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Are Noncompetes Enforceable?

Although standards vary from state to state, it can be difficult to enforce agreements designed to prevent former dealership employees from taking their skills — and their coworkers and your customers — to competitors.

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TD Auto Finance Commercial Services Announces National Expansion

The business unit began offering commercial loan products in June 2011, primarily in the East Coast. It had since expanded into the Midwest prior to today’s announcement.

Alpha Warranty Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Over the past 15 years, the F&I product provider has earned multiple industry awards and distinctions for the service it provides to customers, agents, and dealers alike. It was recently acknowledged as the 11th fastest growing business in Utah.

Industry Reacts to GM's Disclosure Policy

General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealer trade groups believe the OEM’s stated goal of enhanced ‘safety and transparency’ is not the real reason for the new policy.

Navigating the Finance Triangle

Success or failure in F&I usually comes down to one thing. Development specialist explains what that is and how it can keep your dealership out of the dreaded finance triangle.

Innovative Lending Releases Loan Management Tool for F&I Offices

Stip Trac was designed to help dealers and their F&I offices track cash flow, collect stips, and keep an open communication line with car buyers before and after their purchase. Dealers can also set contracts-in-transit limits, track money in transit by salesperson and more.

CarMax Opens West Coast Reconditioning Hub

CarMax has opened a store in Murrieta, Calif., that will include a four-lane auction and serve as the West Coast reconditioning hub for the nation's largest retailer of used cars.

Culture Clash

His Madness breaks from his usual F&I programming to deliver a message to dealers about the importance of culture and the keys to instilling and maintaining it.

GSFS Group Launches F&I Performance Reporting Tool

The F&I product provider's Dealer Executive Dashboard provides dealers and agents with access to extensive claims analytics, customer retention data, performance reports, dealer comparisons, and participation structure information.

J.D. Power: Speed No Longer Top Consideration When Selecting Finance Sources

While speed is no longer a leading factor, it still plays a significant role, according to J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study. The finance sources leading the way in terms of dealer satisfaction were Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and BMW Financial Services.