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F&I Saboteurs: Part II

F&I Saboteurs: Part II

In a previous tip, Dwayne Wiggins from the Automotive Training Academy discussed two F&I saboteurs that reside in the overall sales process. Idle time for the customer and rushing through the process to accommodate a false time expectation. Unfortunately, those are not the only ones that may be negatively impacting the customer experience. Here are 3 additional saboteurs to be on the lookout for.

March 4, 2021

F&I Tip of the Week: The 80/20 Rule

F&I Tip of the Week: The 80/20 Rule

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? I bet you have, but you may be wondering what to do with the other 80% of your time. John Tabar from UDS offers some suggestions in this F&I Tip of the Week.

March 2, 2021

F&I Tip of the Week: Are You a Believer

F&I Tip of the Week: Are You a Believer

Do you believe in your products or do you just sell them? It's a fair question. Here's another question that will help you find out ... What products are you currently enrolled in to protect your own personal vehicle? If the answer is none, that might be an indication that you are not a true believer after all. UDS' John Tabar encourages you to believe in the products you are selling to help the customer believe in their value.

February 24, 2021

F&I Tip of the Week: Product Knowledge Vs. Understanding

F&I Tip of the Week: Product Knowledge Vs. Understanding

Product knowledge does not always translate to product understanding by the customer, so don't assume they are already aware of the features and benefits your product offers. John Tabar from UDS here with this F&I Tip of the Week.

February 23, 2021

F&I Tip of the Week: The Five Elements

F&I Tip of the Week: The Five Elements

Most of us will process and retain a story better than we process or retain facts, and a good story can make the difference between your customer identifying with the value of the benefit and saying "no thanks." UDS's John Tabar shares the five elements of a good story in this Tip of the Week.

February 17, 2021

Who is Your Best Customer

Who is Your Best Customer

In this video, Trent White with the Automotive Training Academy explains how your best customer may be closer than you think.

February 4, 2021

Loyal Buyer Objection

Loyal Buyer Objection

In this video, Trent White from the Automotive Training Academy explains how to counter the “I am buying a good vehicle” objection.

January 7, 2021

F&I Tip of the Week: VSC Is Key

F&I Tip of the Week: VSC Is Key

What's the most important product we offer in F&I? Check out this F&I Tip of the Week, with John Tabar from UDS, to find out!

January 4, 2021

Best Tool for the Business Office

Best Tool for the Business Office

In this video, Trent White with American Financial’s F&I University discusses how the FBI’s Impact tool can help maximize your revenue.

December 3, 2020

Creating a Team Mindset

Creating a Team Mindset

When everyone in the dealership works together, the results could have a significant impact on your bottom line. In this tip, Trent White with American Financial’s F&I University explains that when the sales department and F&I department work together, with mutual respect, not only will CSI scores increase, but so will dealership profits.

November 5, 2020

This is Not Normal

This is Not Normal

This is not the new normal. In this tip, Ritch Wheeler with American Financial's F&I University explains how today is not the new normal and what you can do moving forward to ensure you have a more satisfying and profitable experience in the business office.

October 1, 2020

Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

How long should it take to complete the paperwork in the business office? Most people would say, “As fast as you can.” During this tip, Trent White with American Financial’s F&I University says the right answer may be as simple as slowing down and changing the client’s perception of what is going on.

September 3, 2020

F&I Saboteur

F&I Saboteur

Customers are self-educating via the web, F&I duties have been divided between the sales desk and the F&I department, and someone has pushed the fast-forward button on digital retailing. Tune into this tip with Dwayne Wiggins of American Financial's F&I University.

August 6, 2020

Is It Really a Good Car?

Is It Really a Good Car?

What I mean by that is that often times, when we present our vehicle service contract, the customer will give us the "It's a good car" objection. Tune into this Tip of the Week with Ritch Wheeler of American Financial's F&I University.

July 9, 2020

Getting the Most Out of Your Menu

Getting the Most Out of Your Menu

With the increasing demand to generate revenue from the business office today, coupled with the number of products available and the client's lack of focus, makes maximizing your menu challenging. Trent White with American Financial's F&I University is here to share a solution to help get the most out of your menu.

June 4, 2020