Dealership Management http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53292/more en Establish an F&I Culture in Your Dealership http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership <div class="node-body article-body">Training the sales team on F&I products, features and customer benefits, as well as the value to the dealership as a whole, will ensure a smoother transition to the F&I manager.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center Industry F & I Fixed Ops U.S. Dealer Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1406511 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Genesis Brand Selective, Separate Showrooms Not Forced http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We think the channel itself will evolve organically,” Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says. “We don’t see us forcing dealers (to build) separate facilities.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Dealership Management Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:00 +0000 1405201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Vision G coupe concept styling hints at design of&nbsp;new Genesis-brand models.</strong></p> How Surety Bond Claims Can Destroy Your Auto Dealership http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership <div class="field-byline"> Eric Halsey </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When a claim goes through, the repercussions are serious.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Dealership Management Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1399871 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Dealer Bond Renewal: Avoid These Mistakes and Do It Right http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/auto-dealer-bond-renewal-avoid-these-mistakes-and-do-it-right <div class="field-byline"> Vic Lance </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers who wait too late to renew or don’t have their finances in order may have to pay higher bond rates.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/auto-dealer-bond-renewal-avoid-these-mistakes-and-do-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/auto-dealer-bond-renewal-avoid-these-mistakes-and-do-it-right#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Dealership Management Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:33:00 +0000 1396991 at http://wardsauto.com What Makes a Great Manager http://wardsauto.com/dealer/what-makes-great-manager <div class="node-body article-body">Behind successful auto dealership employees are successful managers. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/what-makes-great-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/what-makes-great-manager#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealership Management Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1381251 at http://wardsauto.com GM Begins Paying Price of Withdrawal From Russia http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-begins-paying-price-withdrawal-russia <div class="node-body article-body">GM estimates the overall cost of closing its Russian business at $600 million, with a significant portion earmarked for reimbursing former dealers for their investments. But some dealers have filed lawsuits claiming the compensation is inadequate.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-begins-paying-price-withdrawal-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/gm-begins-paying-price-withdrawal-russia#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Russia Dealer Miscellaneous Cadillac Chevrolet Opel/Vauxhall Sales & Marketing Dealership Management Finance Restructuring Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1366621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russia left out of Opel reshuffle.</strong></p> Dealer Delivers Cars and Happiness http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-delivers-cars-and-happiness <div class="node-body article-body">Lisa Copeland, who runs Fiat of Austin, employs a “chief happiness officer.” </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-delivers-cars-and-happiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/dealer-delivers-cars-and-happiness#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Dealership Management Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:53:00 +0000 1354881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Copeland got into car business by accident &ndash; literally.</strong></p> Back to Basics for Today’s Digital Marketers http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/back-basics-today-s-digital-marketers <div class="field-byline"> Jay Roby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marketers must understand customers as the individuals they are by leveraging available data, delivering relevant messages and interactions, and adding value to engage them and drive them to convert.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/back-basics-today-s-digital-marketers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/back-basics-today-s-digital-marketers#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers Sales & Marketing North America Digital Marketing Industry U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealership Management Internet Marketing Social Media Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:14:00 +0000 1343071 at http://wardsauto.com Car Dealerships Enjoy Good Times; But Mind Those Costs http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Many dealers tend to focus more on sales and gross profit than expense management. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1336741 at http://wardsauto.com EFG, Northwood Team Up for F&I Competition http://wardsauto.com/f-i/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Six teams of Northwood junior and senior automotive marketing and management undergrads will compete for $25,000 this fall.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Management & Strategy Dealership Management Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000 1334091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>F&amp;I needs to turn innovation on head for new generation, says EFG CEO.</strong></p>