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July 17, 2017
Three States Pass GAP Laws

The Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, a lobbying group made up of GAP providers, administrators and finance sources, was instrumental in getting two of the three laws passed — the most recent state to adopt its model act being Maine.




PALS Session to Bridge Gap Between Lenders, Product Providers

F&I Express’ Brian Reed will lead a presentation designed to establish improved lines of communication between leading executives in the auto finance and F&I product provider segments.


Q&A: Service Retention Is Your Lifeboat

Online appointment-scheduling is a good first step for dealers looking to improve the customer experience in the service lanes.


Black Book: Vehicle Depreciation Shows Pockets of Strength at Midway Point of 2017

The price of cars dropped 1.8%, while trucks recorded a 0.8% decline in value for the month of June. Small pickups registered the lowest monthly depreciation, while subcompact cars recorded the largest depreciation in June.


Kontos: Wholesale Prices Softening Despite YOY Increase in June

Average wholesale prices in June were down vs. June but up vs. a year ago. A drill down into the data, however, reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sales type, vehicle age, model class, and mileage, KAR Chief Economist Tom Kontos said this week.


Manheim Adds Locations in Six States

Manheim has opened new auction sites in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, West Texas and Utah.


<p>Darwin CMO Jeff Stafford demonstrates the company's F&amp;I platform at the 2017 NADA Convention &amp; Expo this past January.</p> Auto/Mate Integrates With Darwin Automotive F&I Platform

With both systems fully integrated, all data entered into the Darwin F&I application is instantly and securely updated in Auto/Mate’s DMS, and any changes made in the DMS are reflected in the Darwin F&I application in real time.


Helion Names New Director of Marketing

Tracey Reyes, who previously headed up the marketing departments for Digital Air Strike and Dealertrack, has joined the information technology services provider to help increase awareness of its offerings.


Digital Air Strike’s Enterprise AI Listening Platform Wins People’s Choice Award

DAS’s Mission Control Consumer Intelligence and Engagement Platform earned a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Product in the 2017 American Business Awards.


Alpha Warranty Services’ COO Named Utah Business CXO of the Year

Alpha Warranty Services’ COO Jeremy Lindsey was honored with the Utah Business CXO of the Year award. He was also featured in the June issue of Utah Business Magazine for his achievement.


First Choice Car Care Launches High-Mileage VSC Plans

The new plans are designed to appeal to buyers of older vehicles who desire investment protection at a reasonable cost, officials said. It also encourages dealers to retail units profitably they would otherwise wholesale for a loss.


AutoLoop Achieves Reynolds Vendor Certification

The new certification allows data to be exchanged safely and securely from a POWER DMS to AutoLoop’s next-generation customer relationship management software.



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