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KAR and ADESA Employees Set New Food Drive Record

KAR and ADESA Employees Set New Food Drive Record


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KAR employees have once again impressed with their incredible generosity—and their competitive spirit—during the 6th annual Battle of the Floors Food Drive to benefit Midwest Food Bank. While typically hosted in November, the decision was made to shift this year’s food drive to September to coincide with National Hunger Action Month. As with previous KAR...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2016


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Average wholesale values fell modestly and in line with typical seasonal patterns in August. Prices were again up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the continued price strength of trucks and a richer mix of younger, lower-mileage, higher-priced, off-lease units. Retail used vehicle sales, including CPO sales, also experienced seasonal declines in August, though...
Can Video Improve Your Dealership’s Service Department?

Can Video Improve Your Dealership’s Service Department?


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Most dealership service departments know that competitive prices and reputation for quality work are important factors for attracting and retaining business. But when it comes to building loyalty, customers are often turned off by a perceived lack of transparency from their mechanics. The communication process between customer and the service team can be difficult to...
6 Companies Leading Autonomous Car Technologies

6 Companies Leading Autonomous Car Technologies


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The automotive landscape is changing rapidly—especially with semi-autonomous and fully autonomous car technologies. These features are quickly becoming standard on new cars, which means automotive dealerships will need to adapt in the coming months and years. The car-buying experience will be vastly different from what it is today, as consumers will have a range of...
ADESA Northwest Wins 2015 U.S. Bank Specialty Auction of the Year Award

ADESA Northwest Wins 2015 U.S. Bank Specialty Auction of the Year Award


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Earlier this year, ADESA Northwest was selected as the U.S. Bank 2015 Auction of the Year in the Marine/RV segment. The auction, formerly known as Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, has received this honor six times—every year since U.S. Bank began awarding it in 2010 as a way to recognize its top specialty auctions. To determine...
Automotive Art & Design Showcased at Carmel Artomobilia

Automotive Art & Design Showcased at Carmel Artomobilia


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Last Saturday, Carmel Artomobilia returned to the Carmel Arts & Design District, attracting thousands of visitors from Indiana and the surrounding states. At ADESA, we are passionate about anything with an engine—especially amazing cars. So we were honored to once again be a presenting sponsor for this event, which is held just a few miles...
Digital Car Buying Trends Every Dealer Should Know

Digital Car Buying Trends Every Dealer Should Know


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As the consumer landscape continues to shift to digital and mobile, car dealers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of and implement the latest trends. And with the massive amounts of data now available on consumers, only Google could understand and break it all down. As a matter of fact, the search engine...
ADESA Orlando Hosts First Sale

ADESA Orlando Hosts First Sale


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ADESA Orlando held its first sale earlier this month, drawing more than 600 dealers. The sale was a great success, thanks to the outstanding effort, dedication and teamwork of our people. Since we acquired this site in May, practically every department within our organization has been involved to bring this location into our company. We...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2016


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Average wholesale values fell again seasonally in July, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the continued price strength of trucks and continued growth of younger, lower-mileage, higher-priced off-lease supply. Recalls also played a role in the overall positive price performance, so it is not clear how wholesale prices might have...