5 reasons why Hyannis Toyota is a prime example of how accessory sales should work

by Jason Ludwig on Aug 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Long ago when the Mayflower landed, weary pilgrims climbed out of the boat and onto Cape Cod. It is rumored that this location is where famous explorer John Smith prophesied that Massachusetts would be the home of a wise ruler who...

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...

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...

The social media beast is hungry

by Whitney Williams on May 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Just a few years ago, you could resist the social media temptress. No, it wasn’t popular, but you could pull it off. Swim upstream a bit. Dabble, but resist diving right in. No more. The social media beast is hungry and it eats a full...

#DiplomatChallenge - LLumar

by David Stringer on May 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The team at Insignia lives for selling accessories - it's in our veins. From our VPEs sharing their years of experience, to our best practices giving dealers the latest industry tips, to our blog showcasing successful dealerships, we...

Newark Toyota World: Salesmen pockets extra $10k by personalizing the process

by Whitney Williams on Apr 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Images from www.newarktoyotaworld.com In the smallish town of Newark, Delaware, there is a seasoned salesmen relaxing on his day off, feet up, smile on his face, surrounded by grandiose feelings of success and stacks of crisp bills...