AutoSuccess Magazine eNewsletter

May 21, 2019Volume 1 Issue 123



































AutoSuccess Webinar: Ted DuPuy
"Where Do We Start?" - Video Strategy 101

Please register for "Where Do We Start?" - Video Strategy 101 on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST

Many dealerships are implementing video into their marketing strategy, and in doing so, are reaping the rewards. In addition, there are many dealerships, like yours, that understand the importance of implementing video but the thought of adding yet another layer of process to an already overloaded existing sales process seems unattainable.


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Rapid Recon Salutes 100 Years of NADA and Vehicle Reconditioning

Palo Alto, CA - In 2017, the National Automobile Dealers Association celebrates its 100th year serving franchised automobile retailers. The data also marks the centennial of the first evidence of vehicle reconditioning.

In recognition of these significant milestones, Rapid Recon, the undisputed leader in providing reconditioning workflow time-to-market software solutions to America's auto retailers, salutes NADA and vehicle rconditioning for 100 years of faithful service to the automobile industry.


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AutoSuccess Webinar: Michael Morales
How To Sell More Cars and Make Extra Revenue by Simply Maintaining Best Practices With Your Automotive Key Process.

Please register for "How To Sell More Cars and Make Extra Revenue by Simply Maintaining Best Practices With Your Automotive Key Process" on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST

. Have you ever lost a sale because the customer demanded they leave with two sets of keys for the vehicle?
. Are missing car keys becoming an issue at your dealership?
. Are you sending customers to your competition and neighboring dealers for a second key?


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The Mar-Kee Group Makes Life Easier for Managers With Revolutionary, New Sales Training for Automotive Dealers

The Mar-Kee Group announced recently the launch of a new and revolutionary training solution - "90 Day Boot Camp Sales Training."

"Imagine one of your new salespeople, or one who is underperforming, were to receive their sales training assignment every Monday through Friday morning over the next 90 days! Most managers wish all salespeople would begin each day this way; now they can," said Co-owner Richard Keeney.


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Auto/Mate Names Patrick Reilly as New Head of Marketing

Albany, NY - Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced recently that Patrick Reilly has joined its team as the new Head of Marketing. Reilly brings more than 25 years professional experience in marketing research, advertising, branding and strategy for technology companies and agencies.

In his new role Reilly will oversee the development of a corporate marketing strategy that will increase awareness of Auto/Mate's position as an industry leading DMS provider, fulfill its growth objectives and drive revenue.


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Manheim Promotes Four New General Managers
Internal talent selected to deliver outstanding auction experience at Manheim Georgia, Manheim Tucson, Manheim Arizona and Manheim New Mexico

Atlanta, GA - Following its strategy to promote talent from within, Manheim recently announced four new general manager appointments at locations across the country. Assuming leadership roles are Trevor Enge at Manheim Georgia, John Duplanty at Manheim Tucson, Gus Jones at Manheim Arizona and Maxine Vega at Manheim New Mexico.

"Backed by their experience and passion for the business, these general managers will help Manheim deliver outstanding client service and continuously improve the auction experience," said Barry Roop, vice president local & mobile west region, Manheim.


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One View Adds Customer Success Manager and Marketing Manager

Indianapolis, IN - One View, a leading digital document management software for scanning, archiving and financial files within the automotive industry, has added Dev Thompson as Customer Success Manager and Jill Delaney as Marketing Manager to its team.

In his role as Customer Success Manager, Thompson will develop relationships with One View customers to proactively communicate new features, recommend software best practices and increase usage and comfortability.


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Doug Schlueter of I-CAR Named to National Auto Body Council Board of Directors

Hoffman Estates, IL - Doug Schlueter, National MSO Manager at I-CAR®, is the newest elected member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Board of Directors.

NABC is a not-for-profit organization committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated collision industry professionals, while ensuring the industry is recognized as essential in serving the community.


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SHOP HOP Chicago 2016: A Job-Fair-on-Wheels for Automotive Restoration Students
RPM Foundation starts passionate students down the road to a rewarding career by visiting seven restoration shops over three days

Tacoma, WA - The RPM Foundation (RPM), a Chicago-based not-for-profit dedicated to preserving and growing the automotive restoration industry, has announced that it will hold "SHOP HOP Chicago 2016," a three-day job-fair-on-wheels taking place on December 10, 11 and 17. Participating students, parents and teachers will learn about potential summer internship opportunities and get first-hand accounts from master craftsmen at seven leading auto restoration shops in the Chicago area.


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Sika Automotive Announces Sponsorship at 2017 North American International Auto Show

Madison Heights, MI - Sika Automotive will be a sponsor of the 2017 North American International Auto show, January 9-22, at Cobo Center, in Detroit, Michigan. As part of its involvement with NAIAS 2017 as a hospitality sponsor, Sika will also be holding an exclusive invitation-only customer event, concurrent with Industry Preview Day on January 11.


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2017 Washington Auto Show to Feature Second Annual "ART-of-Motion" Art Car Exhibition

Washington, DC - The Washington Auto Show® has announced the second annual "ART-of-Motion" exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that befits the culture and imagination of the Washington, D.C. area, as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.

In cooperation with Automotive Rhythms, the trendsetting urban automotive media group, the cutting-edge art car display will feature over 8,000-square-feet of experiential graphic backdrops consisting of motorcycles, autos, fashion and murals.


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Compliance Expert Terry Dortch of Automotive Compliance Consultants Named Panelist at Upcoming Automotive News' Retail Forum at NADA

Crystal Lake, IL - Automotive Compliance Consultants, specialists in dealership and auto finance compliance, announced recently that its founder and president Terry Dortch has been named an esteemed industry expert panelist as part of Automotive News' Retail Forum on January 26 in conjunction with the NADA '17 convention.

Meanwhile, Automotive Compliance Consultants will also be exhibiting the latest insight, tools, and best practices for automotive compliance at booth 1655 at the NADA convention and expo at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


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SEMA Show Issues Call for Speakers
Industry experts are invited to submit applications to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show

Diamond Bar, CA- Applications are now being accepted for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in marketing and sales, customer service, business management, automotive trends, social media, and vehicle customization.

The educational seminars make up an essential component of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive trade event that attracts more than 140,000 industry professionals annually.


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House of Kolor Announces Prestigious Painter Award Recipients
Twelve winners received recognition at The SEMA Show last month

Minneapolis, MN - House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand, announced the winners of its 2017 Prestigious Painter Awards during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 1-4.

House of Kolor has bestowed the title of "Prestigious Painter" to the top 12 painters in the industry for the past 17 years. The annual competition, which is open to anyone whose custom projects are painted exclusively with House of Kolor products, recognizes artists and customer painters whose work is outstanding creatively and superior in craftsmanship.


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Manheim Wins Big at 2016 Remarketing by Element Awards

Manheim sites across the country were honored by Element Fleet Management for best-in-class performance at the recent 18th annual Remarketing by Element Awards. Manheim led the field of winners this year, taking 10 national and regional awards for outstanding achievements and innovative practices in vehicle remarketing.


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Quaker State Announces Top High School of the 2016 "Best in Class Challenge"
Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia earns grand prize honors in Nationwide High School Automotive Competition

Houston, TX - Quaker State® is pleased to announce the top three winners from the "Best in Class Challenge," a six-week automotive education program featuring high school auto shops from across the United States. As the winner of this year's 1st Place Grand Prize, the Red Jackets from Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia were awarded a $2,500 credit account at AutoZone, a customized tool kit ($500 value), a feature digital article on automotive websites and the opportunity to sell their vehicle at a Barrett-Jackson auction with proceeds being awarded back to their school.


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Bomnin Chevrolet Acquires Grand Prize Chevrolet, Creating Jobs, Expanding Service Area and Availability

Miami, FL - Bomnin Chevrolet in Miami acquired Grand Prize Chevrolet in West Kendall, Florida recently expanding their footprint in the Miami area, the dealership.

The acquisition was completed after nearly two years of negotiations and increases the opportunity for Bomnin Chevrolet to offer service to customers in more than one location.


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DealerStar Bolsters DMS Functionality With myCarfax
Integration of free resources helps dealers increase fixed ops revenue, customer retention

Clermont, FL - DealerStar is giving dealerships more access to valuable information for their fixed operations by enhancing its dealer management system (DMS) with myCarfax Service Shop tools. Dealerships using the DealerStar DMS can easily join the myCarfax Service Shop program and take advantage of free resources like Carfax Service History Check and Carfax QuickVIN.

"DealerStar DMS is focused on increasing profits for our dealers," said Sandi Jerome, president of DealerStar DMS.


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Autologic Enters into Licensing Agreement with Volvo for Diagnostic Data

Commack NY - Autologic Diagnostics, the provider of the world's first and only fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, announced that has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car Corporation.

Under the agreement, Autologic will have direct access to Volvo diagnostic data and technical information, enabling the provision of a comprehensive repair and maintenance on models from 2000 to current year to date, through Autologic's Assist cloud-based, fully integrated diagnostic solution.


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New Chief Aluminum Dust Extractor 63L Has Small Footprint and Matching Price
Dust extractor can service two pneumatic sanders at once

Madison, IN - As the volume of aluminum used in vehicle construction increases, so does the need for the safe and secure collection of corrosive aluminum particles generated during collision repair of these vehicles. The new stainless steel Chief Dust Extractor 63L combines an economical purchase price with innovative features designed to increase operational longevity as well as body shop productivity.


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New FRAM Racing Oil Filter Product Line Designed To Provide Winner's Circle-Worthy Engine Performance

Lake Forest, IL - FRAM®, a leading choice in filtration products, is pleased to announce the availability of its new Racing Oil Filter product line. The new filters are ideal for use in racing and high-performance streetcars, and designed to help provide the winning edge in extreme operating conditions.

The operation of high-performance vehicles puts tremendous pressure on the engine.


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ENEOS Launches 0W-16 Motor Oil With Next Generation Technology

JX Nippon Oil & Energy USA Inc. is pleased to announce that ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, developed with the next generation technology of JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., is scheduled to launch on December 16, 2016 in the USA and Canada.

Due to growing environmental concern, resulting in new fuel economy regulations, JX has set a corporate mission to take a leading role in helping reach improved goals through our products.


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Helion Issues Top Five Information Technology (IT) Priorities and Recommendations for Auto Dealers in 2017

Timonium, MD - Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto dealers, recently announced the top technology priorities for auto dealerships in 2017. As dealerships plan to improve operational efficiencies, allocating budgets to these five areas will result in strong, fast and secure IT backbones that will support new business and technology initiatives.


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November's Auto Sales Rebound, Keep 2016 on Record Track International Nameplate Dealers Announce Monthly Sales

Alexandria, VA - The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) recently released November's sales figures for the international nameplate automobile industry. Brands sold by America's 9,500 international nameplate franchises accounted for 55.7 percent of all new vehicles sold in the United States in November, up from 53.7 percent in October.

AutoData Corp. reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in November was 17.87 million units versus 18.25 million units a year ago.


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Prodigy Launches First Ever End-to-End Sales Platform for Car Dealers
Innovative platform leverages proprietary technology and real time data to streamline car purchase process

San Fransico, CA - Prodigy, a Stanford-StartX company building innovative solutions for auto retail, recently announced the world's first all-in-one, tablet based, sales platform for dealerships. The new technology is based on 18 months of research and development in their Silicon Valley office.

The modern dealership experience


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