Posts by Ben Putano

DealerCue Review: What’s to Come in 2019

DealerCue 2019

New features. New products. New partnerships. 2018 was a breakout year for DealerCue, but we are far from satisfied. We have big plans for our customers and partners in 2019. Our mission is to help small and mid-sized dealers compete with the big guys. We’re constantly striving to give you a competitive edge without breaking…

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Inventory Data: The Secret Weapon of Successful Dealerships

Inventory Data: secret weapon of successful dealerships

VinCue is a real-time market intelligence tool that helps dealers make better decisions about pricing and car appraisals. It can also help you better understand your inventory. When connected to your DMS, VinCue turns your inventory data into valuable insights for running your dealership. If you’re new to VinCue, the amount of information it provides…

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2019 Sales Trends for Auto Dealers

Top Car-buying trends for 2019

Christmas is just around the corner, and dealerships are in the middle of the holiday sales boom. Still, it’s never too early to look ahead and start planning for next year. What should dealers expect in 2019? That’s what we are here to answer. In this article, we’ll discuss the most significant car buying trends…

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How Do Car Dealerships Make Money?

how do dealerships make money

Most consumers believe car dealerships make their money off new car sales. In reality, the balance sheet is much more complicated. New vehicles are the shiny, big-ticket items that get the most attention, but they are also the least profitable part of the business. Few dealerships can survive on new car sales alone. A successful…

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Best Practices for Reconditioning Used Cars

Best Practices for reconditioning used cars

To earn top dollar in the automotive industry, you have to offer top products. If you deal with used cars, you know that most of the inventory you stock will need some love before you can present it to a customer. Auto reconditioning is what transforms banged up trade-ins into cars that customers will love.…

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DealerCue vs. CDK Global: Comparing Dealership Tools

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The variety of organizations taking part in the auto industry is tremendous. Not all dealerships are equal. The AutoNation Inc. group includes more than 230 separate dealerships. Don Davis Auto Group has just three. NIADA has more than 20,000 independent dealership members in the United States, and each has its own specific needs from the…

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