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New iRecon, vAuto Provision Integration Offers End-to-End Used Vehicle Inventory Management

Dealers can now manage inventory and reconditioning through one, integrated workflow in vAuto Provision. Oakbrook Terrace, IL. – September 19, 2019 –vAuto announced today a first of its kind integration that brings the used vehicle inventory mana
Sep 19, 2019

Digital License Plates Mark a Step Toward R&T Modernization

By Kaitlin Gavin, VP & General Manager, Dealertrack RTS Since the 19th century’s second industrial revolution, the metal-stamped license plates adorning vehicles have remained relatively unchanged. While registration and title operations are be
Aug 28, 2019

Why Dealers Are Turning to Digital Wholesale

By Ben Caffee, Senior Director, Offsite Solutions at Manheim Pressure is mounting on auto dealers’ retail margins. As vehicles last longer (the average life of a car is now a record of 11.8 years) new-car sales have plateaued. Dealers now have to l
Aug 1, 2019

A Tidal Wave of Change May Be on Its Way to Dealerships

Federal law currently prohibits dealerships from selling any new vehicle with an open safety recall to consumers. And now, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Democrat – Connecticut) and Edward Markey (Democrat – Minnesota) have reint
Jul 17, 2019

What’s the Silver Lining in this New Car Sales Slump We’re In?

According to an article in Automotive News, dealerships are in a new car sales slump and have to increasingly rely on used car sales and service revenue to drive profits. Industry experts recognize that used cars are typically more profitable to a de
Jul 2, 2019

Mainstream Pickup Values and SUVs Stable

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 Market Insights Rep
Jun 18, 2019

The Importance of Inventory Photography

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be frank, when selling a vehicle, looks are just about everything. In a world of automotive digital advertising, this is the first chance you’ll have to catch your potential customer’s attent
May 22, 2019

Do Stitched Photo Videos Provide Value, or are they Outdated Technology?

Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description o
May 22, 2019

Mainstream Sedans and Vans Show a Lift in Values

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 Market Insights Rep
Mar 29, 2019