Luther Automotive: Dynamic duo shares vision...and bloodline

by Whitney Williams on Jan 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

At Minnesota’s Rudy Luther family of dealerships you’ll find a family...really an actual family. Peppered across Luther’s two Toyota stores and a Chrysler store are stepfather, mother, and two sisters - all working in different facets...

Your dealerships success depends on this 2018 new hire

by Whitney Williams on Jan 4, 2018 2:31:04 PM

Vehicle personalization enthusiasts from every corner of the world went to bed on December 31st dreaming about accessorizing their flying car. As we ring in a new year, we can’t help but wonder when George and Jane Jetson’s idealistic...

Why your showroom needs Rudolph's nose

by Whitney Williams on Dec 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It’s that time of the year--all the dealerships are doing all the Christmas things. Commercials for huge winter savings bombard the senses as the shiny 2018 model twinkles behind a fresh coat of wax. Perfectly placed trees and lights...

First Trip To SEMA Fulfills Dreams and Inspires Relationships

by Whitney Williams on Nov 21, 2017 12:07:30 PM

You don’t have to be a gearhead to get hired at Insignia, though birds of a feather do flock together. Whether an employee comes in the door an auto enthusiast or just starts drinking the kool-aid over time, the team at Insignia is...

JLR Nashville Launches First “SVO” Department

by Whitney Williams on Nov 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Just a few months back, Insignia launched Jaguar Land Rover-branded virtual configurators to take JLR’s vehicle personalization market to the next level. Brenda Fevrier,Vehicle Accessories Sales and Marketing Senior Specialist at...

#SEMA17: Bigger and More Bigger

by David Stringer on Nov 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM

The force of gravity was my prediction for the industry from #SEMA16-Reflections. Indeed, SEMA 2017 was a display of gravity as the footprint of the show was bigger -- much bigger than last year -- bigger than #ever.  The 2017 show...

3 spooky myths that keep dealers out of the accessory game

by Whitney Williams on Oct 31, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Are you easily spooked? As we consult with dealerships nationwide, common threads emerge from management staff trapped in a fear.  They know vehicle personalization is profitable and bordering on unavoidable--after all, if your...

Train insane or remain the same

by Whitney Williams on Oct 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Imagine walking to the back of your lot and discovering a new vehicle from your inventory, literally picked up and put IN the dumpster. You stare in amazement trying to figure out how one of the most expensive cars on your lot is...

5 Accessories to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Dealership

by Whitney Williams on Oct 12, 2017 1:39:34 PM

Pumpkin spice is in the air. With the changing of the seasons comes differing needs to protect and prolong your customer’s vehicle. As we float into fall, winter weather should be on the dealership’s mind. The month of October is the...

Lot Rot? Accessories are the Cure

by Whitney Williams on Oct 5, 2017 12:36:07 PM

If you ask a General Sales Manager what their biggest fear is, you won’t hear clowns or spiders. No, a GSM’s biggest fear: lot rot. Dealerships of every size and brand know the tension of moving metal in a timely manner...