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Dashboards Tell You When F&I Needs Servicing

Dashboards Tell You When F&I Needs Servicing

Some of us remember a time of bench car seats, manual crank windows, and actually “kicking the tires.” Oh, so long ago it all was. Climb inside any modern car and it is quickly obvious that so much of the driving experience is now automated for us, including the availability of information required for driving … Read More »

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Modernists vs. Traditionalists: Morphing Into an Edealership

Modernists vs. Traditionalists: Morphing Into an Edealership

As the sales and F&I processes are morphing from a traditionalist (paper) documentation of the processes to a modernist (digital) documentation, it is helpful to step back to see where the change is taking place. The battle between a modernist and a traditionalist is evident in the world outside of automotive retailing. For example, the … Read More »

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Agents Wield the Power of Compliance

Agents Wield the Power of Compliance

On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, agents, dealers, F&I professionals and other attendees of Industry Summit packed into a ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Hotel Resort & Convention Center for Compliance Summit, a one-day educational slate followed by the Automotive Compliance Specialist certification review and exam proffered by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) the next morning. After … Read More »

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The Future of Compliance

The Future of Compliance

What does the future of compliance for the automotive retailer look like? If you attended the Compliance Summit held this past September in Texas, you know that the future of compliance is already here! If you did not, let’s examine how recent events affect our business. The recent Equifax breach has heightened all consumers’ awareness … Read More »

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The Equifax Data Breach: A Compliance Lesson in Disguise

The Equifax Data Breach: A Compliance Lesson in Disguise

By now, the immensity of the Equifax data breach has started to sink into our collective consciousness … 142 million consumers, half of all Americans, have been adversely affected by the complete failure of Equifax to safeguard their nonpublic personal information (NPI). Keep in mind that those 143 million consumers are going to be adversely … Read More »

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Industry Trends for 2018

Industry Trends for 2018

After a transformative year for the automotive industry, the economy, politics, sports and entertainment, it’s difficult to imagine what 2018 might have in store. To get a sense of what the new year could bring for your agency, your dealer clients and their customers, Agent Entrepreneur sought opinions and prognostications from 23 of the F&I … Read More »

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