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Consumers Prioritize Affordability as Loan Amounts Increase

Wary of unmanageable monthly payments, the American car buyer’s attention is increasingly shifting toward used vehicles, leases, and longer terms as the cost to buy a new car or truck continues to climb.

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Help Your Dealers Close the Sale

Sales consultants are led to believe great closers are born, not bred. Top trainer disagrees and shares a process you can use to seal more deals — no deception, obfuscation, or tricks required.

September Depreciation Report Shows 1% Overall Decline

Black Book reports used vehicle values fell by 1% in September, led by declines in the compact van and luxury car categories. Only one segment showed improvement.

Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

Report: GPS Tracking Reduces Impound Costs

In the year since impound fees cost the used car industry $1.1 billion, new data released by Spireon shows maturing technology has made a positive impact.

Summer’s End Puts Retention Index on Downward Track

‘Market strength is waning’ for used vehicles after a strong summer, a trend that is likely to continue through the end of the year, according to the latest report from Black Book.

MAX Digital Powers DealerCenter Enhanced Market Pricing

DealerCenter has integrated with MAX Digital, adding access to market-based pricing and appraisal intelligence for DealerCenter DMS and mobile solution users.

KAR Auction Services Is Now KAR Global

Executives said a wave of acquisitions and new offerings prompted the name change, saying dealers and other automotive industry users are increasingly demanding ‘global’ solutions.

Report: Used-Vehicle Prices Up 2% From 2018

J.D. Power’s latest index finds average prices for used vehicles were up 2% year-over-year in August. Analysts say the segment will continue to drive profits for dealers for the foreseeable future.

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vAuto Joins Inventory, Recon Management With New Integration

An enhanced integration with iRecon will allow dealers using vAuto Provision to manage inventories and reconditioning at the same time, an ‘end-to-end’ process billed as the industry’s first.