August 2014

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2014 Dealers Choice Awards

The winners of the 2014 Dealers’ Choice Awards represent the industry’s best product and service providers as selected by dealers and dealership personnel.

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In Memoriam: Ed Bobit, 1927–2014

Last month marked the passing of Edward J. Bobit. He was the founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media. The company began with the 1961 launch of Automotive Fleet. It would grow to include more than 20 titles, including Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom.

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Stand by Your Brand

Nikki Smith, a sales document processor for Bill Marsh Auto Group, stands ready to greet...

GM dealers have found reasons to remain optimistic as they weather a record-setting string of vehicle recalls.

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The Scourge of Apathy

The Scourge of Apathy

Dealers who wish to meet the $1,400 PRU benchmark must be willing to invest time and money in people, preparation and product knowledge.

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A Tale of Two Dealerships

A Tale of Two Dealerships

The adventures (and misadventures) of two BDC teams prove that, when it comes to structure and process, one size does not fit all.

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Value Added

Value Added

Check out four products and services that were designed to benefit dealers and customers.

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RETRO Concepts

RETRO Concepts

The 1970s melded science fiction and the mythology of the flying car into a rare breed of concept vehicles.

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The Impostor

The Impostor

A recent court decision saved a creditor from charges of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but the case could compel dealers to rethink their criteria for pulling credit reports.

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Dive Deeper

Dive Deeper

F&I pro shares three foolproof strategies for plumbing the depths of production and customer service.