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When Dealers Catch Criminals

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.

October 10, 2019

My F&I Director Won’t Take Cash

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.

October 8, 2019

Yesterday’s Standards Are Today’s Felonies

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 offers three forms of fraud you can eradicate immediately.

October 3, 2019

F&I Customers Are Just Like Us!

F&I Customers Are Just Like Us!

Top-producing F&I managers have learned to look at their presentations from the other side of the desk and build trust in the process — and themselves — to sell more products to more customers.

October 1, 2019

F&I Should Be Grand Sumo Yokozunas

F&I Should Be Grand Sumo Yokozunas

The champions of the sumo world can handle any type of opponent, win more bouts than they lose, and enjoy a level of respect and privilege that only top producers can ever hope to earn.

September 12, 2019

F&I Meets a New-Age Dr. Frankenstein

F&I Meets a New-Age Dr. Frankenstein

Synthetic identity theft is wreaking havoc among American retailers. Compliance guru offers a buyback prevention checklist for dealers and F&I professionals.

September 10, 2019

Fight the Gravitational Pull of Average!

Fight the Gravitational Pull of Average!

Top trainer wants you to stop asking about average penetration rates and PRU and start challenging yourself to become a better F&I manager every day — particularly on slow days.

September 5, 2019

A Life of Crime at the Heights of Success

A Life of Crime at the Heights of Success

The long list of offenses committed by dealers and other highly successful people proves desperation is not the only cause of criminal behavior.

September 2, 2019

4 Ways to Kill Your F&I Downtime

4 Ways to Kill Your F&I Downtime

Champions spend far more time practicing than playing. F&I pro offers four skill-sharpening ways to make every day a productive one.

August 15, 2019

It’s the Process, Stupid

It’s the Process, Stupid

A dealership’s Red Flags process is a clear indicator of how its overall compliance quotient stacks up against stores that never let a notification go by.

August 12, 2019

How to Improve Your F&I Luck

How to Improve Your F&I Luck

Has your F&I luck run out? Top trainer gets back to the basics by breaking down the two core elements of success and how to turn them to your advantage.

August 8, 2019

Are We Not Capitalists?

Are We Not Capitalists?

Opponents of franchise laws claim they hang on flawed logic, discourage competition, and benefit dealers to the detriment of consumers.

August 1, 2019

F&I Is All About Attitude

F&I Is All About Attitude

Whether you’re starting your day, ending your day, or powering through a tough deal, a willing attitude is the fastest and most productive way to accomplish it.

July 11, 2019

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

When sales managers habitually ignore Red Flags warnings, your customers’ identities and the dealer’s wallet are both left vulnerable. Here’s how to break the habit.

July 9, 2019

Are You Menu Selling or Menu Telling?

Are You Menu Selling or Menu Telling?

Top trainer shares three questions every F&I manager should be asking themselves, all of which have little to do with your choice of menu and everything to do with the way you’re using it.

July 5, 2019