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The P&A segment can play a pivotal role in closing the communication gaps that can leave car...

Close the Gap in the F&I Product Origination Process

The P&A segment can play a pivotal role in closing the communication gaps that can leave car buyers unprotected and undo the work of the dealer, their finance source, and their F&I product provider.

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The FTC’s proposed consent order with dealer software provider DealerBuilt settles charges...

What the DealerBuilt Hack Means for P&A

The FTC’s proposed consent order with dealer software provider DealerBuilt settles charges relating to a major loss of customer data, but the conversation over the compliance responsibilities of ‘service providers’ — including those in the P&A segment — is just beginning.

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Industry Summit organizers say the rapid-fire Technology Challenge will return after a...

Technology Challenge Set for Second Round at Industry Summit 2019

Industry Summit organizers say the rapid-fire Technology Challenge will return after a successful debut at last year’s event.

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Organizers of the 2019 P&A Leadership Summit have released the roster of industry experts and...

PALS Announces 2019 Advisory Board

Organizers of the 2019 P&A Leadership Summit have released the roster of industry experts and executives tasked with curating this year’s agenda.

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Haig Partners analysts say second-quarter sales of used vehicles such as the discontinued but...

Used-Vehicle Volumes Up 4.1% Among Privately Owned Dealers

Haig Partners’ Q2 report charts an astonishing 60% drop in buy/sell activity among U.S. auto dealerships and finds privately held stores and groups are increasingly focused on pre-owned sales.

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Auto finance sources appear to be tightening their lending standards for sub-620 car buyers and...

Subprime Fell to Lowest Share Since 2011 in April

An Equifax review of auto finance data from the first four months of 2019 found subprime’s percentage of total originations fell to 22.7% for all purchases and 9.2% of new-vehicle leases.

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Depreciation remains the No. 1 contributor to new-vehicle buyers’ total cost of ownership, but...

Escalating Finance Costs Drive 24% Spike in TCO

AAA analysts say bigger price tags and higher interest rates have conspired to raise American new-car buyers’ average annual total cost of ownership to $9,282, an all-time high and a 24% year-over-year increase.

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Experts say auto dealers’ ability to shift resources to higher-margin departments when...

Pace of Dealership Acquisitions Slows in Q2

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky buy/sell report counts 49 transactions in the second quarter, a slight decline from Q1 but enough to maintain a 200-plus-transaction pace for 2019.

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NAE/NWAN Adds 30- to 90-Day Vehicle Return Program

NAE/NWAN Adds 30- to 90-Day Vehicle Return Program

National Automotive Experts and NWAN have launched Money Back Guarantee, a vehicle return program billed as the industry’s longest with coverage up to 90 days.

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Auto/Mate Adds Text Messaging Solution to DMS

Auto/Mate Adds Text Messaging Solution to DMS

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced the integration of its dealer management system with the Text2Drive two-way text messaging platform.

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