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3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions

3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions


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Taking advantage of how automotive wholesale works is a moving target. However, many dealers who have finally figured out how to buy wholesale online stick to the first auction site they learn to use, without exploring the other—possibly better—options that may be out there. To help you better understand what’s out there, here are a...
ADESA Auctions Take On the Culinary Challenge for Charity

ADESA Auctions Take On the Culinary Challenge for Charity


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Several ADESA auctions helped Chrysler Capital/Santander Consumer USA raise money for charity by taking part in the 3rd annual Culinary Challenge for Charity. At each participating auction, a representative from the auction went head-to-head in a cooking competition with a Santander rep, each making his or her own version of the chosen dish. Spectators voted...
Five Questions with Harold Chapman, New General Manager of ADESA Nashville

Five Questions with Harold Chapman, New General Manager of ADESA Nashville


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Harold Chapman, the new general manager of ADESA Nashville, has more than 20 years of auto auction experience—17 of those years with ADESA. As Harold settled into his new role, he shared some thoughts about his history in the remarketing industry and his approach to running a high-performing auction. What do you like about the...
Used Car Week 2016 Recap

Used Car Week 2016 Recap


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ADESA and others in the KAR group of companies were well represented at the NAAA Convention/National Remarketing Conference during Used Car Week 2016. This event was four great days of sharing insights, learning industry news and networking. Familiar names filled the agenda of panelists and speakers, as well as award recipients. Here’s a recap of the...
ADESA Chicago Car Wrap Campaign Wins Design Award

ADESA Chicago Car Wrap Campaign Wins Design Award


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Recently we celebrated the first sale at ADESA Chicago, and the good news from that location continues to roll in. We’re proud to announce that one of our marketing campaigns for the new facility was recently honored with a graphic design award. One creative idea we had to promote the new auction and build name...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016


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The softening wholesale price environment became more apparent in October, as wholesale supply continues to grow while retail demand weakened. A point I have not seen noted by other analysts is that new vehicle sales for the year finally fell behind last year’s year-to-date levels, indicating that 2016 will not match 2015 record in total...
On the Road to Las Vegas for Used Car Week 2016

On the Road to Las Vegas for Used Car Week 2016


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Groups from ADESA, KAR Auction Services and PAR North America are all preparing to converge in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the NRC/NAAA Conference and Used Car Week from November 15–November 18. We look forward to this event each year as a time to network, participate in workshops, and learn from innovative industry leaders as they...
ADESA Chicago Hosts First Sale

ADESA Chicago Hosts First Sale


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ADESA Chicago is officially open for business! Last Friday, I had the honor of participating in our newest auction’s first sale. We couldn’t be more excited to be in the Chicago market, especially in such a central location. Based on the atmosphere at the first sale, our customers are excited, too. They asked us to...
KAR COO Don Gottwald Gives Keynote Address at Northwood University Event

KAR COO Don Gottwald Gives Keynote Address at Northwood University Event


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KAR Auction Services COO, Don Gottwald, recently gave the keynote address at the 53rd Annual Northwood University International Auto Show in Midland, Michigan. ADESA is a business unit of KAR. The event provides a platform for students to learn about the automotive industry first-hand. KAR sponsors these types of events as part of a continued...