FLADCO News

Reduce Fixed Ops Expenses Simply

Posted by Mark Mackson on Oct 30, 2019 5:45:00 AM

Keeping an eye on mundane aspects of your expenses is time-consuming and irritating. It’s hard to know you’re getting the best price, and when comparing parts like fasteners, often separated in price by pennies, it can feel meaningless.

It’s anything but.

Superior Inventory Management Keeps Repair Shops Humming

Posted by Mark Mackson on Oct 9, 2019 9:01:11 AM

With margins shrinking or even disappearing on vehicle sales, you need to find profit wherever you can to help your dealership thrive. One surprising spot to generate profits is in the small supplies your repair shops use.

Help Buyers Pay Off Loans Faster and Add F&I Revenue with AutoPayPlus

Posted by Mark Mackson on Sep 18, 2019 5:45:00 AM

As prices for new and used vehicles keep rising, finding innovative financing solutions for customers is critical to closing more deals. And as auto loan terms continue to set records, longer loan terms are becoming commonplace.

RoadVantage increases customer satisfaction and F&I sales

Posted by Mark Mackson on Aug 14, 2019 5:55:00 AM

Last week, we told you about the RoadVantage collection of F&I products and a few of the reasons it’s the fastest-growing F&I provider in the country – and why it keeps earning Diamond Dealers’ Choice Awards year after year. The biggest one is that dealers and their customers love RoadVantage. Taking a closer look explains why.

Sell more F&I products by offering what customers truly want

Posted by Mark Mackson on Aug 7, 2019 5:55:00 AM

U.S. auto sales have declined for seven straight months and Moody’s is predicting continued declines through 2020. Unless you’re selling one of the handful of growing brands, you’re seeing less foot traffic and lower sales. Maintaining profitability with fewer customers and lower sales means you’ll have to convert more opportunities – and do so more profitably – in the F&I office.

WiseMVP Turns Old Trades into New Profits

Posted by Mark Mackson on Jul 31, 2019 5:55:00 AM

Last week we told you about a unique high-mileage vehicle service contract plan called WiseMVP. This protection from Wise F&I is more important than ever, as customers keep their cars longer and more trades come in with well over 100,000 miles.

Sell More Pre-Owned Vehicles, Get Bigger Profits with WiseMVP

Posted by Mark Mackson on Jul 25, 2019 5:55:00 AM

The average age of Americans’ vehicles is nearly 12 years – the highest figure ever recorded. Increased reliability and economic forces are keeping vehicles on the road longer than ever. When they finally do hit dealer lots as trades, it seems inevitable these older vehicles will be destined for unprofitable auctions.

Keys Find Their Way Home with KeyFetch

Posted by Mark Mackson on Jul 17, 2019 5:55:00 AM

Even the best insurance is a bit painful when customers have to use it. Costs and premiums rise and in the case of key protection, customers are still left with the hassle of working with the dealership to get a new key and fob.

Make your key replacement policy an easy F&I sale

Posted by Mark Mackson on Jul 10, 2019 9:29:16 AM

By now many customers know that a lost vehicle key can be costly. Sophisticated fobs can cost as much as $800, so insuring against loss, towing costs and lockout service has long been a solid F&I proposition. Selling a key protection plan becomes a lot easier with KeyFetch, because KeyFetch does more than just insure.

Germ Protection is the Latest F&I Trend

Posted by Mark Mackson on Jun 26, 2019 8:53:24 AM

We’ve been beating the drum for a few weeks now about PermaSafe, an innovative new protection product that combines traditional wear and stain protection with a revolutionary ability to continuously eliminate up to 99.999% of surface and airborne microbes without harmful chemicals.