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AUL Corp. Completes SOC 2 Certification

The third-party audit confirms AUL’s internal controls are in accordance with the selected Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ trust services principles and criteria. For the company’s customers and partners, SOC 2 compliance demonstrates that AUL has industry leading controls in its data systems, technologies, and processes.

April 10, 2018

Ally Enters Retail Financing Agreement With DriveTime
AUL Promotes Bryan Nieves to Vice President of National Accounts

Black Book: Luxury Depreciation Spikes

Luxury vehicles continued to struggle last week, as the segment realized some of the highest depreciation rates among all segments, according to the vehicle valuation firm.

February 15, 2017

Channel Stuffing, Incentives Responsible for Slip in Manheim Index

Wholesale used vehicle prices on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis declined 1% in November, according to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index report. Due to this decline, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index fell 0.3% from a year ago to 124.7.

December 7, 2016

Black Book: Used-Vehicle Depreciation Continues Slowdown

For the car segment, wholesale values decreased by 0.56% last week, an improvement over the 0.62% decrease the segment realized the week before. On the truck front, wholesale values decreased by 0.31%, less than the prior week’s depreciation rate of 0.59%.

November 29, 2016

Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.6 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles on U.S. roadways increased to 11.6 years this year. Vehicle registrations also climbed 2.4% from a year ago to 264 million, according to IHS Markit.

November 28, 2016

Kontos: Wholesale Prices Up Year Over Year, Down From September

As has been the case for much of the year, average wholesale used-car prices were down on a year-over-year basis. In October, the average wholesale used-vehicle price fell by 1.2% compared to the year before. Trucks, on the other hand, continued to realize year-over-year increases in wholesale prices. Compared to last year, truck prices are up 5.1%.

November 16, 2016

LotPop Announces Release of LotScore

LotPop Announces Release of LotScore

According to the company, the weekly report will score a dealer’s inventory in four key areas: status, marketing, inventory stocking, and inventory return on investment. The end goal, the company added, is to help drive more used-car sales at higher margins.

November 16, 2016

Black Book: Depreciation Slows for Cars and Trucks

Both the car and truck segments experienced an overall reduction in depreciation during the week of Oct. 28, with car and truck wholesale values decreasing by 0.53% and 0.58%, respectively, vs. 0.76% and 0.80% the previous week..

November 8, 2016

Sonic: Q3 'Operationally Challenging'

F&I, used retail sales, and fixed ops helped dampen Sonic's third quarter declines in volume and gross profit per unit (GPU) retailed. The group also reported that its EchoPark locations increased their F&I per-copy average by 16.3% to $1,078. Overall, the group's F&I operations averaged $1,341 per copy during the period.

November 3, 2016

Sun Toyota Names New Used Car Director

Sun Toyota Names New Used Car Director

Sun Toyota promotes Shawn Mazzoni to used-car director, the dealership announced this week. He will lead the consolidation of two separate used-car operations into a single department, which will be housed in a newly constructed sales tower.

November 2, 2016