Toyota Salesman Attracting Customers Nationwide

by Whitney Williams on May 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM

What do Motor Trend channel, Jay Leno’s garage, and Toyota Jeff have in common? They’re all successful YouTubers.   Don’t know Toyota Jeff? Looking him up may change your automotive career and leave you with a few tidbits that sprung...

Toyota Dealer Accessory Sales In High Gear In Twin Cities

by Whitney Williams on Mar 27, 2019 11:40:00 AM

The Twin Cities Carlson Toyota is kicking accessory sales into high gear with a strategy focusing on best practice tips. Carlson Toyota has been on Insignia’s Guided Development program since 2016. The Guided Development program joins...

Old Dog Young Dog Same Trick

by Jason Ludwig on Feb 22, 2019 2:30:00 PM

As an Insignia VPE, I do a lot of training during my guided visits.  I emphasize the same lesson when training associates with proven success and those who have never presented Vehicle Personalization before: consistency of...

One simple step to fattening your budget for gross profit in 2019

by Whitney Williams on Nov 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As the fiscal year begins to wrap up, dealer management is looking forward to a new year, new budget strategy, and shiny new numbers all in black. There’s not a dealer from here to Malaysia (beyond Malaysia, who knows) that’s not...

Best Practice: Eliminating Paper We-Owe

by Whitney Williams on Oct 22, 2018 11:30:00 AM

The we-owe document is a staple of the automotive world. This invaluable document originated out of a need to protect both dealer and customer, but stacks of paper documents leave both parties wanting. Documentation is the key to...

3 Reasons why your service drive should be your strong arm

by Whitney Williams on Aug 2, 2018 11:15:00 AM

It’s past time to stop putting all our eggs into the front of the house’s basket. The service department has an incredible opportunity to create a lasting relationship, build repeat business, generate referrals, upsell, and generally...

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...

3 Ways to get jazzed about accessories and leasing

by Whitney Williams on Jul 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

In 2018, my dad is even talking about leasing a car. This is the same guy that is adamantly opposed to renting a house, and until lately would have never considered a lease. My dad always said you should never throw your money at...

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...