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4 Steps to Overcome Any Objection

The magazine’s resident F&I wiz lays out a four-step process for handling any objection and having fun while doing it.

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F&I Tip of the Week: The Ben Franklin Close

As an inventor, Ben Franklin was known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He is also responsible for a closing technique F&I trainer John Tabar says is an effective tool when faced with the all-too-common postponement objection.

Industry Summit to Focus on the Future of F&I

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.

Resolve the Downtime Dilemma

There is no such thing as downtime for a properly trained sales team. F&I pro shares a five-step plan for the showroom to monetize the time between ups.

Avoiding the AAA Objection

Top trainer advises F&I pros to eliminate the ‘I have AAA’ objection by downplaying the very real — but relatively minor — roadside assistance benefit included with most service contracts.

F&I Tip of the Week: Handling the 'I'll Take My Chances' Objection

'I’ll take my chances' is an all-too-common objection heard in the F&I office. F&I Trainer John Tabar offers the perfect response when that classic line is used to object to a vehicle service contract.

F&I Tip of the Week: Handling the Affordability Objection

When affordability is the objection, F&I trainer John Tabar says the job of the F&I manager is to show customers why they can't afford not to have the protection. He explains in his latest F&I Tip of the Week.

F&I Tip of the Week: The Power of a Good Transition Statement

Have you ever had trouble getting back on track after a customer raises an objection? F&I trainer John Tabar says what you need is a good transition statement.

Chargeback Prevention

How do you respond to a customer who wants to cancel the F&I program you sold them? His Madness digs into four common reasons consumers give for wanting out of a protection plan.

[Video] Selling to Short-Term Owners

The magazine’s F&I pro responds to a question about how to build value in F&I protections if the customer says he plans on paying off his loan long before the term expires.