Southwest Dealer Services Acquires Wash.-based F&I Agency
Auto Dealer Today Top News
Week of September 18, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Southwest Dealer Services Acquires Wash.-based F&I Agency
Income development company SouthWest Dealer Services (SWDS) has acquired Spokane, Wash.-based Evergreen Dealer & Insurance Services (Evergreen). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
2. CDK, ActivEngage Roll Out New Retailing Platform
CDK Global and ActivEngage Inc. have partnered to launch Concierge Chat, a new feature built into CDK’s Next Gen websites.
3. AUL Promotes Bryan Nieves to Vice President of National Accounts
Aside from the promotion of Nieves, who has been with the company for more than 20 years and previously served as national accounts manager, AUL announced the promotion of Henry Paoli to national sales manager.
4. RoadVantage Donates Free F&I Videos to the Industry
The F&I program provider released a series of non-brand-specific videos designed to raise consumer awareness about nine F&I protections and the value they provide vehicle owners. The videos can be downloaded for free and posted to a dealer’s website or played in a dealership’s waiting room.
5. Hurricane Irma Could Wipe Out 400,000 Vehicles
As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.
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