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Delight your dealership customers during the busy holiday season

Delight your dealership customers during the busy holiday season


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The year-end holiday season can be one of the busiest times of year for car dealerships. Balancing increased traffic and sales opportunities with focused customer service offers a challenge for every car dealership. Here are some tips for keeping customers delighted when their wait times may be longer, but when closing the sale and excellent...
Out with the old, in with the new: tips for moving year-end inventory

Out with the old, in with the new: tips for moving year-end inventory


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It’s that time when you take stock of your inventory and prepare your car dealership for the next year. The U.S. automobile market has been on resurgence, but significant unsold inventory still remains on dealer lots. Here are some tips to help move 2013 inventory to make way for more vehicles in the new year. 1....
Why your dealership should be thinking mobile

Why your dealership should be thinking mobile


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I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen an explosive growth in the use of mobile devices in everything we do. It should come as no surprise then that car shoppers are no different. From research and information gathering, to communication and purchasing, mobile devices are an important resource for more and more car shoppers. ...
A few tips for owning your first classic car

A few tips for owning your first classic car


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You’ve dreamt about it for years, you’ve (finally) convinced your significant other, and you are ready to pull the proverbial trigger: it’s time to buy your first classic car. Understanding the initial—and subsequent—financial commitment is the first step to preparing for the complexities of becoming a classic car owner. But, there are other steps to...
Introducing the new ADESA LiveBlock

Introducing the new ADESA LiveBlock


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In the past year, we’ve focused on improving ADESA’s technology to create a better experience for our dealer customers. They asked for a faster and more efficient online bidding process, so we developed the new ADESA LiveBlock to fulfill this need, making bidding on wholesale vehicles online easier. LiveBlock simulcasts vehicles worldwide via real-time audio...
ADESA Certified and the benefits of vehicle certification

ADESA Certified and the benefits of vehicle certification


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The recent shortages in wholesale inventory are starting to ease. But even with access to more available units, finding quality vehicles can be challenging. Moreover, keeping a steady stream of this type of inventory can be equally difficult. The good news for dealers is that a strong certification program can add value to wholesale vehicles. That’s...
Dr. Nicholas Coch provides perspective on flooding and the auto industry

Dr. Nicholas Coch provides perspective on flooding and the auto industry


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As technology advances and the world’s population continues to grow, global warming is an issue with an impact that extends beyond the environment. One consequence we’re encountering in the auto remarketing world is the effect of urban flooding and car damage–and what that means for our customers. In order to stay informed on relative safety...
Sparking the hybrid and electric car conversation with customers

Sparking the hybrid and electric car conversation with customers


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We’ve have the pleasure of working with our ADESA marketing intern, Josh Combs, this summer. He interviewed two ADESA employees about owning electric and hybrid vehicles to give some insight to dealers on what drivers are saying about their experience. Here’s what he found out. During the past decade, car companies have made it their...
Energize and retain your dealership’s employees

Energize and retain your dealership’s employees


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Selling cars is not an easy job. Leading consumers to commit to a purchase that will take a sizeable chunk out of their bank account often requires early mornings, late nights and regular commitment on weekends. That’s why it’s no surprise that the fast-paced industry of new car sales can sometimes be hampered by staff...