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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

F&I Tip of the Week: The Ben Franklin Close

F&I Tip of the Week: The Ben Franklin Close

As an inventor, Ben Franklin was known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He is also responsible for a closing technique F&I trainer John Tabar says is an effective tool when faced with the all-too-common postponement objection.

August 7, 2018

Industry Summit to Focus on the Future of F&I

Industry Summit to Focus on the Future of F&I

Online F&I will be a key focus at Industry Summit 2018, which will allow dealers to learn about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the F&I product side of the business while their F&I teams get compliance certified and trained by the best in the business.

August 6, 2018

Resolve the Downtime Dilemma

Resolve the Downtime Dilemma

There is no such thing as downtime for a properly trained sales team. F&I pro shares a five-step plan for the showroom to monetize the time between ups.

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

F&I Tip of the Week: Handling the 'I'll Take My Chances' Objection
F&I Tip of the Week: Handling the Affordability Objection

F&I Tip of the Week: Handling the Affordability Objection

When affordability is the objection, F&I trainer John Tabar says the job of the F&I manager is to show customers why they can't afford not to have the protection. He explains in his latest F&I Tip of the Week.

March 6, 2018

F&I Tip of the Week: The Power of a Good Transition Statement

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

Handling the ‘Last Car’ Objection

Older clients who say they are buying their last car need to be protected just as much as a first-time buyer. The magazine’s resident F&I pro explains.

November 14, 2017

F&I Think Tank: Shark Tank Trainers Revealed

F&I Think Tank: Shark Tank Trainers Revealed

Four of the industry’s top F&I trainers will be swimming the aisles during F&I Think Tank’s Shark Tank, a stump the pro-like session that will allow attendees to get answers to their most troublesome customer objections, deal situations and departmental issues.

August 8, 2017

G.P. Anderson to Deliver ‘Art of the Presentation’ at F&I Think Tank
F&I Futurist Tony Dupaquier Joins F&I Think Tank Roster

F&I Futurist Tony Dupaquier Joins F&I Think Tank Roster

The Academy’s Tony Dupaquier will serve as emcee of F&I Think Tank, organizers announced this week. The trainer and F&I futurist will be responsible for guiding the discussions during the F&I 20 Group-like event.

June 20, 2017

F&I Trainer Shaka Dyson Bringing F&I 20 Group to F&I Think Tank 2017