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Do you know the minimum amount of tread depth a tire must have for a tire-and-wheel claim to be approved? If you don’t, His Madness has a message for you.

October 9, 2018

Menus Don’t Work Miracles

Menus Don’t Work Miracles

A fancy new menu can help streamline processes and improve customer engagement, but it won’t replace the hard-won skill and compassion of a true F&I professional.

August 6, 2018

Avoiding the AAA Objection

Top trainer advises F&I pros to eliminate the ‘I have AAA’ objection by downplaying the very real — but relatively minor — roadside assistance benefit included with most service contracts.

July 3, 2018

Protecting F&I’s Future

The editor responds to a reader’s question about whether F&I managers are being replaced by iPads and digital retailing tools.

July 3, 2018

I Love F&I. How About You?

His Madness challenges F&I professionals to decide right here and now whether F&I is your career or just a job.

May 31, 2018

(Video) Capture Missed VSC Sales

(Video) Capture Missed VSC Sales

In response to a reader question, the magazine’s F&I wiz updates his plan for re-pitching service contracts to customers who declined the protection at the time of delivery.

May 31, 2018

The Dealer Moved My Goal Posts

Top trainer has hard-earned advice — and a word of warning — for F&I pros whose dealers seem to change their pay plans every time they have a good month.

May 7, 2018

Is That Legal?

Is manipulating a sales agreement to accommodate a customer’s request to cash out of a dealer-arranged retail sales contract allowed? His Madness gets answers from the industry’s top legal mind.

May 7, 2018

Proper Deal Structure Moves Mountains

His Madness has a simple but powerful piece of advice for newbie F&I managers and those struggling to adapt to the way finance sources are rating credit-challenged car buyers.

March 12, 2018

Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

The CFPB’s acting director tells state regulators there will no longer be ‘regulation by enforcement,” but the editor believes there’s a long list of regulators waiting to take up the torch.

March 12, 2018

Chargeback Prevention

How do you respond to a customer who wants to cancel the F&I program you sold them? His Madness digs into four common reasons consumers give for wanting out of a protection plan.

February 9, 2018

[Video] Selling to Short-Term Owners

The magazine’s F&I pro responds to a question about how to build value in F&I protections if the customer says he plans on paying off his loan long before the term expires.

February 9, 2018

Your F&I Backup Plan

Equipment failures can’t stop an F&I manager who is prepared for any contingency. His Madness lists four backup plans you can implement today.

January 16, 2018

Still a Work in Progress

The editor explains why he put another digital retailing startup on the cover and looks at two studies that point to online car buying and financing still being a work in progress.

December 4, 2017