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RoadVantage Introduces Preferred LeaseCare Active Protection PLUS a Lease End Benefit


AUSTIN – RoadVantage introduces a powerful and innovative program for lease customers called Preferred LeaseCare. This new concept combines the “as you drive” benefits of RoadVantage ancillary products with an excellent lease end benefit, possibly saving the lessee thousands of dollars through the lease term.

Preferred LeaseCare offers Dent & Ding Repair with a $1000 hail deductible benefit, Windshield Repair, Interior/Exterior Repair and Key Replacement during the term of the lease — all with no aggregate limits. This program adds an additional Lease End Benefit of up to $2,000 with no single event limit, covering items for excess wear such as worn tires & wheels, exterior scuffs, bumpers, missing parts and much more.

“We believe this product is a game changer for lease customers because this program allows a consumer to keep their vehicle in the great condition they desire while they drive and offers a great lease end benefit. Innovation is the engine of our success and offering a ‘Better Customer Experience’ is our passion. As the fastest growing provider of F&I programs, this new offering is just another example of ‘how and why’” said Garret Lacour, CEO of RoadVantage. Preferred LeaseCare is now offered to agents and dealers in most states across the country. Learn more about it at www.roadvantage.com

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Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation Celebrate the Planting of More Than 1.7 Million Trees


Lakewood, Colo.– Warranty Solutions through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation is pleased to announce that together we have planted more than 1.7 million trees in our nations forest. The partnership between the two entities began in 2009 to help improve air quality, water quality, mitigate the effects of climate change, combat deforestation and prevent species loss. To-date, the number of trees planted would offset the emissions of approximately 5,856 cars for one year.

In 2009, Warranty Solutions launched the eco-friendly EcoMind product option, providing additional mechanical breakdown coverage for the parts that help vehicles run more efficiently, burn fuel more cleanly and reduce overall emission output. Throughout the last nine years of Warranty Solutions’ partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, on average, 25 trees were planted for each EcoMind product option purchased.

Agent Partner, Cary Berman, said “Most of our customers are parents and they purchase the EcoMind product option for the benefit of future generations. EcoMind helps to keep the vehicle running clean, and at the same time, we work with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees.”

Plantings have occurred in 18 forests nation-wide including: Big Thompson Canyon, CO, Washington Department of Natural Resources NW Region, WA, Washington Klickitat District, WA, Tillamook State Forest, OR, Idaho National Forest, ID, Modoc National Forest, CA, Plumas National Forest, CA, Pike National Forest, CO, Black Forest, CO, Upper Altamaha River Watershed, GA, Bayfield County Forrest, WI, Pere Marquette State Forest, MI, Michigan State Forest, MI, Manchester State Forest, SC, Little River State Forest, AL, Cary State Forest, FL, Bastrop State Park, TX and the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, MS.

“We are grateful for the stewardship of our nation’s forests by Warranty Solutions and the example they set,” said Dan Lambe, President, the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of their commitment forests and the lives they impact have been changed for the better across our great nation.”

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners like Warranty Solutions, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

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UDS Celebrates 35 Years


CLEARWATER, Fla. – United Development Systems, Inc. (UDS) celebrates 35 years of excellence in the F&I Performance arena.

UDS is a full service F&I Performance Company based in Clearwater, Florida. Founded by its President and CEO, Randy Crisorio, in 1982, UDS has been providing its F&I performance package to franchised dealers consisting of: 1) Top-Tier Product Suite, 2) Award-Winning Training, 3) In-Store Coaching and Development and 4) Unmatched Technology Offerings.

“We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our team and our culture of delivering extreme value to our dealer partners,” says Randy Crisorio. He adds, “We will continue as market leaders for another 35 years through innovation and growth aimed at keeping our dealer partners ahead of the F&I curve.”

UDS maintains a well-diversified portfolio of product options for its Dealer Partners from some of the most recognized and trusted providers in the industry. UDS Training components include consistent classroom, dealership, and online applications, with Development to include in-store coaching, AutoMenu® delivery technology, AutoTracking® reporting technology, monthly Profit Analysis and Performance Review, as well as Incentive Administration, to name a few. Additionally, UDS brings expertise in various profit participation programs, including reinsurance, to maximize Dealer wealth.

For more information on UDS, and its broad scope of dealership offerings, please contact Brian Crisorio at (800) 282-1154 or visit www.UDSDealerServices.com.

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UDS Earns Top Honors in Dealers’ Choice Awards


Clearwater, FL – United Development Systems, Inc. (UDS) has been named the Diamond Award Winner for F&I Training and Platinum Award Winner for Compliance Training in the 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards by Auto Dealer Today.

For the thirteenth consecutive year UDS has earned top honors in the F&I Training category. “Staying atop the needs of today’s automotive dealers and their F&I professionals is an endeavor that we at UDS take very seriously. Being recognized once again for our efforts in supporting their growth and prosperity is a great feeling.” says Randy Crisorio, President and CEO of UDS. “Our team works very hard month in and month out; Hats off to them for continuing to deliver results-oriented solutions to our Dealer Partners,” adds Crisorio.

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Alan Scott Joins ADG/EasyCare


NORCROSS, Ga. — Alan Scott has joined ADG/EasyCare as an F&I specialist, the company announced. An eight-year industry veteran, Scott will serve as a trainer and producer at client dealerships to help ADG/EasyCare dealers succeed.

“I love the car business and I wanted to get a different take on it, and ADG/EasyCare really has a great grasp on the F&I side of the business,” Scott said. “They are able to train talented people and I’m excited to both learn from them and bring the expertise to dealers in my area.”

Scott began his automotive career in 2009 as a salesperson at Medlin Motors in Rocky Mount, N.C. He brings expertise in automotive retail and compliance to his new role, which he will share with the dealers he supports.

“Alan brings great energy to ADG/EasyCare and we are very happy to have him on board.  We expect great things from Alan!” said Greg English, President of ADG/EasyCare.

 

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New F&I Compliance Certification Offered by American Financial


THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A new F&I compliance certification has been introduced to the industry by Automotive Compliance Education, LLC (ACE). The ACE certification program was developed by industry-leading attorneys to help set and maintain professional standards at dealerships. This training program takes the rigorous and complicated federal regulations that touch different parts of the dealership, and digests it into logical doses. The online training modules also show how the regulations relate to everyday situations in the dealership. From Reg Z, to Red Flags, to ECOA, ACE certification ensures that all who complete the program can take that knowledge and confidence back to the business office and apply it immediately.

It is important for business managers to become ACE certified as the process of obtaining this certification helps to raise the industry standard of F&I professionalism and education. ACE understands that the automotive industry and regulations are always evolving. For that reason, annual re-certification is part of the program. ACE certified F&I professionals will be responsible for maintaining this new standard by taking an annual review module and exam. This process includes any significant regulatory changes that may have occurred in the previous year. Like other professional licenses, such as an insurance license, this certificate will recognize automotive professionals and their adherence to ethics, industry education, and professionalism on an ongoing basis.

American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc. has partnered with ACE to provide the ACE certification through its award-winning F&I University (FIU). As the Dealers’ Choice Diamond Level winner in Compliance Training and the Platinum Level winner in F&I Training, American Financial believed this unique opportunity with ACE was a natural partnership. Aligning compliance certification and F&I training creates an even stronger program for F&I professionals that will take their career to the next level. FIU already provides an industry-leading F&I curriculum and online continuing education to provide dealerships increased opportunities and revenue. By implementing ACE certification into the current curriculum, FIU has solidified their commitment to compliance and F&I training to the industry. Not only will business managers walk away from the intensive F&I school with innovative techniques to take back to the business office, they will also walk away with an ACE F&I compliance certificate that will set them apart as professional leaders in ethics and compliance.

FIU is the only F&I school to offer ACE certification in an instructor-led format. When business managers leave the five-day F&I school being ACE certified, they will bring back assurance to the dealership and its customers. Prove your dealership’s commitment to compliance and F&I by getting your team ACE certified today!

Please visit www.AFASinc.com for more information about FIU and to register for the F&I school.

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