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One In Ten U.S. Dealerships Now Use Sunbit

Parts and services departments offering Sunbit see unprecedented growth.

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Xtime, CenPOS Offer Streamlined Service Checkout

Xtime announced the integration of CenPOS’s payment solution with Xtime’s Spectrum platform, offering a new payment option to dealership service customers.

Data Can Help Dealers Sell More OE Parts

Once treated as classified information, factory parts data is now shared freely. Opportunistic franchised dealers are seizing the opportunity by selling unneeded inventory to independent repair shops.

Ford Recall Includes 1.2M Explorers

Ford Motor Co. announced four recalls for seven vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada, including 1.2 million Explorers that could be affected by a rear suspension issue dating back to the SUV’s 2010 redesign.

CarMD: Ignition Coils, Spark Plugs, O2 Sensors Caused Trouble in 2018

Car repair costs were up across all U.S. regions last year in CarMD’s latest Vehicle Health Index report, and ignition coils, spark plugs, and oxygen sensors tied for the lead in check engine repairs.

4 Ways to Turn Recalls Into Positive Customer Interactions

Recalls drive service revenue and bring customers back to the dealership. Why not take advantage? Expert lists four ways to turn your next recall event into a fun and profitable experience for everyone involved.

Former Ark. Dealership Employee Arrested on Embezzlement, Fraud Charges

Janet Christine Stair is charged with concocting a service-ticket scheme that defrauded a Hot Springs Chrysler dealership of more than $17,000 and charged its factory nearly $12,000 for phantom warranty work.

Black Book Teams With Mobility Sales on Vehicle Buyback Program

Under the new partnership, automotive dealers will be immediately alerted through Mobile Sales Solutions’ Vin-Up portable scanner and printer to a vehicle’s latest Black Book value when it's dropped off for service, enabling better resale opportunities with their service customers.

EFG Companies Launches Mobile App

Born out of the F&I product provider’s 2015 and 2016 F&I Innovator of the Year competitions at Northwood University, EFG Companies’ Driver’s Advocate mobile app features a host of service-retention tools, including a loyalty rewards tracker, and doubles as an inventory-management tool.

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The Augmented Reality We Work In

Learn how new visualization tools can facilitate repair estimates.