The chairman and CEO of Crown Automotive Group has lived the American dream, created opportunities for thousands of employees, and offered countless car buyers a fair deal, all while devoting time, money, and resources to a long list of charitable causes.
October 15, 2019
Expert shares the four essential components dealers should look for in outside training programs for sales and F&I professionals, each of which contributes to improved morale, productivity, and profits.
October 2, 2019
F&I pro has a word of advice for colleagues who are ready to connect with customers in a meaningful way — and help ensure they’ll return for their next vehicle.
September 26, 2019
Progress toward a fully online transaction may be inevitable, but you — and your finance sources — must take concrete steps toward process improvement and regulatory compliance to make econtracting work for your store.
September 24, 2019
Dealers see the potential for more sales, higher profits, and improved CSI scores that digital sales and F&I can bring. Your employees fear the loss of job security and the burden of new responsibilities.
September 23, 2019
All available research and data suggests car buyers want to research F&I products online. Most say they will be more likely to buy if they can can learn more before they get to the dealership. So why do so few dealer websites offer the information consumers are looking for?
September 17, 2019
Recent revisions to the federal Safeguards Rule cement the need for a compliance officer in every dealership. Whether their duties are performed by an employee or outsourced, satisfying the new requirement is going to cost your store thousands of dollars per month.
August 29, 2019
Many F&I pros are struggling to keep up with battery-powered vehicles — and the customers who buy them. Expert offers a process backed by education and a consultative approach.
August 26, 2019
The big box revolution has irrevocably altered the retail landscape. Carvana’s success has dealers wondering whether auto retail could be next.
August 22, 2019
Dealer software expert says it’s time to take a fresh look at consumer auto insurance — not as a problem but as a new opportunity to boost F&I production and profitability.
July 30, 2019
Younger car buyers value security just as much as their elders, but timing, transparency, and diversity are becoming critical factors to F&I success as their market share grows.
July 24, 2019
Dawn Walston worked her way up from service cashier to vice president and general manager of Titus-Will Toyota in Tacoma, Wash., forging a career path that shattered stereotypes and earned national and international recognition for herself and her family-owned dealer group.
July 16, 2019
Sales and managerial incompetence, cash customers, and bad weather all can contribute to severe F&I burnout and greener grass disease. Before you attempt to make a change while your performance is trending downward, try this three-step process guaranteed to positively influence your situation.
June 18, 2019
The rapid evolution and advancement of dealership systems and selling tools has led some F&I managers to fear new technology and others to embrace it. Whether you’re in Flintstones or Jetsons mode, you need a plan to meet or exceed your customers’ expectations.
June 17, 2019
Dealer and long-distance runner Brian Benstock reflects on his nearly 40 years in the auto retail business, the challenges and opportunities in the New York market, and his efforts to drive his stores — and the industry — forward.
June 11, 2019