Car buyers are researching F&I products online. Will they find your dealership? Join John Tabar of UDS as he shares a simple, no-cost process that will add SEO-friendly content about your products to your website and give you new insights into the F&I customer experience.
October 14, 2019
It’s easier to make a choice than a decision, but for some reason, many F&I managers force customers to make big decisions throughout the transaction. John Tabar of UDS suggests offering options and letting the customer choose, rather than decide, what to do. Choose to take your career to the next level with this Tip of the Week.
October 7, 2019
Don’t you hate it when customers sit patiently through your F&I presentation, then simply say, ‘No, thank you’? In this Tip of the Week, American Financial’s Dwayne Wiggins explains how third-party data can help demonstrate value — and some of the sources may surprise you.
October 3, 2019
True professionals could sell F&I in shorts and a T-shirt. But what message would that send to your customers? In this Tip of the Week, John Tabar of UDS explains why F&I managers need to graduate from business casual to businessperson the moment they step off the show floor and into the box.
September 30, 2019
Lifelong learners excel in the business office, where there is always a new skill, best practice, or motivational technique to learn and apply. UDS’s John Tabar tells you how to devote time to developing the soft skills that sell F&I products without sacrificing work or family time in this scholarly Tip of the Week.
September 23, 2019
In today’s tip, I thought I would share a secret that will help you bypass objections and concerns and start enrolling your customers into multiple products on each delivery.
September 17, 2019
Just because you know the price of your most popular service contract doesn’t mean you should keep selling it. As American Financial’s Ritch Wheeler explains in this Tip of the Week, you will have more success — and fewer chargebacks — with a customer-specific approach.
September 5, 2019
Improve your penetration rates by learning how to identify and connect with each of the five F&I customer types — and how to avoid inadvertently classifying a ‘C’ or ‘D’ as an ‘F’ — in this Tip of the Week from American Financial’s Dwayne Wiggins.
July 31, 2019
If your next F&I customer declines credit life because they already have insurance, take heart: Your presentation has only just begun. Join Dwayne Wiggins of American Financial to learn how to sell credit life to fiscally responsible customers in this Tip of the Week.
July 10, 2019
You reach the end of your menu presentation and your customer declines every option. Now what? In this Tip of the Week, John Tabar of UDS walks you through a four-step process that helps cost-conscious car buyers discover the incredible value of the F&I products you sell.
July 2, 2019
How are your callbacks going lately? Banks and finance companies want to lend money to your customers, but the approval process is increasingly automated. UDS’s John Tabar has the process you need to negotiate with bank reps, find ways to reduce risk, and deliver the deal in this Tip of the Week.
June 24, 2019
F&I is a time-sensitive job, and you may sometimes feel pressure to do the easy or expedient thing — even if it isn’t the right thing. But the ultimate price far outweighs any short-term gain, and when customers are deceived, the F&I manager is often left holding the bag. Protect your integrity with this Tip of the Week from UDS’s John Tabar.
June 10, 2019
A recent dealership visit proved to UDS’s John Tabar that opportunities for F&I product sales are lost when too many assumptions are made. The cure is maintaining your enthusiasm and not shortcutting your process — or your customer. Face your next challenging deal head-on with this motivational Tip of the Week.
June 3, 2019
If every car you sell is a good car, and every customer knows it, what hope do you have of selling the service contract? Plenty, says American Financial’s Dwayne Wiggins, and the 99.9% close is a great way to start. Arm yourself with a compelling and unflinchingly honest response to a frequently heard objection in this time-tested Tip of the Week.
May 30, 2019
F&I products offer tremendous value to every customer, but top-producing F&I managers build their presentations around the unique needs they discover in the interview. Go one-on-one with American Financial’s John ‘The F&I Professor’ Vecchioni to brush up on your interview skills and improve your per-copy average in this up close and personal Tip of the Week.
May 2, 2019