Dealer http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660931/more en Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body"> New Jeep Compass Marks Major Milestone, Schmidt Pleads Not Guilty, Can Auto Shows Survive? </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public Industry Dealer News & Analysis Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:20:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers Should Take Dealers Along on the Self-Driving Journey http://wardsauto.com/dealer/automakers-should-take-dealers-along-self-driving-journey <div class="field-byline"> John Possumato </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto dealers can be a key partner and competitive advantage to manufacturers, whether vehicle brands, as we know them, survive. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/automakers-should-take-dealers-along-self-driving-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/automakers-should-take-dealers-along-self-driving-journey#comments Public Dealer Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0000 1785711 at http://wardsauto.com Cox Automotive Integration Tricky But Progressing, Execs Say http://wardsauto.com/dealer/cox-automotive-integration-tricky-progressing-execs-say <div class="node-body article-body">The people part is done, insiders say. Now it’s on to the really hard stuff, figuring out what systems and services to tie together and how.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/cox-automotive-integration-tricky-progressing-execs-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/cox-automotive-integration-tricky-progressing-execs-say#comments Public Dealer Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +0000 1786741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VinSolutions software now better integrated with Cox family member Xtime&rsquo;s products.</strong></p> Volvo Car’s U.K. Branch Recruiting 300 Technicians http://wardsauto.com/dealer/volvo-car-s-uk-branch-recruiting-300-technicians <div class="node-body article-body">The near-50% increase in hires would give each of Volvo’s 119 U.K. dealerships eight technicians on average by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/volvo-car-s-uk-branch-recruiting-300-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/volvo-car-s-uk-branch-recruiting-300-technicians#comments Public Fixed Ops Dealer Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1792211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo Car U.K.&rsquo;s proposed new training center.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Digital Toolboxes Benefit Dealers, Tech Execs Say http://wardsauto.com/dealer/digital-toolboxes-benefit-dealers-tech-execs-say <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Software provider Dealer-FX has partnered with a Massachusetts aftersales strategy and solutions provider to create a program that uses machine learning to crunch accumulated customer data and start to monetize it. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/digital-toolboxes-benefit-dealers-tech-execs-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/digital-toolboxes-benefit-dealers-tech-execs-say#comments Public Digital Marketing Dealer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:09:00 +0000 1787241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ONE platform manages car servicing from appointment-setting to checkout.</strong></p> Loyalty Isn’t What It Used to Be http://wardsauto.com/dealer/loyalty-isn-t-what-it-used-be <div class="node-body article-body">Surveyed customers say they are loyal to auto dealers, but their behavior says otherwise. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/loyalty-isn-t-what-it-used-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/loyalty-isn-t-what-it-used-be#comments Public Digital Marketing Dealer Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:08:00 +0000 1786831 at http://wardsauto.com Showing Real Ads to Fake People Zaps Digital Marketing http://wardsauto.com/digital-marketing/showing-real-ads-fake-people-zaps-digital-marketing <div class="field-byline"> David Wolk </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bots don’t buy cars, but they are programmed to give fraudsters’ invalid websites credit for real offline customer purchase activity. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/digital-marketing/showing-real-ads-fake-people-zaps-digital-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/digital-marketing/showing-real-ads-fake-people-zaps-digital-marketing#comments Public Digital Marketing Dealer Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:00 +0000 1786751 at http://wardsauto.com Car Dealers Rarely Pay Much Mind to This Costly Expense http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealers-rarely-pay-much-mind-costly-expense <div class="field-byline"> Brian Finkelmeyer </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With new-car gross margins razor thin for many brands, the importance of efficiency-minded inventory management has never been more important.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealers-rarely-pay-much-mind-costly-expense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/car-dealers-rarely-pay-much-mind-costly-expense#comments Public Dealer Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:22:00 +0000 1782791 at http://wardsauto.com Amazon-Like Selling Comes to Dealership F&I Departments http://wardsauto.com/f-i/amazon-selling-comes-dealership-fi-departments <div class="node-body article-body">Patented technology uses inputs from consumer, vehicle, deal and third-party sources to tailor F&I product presentations to individual car buyers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/amazon-selling-comes-dealership-fi-departments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/amazon-selling-comes-dealership-fi-departments#comments Public F & I Dealer Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:31:00 +0000 1785311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Phelan shows dashboard featuring new way to sell F&amp;I.</strong></p> Reporter Turned Executive: ‘Ask Questions, Learn a Lot’ http://wardsauto.com/dealer/reporter-turned-executive-ask-questions-learn-lot <div class="node-body article-body">Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz talks about the challenges of juggling a 25-brand company, his management style and lessons he learned from his Holocaust-survivor parents. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/reporter-turned-executive-ask-questions-learn-lot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/reporter-turned-executive-ask-questions-learn-lot#comments Public Dealer Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:15:00 +0000 1782901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Integration is innovation,&rdquo; Schwartz says.</strong></p>