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
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
Former F&I Pacesetter G.P. Anderson returns to F&I Think Tank to deliver “Art of the Presentation,” a 50-minute look at the process and approach that made him an award-winning F&I director for Park Rapids, Minn.-based Thielen Motors.
July 12, 2017
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 is bringing his F&I 20 Group to Dallas for F&I Think Tank 2017. The ‘record-breaking’ F&I trainer will also participate in two panel discussions, including F&I Think Tank’s stump the pro-like Shark Tank.
June 13, 2017
The one-day preshow event was created in partnership with Ethical F&I Managers, a more than 5,000-member Facebook group created by F&I and Showroom’s ‘Mad’ Marv Eleazer. It’s scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.
January 15, 2016
More than half of the respondents of the AutoUSA annual Internet marketing survey said online credit applications were the best source of online leads. Nearly as many dealers indicated that chat applications were the best source.
November 12, 2013
Most customers will say ‘No’ when you ask them if they have any questions about the products you presented on the menu. But there’s a small twist you can add to the end of that question that will determine how the rest of the conversation goes.
May 28, 2013
Have you ever had a customer object to an F&I product by saying they never used the last coverage they purchased? Gerry Gould offers a response to that objection, one he says F&I managers need to utilize more often.
April 9, 2013
John Vecchioni, the F&I Professor, reveals the best objection-handling technique he’s ever come across. United Car Care’s national trainer also explains the “Pirates Method” of objection handling.
November 15, 2012
Longer factory powertrain coverage does undermine the F&I manager’s effort to sell product, but maybe there’s another way to look at it. United Development Systems’ Gerry Gould explains in this week’s Tip of the Week.
September 14, 2012
If the customer says “No” to a product, don’t ask “Why?” Instead, have a conversation. Gerry Gould shows you how in this week’s Tip of the Week.
February 7, 2012
IAS announced it will be demonstrating its new SmartPad software tool at F&I and Showroom’s Industry Summit 2011. The tablet-based software will be featured on Apple iPads and Motorola Xoom devices.
September 22, 2011
F&I managers interested in participating in F&I and Showroom magazine's new F&Idol contest have 10 days to submit their entries. Entries can be recorded using an iPhone, Android phone, Flip video camera, iPad, Webcam or any other video recording device.
July 26, 2011