The Road to ROI with F&I

How To Use Social Media To Help Brand Your Dealership?

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 14, 2021 12:12:53 PM

According to Statista, there were over 3.5 billion social media users worldwide in 2020. Forecasts indicate that the figure will increase significantly in the next decade. Most of the businesses have noted opportunities and are adjusting their marketing strategies accordingly.

Besides, the current pandemic has had an impact on changing purchase trends. Most clients are choosing to do research and purchase online. Automotive dealerships have to be active on social media channels and brand themselves properly to increase their success.

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Topics: Social Media, Brand Awareness, Dealership Social Media

Increasing Dealership Customer Retention

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 4, 2021 4:48:33 PM

Improving customer retention will ensure your dealership succeeds in the long run. Finding new customers is never as simple as it sounds, primarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You will end up spending a fortune on expenses such as advertising with a low likelihood of success.

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Topics: Lifelong Customers, Customer Retention

How to Keep Up with Dealership Compliance

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on Jun 1, 2021 10:15:53 AM

Dealership compliance is a vital consideration, especially after the creation of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. It is your job to keep up with numerous regulations, from marketing to F&I and inventory. Although it seems like a lot of work, these five strategies can help keep your dealership compliant.

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Topics: compliance, dealership compliance, Automotive dealership compliance, F&I Compliance

7 Top Qualities to Look for When Hiring an F&I Business Manager

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on May 24, 2021 4:49:36 PM

Looking to hire an F&I business manager for your dealership? Considering the critical role that the professional plays, it is important to pick a top performer for the position. Finding a good fit will go a long way in helping you improve customer service, increase customer satisfaction, and positively impact your bottom line. So, what qualities should you look for to ensure you hire the right person for the job?

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Topics: Business Managers, F&I Business Manager

Why Your Workers Matter More Than Your Strategy

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on May 17, 2021 11:37:15 AM

In the twenty-first century there has been an undeniable push toward digital advertising and selling. Now more than ever, car dealerships and businesses are attempting to rely on methods that can reach people from afar, as so many individuals are being cautious with their interactions. In truth, undesirable sales figures can be partially attributed to salespeople. A proper sales team, with true sellers who have been trained correctly, can make all the difference when it comes to selling product. The best way to increase sales and success in your car dealership is to focus on your workers.

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Topics: training, Dealership Employees, employees

How to Increase Customer Retention Rates in Your Dealership

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on May 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Management of customer retention rates is one of the key pillars of successful dealership. Great research from Harvard Business School details that a 5 % increase in customer retention rate significantly improves the business profit from 25% to 95%. Also, the fact that it is five times more difficult to acquire new customers extends the need to have customer retention strategies. Therefore, mastering the art of customer retention is an imperative undertaking in dealerships. How then can you do this?

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Topics: Customer Service, Customer Retention, customer experience

Using Social Media to Help Brand Your Dealership

Posted by Justin LaRocque on May 3, 2021 4:35:49 PM

As auto dealers continue to hunt for new ways to catch customers' attention, many are still not using social media to its fullest potential. The current pandemic has made social media more important than ever when it comes to branding-- and auto dealerships are no exception. It's essential for dealers to be on social media. It's an ideal way to work on branding and to acquire new leads.

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Topics: Social Media, Brand Awareness, Dealership Social Media

Stay Consistent with Deal Audits

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on Apr 26, 2021 12:29:12 PM

If you are running a dealership, you must have known by now that having a robust internal control environment is a crucial success factor in your business. With the proper internal controls and consistent audits, your organization cannot only achieve the set goals but also guaranteed operational efficiency and effectiveness.

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Topics: compliance, dealership compliance, F&I Compliance, dealer audits

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your F&I Process

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on Apr 19, 2021 5:00:47 PM


Having a well-established F&I department is one of the most important things for financial growth. Establishing strong profit centers within your organization helps you ensure that the purchase process is well monitored by scrutinizing the customer. Some of the ways that the F&I process helps dealerships are; access client credit reports, review credit application, and budget clients' credit reports and leases or loans within the set guidelines of financial institutions such as banks, financial companies, and lease companies. Conducting a successful F&I process plays an important role in client engagement and attracting prospects through the opening.

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Topics: compliance, dealership compliance, Automotive dealership compliance, F&I Compliance

Why Your Team Matters More Than Your Sales Strategy

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Apr 12, 2021 4:02:25 PM

Many car dealerships tend to focus most of their attention on marketing strategies. They implement quality digital strategies to build a brand, boost sales, and gain an edge over their peers. However, some fail to realize that their salespeople are the linchpin of a successful automobile dealership.

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Topics: Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation, Sales Department, employees

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