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TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast

TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast


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This is a guest post by James Tani, executive vice president and co-founder at TradeRev. Like ADESA, TradeRev is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies. In just five years, TradeRev—a digital platform that facilitates live, dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions in the United States and Canada—has grown at a rapid pace. To keep up...
More People Are Buying Electric Vehicles. Why Should Car Dealers Care?

More People Are Buying Electric Vehicles. Why Should Car Dealers Care?


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A recent survey by AAA found that one in five Americans will likely choose an electric vehicle for their next automotive purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. While there may be a gap between intention and actual behavior (EVs make up only around 1 percent of the market), it’s clear that electric cars are...
Mobile Apps Let Dealers Do Business from Anywhere

Mobile Apps Let Dealers Do Business from Anywhere


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If you’re a car dealer who enjoys the convenience of searching and buying cars online, you’ll love mobile apps. Downloading them directly to your smartphone is quick and easy. Mobile apps allow dealers to search for cars from anywhere—their home, office, even the golf course—with just the tap of a button. Using mobile apps is...
Get to Know ADESA Fresno

Get to Know ADESA Fresno


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Located in California’s central valley, ADESA Fresno was founded as Fresno Auto Dealers Exchange in 2012. It was purchased by the Brasher family in 2014, becoming their eighth location. The auction’s first sale as Brasher’s Fresno Auto Auction was in January 2015. In 2016, KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, acquired the auction...
Get to Know ADESA San Jose

Get to Know ADESA San Jose


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Founded in 2010, ADESA San Jose is strategically located in the 10th largest city in the United States, just minutes from the city’s two largest auto malls. The auction is only 8 miles from San Jose International Airport and approximately 40 miles from both the Oakland and San Francisco airports, in the heart of Silicon...
ADESA to Host Educational Session, Charity Auction at Digital Dealer 24

ADESA to Host Educational Session, Charity Auction at Digital Dealer 24


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At Digital Dealer 24, held April 10–12 in Orlando, Florida, dealer principals, managers, marketing directors and more will convene to expand their knowledge, discover new technology to grow their dealership operations and find out how to build custom solutions from over 100 educational sessions led by industry leaders. Stop by ADESA Booth 301 for a...
Car Dealers—Get Your Vehicles Retail-Ready with an Extra Set of Keys

Car Dealers—Get Your Vehicles Retail-Ready with an Extra Set of Keys


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Car buyers expect two sets of keys when they purchase a used vehicle from your dealership lot. But we all know that sometimes when you purchase a car at auction, you may only get one set. Keys may go missing during ownership, resale, transporting the vehicle—or anywhere in between. Did you know that your local...
Get to Know ADESA Reno

Get to Know ADESA Reno


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ADESA Reno serves customers in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. It is one of eight auctions that KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, acquired from the Brasher family in 2016. The auction runs four lanes in a 15,000-square-foot auction arena. The facility has a 3,600-square-foot reconditioning and detail...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2018

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2018


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Wholesale used vehicle prices started the year in the pattern that characterized much of 2017 in the months prior to hurricane season. Namely, car prices tended to fall while truck prices provided a boost to average wholesale values. In January, car prices continued to show year-over-year price declines, while truck prices did the opposite, but...