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GWC Warranty Adopts Local Classroom


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, recently adopted the 6th grade classroom of Colleen Franchi at Wilkes-Barre’s Dodson Elementary School.
 
In adopting Mrs. Franchi’s class, GWC employees banded together to make monetary donations and collect school supplies for the class of 56 students. GWC Warranty also provided a 100% match of employees’ donations.
 
All the donations combined to meet Mrs. Franchi’s goal of supplying her class of many underprivileged children with the notebooks, folders, pencils, backpacks and more that they will need throughout the school year.
 
Pictured in the attached photo (from L to R): James Geiger, principal, Dodson Elementary School; Colleen Franchi, 6th grade teacher, Dodson elementary; Kelli Vinciarelli, executive assistant, GWC Warranty; and Sarah Lanning, business processor, GWC Warranty.

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GWC Warranty Introduces Major Product Enhancements For Agents And Their Dealers


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, has introduced enhancements to its existing product suite as well as three exciting new offerings. All are designed to provide agents more chances than ever before to be more valuable to their dealers by turning high-mileage inventory into high-profit opportunities.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the products we provide our agents and their dealers, and after gathering their feedback and analyzing the market, we feel we have enhanced our offering to provide them supreme value,” said Mike Melby, GWC Warranty Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. “At GWC, our promise to agents is to help them become more valuable to their dealers by turning high-mileage inventory into high-profit opportunities. We feel these new and improved products achieve just that.”

Enhancing GWC Warranty’s primary service contract offering are several upgrades to expand eligibility, beginning with inclusion of vehicles dating back 20 model years. GWC will also provide coverage for commercial use vehicles as well as additional makes like Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Porsche and Smart Cars. The coverage expansion also includes popular models such as Audi A8, Volkswagen Phaeton and more. GWC’s primary service contract products also now include coverage on select hybrid components and an optional Advanced Technology Package that covers factory-installed back-up cameras, blind spot sensors, lane departure warning systems, voice-activated commands and more.

Several new enhancements aimed at preserving CSI are also now available to agents and their dealers. Agents and their dealers now have new, longer term options of five years, 60,000 miles for used vehicles and six years, 125,000 miles for near-new vehicles still under basic factory warranty. These longer terms will help dealers better protect customers throughout their entire ownership experience. New benefits such as enhancements to roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement and trip interruption benefits are available on all plans, including Powertrain, to offer a superior customer experience and help protect dealers’ reputations.

In addition to improving its existing product suite, GWC also introduced three new products for high-mileage customers.

First is a Certified Pre-Owned Program that offers a limited warranty and corresponding marketing program to help dealers expand the benefits of CPO to higher-mileage inventory that falls out of their factory CPO programs. Terms of 90 and 180 days are available on vehicles with up to 200,000 starting miles dating back up to 20 model years. All Certified limited warranties also come with roadside assistance and reimbursement for rental cars and travel and lodging.

Also new to the GWC product suite is a five-year, 100,000-mile Limited Powertrain product, which provides dealers the opportunity to profit from a VSC sale on deals with limited financing. Unlike similar products in the marketplace, GWC’s Limited Powertrain product does not have a waiting period. Coverage is available on vehicles with up to 150,000 starting miles dating back 15 model years, including many highline vehicles. Roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement are also included with the Limited Powertrain product.

The third new member of the GWC product offering is a Service Lane Program. This new product brings high-mileage service contract sales opportunities to dealers’ service departments with coverage options on vehicles with up to 200,000 miles dating back 20 model years. Terms of 12, 24, 36 and 48 months are available on GWC’s Premier and Ultra coverage levels. No inspection is required with GWC’s Service Lane offering, and coverage includes full roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement and trip interruption benefits.

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First Choice Car Care Launches High-Mileage VSC Plans


TAMPA, Fla. — First Choice Car Care today launched new five-year, 100,000-mile vehicle service contract (VSC) plans for vehicles up to 20 model years old and have up to 150,000 miles on their odometers.

First Choice Car Care is designed to appeal to buyers of older vehicles who desire investment protection at a reasonable cost, according to company officials. It also encourages dealers to retail units profitably they would otherwise wholesale for a loss.

“These plans help us sell an additional 50 to 75 high-mileage units a year, and because of their competitive pricing, they also help me close more subprime deals,” says Angela Barrett, lead finance manager for Jenkins Nissan in Leesburg, Fla. The dealership retails about 150 new and used vehicles a month.

Barrett added that the costs of the plan give the dealership more wiggle room when it comes to trades. “That can make the difference for a prime deal, because now we have a retail outlet for these cars,” she said. “That makes us a reasonable front and back profit on units we’d otherwise have to wholesale at a loss.”

Part of the Consator Group of Companies, First Choice Car Care covers eligible vehicles 20 years and newer and have under 150,000 on the odometer when sold. It also offers five years investment and budget protection, and provides 50,000-, 75,000-, and 100,000-mile coverage options.

The First Choice Car Care VSC covers most domestic brands, including orphans and most luxury and import models. For either vehicle class, consumers can choose either a basic plan for powertrain, turbo/supercharger, and four-by-four and all-wheel-drive transfer case components, or the Enhanced plan. The later adds drive axle, air conditioning, electrical, and fuel system protection.

All programs include wear and coverage, towing, rental, roadside assistance, and trip interruption. And coverages may be transferrable to a new owner should the original purchaser sell the covered vehicle.

The First Choice Vehicle Service Contract program is administered by Allegiance Administrators. First Choice Vehicle Service Contracts are backed by Assurant, which has more than $30 billion in assets and is an “A”-rated carrier with A.M. Best.

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CNA National Launches New Vehicle Service Contract Program


Scottsdale, Ariz.—CNA National, a recognized leader in the service contract industry, introduced its newest VSC series: Z2. This advanced product offers a wealth of consumer benefits with its enhanced coverage, additional deductible options and increased expense reimbursement package—all at highly competitive rates.

“Z2 is the latest in a long line of VSCs all designed to be the best on the market,” said Alan Miller, senior vice president of sales. “This premier product provides comprehensive benefits, with deductibles that encourage customer loyalty and help increase a dealer’s CSI, while also ensuring CNA National’s continued position as the industry leader.”

Following a thorough rate review, CNA National redefined its vehicle classing system. The result is a more competitively priced program based on vehicle make, model and mileage, especially for used vehicles. As the company looks to expand further into the certified pre-owned market, the improved coverage and rates will give dealers the ability to better match product with the needs of each consumer.

Highlights of Z2 Series include:

  • The addition of coverage for numerous parts including propulsion battery, LED lights, supplemental restraint system, cell phone and Bluetooth connectivity, and steering wheels—heated and cooled along with integrated controls.
  • Expanded definitions for consequential damage (by a covered part to a non-covered part) and commercial use, including rideshare vehicles titled to private individuals.
  • A greater differentiation between our stated-component and exclusionary coverage levels.
  • More choices for deductibles, including more “disappearing” deductibles that incentivize the customer to return to the selling dealer for service.
  • Increased allowances for towing, rental car, and travel and lodging.

Similar enhancements are available in our revamped Lifetime 2 Wrap service contract, specifically designed to complement CNAN’s Lifetime Powertrain Limited Warranty.

“Our very successful Lifetime program provides dealers a way to differentiate themselves in this competitive marketplace,” said Miller. “We took this opportunity to apply the same Z2 upgrades to our lifetime and stated-term wrap contracts, enhancing this valuable program that has proven to help dealers increase sales and customer retention.”

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RoadVantage Interior/Exterior VSC Completes Year of Record Sales


AUSTIN – RoadVantage, the fastest-growing provider of F&I programs for the automotive industry, announced today that its Interior/Exterior Vehicle Service Contract program has just completed a year of record sales.

“When we launched our Interior/Exterior VSC a year ago as part of our powerful multi- option bundle, it generated a lot of excitement among agents and dealers, and over the last year, it has only continued to gain momentum,” said Garret Lacour, CEO of RoadVantage.

RoadVantage introduced its Interior/Exterior Vehicle Service Contract program, which does not require product application, in early 2016 as both a stand-alone product and also as part of its best-selling multi-option bundles.

“One year after we launched it, our Interior/Exterior VSC continues to be a customer favorite and a top seller,” said Randy Ross, Senior Vice President of Sales at RoadVantage. “The reason why it’s so popular is that it offers enhanced coverage compared to traditional Interior/Exterior programs – without requiring chemical application.”

Since introducing the Interior/Exterior Vehicle Service Contract to the market in January of 2016, RoadVantage has seen sales for the program take off, with its multi-option bundle containing the Interior/Exterior VSC quickly becoming one of its most popular programs.

“With the RoadVantage Interior/Exterior VSC, dealers get a program that gives customers the coverage and protection they want, without applying product,” continued Lacour.

 

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Alpha Warranty Services Teams with Agent and Dealer to Give Back to Struggling Family After Teen Writes Letter


PHILADELPHIA – Alpha Warranty Services, Inc. continues to support the local community by Delivering the Unexpected to those in need.

Alpha Warranty Services has a long history of being able to partner with their agents and dealers to Deliver the Unexpected to those in need. When Alpha representative Cheryl Barlow learned that Dani’s Auto received a letter about a family in need she immediately knew what to do. The letter from 16-year-old Maiya James, of West Philadelphia, explained that she would watch her mother, Katherine, struggle daily to care for her sister, Mariah. Mariah requires 24-hour nursing care because of her medical conditions including, blindness, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  Amidst, their struggle, the van used to transport Mariah to doctors’ appointments was unreliable and constantly broke down. After passing the letter on to Alpha Warranty Services, they partnered with Dani’s Auto to provide a solution. Dani’s Auto donated a new wheel-chair accessible van, while Alpha Warranty Services donated a 5-year vehicle service contract and a gift card of $500 to the family to help their situation.

“On the surface Alpha Warranty might appear like any other vehicle warranty company but our employees and partners know we are different.  It’s not just about paying for unexpected auto repairs; it’s about helping our customers through difficult and often stressful situations.  We provide peace of mind and take great pleasure in saving people money and getting them safely back on the road.”, says Darin Ramos, VP of Business Development.

Local Philadelphia TV station WTXF, Fox 29, reported the story as the dealership surprised the family with the donation. The news report can be viewed at http://www.fox29.com/news/234588976-story.

Alpha Warranty Services is built on a foundation of integrity and believes in valuing people over profit. Alpha is based in Salt Lake City, UT with VSC plans available in all 50 states.

For additional information about Alpha Warranty Services, Inc. please visit www.AlphaWarranty.com or contact Darin Ramos at 1.800.662.5519 Ext. 217.

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