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Dent Wizard Rolls Out New F&I Programs


ST. LOUIS – Dent Wizard International is expanding beyond the appearance protection menu offerings it’s known for with the introduction of three new F&I programs.

The new lineup begins with AlwaysNu, which features base coverage for road hazard tire-and-wheel, cosmetic wheel repair, roadside assistance service and rental car reimbursement of up to $50 per day. Customers have the option to add any or all of the following coverages: dent repair with a hail benefit; windshield repair; interior repair; and key protection featuring Tile technology.

Tile uses Bluetooth to communicate with an easy-to-use companion app on a smartphone or tablet.

The F&I product provider also rolled out Nu Key, a key protection product featuring Tile, key lockout service, roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement of up to $50 per day.

Also included in the rollout is Ding Shield One, which features base coverage for dent repair, plus a hail benefit and rental car reimbursement of up to $50 per day. Buyers can also add cosmetic wheel repair; windshield repair; interior repair; cosmetic bumper repair; and key protection featuring Tile.

“These new F&I programs allow us to apply our proven customer service, product reliability and technician expertise beyond cosmetic reconditioning,” said Lindsey Bird, Dent Wizard’s senior vice president of F&I. “F&I managers can now offer their customers more of the right choices in easy-to-buy programs that let them drive off the lot with greater peace of mind. Customers are protected from the unexpected incidents that affect the safety, appearance, operation, and value of their new purchase.”

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Industry Veteran Ron Fortt Launches Consulting Company


HENDERSON – Retail automotive industry veteran Ron Fortt announced the launch of Automotive Retail Solutions (ARS), an independent consulting and training company providing products and services to the automotive industry. The company had been piloting in select dealerships for the past two years and is now ready to launch.

ARS’ programs include service advisor training, business development centers, service drive extended contract sales, windshield repair training, equipment, software licensing and in-store support, reported F&I and Showroom magazine.

“We assist our clients in increasing their profitability with their existing service customers,” said Fortt, ARS president. “Our all-inclusive turnkey approach increases the dealership’s net profit with virtually no out of pocket investment.”

The company trains the dealer’s service department to identify the best sales and profit opportunities. It also helps clients convey the benefits to their service customers, according to ARS, as well professionally trains the dealership staff in how to conduct repairs for the products it offers.

Fortt has more than 36 years of experience in automotive retail, and has served as treasurer of the Toyota Lexus Minority Dealers Association and on the Toyota National Dealer Council Advisory Board. He is also co-founder of OneCommand, a digital communications company specializing in the automotive industry.

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