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A Contract Is a Contract, Right?

A Contract Is a Contract, Right?

Gone are the days where a handshake meant an honored agreement. The consumer product agreement is always changing, creating more work to make sure your dealers’ forms are current and accurate. The need to speed up F&I while minimizing financial risks and regulatory impacts places great urgency on the dealer to econtract aftermarket products. The … Read More »

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Who Will Make Auto Retail Great Again?

Who Will Make Auto Retail Great Again?

There is an old adage (some say a curse) that says, “May you live in interesting times.” Surely we are doing so now. The $64,000 question is what does the Trump presidency mean for the automotive industry? Some attention-grabbing headlines state that Trump will dismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Digging … Read More »

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Escape the Complacency Trap

Escape the Complacency Trap

As 2016 drew to a close, new-vehicle sales were expected to top out at 17.1 million, a slight decrease from the record 17.7 million units sold in 2015. Experts say this may be as good as it gets for sales volume. Experienced agents know the car business is cyclical. History tells us that, with every … Read More »

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The Shoulder Bone Is Connected to the Back Bone

The Shoulder Bone Is Connected to the Back Bone

Many of you may be familiar with the children’s sing-along song called “Dem Bones” or “Dry Bones.” Most verses recite the connection between the bones: “Shoulder bone connected to the back bone, back bone connected to the hip bone,” and so on. You may be wondering what, exactly, this has to do with you. Well, … Read More »

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Industry Trends for 2017

Industry Trends for 2017

With a tumultuous 2016 in the books and a new year underway, it’s time for our annual look ahead at what industry experts believe 2017 has in store for your agency and the dealers you serve. Despite the lingering tensions generated by a divisive presidential campaign and widespread concern of a downturn in new-vehicle sales, … Read More »

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From the Boardroom: Digital F&I and the Millennial Boom

From the Boardroom: Digital F&I and the Millennial Boom

From their thoughts on what is an acceptable per-copy average to how their companies aim to address the online F&I push, four F&I product provider reps weighed in on a host of top-of-mind topics during Industry Summit 2016’s “From the Boardroom” discussion in late August. The main takeaway for general agents is they’ll play a … Read More »

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