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4 Ways Training Improves Retention and Results

4 Ways Training Improves Retention and Results

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

Stop Keeping F&I Products a Secret

Stop Keeping F&I Products a Secret

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

3 Ways to Sell More F&I to Millennials and Gen Z

3 Ways to Sell More F&I to Millennials and Gen Z

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

3 Steps to Cure F&I Burnout

3 Steps to Cure F&I Burnout

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

Is Technology Changing F&I or Is F&I Changing Technology?

Is Technology Changing F&I or Is F&I Changing Technology?

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

3 Leadership Skills Every F&I Manager Needs

3 Leadership Skills Every F&I Manager Needs

Taking ownership of your own performance and that of those around you is a proven path to success in any field. For F&I managers, it’s a concrete step toward higher production and career advancement.

May 30, 2019

Break Out of Your F&I Shackles

Break Out of Your F&I Shackles

You need to be real to close the deal, and your tired word-tracks aren’t helping. Trainer shares a reliable three-part process you can try the next time an F&I customer goes off-script.

May 28, 2019

Are You an F&I Manager or an F&I Clerk?

Are You an F&I Manager or an F&I Clerk?

Years of strong sales and near-zero unemployment have lowered the bar for the business office. Veteran F&I pro shares two proven strategies for turning a finance clerk into a finance manager.

April 25, 2019

Lori Church Is a Swiss Army Knife for John Elway Dealerships
F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

To become an F&I manager at this Carlsbad, Calif.-based Buick-GMC-Cadillac store, candidates must complete an eight-week course addressing a number of topics related to ethics and compliance. The dealership is in the running for the magazine's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

Prince Automotive Group is proof that operating high-performance finance departments while maintaining the highest level of ethical practices is possible. Now it's in the running for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Buick GMC

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Buick GMC

Bob Moore Buick GMC is a process-driven machine, but that’s just one of the reasons the Oklahoma dealership’s F&I department is putting up big numbers. It's in the running for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 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

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