Coast. It had since expanded into the Midwest prior to today’s announcement.

Tags: auto finance, commercial financing, dealers, floorplan financing, TD Auto Finance

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Jaguar Columbia Receives Pride of Jaguar Award

Jaguar Columbia is one of 16 dealerships to receive the award out of Jaguar’s 338 U.S. retailers. Since being purchased in 2014 by Peacock Automotive, the dealership has seen an increase in sales of 75%.

Tags: Awards, Jaguar Land Rover, Pride of Jaguar

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Edmunds Lists Five Star Dealer Award Winners

More than 350 U.S. dealers earned recognition in Edmunds’ sixth annual Five Star Dealer Awards, including 25 Five Star Premier designants.

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Clarivoy Offers ‘Any-Touch’ Attribution

Clarivoy’s new software was designed to ensure the correct marketing source receives credit in the customer’s purchase journey.

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Flick Fusion Unveils Dealer Video Solution

Flick Fusion’s Video Warrior Package was designed to offer dealers a complete, turnkey video marketing solution.

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Affinitiv Tackles Service Absorption in New Ebook

‘Why Service Absorption Is a Dangerous Number’ offers a detailed guide on how to grow service profits using revenue per units-in-operation.

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Cox Launches Accelerate in Vegas Market

Cox Automotive’s new connected retail platform was designed to connect the online and in-store process to drive faster car deals.

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

NADA Foundation Launches Major Workforce Initiative

The foundation’s board of trustees has approved plans and funding for a largescale workforce initiative aimed at promoting the value of dealership jobs. Fundraising is set to begin in 2019.

Tags: Annette Sykora, NADA Foundation, workforce initiative

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Black Book: Used Retention Index Rises on Early Spring Selling Activity

The spring selling season got off to an early start, leading to a slight month-over-month uptick in the firm’s Used Vehicle Retention Index. The big question is how the harsh weather that has recently struck parts of the country will impact values moving forward.

Tags: Black Book, Used Vehicle Retention Index, used-vehicle sales, used-vehicle values

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Auto Lands at No. 2 on N.Y. Attorney General’s Complaint List

The regulator who has championed New York’s crackdown on payment packing released his office’s Top 10 list of complaints received in 2017. Auto was 1,965 complaints short of the No. 1 complaint category: the internet.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Credit Forget It, Eric T Schneiderman, payment packing

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Westlake Launches New Prime Program

Executives say the new program, which is designed for car buyers with a 750 FICO or better, is part of the finance source's push to become a one-stop shop for every dealership.

Tags: auto finance, F&I office, FICO, full-spectrum finance, Westlake Financial Services

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Hyundai Lists CPOs for Sale on Carfax Website

Car buyers perusing Carfax.com’s used-vehicle listing can now choose to view certified pre-owned Hyundais listed by the factory.

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Dealer-FX Releases Customer Connect 3.0

The latest edition of Dealer-FX’s BDC tool was designed to drive effective outbound campaigns and customer communications.

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

eLEND Adds Auto Finance Veterans to Sales Team

Automotive finance veterans Joe Peterson and Flory Hunsaker join the tech firm as chief sales officer and regional sales director, respectively. They bring decades of sales success to eLEND as it prepares for the launch of its next-generation finance platform.

Tags: auto finance, digital retailing, Ecommerce, eLend Solutions, Gateway One Lending & Finance, online F&I

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

TD Auto Finance Joins AutoGravity Network

Through the newly forged partnership, indirect financing offers through TD Auto Finance will be made available to qualified buyers using AutoGravity’s digital retail platform.

Tags: auto finance, digital retailing, online F&I, TD Auto Finance