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ADESA Launches First-of-Its-Kind Customer Rewards Program

ADESA Launches First-of-Its-Kind Customer Rewards Program


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I am very excited to announce that ADESA has launched the first-of-its-kind customer rewards program. With ADESA Rewards, car dealers can now earn points when they purchase vehicles and specialty units at our U.S. auction locations and on ADESA.com. They can turn their points into ADESA Dollars to use toward buy fees on future eligible...
Widen Your Search for Profitable Inventory Without Transportation Woes

Widen Your Search for Profitable Inventory Without Transportation Woes


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Today’s informed car-buying consumers know exactly what vehicle they want, and they use multiple online resources to find that vehicle on a lot near them. As a dealer, you need to have the right inventory on your lot. But how do you know what inventory is the inventory your customers want, and what if those...
Get to Know ADESA Boise

Get to Know ADESA Boise


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ADESA Boise was acquired by KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, in 2016. As the Idaho Auto Auction—and later as Brasher’s Idaho Auto Auction—ADESA Boise has served the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas for more than 40 years. The auction draws customers from Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Canada,...
CarsArrive Network Celebrates Huge Milestone

CarsArrive Network Celebrates Huge Milestone


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CarsArrive Network kicked off 2018 with the celebration of a milestone: They have coordinated the shipment of 10 million loads of vehicles since the company began. That translates to approximately 18 million vehicles, and nearly a billion miles of transportation. Some people may not know this, but Michael Briggs, CEO and president of CarsArrive, drove...
Why A Post-Sale Inspection (PSI) Is Important For Vehicle Buyers

Why A Post-Sale Inspection (PSI) Is Important For Vehicle Buyers


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Have you ever bought a vehicle only to find out it has engine problems or other issues that were left undisclosed? If so, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to that frustrating scenario. A post-sale inspection (PSI) is essentially an insurance policy for vehicle buyers. The inspection determines whether the car you bought...
ADESA Specialty Auctions 101

ADESA Specialty Auctions 101


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This is a guest post from Jane Morgan, president of specialty auctions division at ADESA. We all know ADESA as the go-to auction for buying and selling cars and trucks. But did you know we also serve the needs of dealers looking to purchase or sell recreational vehicles, marine, powersports and heavy-duty trucks and equipment?...
Top Overdrive Blog Posts of 2017

Top Overdrive Blog Posts of 2017


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Year after year, tens of thousands of dealers and industry professionals visit the Overdrive blog to read the latest ADESA news and trends—and 2017 was no different. This year was filled with prestigious awards, brilliant people, great events, grand openings, huge charity fundraisers and tons of advice for dealers. Join us in looking back at...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2017


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Average wholesale prices in November were down month-over-month more significantly than in October and, despite being up modestly on a year-over-year basis, are indicative of an end to the price boost from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Retail used vehicle demand was soft for the month as well, although CPO sales were solid. Watch my November...
Providing Vehicle Condition Reports Is a Must for Sellers in Today’s Industry

Providing Vehicle Condition Reports Is a Must for Sellers in Today’s Industry


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Do you market your vehicles online? If you’re a seller and answered “no,” you may be missing out on customers. The auto remarketing industry is changing, and it’s estimated that more than 30 percent of independent dealers now buy online—and the numbers continue to rise. Sellers must remain competitive by using technology to market vehicles....