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All Car Segments Declined While Full-Size Vans Increased   Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report. The team of Black Book editors are seeing more signs that the summer slowdown is taking shape. All car segments saw a decreasing change in values this past week, and…See More
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All Car Segments Declined While Full-Size Vans Increased

Posted by Black Book on May 27, 2015 at 7:43am 0 Comments

All Car Segments Declined While Full-Size Vans Increased  

 

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The team of Black Book editors are seeing more signs that the summer slowdown is taking shape. All car segments saw a decreasing change in values this past week, and comments straight from the lanes tell us dealer inventories are at levels that make for a more discriminating buyer at auction.

 

“As expected, values in car segments continued their downward trend. Pickups and full-size vans are in demand and held their values well,” said Anil Goyal, Vice President of Automotive Valuation and Analytics.

 

  • Overall, the volume-weighted car values decreased by 0.40% last…
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How to Change Oil of Your Vehicle

Posted by Nancy Long on May 21, 2015 at 7:43am 0 Comments

Changing your vehicle’s oil periodically is a key part of maintenance that will help the car run better and last longer. Here are steps on how to properly change your oil whether you do it yourself or have it done professionally at an auto body repair shop

The following tools and materials are standard for all vehicles:

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LEASE OFFERS HEAT UP AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY SALES

Posted by John Sternal on May 20, 2015 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports several aggressive lease deals in May according to its Wantalease.com new lease online marketplace. Fifteen popular cars and trucks are being offered this month with monthly payments of $200 or less.



Five cars are offered for less than $149 per month, headlined by the Chevrolet Malibu LT, which can be leased for $149 monthly and $0 down payment. Other cars offered at $149 monthly include the Nissan Sentra SV, Chrysler 200 Limited and Volkswagen Jetta S. Each lease deal is for either 36 or 39 month terms. Two SUVs are also on the list for $200 monthly or less, including the Chevrolet Traverse LT 2WD ($189) and the Chevrolet Equinox 2WD LT ($199).



The Chevrolet Malibu LT leads all popular cars and trucks this month with the largest price drop over the previous month in terms of monthly payment offered. The Malibu LT monthly payment dropped 41.4% compared to April…

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Car Values Continue the Slide Down While Pickups Remain Strong

Posted by Black Book on May 19, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Car Values Continue the Slide Down While Pickups Remain Strong  

 

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

This week, the Black Book editors received feedback from the lanes with comments such as: “Dealers feel that the prices are fairly high”; “Electric cars are weak in the market”; and “Sellers trying to get the most money possible are causing lots of no sales”. These comments reflect a market that saw all car segments decline during the week, while all three pickup segments saw a slight increase.

 

“Most segments declined in value last week led by small car segments declining the most while pickups continued to show strength in this post-spring market,” said Anil Goyal, Vice President of…

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Black Book White Paper Looks At 84-Month Loans

Posted by Black Book on May 18, 2015 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Black Book Lender Solutions announces it has released its latest white paper, “Collateral Insight Is Critical To 84-Month Auto Loans”, where Black Book takes a look at how collateral data impacts the decision to expand a portfolio with longer-term loans.



Several factors are driving longer-term auto loans today: The desire to expand lender portfolios; rising vehicle transaction prices; and the need to keep payments under $400 monthly for consumer budgets. How can collateral data be leveraged to bring these loans into a portfolio and remain profitable?



The White Paper takes a close look at the following:

  • What is driving more extended-term loans?
  • Four considerations when determining risk levels.
  • Why household income plays a key role.
  • How collateral insight can help you with portfolio decisions.

Feel free to download …

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Off Road Rallies in India

Posted by Rajat Tyagi on May 17, 2015 at 11:11pm 0 Comments

Though extreme motor-sports in India is not as popular as the game of cricket, which drives the nation crazy, it has its own sweet spot among adventure sports enthusiasts. Different off-road and motor-sport rallies are hosted by government as well as private bodies from time to time at some of the most treacherous and challenging trails in the country.

Adventure motor-sports in India is relatively nascent, but nonetheless, there is a certain section of the country all gung-ho about the excitement and thrill off-road driving brings.

Take a look at some of the most popular rallies in the country where enthusiasts converge.

Indian National Rally Championship:

The series is organized by the…

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Chevy Dealer Uses Microsites and Social Media to Sell More Cars

Posted by Automotive Social Media on May 15, 2015 at 7:45am 0 Comments

Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix, Ariz., is leading the country as a premier e-commerce dealer with over 4,000 online sales during 2014.  Their team, consisting of 35 dedicated specialists, manages over 60,000 Internet leads.  Results show that leads generated by Search Engine Marketing, or SEM, including microsites and landing pages, save Courtesy Chevrolet money.  The cost of these leads is almost 50 percent lower than leads generated by third party lead providers.

 

Research shows…

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Car Maintenance: Fix Steering and Suspension Problem of Your Car

Posted by Nancy Long on May 14, 2015 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Suspension and steering are two very integral parts of an automobile and shouldn't be ignored when they start to show signs of wear. If your steering isn't fixed within a timely manner, it can lead to improper or poor steering and potentially an auto accident. If you have a steering and suspension problem in your car, no issue fixing steering and suspension problems is an easy fix. Simple suspension and steering problems can be fixed right from your near auto repair shop. Read our blog and learn on how to handle car issues on steering and suspension. …

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Exotic Collectibles Feeling The “Instagram Effect”

Posted by Black Book on May 13, 2015 at 6:02am 0 Comments

Black Book, the provider of independent valuation data for cars, trucks, collectibles and specialty vehicles, has analyzed auction prices of exotic collectibles, with particular emphasis on the Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, the Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso, and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. From 1977 through 2008, each vehicle appreciated in value roughly 5% annually. Since 2008, these vehicles have appreciated between 20% - 60% annually. A new, younger generation of collector has taken to this genre of exotic sports cars, and auction prices are going for a ride.

 

Why? Social networking has a lot to do with this activity. “Affluent collectors have been exposed to the images posted by celebrity buyers on social media sites such as Instagram, fueling even higher demand for certain exotic vehicles,” said Eric Lawrence, Director of Specialty Products at Black Book. “Younger affluent audiences want what celebrities like Floyd Mayweather and the Kardashians flash on their…

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Car Values Starting To Slide While Truck Values Remain Stable

Posted by Black Book on May 12, 2015 at 11:31am 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors identified an increasing number of car segments displaying greater week-over-week depreciation from data within the auction lanes. In fact, Near Luxury Cars was the only car segment with a positive increase last week, registering just +0.04% change from the previous week. Trucks on the other hand continue to show solid strength in the market, with seven truck segments either unchanged or positive change on the week.

 

“As anticipated, car values have started to decline after an extended spring season while trucks continue to hold values relatively well,” said Anil Goyal, Vice President of Automotive Valuation and Analytics.

 

  • Overall, the volume-weighted…
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3 things Car Dealers are doing wrong on Facebook

Started by Myles Harris in Social Media Marketing Oct 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Part of what we do at Petrol Digital is a**** a dealers Facebook page. Here are three of the most common things dealers are doing wrong on Facebook.1. Not replying to reviewsThe Facebook 5 star…Continue

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End of the Road for Auto Repair Shops? Research White Paper for Automotive Professionals and Owners

Started by Russell Logan in Traffic Sep 22, 2014. 0 Replies

It's the end of summer and time to get back to work. However, are you noticing that the soft summer season seems to be lasting a bit longer?We think it is more than just seasonal - and in fact - have…Continue

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Cut your Floorplan rate in half

Started by Chad Gutschow in Social Media Marketing Aug 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Banking the with the most competitive Automotive Floor-Plan Lender will increase your profit marginWe offer Franchised and Independent Auto Dealers integrated financial solutions to help you sell…Continue

Millennials "bypass" social media? Really?

Started by Matthew Russo in Social Media Marketing Aug 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Recently, AutoTrader.com ran their own survey of 1,900 car buyers (300 of which were millennials) and came to the conclusion that "just 1 percent of car buyers use social sites to shop for a…Continue

Social Media Report

Started by Matthew Russo in Social Media Marketing Aug 12, 2014. 0 Replies

Greetings everyone. Our company - Social Auto Leads - is putting together a report on the state of social media within individual dealerships. If you would like to participate (either anonymously or…Continue

Mitsubishi Cars in KC

Started by Neal Weaver in Social Media Marketing Apr 22, 2014. 0 Replies

Visit Northtowne Mitsubishi Kansas city to learn about new Mitsubishi, used car & auto repair. Premier KC Mitsubishi dealer providing the 2013-2014 Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, lancer Evolution,…Continue

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Mazda Cars in KC

Started by Neal Weaver in Sales and Selling on the Social web Apr 22, 2014. 0 Replies

Northtowne Mazda website offer you cars like the 2014 Mazda Mx-5, a crossover like the CX-5, or an ultra-efficient passenger car like the 2013 Mazda6 & 2013 Mazda3, our website offers an…Continue

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Do social media sites help dealers?

Started by Pat McKemy in Traffic Apr 16, 2014. 0 Replies

FaceBook, Twitter, Google Plus and some other social media sites are being used by businesses for quite some time now. Even I am one of those but do these sites really help your business is what I…Continue

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Do reviews help a business?

Started by Pat McKemy in Traffic Feb 10, 2014. 0 Replies

I would like to know what role do positive or for that matter negative reviews help a website or business gain traffic, leads or conversions. Is it true that positive reviews can help a business…Continue

7 marketing strategies to sell more inventory in 2014

Started by Michael Badders in Uncategorized. Last reply by Michael Badders Jan 24, 2014. 1 Reply

Everyone wants to increase sales, so what is NEW in your marketing plan to help you reach your 2014 sales goals?  Do you have any of the following 7 strategies in your marketing mix?  If so, which…Continue

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