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WANTALEASE.COM ONLINE LEASE MARKETPLACE SEES MORE INEXPENSIVE LEASE DEALS IN THE CAR SEGMENT

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with the Nissan Sentra SV currently boasting the lowest monthly payment price of just $129.00 a month. Additionally, there are two other vehicles in the car segment currently being offered at under $150.00 a month.The other vehicles in addition to the Nissan Sentra V currently being offered for under $150.00 include the Volkswagen Jetta S at $139.00 per month…See More
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Depreciation Slower in Sub-Compact Cars Last Week

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…See More
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You Sold the Car But 72% of Customers Are Using Third-Party Mechanics. Is Your Dealership Leaving Revenue on the Table?

You Sold the Car But 72% of Customers Are Using Third-Party Mechanics. Is Your Dealership Leaving Revenue on the Table?    Service department revenue continues to increase in importance for dealerships.  With lower margins, service revenue is the bread and butter for many dealerships. However, consumers today own…See More
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Millennial Car Shoppers Are Ready to Buy – What Your Dealership Needs to Know

Millennial Car Shoppers Are Ready to Buy – What Your Dealership Needs to KnowWhen a millennial steps onto your lot, chances are that they are ready to buy. In fact 48% of 17 to 24-year-olds intend to buy a car on their first visit to a dealership according to research by …See More
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Negotiating MSRP First in a Car Lease

Personal finance experts often say the first thing you should do is negotiate the price of the car BEFORE you talk monthly payment. However, it is estimated that only 25% of car shoppers do this. It's important to do this because it shortens the "window" of the vehicle's lease payment. The window is often referred to as the portion of the vehicle a person pays in a lease, since they aren't paying for the entire vehicle. Here's a comparative breakdown from Swapalease.com of how and why this is…See More
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LATEST BLACK BOOK WHITE PAPER IDENTIFIES WHICH VEHICLES MAKE GOOD USED LEASE OPTIONS

As auto lease levels continue to reach new highs, auto lenders will continue to ponder the prospects of re-leasing some of the off-lease inventory expected back in the next few years. How can lenders identify which vehicles will make good candidates for a used-lease program? Black Book unveils its latest white paper, “How To Grow A Profitable Used Leasing Portfolio”, available for download by clicking here.Black Book, a division of Hearst…See More
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Types of Motorcycle Helmets You Can Choose From

Wearing a good-quality helmet while riding your motorcycle, is one of the best ways to protect yourself, from threatening injuries that can take place in the case of a crash. But with all the different types of motorcycle helmets available in the market, choosing one can be a daunting task. To help you out, we have created of the list of some of the most common types of helmets that you can consider.A helmet is one of the most important safety accessories, which you should surely wear while…See More
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How to Renew Car Insurance without spending too much Money ?

It is mandatory for every car owner in India to have at least third party car insurance. It is the minimum level of insurance and provides cover against any legal liability to a third party. Comprehensive car insurance, on the other hand, provides complete protection. It covers the damages to the policyholder’s car as well.When it comes to car insurance renewal, high premium costs may play spoilsport. A car is an expensive purchase. Most budget-conscious car buyers don’t like spending money on…See More
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5 Digital Strategies to Drive New Business into Your Dealership Service Center

5 Digital Strategies to Drive New Business into Your Dealership Service CenterWith car owners keeping their car longer than ever, now is the time to take a serious look at how you are marketing your automotive service department. Currently, third-party repair shops own about 75% of the market.  However, according…See More
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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…See More
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Honda is well known for its quality service and is a one stop dealership for all automotive needs. Honda of Burleson is an official dealer of both new and used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs located 15 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth. We also have our own service department for fast and easy service. Book Honda service in Dallas today and experience a new level of auto service.If you are looking for a new Honda vehicle,…See More
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WANTALEASE.COM ONLINE LEASE MARKETPLACE SEES MORE INEXPENSIVE LEASE DEALS IN THE CAR SEGMENT

Posted by John Sternal on September 29, 2016 at 11:54am 0 Comments

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with the Nissan Sentra SV currently boasting the lowest monthly payment price of just $129.00 a month. Additionally, there are two other vehicles in the car segment currently being offered at under $150.00 a month.

The other vehicles in addition to the Nissan Sentra V currently being offered for under $150.00 include the Volkswagen Jetta S at $139.00 per month and the Ford Focus at $149.00 per month.

Seven car models are currently offered for less than $200.00 per month: The Toyota Corolla at $159.00; the Chevy Cruze at $169.00; the Honda Civic at $179.00; the Chrysler 200 Limited, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat all at $189.00 per month.

Two luxury model vehicles are currently offered at monthly payments under $500.00 per month: The Lexus RX 350 FWD at $419.00 per month; and the Acura MDX FWD at $459.00…

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Depreciation Slower in Sub-Compact Cars Last Week

Posted by Black Book on September 29, 2016 at 11:01am 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.

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows how car segments, particularly Sub-Compact Cars, retained their values better compared to other car segments. The report also spotlights Compact Vans, which are showing falling retention rates.

“Overall depreciation rates for both cars and trucks remained consistent with the trends seen in the previous six weeks. Depreciation on sub-compact cars slowed last week after steeper declines earlier.”said Anil…

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You Sold the Car But 72% of Customers Are Using Third-Party Mechanics. Is Your Dealership Leaving Revenue on the Table?

Posted by Larisa Bedgood on September 28, 2016 at 8:29am 0 Comments

You Sold the Car But 72% of Customers Are Using Third-Party Mechanics. Is Your Dealership Leaving Revenue on the Table?

    

Service department revenue continues to increase in importance for dealerships.  With lower margins, service revenue is the bread and butter for many dealerships. However, consumers today own their cars longer, and when their vehicle is out of warranty, research shows that most tend to head to third-party mechanics and repair shops rather than returning to the dealership for service.

  

According to Cox Automotive's 2016…

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Posted by Jon Floyd on September 24, 2016 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Crossovers/SUVs While Still in Demand Experienced Higher Declines Last Week

Posted by Black Book on September 20, 2016 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.

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows a slight weakening in prices on crossovers and SUVs this past week, even though demand has remained at healthy levels. Conversely, car segments showed a little more retention strength compared to what they’ve shown throughout summer, supported by dealer comments around the country.

“The steeper depreciation seen recently in the car segments slowed last week while the depreciation on crossovers and SUVs…

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Broader Declines Across Segments in Wholesale Values

Posted by Black Book on September 20, 2016 at 10:42am 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.

 

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows a slight weakening in prices on Luxury and Near Luxury Cars this past week, even though demand has remained at healthy levels. The report also goes into detail about depreciation trends during the last three months, showing weak retention for sub-compact types.

 

“There were broader declines in the market last week across a variety of segments, including luxury cars, sub-compact cars,…

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Millennial Car Shoppers Are Ready to Buy – What Your Dealership Needs to Know

Posted by Larisa Bedgood on September 20, 2016 at 7:14am 0 Comments

Millennial Car Shoppers Are Ready to Buy – What Your Dealership Needs to Know

When a millennial steps onto your lot, chances are that they are ready to buy. In fact 48% of 17 to 24-year-olds intend to buy a car on their first visit to a dealership according to research by Auto Trader.  They have done their research and know what type of car they want, although according to the research, nearly half are open to purchasing either a new or pre-owned model.

 

With millennials expecting to drive off the dealer lot in a newly purchased vehicle, dealerships need to keep some key considerations in…

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Negotiating MSRP First in a Car Lease

Posted by John Sternal on September 13, 2016 at 8:59am 0 Comments

Personal finance experts often say the first thing you should do is negotiate the price of the car BEFORE you talk monthly payment. However, it is estimated that only 25% of car shoppers do this. It's important to do this because it shortens the "window" of the vehicle's lease payment. The window is often referred to as the portion of the vehicle a person pays in a lease, since they aren't paying for the entire vehicle.

 

Here's a comparative breakdown from Swapalease.com of how and why this is important. See the two examples below. Example A represents a vehicle where MSRP isn't negotiated first. Example B represents the same vehicle and finance term, but the shopper negotiated $2,000 off the MSRP before any other negotiations took place. See how it can impact the monthly payment?

 

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LATEST BLACK BOOK WHITE PAPER IDENTIFIES WHICH VEHICLES MAKE GOOD USED LEASE OPTIONS

Posted by Black Book on September 13, 2016 at 8:52am 0 Comments

As auto lease levels continue to reach new highs, auto lenders will continue to ponder the prospects of re-leasing some of the off-lease inventory expected back in the next few years. How can lenders identify which vehicles will make good candidates for a used-lease program? Black Book unveils its latest white paper, “How To Grow A Profitable Used Leasing Portfolio”, available for download by clicking here.

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides new- and used-vehicle valuation services and custom data licensing solutions, authored the white paper to address growing conversation and questions regarding the prospects of used leasing activity. According to the paper, not all vehicles depreciate alike, and with fluctuating residual forecasts across all segments it’s imperative that lenders and industry professionals rely on collateral data to identify the right vehicles for a used lease…

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How to Renew Car Insurance without spending too much Money ?

Posted by Jessica on September 12, 2016 at 3:06am 0 Comments

It is mandatory for every car owner in India to have at least third party car insurance. It is the minimum level of insurance and provides cover against any legal liability to a third party. Comprehensive car insurance, on the other hand, provides complete protection. It covers the damages to the policyholder’s car as well.

When it comes to car insurance renewal, high premium costs may play spoilsport. A car is an expensive purchase. Most budget-conscious car buyers don’t like spending money on car insurance renewals. Although, car insurance renewal is something that cannot be avoided, there are ways to reduce car insurance renewal costs. Here are some useful tips for those who want to renew car insurance without spending too much money-

  1. Online Comparison

Many people simply accept the renewal quote of their existing car insurer. They often end up paying higher premiums. One of the best ways to reduce insurance expense is to compare various…

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3 things Car Dealers are doing wrong on Facebook

Started by Myles Harris in Social Media Marketing. Last reply by Alisha Kapoor Nov 29, 2015. 1 Reply

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

Tags: automotive, repair, owners, shops, part

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

Tags: KC, in, Car, Mitsubishi

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

Tags: Dealership, Mazda, City, Kansas

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

Tags: media, social, Facebook

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

Tags: Sales, Mobile, Social, Software, Youtube

On This Day In History

September 30, 1954: USS Nautilus commissioned

The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy.

The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy’s nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering the world’s first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the Nautilus‘ keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and on January 21, 1954, first lady Mamie Eisenhower broke a bottle of champagne across its bow as it was launched into the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut. Commissioned on September 30, 1954, it first ran under nuclear power on the morning of January 17, 1955.

Much larger than the diesel-electric submarines that preceded it, the Nautilus stretched 319 feet and displaced 3,180 tons. It could remain submerged for almost unlimited periods because its atomic engine needed no air and only a very small quantity of nuclear fuel. The uranium-powered nuclear reactor produced steam that drove propulsion turbines, allowing the Nautilus to travel underwater at speeds in excess of 20 knots.

In its early years of service, the USS Nautilus broke numerous submarine travel records and in August 1958 accomplished the first voyage under the geographic North Pole. After a career spanning 25 years and almost 500,000 miles steamed, the Nautilus was decommissioned on March 3, 1980. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982, the world’s first nuclear submarine went on exhibit in 1986 as the Historic Ship Nautilus at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Connecticut.

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