The Road to ROI with F&I

Consider Having a Fill-in F&I specialist for your Dealership

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Oct 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

We know at times dealers are faced with employees who miss work unexpectedly or leave their job with little notice. That's why having a fill-in finance and insurance (F&I) specialist can help during these last-minute situations, so the dealership can continue operations with little interruption.

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Topics: F&I, F&I Specialist, Fill-in F&I Specialists

How Does Your Dealership Benefit from Compliance Audits?

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on Oct 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There are several laws and regulations set by the federal and state governments to control automotive dealerships, and it can be stressful and straining for you to keep up with them all. You will not only be working on ensuring you keep up with all the required laws, but there is the challenge of knowing whether you are implementing them in a legally acceptable way. This is where compliance audits come in handy.

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

Why Dealerships Should Consider Dealer Equity Programs

Posted by Steve Memolo on Sep 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Several traditional revenue centers exist in a typical automobile dealership, including vehicle sales, service, finance, and insurance (the latter two are known as "F&I"). However, there are other revenue streams available to auto dealers these days that they may want to take advantage of. Any automobile dealer interested in increasing revenues while also improving customer satisfaction should consider setting up a Dealer Equity Program of their own.  

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Topics: Dealer Equity Plan, Dealer Equity programs

Using Social Media to Build Your Dealership Brand

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 20, 2021 5:14:02 PM

An auto dealership brand is more than just a logo and a catchphrase, it's the personality you convey to your local community of customers. The brand of an auto dealership influences how confident and comfortable people are buying from your team and trusting in your expertise. Awareness of your brand is what brings locals and even buyers from far-flung counties to your dealership to find their desired vehicle and car-buying experience. 

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Topics: Social Media, Dealership Social Media, facebook ads

The Benefits of Having a Fill-In F&I Specialist on Call and On-site

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

No matter how prepared your dealership is for the day, emergencies happen. And they usually happen at the worst time possible. Car deals are lost because of no-shows and employee callouts from time to time. Having a fill-in F&I specialist on hand can help combat these issues. Here are three things you need to know about them and why you should have one on call all the time:

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Topics: F&I, F&I Specialist, F&I Business Manager

Stay Consistent with Deal Audits: Tips for Staying Compliant

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on Sep 8, 2021 10:12:01 AM

Dealerships are under a lot of scrutiny these days. In order to comply with state and federal regulations, it's important that dealerships stay up-to-date on the latest laws. That being said, many dealerships fail to keep their compliance in check because they don't know how or where to start. Fortunately for you, we have compiled a list of tips that will help you stay compliant with new deals and regulations so your dealership can continue doing what it does best: helping customers find the perfect car!

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Topics: Auto Dealer Compliance Fines, F&I Compliance, dealer audits

How to Motivate and Encourage Your Dealership Team

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 31, 2021 10:00:00 AM

For most businesses, employees are the driving force to success. That is not any different in the dealership industry. With numerous dealerships in the market, the competition is stiff. Therefore, you must deploy strategies to be on top of the game and compete favorably. The most crucial strategy is ensuring you keep your dealership team motivated and encouraged at all times.

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Topics: Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation, employees

Have you considered Fill-In F&I Specialists for your Dealership?

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Engaging a Fill-In F&I Specialist Partner –Top Benefits 

Having well-trained and qualified staff in your dealership is a plus. However, whether yours is a large or a small-sized dealership, you will face the challenge of hiring and retaining such employees. 

You probably have had to deal with several cases of employee callouts or even random no-shows, and on other days someone will just quit instantly.

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Topics: F&I Specialist

Ways That Dealers Can Increase Their Customer Retention Rates

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Today's automotive dealerships must maximize profits from every revenue center. Good managers at auto dealerships also understand that revenue depends on customers. However, without a good customer retention program, you're likely missing out on potentially substantial income. One way to improve your revenue capture, though, is by enhancing your dealership customer retention rate. Read on to find out how.

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Topics: Lifelong Customers, Customer Retention

What are the benefits of Dealer Equity Programs?

Posted by Steve Memolo on Aug 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Auto dealer equity programs are a burgeoning business idea that's gaining momentum among automobile finance managers, dealer principals, and general managers. Equity Programs are customized financial products designed to enable auto dealers to cater for the costs of product and service cancellations and claims. The business, which aims to protect your auto dealership's finances requires the creation of a C-corporation insurance company. You must maintain good money flow into your account so that you can effortlessly cater for any unexpected losses and costs that may hinder your company's flow of income.

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Topics: Dealer Equity Plan, Dealer Equity programs, dealer reinsurance

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