AutoSuccess Magazine eNewsletter

July 16, 2019Volume 1 Issue 124

































AutoBase Selects Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks as Video Marketing Platform for Auto Dealer Inventory Video Solutions

Urbandale, IA - Flick Fusion announced recently a new partnership with AutoBase, a leading provider of inventory merchandising solutions for auto dealerships. AutoBase selected Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks video marketing platform to provide its customers with a full-service solution for implementing video marketing strategies. AutoBase customers can now easily create and distribute inventory videos, personalized walkaround videos, dealership value proposition videos, customer testimonial videos and more.


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KEEPS, Inc. Appoints Former Ford Group VP James G. O'Connor to Board of Directors

Las Vegas, NV - KEEPS, Inc., the automotive industry's premier provider of retail automotive service department analytics, repair order analysis and advanced service management support, recently announced the appointment of James G. O'Connor, retired Ford Motor Company Group Vice President North America, to its board of directors.

KEEPS, Inc., and wholly owned subsidiary Dynatron Software, Inc., are the premier providers of technology, consulting and data designed to optimize processes associated with the pricing, marketing and selling of automotive service.


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Auto/Mate's DMS Integrated with DealerOps Platform, Giving Auto Dealers Actionable Insight Into Enterprise Analytics

Albany, NY - Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced recently that its dealership management system (DMS) is fully integrated with the DealerOps Platform, expanding auto dealers' actionable insight into their enterprise-wide analytics. Dealerships that use both vendors' solutions will now receive automatic and seamless updates from their Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) software into their DealerOps Platform.


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Autologic Diagnostics Announces Winner in Vehicle Service Pros Annual Great Prize Giveway 2016
South Florida-based shop named winner of company's AssistPlus, the first and only cloud-based diagnostic solution

Commack, NY - Autologic Diagnostics, a worldwide provider of the first and only cloud-based, vehicle-connected aftermarket automotive diagnostic solution, announced recently the winner of its Assist solution in the Great Prize Giveaway 2016, sponsored by VehicleServicePros.com, the official website for industry trade publications, Professional Tool & Equipment News and Fleet Maintenance magazines.


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Valspar's Matrix Automotive Finishes Announces "Award Winning Finishes" Painters
The 2017 calendar features the work of this year's winners along with other notable painters across the country

Minneapolis, MN - Matrix® Automotive Finishes has selected the winners of its Award Winning Finishes Contest. First-, second- and third-place winners are featured in the 2017 Matrix Automotive Finishes Calendar along with the work of some of the country's most renowned refinishers using Matrix-only brand products.

"This year's calendar showcases the work of an amazing group of talent," says Laura Yerkey, director of marketing, Valspar Automotive.


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World Leader in Connected Car Technology to Keynote 2017 Washington Auto Show Public Policy Day
Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of HARMAN, sets stage for innovation

Washington, DC - Dinesh Paliwal, chairman, president and CEO of HARMAN, will deliver the annual industry keynote address at the 2017 Washington Auto Show's Public Policy Day Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Sponsored by Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) and International Motor Press Association (IMPA), the newsmaker breakfast and keynote will launch a full day of press conferences and special events ending with a Sneak Peek Reception for government, industry and business officials.


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The Mar-Kee Group's David Martin to Present Handling Objections Workshop at NADA 100

The Mar-Kee Group announced that 10-time National Automotive Dealers Association speaker and President of the Mar-Kee Group, David Martin will present a variable ops workshop, "Marketing Opens the Door: Closing Seals the Deal" at the 2017 NADA Conference & Expo.

"The focus of the automotive industry is currently on creating customers through digital marketing. However, as important as that is, dealerships are discovering that is only half the battle. Ultimately, the sales must still be closed" said Martin.


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JVSMT Trainer Sean Gardner to Present Workshop, "Turn Millennial Price Shoppers into Loyal Customers", at 2017 NADA Convention

Orange County, CA - Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., (JVSMT) recently announced that their trainer, Sean Gardner, has been selected to present a workshop, "Turn Millennial Price Shoppers into Loyal Customers," at the annual NADA Convention in New Orleans, LA, January 26-29.

Commenting on his workshop, Gardner stated, "There are 80 million-plus millennials in the U.S. They're not a trend, they're your consumers of today and tomorrow.


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Entertainment Lineup Announced for the 2017 Washington Auto Show
Ride-and-Drives, celebrity appearances, children's television characters and more

Washington, DC - The Washington Auto Show®, the largest public show in Washington D.C., has announced the official lineup of entertainment and family attractions for the landmark 2017 event, marking 75 years of automotive innovation. Specialty brews, art exhibitions, games and contests, professional athletes, favorite children's television characters, and the hottest cars on the market will be on show for guests at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from January 27th to February 5th.


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Dealers Get Exclusive Access to Fresh Inventory with OVE and DealShield
Online-only program helps clients efficiently manage year-end inventory needs

Atlanta, GA - To help dealers efficiently manage inventory before year-end and prepare for tax season buying and selling surges, OVE and DealShield are offering an online-only promotion through March 31, 2017. Participating clients gain access to exclusive inventory on dealers' lots that has not been seen at auction. Qualifying vehicles must have an AutoGrade Condition Report of 2.0 or higher and be priced and purchased between 90-110 percent of the Manheim Market Report (MMR) price guide.


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"The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run" Vintage Car Road Rally is Gearing Up for Car Enthusiast Gatherings Across the Northeast
America's Car Museum will celebrate America's automotive legacy at happy hours, cars and coffee events and other auto-themed happenings in more than a dozen cities

Tacoma, WA - During its 12-day, 2,150-mile winter trek, LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM) will be showcasing vintage vehicles at car-related events in 16 cities in the days leading up to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The journey, called "The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run" (TDHII), will raise awareness of American automotive history in cities such as Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and more.


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New ForeverCar Dealer-Branded Extended Service Contract Portal Raises Bar for Customer Satisfaction; Innovation Monetizes Old Leads to Drive New Sales, Service, and Retention

Chicago, IL - Digital Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) technology provider ForeverCar™ announced recently its new dealer-branded VSC sales platform to help dealers sell protection products for buyers of older, higher mileage vehicles while helping dealers recapture "lost" VSC opportunities from prior lead investments.

ForeverCar helps dealers increase the long-term value of their customers while giving customers what they want most today - control over the shopping experience.


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Kia Canada Partners with Wheel's Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. for CPO Merchandising and Marketing Materials for its Dealer Network

Niagara Falls, NY - Wheel's Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. announced recently that Kia Canada has partnered with it to service the certified pre-owned (CPO) merchandising and marketing needs of its Kia network of dealers. The program is effective January 12, 2017.

"Kia Canada's decision to partner with Wheel's Automotive stems from their ability to meet our unique needs and to better serve the Kia network of dealers with class-leading print, point-of-purchase, and other essential marketing materials.


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AutoGravity Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Car Financing App
Groundbreaking FinTech startup connects consumers with lenders and dealerships using intuitive digital platform

Irvine, CA - AutoGravity, a FinTech pioneer on a mission to transform car financing by harnessing the power of the smartphone, has unveiled an unprecedented mobile app with personalized tools that lets consumers in California finance any new car in four easy steps.

Based in Irvine, California, AutoGravity was founded by an international team of digital natives and industry veterans seeking to meet the growing demand for a smartphone-based car financing experience.


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Seasonal Wholesale Prices Drive Dealers to Stock Up
NextGear Capital and Manheim offerings compel clients to maximize floor plan purchasing power

Carmel, IN - Savvy dealers tracking seasonal wholesale prices and readying for buyers who use their tax returns to purchase vehicles are stocking up on inventory now. To do so, many are turning to NextGear Capital and Manheim to maximize their floor plan purchasing power.

According to Cox Automotive Chief Economist Tom Webb, the Manheim Index -- which tracks monthly wholesale prices back to 1997 -- reveals a "seasonal pattern with low points in October and November and price increases in January before peaking in April."


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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Sale to Gee Automotive Companies
Tonkin is the third Top 100 Dealership Group sold by Kerrigan Advisors in the last 12 months

Irvine, CA - Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised the Ron Tonkin Dealerships, Portland's largest auto dealership group, in its sale to Gee Automotive Companies. This transaction will create one of the nation's top 50 dealership groups[1]. The Ron Tonkin Dealership Group, founded by Ron Tonkin in 1960, is ranked #93 on Automotive News' Top 150 Dealership Group list and is currently led by Ed and Brad Tonkin, co-presidents of the group and sons of Ron Tonkin.


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CompetitorPro is Auto Industry's First Competitive Intelligence Software for Dealers, Delivering Actionable Insight Based on Dealerships' Top Competitors
Dealers visiting Booth 5607 at NADA '17 will receive free analysis of top competitor's metrics

Atlanta, GA - CompetitorPro recently announced the auto retail industry's first competitive intelligence solution, providing automobile dealers with actionable, in-depth performance metrics on their top competitors.

"CompetitorPro has figured out how to bridge the gap in business intelligence, that missing piece that now enables dealers to benchmark their business against their top competitors," said Dinos Constantine, COO at Holler-Classic Automotive Group, Orlando.


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Consumers Union: EPA's Plan to Finalize Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025 Saves Consumers Billions of Dollars

Washington, DC - The Environmental Protection Agency's plan to finalize fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles through model year 2025 is a big win for consumers, according to comments filed recently by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports. Consumers who purchase vehicles that meet the 2025 standard will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel expenses, more choice in fuel efficient vehicles and protection from future spikes in gas prices.


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Service King Presents $100,000 to SafeHaven of Tarrant County

Richardson, TX - Service King Collision Repair Centers, as part of the organization's continued dedication to enriching local communities, recently presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to representatives from SafeHaven of Tarrant County. The presentation was made possible through contributions raised from Service King's annual DFW Golf Event hosted in October at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas.


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Mercedes-Benz Delivers Integration of the Google Assistant
Seamless interaction between the home and the car

Sunnyvale, CA - Mercedes-Benz recently announced the integration of the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated personal assistant, makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The feature will be available to Mercedes-Benz customers in 2017.

The collaboration with the Google Assistant is part of Mercedes-Benz long-term goal of creating an intelligent ecosystem around cars, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to make everyday life more convenient for their customers.


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Connected Cars and the Internet of Things Drive Automakers to Invest in Digital Modernization
Syntel CEO says tomorrow's smarter, connected auto industry requires investments today

Troy, MI - The automotive industry is being shaken up by technology advancements which are impacting the future of the business. A PwC study revealed that electronics systems today contribute to more than 90 percent of innovations and new features in modern vehicles. Manufacturers are increasingly partnering with non-traditional players, such as software companies, in order to integrate innovative digital technologies into their products.


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Spring Tree Lending, a Portfolio Company of DPG Investments, LLC, Opens Scottsdale Office; Now Buying Auto Loans in Arizona

Scottsdale, AZ - Spring Tree Lending, LLC is now licensed to acquire automobile loans in Arizona. Spring Tree, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an affiliate company of DPG Investments, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona. Spring Tree buys and services non-prime auto loans from small and mid-size auto dealers and lenders in the southeastern US, and is now expanding its reach into Arizona.


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High-Volume Output and Performance with New John Bean T7100S Tire Changer

Conway, AR - Simple to operate, the new John Bean® T7100S Tire Changer is the perfect choice for shops that want to expand their tire service business.

"The new John Bean T7100S is an advanced center post tire changer with an innovative ergonomic feature set that increases productivity and performance," said Adam Brown, product manager for John Bean. "The T7100S is easy to use with minimal training required for service technicians. Its efficient functionality helps to reduce shop overhead and grow the bottom line by increasing the volume of jobs performed."


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Audi Collection Collaborates With Period Correct for Limited Edition S1 Clothing Collection

- Limited Edition Period Correct S1 collection inspired by Group B Audi Sport quattro S1 rally car
- The Period Correct S1 Collection includes long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, a sweatshirt, cap, jacket and bag
- Period Correct is a Californian design house specializing in retro motorsport themes

Audi collection has collaborated with Californian design house Period Correct for a limited-edition capsule collection, which draws inspiration from the Group B Audi Sport quattro S1 that dominated the World Rally Championship in the 1980s.


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America's Automotive Trust to Showcase 100 Years of Automotive History With J.D. Rockefeller-owned 1917 Crane Simplex
Historic coach-built vehicle will be displayed during stops on "The Drive Home II" winter road rally across Northeastern states and the North American International Auto Show

Tacoma, WA - America's Automotive Trust (AAT) will highlight a century of automotive innovation as one of its member organizations, LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM), and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) spotlight a 1917 Crane Simplex Model 5 at events during its 12-day winter road rally called "The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run." The rally kicks off December 27 in Boston and winds through several cities before arriving at the North American Auto Show in Detroit on January 7.


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