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Ford Credit has launched Ford Insure, a new mobile app-facilitated consumer auto insurance...

Ford Credit Rolls Out Discount Car Insurance Program

Ford Motor Credit has launched Ford Insure, a new program underwritten by Nationwide and designed to offer car buyers auto insurance at rates discounted by as much as 40%.

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Two consumer advocacy groups surveyed used-vehicle inventories at 28 AutoNation dealerships in...

Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

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Rhett Ricart and (left) Paul Walser will serve as NADA chairman and vice chairman next year.

Ricart Elected 2020 NADA Chair, Walser Named Vice Chair

Ohio dealer Rhett Ricart and Minnesota dealer Paul Walser will take the reins as chairman and vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association at NADA 2020.

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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a dealer protection bill similar to a measure vetoed by his...

Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.

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Pre-owned compact vans such as the Nissan NV declined in value by 2.2% in September.

September Depreciation Report Shows 1% Overall Decline

Black Book reports used vehicle values fell by 1% in September, led by declines in the compact van and luxury car categories. Only one segment showed improvement.

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USEA Adds Fourth Tier to F&I Manager Rewards Program

USEA Adds Fourth Tier to F&I Manager Rewards Program

US Equity Advantage has released an updated version of its Quarterly Partner Rewards Program, adding a fourth tier designed to offer F&I professionals a new opportunity to earn bonuses.

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Dwayne Hawkins is the founder and chief executive of the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Crown...

Dwayne Hawkins Gives Back at Crown Automotive

The chairman and CEO of Crown Automotive Group has lived the American dream, created opportunities for thousands of employees, and offered countless car buyers a fair deal, all while devoting time, money, and resources to a long list of charitable causes.

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Upgraded security cameras intended to document exterior damage on vehicles entering the service...

When Dealers Catch Criminals

Noncompliant and outright illegal behavior by dealers, managers, and staff have generated headlines throughout the year. Less heralded are the instances in which dealership personnel took action that led to arrests.

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Xtime, CenPOS Offer Streamlined Service Checkout

Xtime, CenPOS Offer Streamlined Service Checkout

Xtime announced the integration of CenPOS’s payment solution with Xtime’s Spectrum platform, offering a new payment option to dealership service customers.

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Herb Chambers Taps DealerPolicy for Auto Insurance

Herb Chambers Taps DealerPolicy for Auto Insurance

DealerPolicy has partnered with the Herb Chambers dealership group to offer auto insurance coverage advice and deliver policy documents to car buyers.

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Dealer.com’s experts will work with dealers to identify their specific goals, build creative,...

Dealer.com, Cartender Partner on New Video Marketing Solution

Dealer.com and Cartender have teamed up to offer auto dealers digital video ads designed to drive more sales by highlighting incentives, vehicle imagery, and branding.

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KPA Adds to List of Training Industry Top 20 Awards

KPA Adds to List of Training Industry Top 20 Awards

KPA has been named a Top 20 training company by Training Industry for the second time in three months, this time in the health and safety category.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly plans to erect “Tesla Centers” throughout the U.S. in a bid to...

Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Electrek reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to open ‘Tesla Centers’ around the U.S., once again challenging rules against direct-to-consumer sales. Sources say the firm’s Electric division could provide a workaround.

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Dealertrack uniFI now features Digital Contracting, adding enhancements such as an end-to-end...

Dealertrack uniFI Completes Paperless Workflow With Digital Contracting

Dealertrack announced the integration of its proprietary electronic contracting solution with Dealertrack uniFI, promising a paperless lead-to-contract workflow facilitated by a single platform.

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Duplicitous directors may appear blameless to management, even as they artificially inflate...

My F&I Director Won’t Take Cash

Church offers advice to an F&I manager whose director does whatever he can to avoid handling cash customers, achieving superstar status at his co-workers’ expense.

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Regulators are wise to fraudulent dealership sales practices and busy prosecuting perpetrators.

Yesterday’s Standards Are Today’s Felonies

The shady practices dealers and F&I professionals once bragged about are now landing many in jail. Compliance expert lists three forms of fraud you can eradicate immediately.

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