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Maintaining Car Dealership Compliance in a Changing Regulatory Landscape

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Oct 2, 2023 9:52:00 AM

As a car dealership, compliance with various regulations is a critical aspect of running a successful and reputable business. However, compliance can be a complex and time-consuming process, especially when it comes to data privacy and security, employee turnover, changing regulations, and advertising and marketing compliance. In this article, we will explore some common compliance challenges faced by car dealerships and provide guidance on how to overcome them.

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

Why Does an F&I Vendor Make Sense For Dealerships?

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 25, 2023 8:24:00 AM

A dealership's success relies not only on selling vehicles, but also on managing the complexities of finance and insurance (F&I). This is where fill-in F&I specialists fit into the equation. They become strategic partners with dealerships to provide the necessary tools and expertise to navigate the financial and insurance aspects of the business.

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Topics: Finance & Insurance, Dealership Profits, F&I Specialist, Dealership Strategy

5 Surefire Sales Campaign Strategies For Your Dealership to Incorporate

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 19, 2023 9:13:00 AM

The U.S. automotive dealership market is expected to clock USD 257.3 billion, registering a CAGR of above 4% over the next five years (2023-2028). So, it's easy to see why many dealerships scramble to get the most out of their sales campaigns.

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Topics: Dealership Profits, Dealership Sales, Sales Department, Dealership Strategy

Boost Your Dealership’s Reputation Engaging With Online Reviews

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 11, 2023 9:41:00 AM

Let's say a potential customer is deciding between two local dealerships. They turn to online reviews to help make their decision. How you respond to these reviews could be the deciding factor for making a sale. In the age of Yelp-y customers, online reviews can be the make-it-or-break-it factor for dealerships.

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Topics: Online Reputation, Dealership Sales, Online Sales

Strategies for Keeping Dealership Personnel Current on Automotive Trends

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 4, 2023 8:44:00 AM

Staying competitive in the automotive market is a necessity, not an option. To excel in their roles, dealership staff must be well-informed about the latest trends, technologies, and customer preferences. Several ways to ensure this include subscribing to trade publications, providing digital marketing training, monitoring customer trends, and promoting networking opportunities. These strategies can help your business maintain a great car sales team that's ready to tackle any emerging industry demands.

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Topics: Dealership Employees, Dealership Sales, Automotive Industry

Cultivating F&I Success Through Cutting-Edge Training and Mentorship

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 29, 2023 10:02:00 AM

When it comes to the automotive dealership world, the Finance and Insurance (F&I) department plays a pivotal role in driving revenue and customer satisfaction. However, this dynamic field demands well-prepared employees who can navigate its complexities with finesse.

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Topics: Finance & Insurance, Automotive F&I Training, Dealership Employees, F&I Specialist

8 Tips to Keep Your Customer Service Practices Up to Speed

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 21, 2023 8:21:00 AM

A warm smile, a friendly handshake, and a listening ear can make all the difference to customers coming to your dealership. Together, they can be the deciding factor in whether or not your vehicles make it off the lot.

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Topics: Customer Service, Dealership Customers, Customer Retention, Customer Satisfaction

A Closer Look at Autonomous Vehicles in the Automotive Industry

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 15, 2023 9:19:00 AM

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a transformation with the rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs). In recent years, AV technology and adoption have made significant progress. AVs have the potential to alter the transportation industry as we currently know it by offering safe, convenient, and efficient mobility solutions. This article will explore both the benefits and challenges of AVs while discussing their impact on both the auto industry and society as a whole.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Vehicle safety

How to Stand Out at Automotive Tradeshows and Events

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Aug 7, 2023 8:22:00 AM

An automotive tradeshow presents a great opportunity for companies to showcase their products, services, and brand. However, it is also a considerable financial investment that comes with a lot of competition from fellow exhibitors among other challenges. You only have one chance to make a great impression.

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Topics: Automotive Marketing, Dealership Sales, Expos, F&I Tradeshow

Reinvent Your F&I Process for Seamless Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jul 31, 2023 9:52:00 AM

Car dealerships are struggling to meet the expectations of modern car buyers due to market conditions. The younger generation of buyers expects a seamless and enjoyable buying experience, and negative feedback can quickly spread to deter potential customers. This can lead to a decrease in sales and profits for dealerships.

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Topics: F&I, Compliance Fines for Automotive Dealers, Dealership Employees, Customer Satisfaction

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