SARASOTA, FLA. – Auto Dealer Monthly magazine released the findings of the 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards in the April 2012 issue. This year’s awards mark the eighth year Auto Dealer Monthly has published the awards, which recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry, as voted on by dealers and dealership personnel.

“We here at Auto Dealer Monthly congratulate all of this year’s winners on their outstanding performance,” said Harlene Doane, editor and director of operations of Auto Dealer Monthly. “The 2012 awards feature a number of annual winners as well as a few first-time category winners. Dealers who are looking for new providers would be wise to take a look at the companies recognized by the Dealers’ Choice Awards, as these vendors and finance companies have been chosen by the people who utilize them every day, dealers and dealership personnel.”

This year a total of 48 awards were presented to 40 companies in 21 distinctive categories of products and services. Dealers and dealership personnel rated providers in each category in four areas: 1) the product or service provided, 2) customer support and service, 3) the overall value for dollars spent, and 4) whether the dealer would recommend the provider to another dealer.

A few other highlights from the 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards:

• 8 Companies Won More Than One Award
• 8 Companies Have Won Awards Eight Consecutive Years
• 5 Companies Were First-Time Category Winners
• 14 Companies Maintained Placement for Two or More Years

The complete list of winners, as well as any provider or finance company rated higher than the group average score in any category, and the feature article on the 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards is in the April 2012 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine, which can be found here:

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