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Why Processes Matter in Dealerships

Why Processes Matter in Dealerships


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Is your dealership running as smoothly as it possibly can? How do you know for sure? Most dealer principals have a grand vision for what they want their business to look like, and they set up policies that are supposed to get them there. But policies are just statements about how things should be. A...
VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017

VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017


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Car dealers always want to make more money. I often talk about how new technology is making it easier than ever for dealers to acquire the most profitable inventory, which leads to making more money. But that doesn’t mean you can let up on the gas of keeping more of what you earn. I had...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2017


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Average wholesale prices in October were down only modestly month-over-month and were up year-over-year, bolstered by lingering impacts from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Watch my October Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market outlook for October 2017, visit http://adesa.com/kontos-kommentary.
KAR Takes Over Used Car Week 2017

KAR Takes Over Used Car Week 2017


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It will be hard to miss KAR Auction Services and ADESA at Used Car Week 2017. In addition to participating on more than a dozen expert panels, KAR and ADESA are again serving as the event’s social media sponsor. If you plan on tweeting or posting on Instagram during the conference, don’t forget to use...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017


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Average wholesale prices in September were up month-over-month and year-over-year, bolstered by dealer demand in the hurricane-stricken regions. This impact may be waning and prices are likely to resume the softening pattern seen prior to these catastrophic events. In short, Harvey and Irma seem to have resulted in an impact to wholesale prices like that...
Get to Know ADESA Northwest

Get to Know ADESA Northwest


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ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2017


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Average wholesale prices in August were once again up largely on the strength of truck prices, although another factor could be early impacts from Hurricane Harvey, which appeared to drive prices up at the end of the month, particularly in Texas. (Please see Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition for additional information.) Watch the August...
Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition

Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition


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Meteorologists are calling Hurricane Harvey a thousand-year flood event—a storm of unprecedented magnitude and devastation. For the past week, no news cycle has been complete without photos of the human toll, miraculous rescues—and vehicles submerged in the flood plain. The recovery efforts in Houston and other impacted areas in Texas and beyond will take many...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2017


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Average wholesale prices in July were down month-over-month and only up on a year-over-year basis largely on the strength of pickup truck prices. Drilling down into the data once again clearly reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sale type, vehicle age, model class and mileage. Retail sales have softened this summer...