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January In the News Roundup

It looks like 2017 is shaping up to be another great year for the automotive industry and for Auto/Mate! Take a look at the latest news and happenings.
 

PUBLICATIONS

 Automotive News NADA Show Daily and Auto News TV

Auto/Mate’s VIN Scan was featured in the “6 Things to Check Out” section in the Automotive News NADA Show Daily on Saturday, January 28th.  Additionally, Auto News TV reporter Ursula Zerilli featured VIN Scan on an episode of “First Shift,” Monday, January 30th.

 
 
 

Auto Dealer Today

Is 2017 the Year of Telematics?

For years we’ve been hearing about the arrival of connected cars. This year will mark their arrival. Mike Esposito explains how for dealerships, telematics produces new opportunities in both sales and service.

 
 
 

F&I Showroom

Addressing the Overtime Rule Delay

The new overtime rule is on hold. Now what? Dave Druzynski, Auto/Mate’s HR Director, unpacks the big decision dealers are faced with.

 
 
 
 

Dealer Solutions

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes to Reduce Employee Turnover

Auto/Mate’s HR Director, Dave Druzynski, shares the most common hiring mistakes that dealers make.

 
 
 
 

Auto Success, pg. 64

Will Your Dealership Thrive, or Just Survive in 2017?

Running a car dealership is challenging and several workforce trends will make it even more so for dealers who insist on doing business as usual. Mike Esposito shares three trends worth paying attention to.

 
 
 

EVENTS

 

NADA Convention & Expo

January 26th – 29th, New Orleans, LA

Once again Auto/Mate shared the Aloha spirit in our booth at the NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA. The Hawaiian vibe fits well with our culture and represents how we do business differently. Not in a laid back way, but in the welcoming and warm way we treat all of our customers. Apparently they appreciate us too, because Auto/Mate received a ‘Top Rated’ DMS award from Driving Sales! This makes the fifth year in a row we have been recognized.

 

One of the main takeaways from visitors to our booth this year is that dealers aren’t happy about being charged exorbitant third-party integration fees by other DMS vendors. When they visit Auto/Mate we are happy to tell them about Open/Mate, our third-party vendor integration program. We charge a nominal integration fee to other vendors and the process is fast, inexpensive and easy. This provides dealers with more vendor choices and they don’t have to worry about being charged outrageous fees.

From our ohana to yours, have a great 2017!

 

PRESS RELEASES

 

Auto/Mate Announces Updates to Fixed Ops Suite, Including VIN Scan and myCarfax.com Service Shop Integration

Keiser University Selects Auto/Mate’s DMS to Teach Future Dealers in Automotive Dealership Management Program

Auto/Mate’s DMS Receives DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

 

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