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Used-Car Success for the Small Franchise

Jennifer Murphy of Auto Dealer Monthly takes a look at how a small used car franchise, Napa Ford, was successful through the use of inventory management tools and online car auctions.

October 29, 2012

Overcoming Used Vehicle Acquisition Challenges

Four dealers from across the country shared with Auto Dealer Monthly their insights on today’s market and some of their strategies for overcoming the inevitable challenges of used vehicle acquisition.

September 26, 2012

The Many Uses of Mobile Apps

Opportunities abound for dealers to harness the power of the mobile app as a means of connecting with customers and for aiding day-to-day operations. Auto Dealer Monthly takes a look at some of the providers serving the mobile space.

August 17, 2012

Renovating and Rebuilding Three Dealers’ Service Departments

When upgrading their service departments, dealers must deal with many decisions and challenges like construction, provider selection, manufacturer requirements, and more. Auto Dealer Monthly took a look at the recent upgrade experiences of three dealers.

June 15, 2012

Making the Most of Your Time with Online Tools

Many savvy dealers use a host of online tools to help improve efficiency in various areas. Auto Dealer Monthly took a closer look at an array of online tools that can help dealers make the most of their valuable time.

May 15, 2012

How to Get the Most from Training Events

In the automotive retail industry, ongoing training is a necessity, especially with the accelerated rate of change fostered by technology and government regulations. Auto Dealer Monthly looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different types of training and how dealers can get the most out of training events.

March 23, 2012

Smooth Fixed Operations at Sanderson Ford

Smooth Fixed Operations at Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford currently sells about $2.3 million in parts a month, so having an efficient and smooth-running operation is vital. Of course, a parts operation doesn’t grow to be this size overnight.

March 7, 2012

Top 5 Web Analytics To Monitor

Technology allows dealers to easily track Web analytics but it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Which analytics are the most important? Dave Winslow, the intelligence chief at Dealer.com, shared with Auto Dealer Monthly the top five Web analytics dealers should monitor.

February 28, 2012

2011 Special Finance Conference Review

2011 Special Finance Conference Review

“Amazing,” “wonderfully executed,” “super,” “great,” “fabulous,” “educational”—all of these are words used to describe the 2011 Special Finance Conference.

January 30, 2012

2011 Auto Finance Survey Results

2011 Auto Finance Survey Results

This year marks the eighth annual Auto Finance Survey administered by Auto Dealer Monthly, and many positives were found in the results.

January 18, 2012

Sharpnack Chevrolet Buick’s Second Attempt at Special Finance Proves Successful
BHPH Dealers in Today’s Online World

BHPH Dealers in Today’s Online World

Buy here pay here dealers are taking notice of how the Internet is affecting business and using it to their advantage. Three dealers go into detail about how they’re using the Internet to improve different aspects of their operations.

December 30, 2011

Keeping Up with Compliance at Bergeron Auto

At Bergeron Auto, compliance is taken seriously. Dealer Denis Bergeron discusses why his dealership in Metairie, La., takes a proactive approach to maintaining compliance.

December 2, 2011