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There is little that is less productive for a team member to engage in than drama, and to subsequently become a “drama-baby” in the process. In fact, there is little that equals drama’s ability to distract from priorities, waste time, drain energy, and make Alps out of anthills.


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Did you know that less than 6 in 10 women car buyers report not being satisfied with the initial greeting at car dealerships? Last week, we discussed how to improve in-store guest engagement with 7 ‘face-to face’ suggestions.

However, when the initial interaction is via email or social media, your response is no less important. Digital communications have the advantage of being read when your customer has the…

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Where Oh Where Has the Service Department Gone?

Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and more, dealerships spend tens of…

Using Customer Service as a Marketing Tool

It hasn’t been that long ago that customers were only able to handle customer service issues in person or by phone. Now, of course, there are many options for customers including social media, chat or through reviews. What would you do if a customer were standing in front of you paying you a compliment? Hopefully, you…

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Intelligent Lead Routing; What Is It?

Have you ever been in a situation where you were able to review leads prior to assigning those leads to a salesperson?If so, and if you are a sales manager who cares about increasing sales, you most likely looked at the characteristics of each lead before deciding which salesperson to assign that…Continue

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Internet Sales Managers; What is the Biggest Challenge You Have Faced Lately?

We would like to hear from some ISM's out there about what it is like being an Internet Sales Manager today and What is the Biggest Challenge You Have Faced Lately?

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Several months ago, a long term client-dealer admitted to me that he was finally ready to drink the water from the horse trough that I’d been continually leading him to for the last 25 years. This dealer has always had a lot of financial resources, both business and personal. Because of these extensive resources, he never felt the need to become properly trained to truly understand his balance sheet or its importance. His was one of the balance sheets that I referred to in one of my earlier…

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Jumpstart Automotive Media Post-Florence Shopping Analysis Shows Interest In Small Vans, Hatchbacks, Wagons & Midsize Pickups

Residents Along East Coast Interested in ‘Affordable Functionality’Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced new post-Florence shopping analysis that shows what types of vehicles are being considered and researched along the Southeastern coastal region of the U.S. following the storm.Jumpstart experts analyzed the Florence-affected areas and compared regional shopping growth to national growth to see where certain body styles or segments showed differences. According to Black Book, the storm may ultimately result in as many as 20,000 cars and trucks damaged or destroyed during the storm and ensuing flooding. This number may escalate higher after factoring in additional damage from Hurricane Michael, which affected the Florida Panhandle and additional areas throughout Georgia and South Carolina.As was the case in Texas and Florida the previous year, local residents that were affected immediately began to shop for replacement vehicles in the weeks after the storm. In the three weeks since Hurricane Florence came ashore on the East coast, Jumpstart has seen traffic grow the fastest in the Metropolotian Statistical Areas (MSAs) of Wilmington, N.C. (+219%); Greenville, N.C. (+127%); Florence, S.C. (+117%); Charleston, S.C. (+66%); and Raleigh (+19%).What We’re Learning About Post-Florence Auto ShoppingOne major shift since recovery efforts began is the growth in shopping for used vehicles. In each market that was affected by the hurricane, growth in used car shopping surpassed the national average by up to four times. Among used vehicles, these are the segments that are picking up speed:Vans and Hatchbacks/Wagons are two of the body styles that have picked up in interest along the East coast. Vans in particular saw up to 285% growth three weeks after Florence hit.Although truck interest is up as well, the type of truck varies across the affected markets:Three quarter- and 1-ton pickups are showing growth in the two most hard-hit regions of North Carolina (Wilmington, Greenville) that is over 30% greater than national growth.Midsize pickup growth was the highest in the hard-hit regions of South Carolina (Charleston, Florence) as well as Greenville, North Carolina.Full-size pickup growth only outpaced national growth in two of the affected markets, Charleston, S.C. and Greenville, N.C. Despite the popularity of SUVs and CUVs across the country, their growth didn’t stand out as significantly in the recovery areas. One thing that is clear from the data, affordability and utility are key among residents that are replacing family vehicles or seeking larger vehicles to help with recovery efforts.Jumpstart also identified differences to those from Hurricane Harvey last year, most notably that Houston shoppers were significantly higher in truck replacements than what they’re seeing currently on the East coast. This falls in line with both regional shopper preferences (the South East tends to skew higher in Cars than Texas or the Gulf coast) and socioeconomic factors of the affected regions.“The analysis of post-hurricane shopper interest data can certainly help dealers and OEMs as they focus on re-stocking inventory or meeting demand for local residents looking to replace their damaged or destroyed vehicles,” said Brian Miller, senior web analyst for Jumpstart. “We’re definitely noticing where a majority of residents are shopping for smaller- and midsize cars, vans and pickups, which indicates to us that many people are looking for affordable functionality that offer versatility in their replacement vehicles.”About JumpstartJumpstart Automotive Media, a division of Hearst Autos, offers high-impact and performance-driven marketing and advertising solutions that achieve optimum results. An industry thought-leader known for its in-depth shopping reports, Jumpstart connects automotive marketers with the largest, high-performing audience of car shoppers and enthusiasts through partnerships with: Car and Driver, U.S. News Best Cars, J.D. Power Cars, NADAguides, Autoweek.com, Autobytel, Autolist.com, Daily News Autos, LeftLaneNews.com, CarSoup, CarBuzz, CarStory, VehicleHistory.com and iSeeCars. JumpstartAuto.com, @JumpstartAutoSee More

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Easy Car Maintenance Tips for the Car Owning Novice

When you become a car owner, you want to care for it so that it will run smoothly, last long and not pose a hazard to you or others. Some maintenance and repairs will necessitate the expertise of a qualified mechanic. You don’t need experience or expert knowledge for many relatively simple and inexpensive steps to care for your car. A few of these are below. Tire CareDeflated, worn or otherwise compromised tires decrease gas mileage and can put you and others at risk of an automobile accident. With a tire gauge, preferably digital, check the tire pressures once or twice per month. The best or most accurate readings come after your car is cold, or has been stationary for hours. Find the recommended tire pressure on the driver’s door jamb or in the owner’s manual. Visually examine the tires. Look for thinning or worn tread and nails or screws that have penetrated into the tire. Feel the inside of the tires for toe wear, in which you may feel what appears to be sharp points or teeth. Such wearing may signal that your tires need to be realigned. Check and Change OilFor a well-lubricated and longer-lasting engine, check the oil level. Locate the dipstick (next to the oil cap) and pull it out to wipe excess oil. Insert and then remove the stick again. The oil should fall between “low” and “high” or “Min” and “Max” notches. If you need to add oil, use the weight of the oil indicated on either the oil cap or your manual. The oil weight is expressed in a format of “XW-XX,” such as “20W-50.” Take note of the color when you check the oil. If you see a light color rather than black or brown to the oil, you might have a leak of coolant into your engine. Leaking fluids or cracks in hoses will likely need attention by a mechanic. Have your oil changed approximately 3,000 to 5,000 miles. During the service, the mechanic will check brake fluids, coolants, batteries, belts and hoses. The oil change is very important especially as cars accumulate use and age on them. The service technician should indicate the next scheduled oil change by date or mileage. Inspect the LightsLights on a car help you see and alert other drivers of your lane changes, turns and slowing or stopping. Before someone calls you or an officer stops you, inspect the lights periodically. For tail lights, have someone see if your lights come on when you press brakes or activate the turn signal. If a low-beam light does not work, replace it rather than relying solely on the high beam lights. High beams can blind drivers approaching or driving in front of you and may magnify the lack of visibility due to fog or snow. Replace your Windshield WipersYou will notice worn windshields wiper blades from the streaks or film that remain after using the wipers. Inspect the blades for splits and other signs of wear. Expect to replace the wipers every six months to a year. To replace, determine the size for each blade by measuring or reading the owner’s manual. Many auto parts stores have stations at which you can determine the size and model number of the wiper based on the type of vehicle you have. With the wiper pulled away from the windshield, press the tab to release the old wiper blade. Pull the new one in place until you hear a click. So that you can care for your new wheels, heed the maintenance schedules. Safeguard your owner’s manual, as it will tell you the type of engine you need, how to replace parts and the recommended oil, fluids and parts you need. So if you find yourself searching for used cars or pre-owned fords for sale in your spare time, knowing and following these tips can help prepare you for the joys of owning a car.See More

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Jumpstart Automotive Media Post-Florence Shopping Analysis Shows Interest In Small Vans, Hatchbacks, Wagons & Midsize Pickups

Residents Along East Coast Interested in ‘Affordable Functionality’Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced new post-Florence shopping analysis that shows what types of vehicles are being considered and researched along the Southeastern coastal region of the U.S. following the storm.Jumpstart experts analyzed the Florence-affected areas and compared regional shopping growth to national growth to see where certain body styles or segments showed differences. According to Black Book, the storm may ultimately result in as many as 20,000 cars and trucks damaged or destroyed during the storm and ensuing flooding. This number may escalate higher after factoring in additional damage from Hurricane Michael, which affected the Florida Panhandle and additional areas throughout Georgia and South Carolina.As was the case in Texas and Florida the previous year, local residents that were affected immediately began to shop for replacement vehicles in the weeks after the storm. In the three weeks since Hurricane Florence came ashore on the East coast, Jumpstart has seen traffic grow the fastest in the Metropolotian Statistical Areas (MSAs) of Wilmington, N.C. (+219%); Greenville, N.C. (+127%); Florence, S.C. (+117%); Charleston, S.C. (+66%); and Raleigh (+19%).What We’re Learning About Post-Florence Auto ShoppingOne major shift since recovery efforts began is the growth in shopping for used vehicles. In each market that was affected by the hurricane, growth in used car shopping surpassed the national average by up to four times. Among used vehicles, these are the segments that are picking up speed:Vans and Hatchbacks/Wagons are two of the body styles that have picked up in interest along the East coast. Vans in particular saw up to 285% growth three weeks after Florence hit.Although truck interest is up as well, the type of truck varies across the affected markets:Three quarter- and 1-ton pickups are showing growth in the two most hard-hit regions of North Carolina (Wilmington, Greenville) that is over 30% greater than national growth.Midsize pickup growth was the highest in the hard-hit regions of South Carolina (Charleston, Florence) as well as Greenville, North Carolina.Full-size pickup growth only outpaced national growth in two of the affected markets, Charleston, S.C. and Greenville, N.C. Despite the popularity of SUVs and CUVs across the country, their growth didn’t stand out as significantly in the recovery areas. One thing that is clear from the data, affordability and utility are key among residents that are replacing family vehicles or seeking larger vehicles to help with recovery efforts.Jumpstart also identified differences to those from Hurricane Harvey last year, most notably that Houston shoppers were significantly higher in truck replacements than what they’re seeing currently on the East coast. This falls in line with both regional shopper preferences (the South East tends to skew higher in Cars than Texas or the Gulf coast) and socioeconomic factors of the affected regions.“The analysis of post-hurricane shopper interest data can certainly help dealers and OEMs as they focus on re-stocking inventory or meeting demand for local residents looking to replace their damaged or destroyed vehicles,” said Brian Miller, senior web analyst for Jumpstart. “We’re definitely noticing where a majority of residents are shopping for smaller- and midsize cars, vans and pickups, which indicates to us that many people are looking for affordable functionality that offer versatility in their replacement vehicles.”About JumpstartJumpstart Automotive Media, a division of Hearst Autos, offers high-impact and performance-driven marketing and advertising solutions that achieve optimum results. An industry thought-leader known for its in-depth shopping reports, Jumpstart connects automotive marketers with the largest, high-performing audience of car shoppers and enthusiasts through partnerships with: Car and Driver, U.S. News Best Cars, J.D. Power Cars, NADAguides, Autoweek.com, Autobytel, Autolist.com, Daily News Autos, LeftLaneNews.com, CarSoup, CarBuzz, CarStory, VehicleHistory.com and iSeeCars. JumpstartAuto.com, @JumpstartAutoSee More

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5 Ways to Save Your Two Wheeler Insurance Rates

A two wheeler insurance policy is a financial security plan that comes with a number of benefits. The insurance plan is obligatory for every owner of a two wheeler in India as per a law passed by the Government of India. Having a two wheeler insurance plan protects the insured both legally and financially. It also takes care of any inconvenience that is caused to a third party.A two wheeler insurance policy safeguards the policyholder and his/her insured vehicle in a number of cases. There are special discounts offered to a two wheeler owner at network garages. Though the two wheeler insurance policy has a number of inclusions and advantages, it is always advised for anyone buying a two wheeler insurance to understand the terms and conditions and the exclusions of the policy as well.Benefits of Being Insured under a Two Wheeler Insurance PolicyIn India, there are a great number of insurance companies that offer different types of two wheeler insurances to customers all around. Though there are different types of two wheeler insurance plans in India, the benefits of having a two wheeler insurance plan remains the same for all plans. Some of the benefits of owning a two wheeler insurance plan include:l The two wheeler insurance plan is a huge financial help to the insured. The plan pays for the medical expenses of the insured, the repairs of the insured vehicle and even any amount of money for a third party that is involved.l The insurance policy takes care of legal work on behalf of the insurance holder.There are a number of add on covers that can be added to one’s two wheeler insurance plan that are meant to benefit the insurance holder in a number of ways. The add ons can be handpicked by the insurance holder.For those who have had a year or more of not claiming their insurance, they get discounts and bonuses on their existing insurance plan that is known as the No Deposit Bonus. This bonus discount keeps on adding up with each passing year.The premium for a two wheeler insurance is not the same for each and every two wheeler. There are some companies that have a fixed rate, while in other companies the rate differs from one vehicle to another. There are also certain two wheeler insurance companies where the premium for the two wheeler insurance can be agreed upon mutually between the customer and the insurance company.Customer care services from the insurance company and help are available for all policyholders on a 24 x 7 basis.Saving Your Two Wheeler Insurance RatesThe premium for a two wheeler insurance depends on the insurance company from where the two wheeler insurance is being bought. Though there are some companies that have a fixed premium for their customers, others have changeable premium rates that depend on a number of factors. Some ways in which any individual can save on their premium rate include:1. The type of bike that you choose is very important for the premium to be calculated. Those individuals who have a high end two wheeler like a Harley Davidson or a Royal Enfield have to pay more in terms of premium as compared to other two-wheeler owners. The premium rates are higher for high-end bikes due to the fact that the repairs for these bikes are more compared to other bikes.2. Paying the premium for a two wheeler insurance plan on an annual basis is recommended for every insurance holder because the cost for buying an insurance on an annual basis is much less compared to the amount that is paid for it on a monthly basis.3. The times when an insurance can be claimed are all important. Small claims that are trivial should not be made on a two-wheeler insurance plan. The more the claim-free years are of an insurance policy the more will be the discount for the same. In order for a policyholder to reduce their premiums, it is important for them to not make small claims on their two wheeler insurance policy.4. For those individuals who have been insured a number of times by the same insurance policy, they will get a discount with each added policy that they have bought. For this reason, it is always advised to have a number of policies bought from the same insurance holder in order to get discounts on premiums for each policy.5. It is important for every individual who is looking to buy a two wheeler insurance to check the different types of insurances that are provided by different companies. They need to explore more in terms of the inclusions of the insurance, the benefits and the premiums. It is not only important to go for an insurance plan that has a low premium, it is also important to note that the insurance plan provides adequate coverage to the customer.See More

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