Top 3 reasons service writers are your best sales people

by Patrick Blackburn on Jul 25, 2018 11:30:00 AM

When I visit a dealership to help them devise strategies that will increase their accessory sales, several common themes appear. All (well, most) parts departments are heavily focused on selling accessories. That’s their job. Fewer...

The A.R.T of Automotive

by Trey Bodwin on Jul 17, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Changes made to image. Courtesy of  Haiden Goggin. license information here Car buyers like to feel good about their investment - and if you’re running a dealership you wouldn’t have it any other way. Customers in the market for...

Hurlbert Toyota: Success in the making

by Whitney Williams on Jun 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Could creating a highly profitable accessory program in your store be as simple as following best practice tips? Well, yes. Hurlbert Toyota is the epitome of success in the making. This won’t be the last you hear of this store. In...

The "Experts" of Vehicle Personalization (Update)

by Whitney Williams on May 15, 2018 3:30:00 PM

We posted the original version of this blog over a year ago. Since last year, hundreds of dealerships have joined Insignia to increase their accessory sales and with this welcomed growth there are some growing pains. The main pain...

4 Ways to boost your accessories sales today

by L.J. Lobsinger, Jr. on Apr 6, 2018 1:00:00 PM

  Selling cars continues to become a challenge as many dealers have embraced a volume-based business model. The once consultant-style selling approach is now merely transactional. For a sales associate to get ahead they simply need to...

Personalization justifies new building and keeps expanding

by Whitney Williams on Apr 11, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Rudy Luther Toyota is building, in every sense of the word. With well over a million dollars in accessory sales last year, its personalization profit center helped justify the expansion of a new service building, which has further...

Accessories goes "In-House" - "We aren't turning them over to anyone else."

by Whitney Williams on Mar 30, 2017 3:44:22 PM

“Customers want to be taken care of, and we want to give them that option here--all in one place,” says Cole Hawkins, accessories sales manager at Jeff Belzer’s Automotive. As we delivered our first several 2016 Insignia Challenge...

From Good to Great: Process Increases Sales of Subaru Personalization

by Whitney Williams on Mar 1, 2017 5:51:13 PM

There is always room for improvement. That is the attitude of the management of Sellers Subaru in Macomb, Michigan; especially knowing that customers are going to buy accessories from somewhere. The Sellers team recognized...

Seasonal Accessory Programs That Sparkle

by Whitney Williams on Dec 12, 2016 9:24:49 AM

Dealers in the Vehicle Personalization game keep a fully-loaded electronic accessory catalogue year round. A profitable store showcases custom packages, standard OE, aftermarket selections, and a variety of accessory options to meet...