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3 Elements of a Balanced Online F&I Strategy

3 Elements of a Balanced Online F&I Strategy

Flooding your dealership’s website with F&I content without a strategy can be just as costly as underreacting to the Digital Age. The magazine’s resident F&I pro details a balanced approach for taking F&I online.

October 15, 2018

F&I’s Need for Nobility

F&I’s Need for Nobility

With 78% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, F&I insider says it’s time for F&I producers to change their approach.

July 3, 2018

Moving F&I Online

Moving F&I Online

Dealer software expert makes the case for following your customers online and adopting a fully digital transaction.

July 3, 2018

Popping the F&I Question

Popping the F&I Question

F&I trainer says F&I offices can learn a lot from the current ‘promposal’ craze. He offers a three-step process for converting your one-size-fits-all presentation into a personalized, needs-based proposal.

December 4, 2017

F&I Dealer of the Year: Mr. D's Way

F&I Dealer of the Year: Mr. D's Way

When F&I Dealer of the Year Mike Dunnahoo arrived in Abilene, Texas, 18 years ago, he didn’t just take over a dealership, he adopted a community.

November 14, 2017

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

The magazine’s resident compliance pro says Red Flags tools aren’t foolproof. He offers four tips for vetting suspicious buyers who seem to have all the right answers.

November 14, 2017

The Past, Present and Shifting Future of F&I

The Past, Present and Shifting Future of F&I

Finance teams of the future will be staffed with professionals whose goals align with those of the dealer and whose jobs are supported — not replaced — by new and emerging technology.

October 11, 2017

There Is Power in Alliances

There Is Power in Alliances

Top trainer lists four ways to build an interdepartmental culture that rewards customers while maximizing the opportunity for F&I product sales.

October 10, 2017

5 Questions F&I Pros Must Answer Monthly
The CIT Fix

The CIT Fix

Operations expert offers a two-step fix for solving cash-flow issues related to contracts in transit. It includes process and technology recommendations, as well as penalties for violations.

July 11, 2017

Credit App Fraud Not a Victimless Crime

Credit App Fraud Not a Victimless Crime

Falsifying any of the five key credit determinants on a credit application generates a long list of potential victims inside and outside the dealership.

May 2, 2017

Remote Deliveries:  Proceed With Caution

Remote Deliveries: Proceed With Caution

When it comes to out-of-state deliveries, the magazine’s resident compliance guru says proceed with caution. He lays out a simple process for guarding your dealership against ID thieves.

March 7, 2017

The Big Difference: Statements vs. Objections

The Big Difference: Statements vs. Objections

F&I trainer explains why handling statements like objections can put customers on the defensive and cost you the opportunity to illustrate the benefits of protection products.

March 7, 2017

Excel-erate the Experience

Excel-erate the Experience

Making customers wait can doom the F&I process before it begins. The magazine’s resident F&I trainer details a time-saving process designed to put customers in a buying mood.

June 2, 2015

F&I’s Winter Tune Up

F&I’s Winter Tune Up

The end of the year means it’s time to take inventory. F&I trainer lists four things you need to do to ensure you’re ready to maximize every opportunity in the year ahead.

December 17, 2014