DealerCue Blog

Insight, News and Events for Automotive Dealerships

The Dealercue blog offers information and strategy to support your dealership. We welcome guest posts that offer value to our dealer partners. If you have any questions about our blog or would like more information about being a guest author, or have ideas for future blog posts, email content@dealercue.com

Carfax vs. AutoCheck: Which Vehicle History Tool is Right for Your Dealership

By Ben Putano | Jul 5, 2018

Updated January 6, 2019 For good or bad, most car buyers today refuse to take a car dealer at their word, especially when it comes to buying a used car. Vehicle history reports are virtually non-negotiable in today’s world of ultra-transparent deals. Which leaves dealers with a sticky question: Should they choose Carfax or Autocheck?…

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Vin Viper Has Closed Down. What’s Next? Meet VinCue

By Ben Putano | Jul 2, 2018

Updated January 6, 2019 Vin Viper was a pioneer in car dealership technology. Almost a decade ago, Selig Technologies unveiled Vin Viper as one of the first mobile appraisal apps. It was an instant success and quickly became a top appraisal tool for car dealerships. However, the company grew too quickly and had trouble scaling.…

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VinCue vs. Laser Appraiser: Comparing Dealer Tools

By Ben Putano | Jun 26, 2018

Updated January 6, 2019 It is harder than ever for dealerships to make money. As local and national competition heats up, dealership margins are becoming slimmer. Customers are also better informed and expect the best deal every time. For a dealership to succeed, they need to be on their A-game.  Pricing and appraisal tools have…

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DealerCue Introduces AdCue, an Ad Management Tool for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | Jun 21, 2018

AdCue uses real-time market data to deliver highly targeted ads and send customers directly to your website. DealerCue, the creators of VinCue pricing and appraisal software, has just launched their newest tool for auto dealers called AdCue. AdCue is a programmatic ad tool that gives small and mid-size dealers a better, more affordable way to run…

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Used Car Sales Stalled Out? 3 Most Common Problems

By Ben Putano | Jun 14, 2018

Updated January 6, 2019 The auto industry is more competitive than ever, especially in used car sales. You are either excelling or falling behind– there is no status quo. Customers are highly educated and can afford to be picky. Plus, tightening margins put a pressure on your sales team to turn more vehicles. Many dealers…

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VinCue vs. Autoniq

VinCue vs. Autoniq: Pricing and Appraisal Tools for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | May 11, 2018

Updated January 6, 2019 Ever wonder what separates the best dealerships from the average ones? If you ask the leaders of Keffer Management Group– a 17-dealership business based in North Carolina– they will tell you success boils down to 30 metrics. These metrics include: Net profit to sales: 5% Net profit to gross: 35% Used-…

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VinCue vs. vAuto Provision

VinCue vs. vAuto: Comparing Pricing & Appraisal Tools for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | Apr 13, 2018

Updated January 5, 2019 The goal of every auto dealer is to make the car-buying experience feel like magic. Nothing makes a customer happier than having the exact vehicle– down to the equipment level– at the perfect price. Throw in excellent service and you’ll win a customer for life. How do you create “magic” for a…

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RevCue Inventory Management and Websites

By Kristin Huntley | Aug 31, 2017

DealerCue Debuts RevCue, Inventory Management & Website Solutions for Dealerships Kansas City, Missouri, August 31, 2017—DealerCue releases RevCue, the latest addition to the VinCue automotive dealership software suite delivering integrated, full-featured, pricing, stocking and merchandising solutions affordable for dealerships of all sizes. DealerCue has experienced exponential growth over the last year by delivering on its…

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Leading Change in a Challenging Market – Part Two

By Adam Tobias | Aug 24, 2017

Strategic Leaders Provide Focus Scarcity Brings Clarity Leaders bring clarity and focus through challenging times. “I believe scarcity breeds clarity: it focuses minds, forcing people to think creatively and rise to the challenge.”, said Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin in his 2008 letter to investors. While it’s hard to imagine a more bulletproof organization than Google.…

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