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Dealership Compliance: State and Federal Regulations

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jul 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Dealership compliance has never been more important. Businesses are going to suffer in the wake of the pandemic. Do not put your dealership at a disadvantage by falling out of compliance with state and federal regulations. With more people getting out and about dealerships are opening again.  Make sure your dealership is ready to float in the sea of uncertainty that is today's consumer market. Is your dealership compliant with federal and state regulations?

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Topics: Auto Dealer Compliance Fines, compliance, dealership compliance, Automotive dealership compliance

4 Tips to Help Improve Your F&I Process With Customers

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jul 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Businesses can prosper when they focus on their sales processes and provide excellent customer experiences. This is especially true for automobile dealerships, where the quality of service provided is crucial to customer retention.

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Topics: F&I, Finance and Insurance, F&I Managers, Customer Service

Key Tips for Increased Customer Retention for Dealerships

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Customer retention is vital to growing a dealership's business and profits. When a customer remains loyal throughout the life of a vehicle, it's a sign they trust a dealership.

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Topics: Customer Service, Dealership Customers, Customer Retention, customer experience

Dealership Reinsurance: 3 Reasons Why you Should Reinsure your Dealership

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Reinsurance sounds like a good technical term. However, this technical term can be among the best things you do for your dealership and customers. Reinsurance is an excellent strategy for insulating your dealership from volatility and protecting your bottom line.

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Topics: reinsurance, Dealer-Owned Reinsurance Company, Dealer-Owned Reinsurance

Preparing Your Dealership and Employees for Doing Business the New Way

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 15, 2020 9:15:00 AM

As we enter the post-pandemic period, the COVID-19 crisis leaves many of us with lingering fears. While business, as usual, will not be the case, it is time to begin working on the new way of doing business. Dealerships must take a few steps to help staff feel comfortable returning to work, as reviewed on CBT Automotive Network.

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How Dealerships Can Use Social Media to Enhance Brand Awareness

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 9, 2020 3:08:21 PM

The success of any business, to some extent, depends on whether target customers are aware of its existence or not, which is why brand awareness is a critical factor of consideration. Dealerships can benefit a lot by promoting their brand to increase awareness, and one of the ways they can achieve this is through social media.

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Topics: Social Media, Dealership Social Media

Tips for Dealerships on reopening Post-Pandemic

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jun 4, 2020 9:30:00 AM

COVID-19 has disrupted many social norms that we used to take for granted. However, now we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Now that many states are allowing for the reopening of showrooms as well as sales departments and other key areas of a dealership, many dealerships will need to have clear rules and regulations for both staff and customers to ensure that the environment is safe to visit.

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Topics: Post Pandemic, dealership best practices

4 Ways to Propel Your F&I Sales Team to Deliver Better Results

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on May 26, 2020 9:45:00 AM

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." These Abraham Lincoln words still vibrate in the minds of those who have sold themselves over to win. Every sales manager or any other business executive overseeing a sales team understands that preparation is necessary for success. Therefore, they spend time sharpening their teams to achieve stellar results.

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

5 Practices to Stay Consistent with Deal Audits

Posted by Valentin P. Sanchez on May 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Compliance with various state and federal rules and regulations is a crucial requirement for any business to thrive. The automobile dealership industry is no exception to this.  One effective way to handle compliance in this business is through the implementation of deal audits.

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Topics: compliance, dealership compliance

What Dealers Can Do in Preparation of Reopening

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on May 11, 2020 9:27:54 AM

Reopening your dealership after COVID-19 will not be quite as simple as returning to your normal business hours. Before reopening, establish a plan for continuing your online presence, redesigning your waiting room, and implementing new policies as needed to keep your customers safe in order to successfully reopen and stay open.  

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Topics: Dealership Customers, Dealership Online Sales, Online Sales

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