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Tap to Lease

Honcker’s founding story isn’t so different from other startups looking to digitize the car-buying process: Founder and CEO Nathan Hecht tried to lease a vehicle in New York and was left cold by the experience. But unlike those other stories, this one...

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Perfect Storm

On Sept. 13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, dealers, F&I professionals, agents, product providers and other attendees of Industry Summit 2017 gathered for “From the Boardroom.” The 50-minute...

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Popping the F&I Question

Have you noticed a different type of customer in the business office? You know, the customers who don’t care what other people do, what the last person did, or what you think they should do? They are the ones who simply say, “No, thank you” after...

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REAL ID Has Arrived

Air travel offers a great opportunity to spend a little time putting thoughts to words. The inspiration for this month’s plane-written article was a sign in the airport security line, which read: “Effective Jan. 22, 2018, each traveler must have a READ...

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Selling Warranty Compliance Plans

This month’s video question comes from Steve in St. Louis, home of the City Museum — an interactive theme park where, for only $12, anyone can be a kid again. Steve says, “Maintenance is a really popular product at our dealership. But lately,...

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Love It or Leave It

The post drew an avalanche of responses from members of a social media group for F&I managers. “I love my industry and I love this business, but I hate my job!” the disgruntled finance manager wrote. “That being said, I know it’s a necessary...

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Toyota will decide on new U.S. plant location in early 2018

Toyota should decide by early 2018 on a site for a new U.S. assembly plant to be built with Mazda, a Toyota executive said, adding more than one state is still being considered for the factory. ... Read More »

Auto sector escapes big hits in Senate tax bill

The auto industry fared better, on balance, in the tax bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Saturday than in the earlier House version. Now the industry will try to hold onto those gains. ... Read More »

Automakers can begin applications for Takata restitution

Automakers that installed faulty Takata airbags can now apply for compensation, the special master in charge of managing the $850 million restitution fund said Monday. ... Read More »

RouteOne Adds Exeter to Econtracting Platform

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Exeter Finance is now on RouteOne’s econtracting platform, which enables the digital exchange of critical contract documents and data between dealers and finance sources to increase efficiency and reduce contracts in transit.RouteOne...

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