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F&I Tip of the Week: Want to Be a Better Closer?

F&I Tip of the Week: Want to Be a Better Closer?

In today’s tip, I thought I would share a secret that will help you bypass objections and concerns and start enrolling your customers into multiple products on each delivery.

March 3, 2020

F&I Tip of the Week: Make a Recommendation

F&I Tip of the Week: Make a Recommendation

When you know a customer sees value in a product and you know the product is a good choice for the buyer's situation, F&I trainer John Tabar says don't be afraid to make a recommendation. He shows you how in his latest F&I Tip of the Week.

September 18, 2018

4 Steps to Overcome Any Objection

4 Steps to Overcome Any Objection

The magazine’s resident F&I wiz lays out a four-step process for handling any objection and having fun while doing it.

September 6, 2018

The Accept/Decline Form Is F&I’s Best Friend

The Accept/Decline Form Is F&I’s Best Friend

F&I pros who don’t include a completed Accept/Decline form in every deal jacket are not only failing to capitalize on a proven sales tool, they’re putting their dealerships at risk.

September 6, 2018

Give ’Em Gershwin

Give ’Em Gershwin

Award-winning F&I director explains how using music during his process stimulates his customers' purchasing impulses.

September 5, 2018

F&I Tip of the Week: Power of the Pause

F&I Tip of the Week: Power of the Pause

When we communicate, the words we use only account for 7% of the communication. Voice tone and inflection account for 38%, while body language makes up the rest. F&I trainer John Tabar explains what that means in the F&I office in his latest F&I Tip of the Week.

June 5, 2018

To Interview or Not to Interview: That Is the Question
One Giant Leap for F&I

One Giant Leap for F&I

Top trainer says it’s time for F&I professionals — particularly the vets — to let go of the past and embrace the changes facing automotive finance and protection products.

May 30, 2018

The Power of  Momentum

The Power of Momentum

F&I trainer says meeting the demand for daily improvement requires F&I professionals to create and capitalize on their own momentum. He lists 10 momentum-building books every F&I manager must read.

May 4, 2017

AUL Corp. Releases 2017 F&I Training Schedule

The warranty and vehicle service contract provider released its 2017 F&I training schedule, which includes a three-day live course that will cover compliance, objecting handing, sales-to-F&I turnovers, and menu selling. It will be led by Kirk Manzo, director of global training for Assurant’s Vehicle Protection Services group.

March 20, 2017

Strong March Helps Group 1 Rebound From Harsh Weather

Like other public groups, Group 1’s business was hampered in the first quarter by extreme weather conditions, losing about 9% of its total available selling days through Feb. 16. Luckily, March turned out to be a strong sales month for the group.

May 1, 2014

Provide, Preserve, Protect

Top trainer says the issues dividing most sales and F&I departments could be solved if compliance wasn't an F&I-only concern.

December 23, 2013

Head of the Class

Head of the Class

Since buckling down and hitting the books in 2011, the finance team at Hoy Fox Toyota has been enjoying bigger numbers and stronger confidence in their store’s processes.

February 2, 2012

Video: F&I’s Tip of the Week

Gerry Gould, United Development Systems’ direct of training, provides his take on why the customer interview is so important in Part 1 of this three-tip series. He’ll also talk about what five questions a properly conducted interview will answer in the minds of consumers.

August 2, 2011

Video: F&I's Tip of the Week

Point-of-sale materials, such as product brochures, serve as a nice aid on the road to an F&I product sale, but be careful, says Gerry Gould in this week’s “Tip of the Week.”

July 26, 2011

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