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Women of Remarketing 2016 Conference Highlights Industry Trends

Women of Remarketing 2016 Conference Highlights Industry Trends


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The beautiful Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, was the site of the 2016 Women of Remarketing conference. ADESA hosts the annual event as an opportunity for female executives and leaders in the automotive remarketing industry to connect with and learn from one another. Debbie Vaughn, executive sales director at ADESA, started the event in...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2016


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Average wholesale values were flat in September, but remained up on a year-over-year basis primarily on the strength of truck prices and a higher proportion of pricier off-lease units. Retail used vehicle sales, including CPO sales, were relatively weak, though both remain up for the year. To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market...
KAR Employees Compete to Win at 2016 ISC Corporate Challenge

KAR Employees Compete to Win at 2016 ISC Corporate Challenge


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More than 100 KAR employees signed up to compete or to volunteer in the 2016 ISC Corporate Challenge. This is the second consecutive year that our team has participated in this two-day event sponsored by the Indiana Sports Corp. In 2015, nearly 8,000 competitors representing 160 companies participated in everything from volleyball and bowling to...
4 Benefits of Buying Vehicles Online

4 Benefits of Buying Vehicles Online


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The automotive remarketing industry is officially in the digital age. The day has arrived where a consumer can browse, research and purchase a vehicle entirely online. Knowing this, many dealerships are beginning to invest in solutions that cater to this digitally connected customer. But while dealers spend time, effort and large amounts of money trying...
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...