The Road to ROI with F&I

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your F&I Process

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Apr 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Satisfied customers spend a lot compared to unsatisfied customers. Therefore, the easiest way to increase sales is by increasing your customers' satisfaction. Business entities are looking for ways to improve their sales processes and customer experience.

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Topics: F&I Managers, dealership best practices, F&I Process

How to Improve your F&I Processes

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Feb 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM

The finance and insurance (F&I) department plays a very important role in building the revenue streams of an automotive dealership. This department is tasked with the responsibility of directly engaging clients to strike deals and improving customer experience in the process.

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Topics: F&I, F&I Managers, F&I Profits

5 Ways to Encourage and Motivate Your Dealership Employees

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jan 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Employee engagement goes a long way in building a successful dealership. The best way to engage your workers is through continuous encouragement and motivation. As a dealership decision maker, you are tasked with developing plans that will keep your employees engaged at all times to achieve the set goals and objectives. But how can you do this?

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Topics: F&I Managers, Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation, F&I Business Manager, employees

How to Encourage and Motivate Your Dealership Employees

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Dec 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

When you look at all the successful businesses out there, the common thing among them is that they have employees who are highly motivated and dedicated to their work.

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Topics: F&I Managers, Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation

Why Your Dealership Needs a Fill-In F&I Specialist

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jul 19, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Have you ever had an employee miss work in your dealership? Whenever one of your employees fails to show up for work, your business is disrupted, and its bottom line gets damaged. 

Having the right person to stand in for the absent employee in such cases can help your dealership remain operational. A fill-in F&I specialist would come in handy in such situations. Keep reading to learn more about a fill-in F&I specialist and why your business needs such a specialist.

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Topics: F&I, F&I Managers, F&I Specialist, F&I Business Manager, Fill-in F&I Specialists

A Fill-In F&I Specialist is Beneficial During Staffing Shortages

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jan 11, 2021 9:30:00 AM

It's never convenient for any business to be short-handed when employees are not able to show up for work. It's even harder when an employee resigns or quits on the spot. Having an on-call F&I Specialist to fill in during these emergencies can keep your dealership motoring with success.

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

Look to Fill-In F&I Specialists for your Dealership

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

A sudden vacancy in your business can be disruptive and damaging to your bottom line. It's always important to plan for such eventualities by finding ways to keep your business running until the vacancy is filled. And that's where fill-in F&I specialists come in.

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

The Processes Dealerships Need to Make Good Hires

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Oct 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

For any business operation, hiring is a costly process. Putting effort and time to attract, hire, and retain the right team members will prove to be the best return on investment dealerships to make in today's tech-savvy world. 

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Topics: F&I Managers, Hiring

Clear Communication Flow Between the F&I Department and the Sales Desk

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

While communication is vital to the success of any organization, keeping a clear flow of communication between the F&I Department and the Sales Desk is essential in a dealership. Negative communication can deliver a stormy impact on employee morale, the profitability of the dealership, and affect the reputation of the dealership's brand. The dealership must make sure that the communication flow between their F&I Department and Sales Desk are active and ongoing. Cohesiveness is necessary to ensure all things needed to keep the dealership in a high-profit margin and a high-level reputation of the dealership's brand. It's equally crucial to keep employee morale high and healthy.

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Topics: F&I Managers, Communication, Sales Department

A Process with Clear Communication is Key Between F&I and Sales

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jul 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

While the ignition is the key to starting a vehicle, the sales desk is the key to approaching and earning a customer's trust. It's that trust that helps customers feel confident to commit to purchasing a vehicle. Beyond the commitment to purchase a vehicle, a customer's journey within your dealership is only just beginning.

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Topics: F&I, F&I Managers, F&I Specialist, Sales Motivation, Dealership Sales

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