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  • Date line: 1-24-17 - NADA - 100 Year Anniversary What are Car Dealers today doing to REALLY get sales and noticed? Well look around at what's happening in the industry. Carvana with car vending machines. Huge, positioned right on the main highway. Costco selling cars from their stores and now CarSaver... Learn More

  • LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with TSD, which provides cutting-edge fleet management software for vehicle rental companies, dealerships, OEMs and businesses that require fleet management tracking tools. Through this partnership, Acuant serves the automotive industry by providing a... Learn More

  • Analyst Inquiries: Mike Eliason (317) 249-4559 Media Inquiries: Tobin Richer (317) 249-4521   Detroit-area facility will operate as ADESA Flint CARMEL, Ind. – November 15, 2016 – KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) today announced it has acquired Flint Auto Auction, a whole car auction facility in Flint, Mich. The facility will operate as ADESA Flint, strengthening the... Learn More

  • May 10, 2016 Analyst Inquiries: Mike Eliason (317) 249-4559 Media Inquiries: Darci Valentine (317) 249-4414 CARMEL, Ind.—ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange (SADE) in Sanford, Florida.  This location expands the company’s presence in the Florida market and joins... Learn More

  • September 9, 2014 Media Inquiries: Darci Valentine (317) 249-4414   CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel, Ind.-based KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used vehicle auction services, announced that subsidiary company High Tech Locksmiths (HTL) has hit an impressive milestone, having cut more than 2 million keys for customers. HTL is the largest provider... Learn More

  • January 3, 2014 Media Inquiries: Darci Valentine (317) 249-4414 Analyst Inquiries: Jonathan Peisner (317) 249-4390   Leading automotive key services provider joins KAR family of companies CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel, Ind.-based KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used vehicle auction services, announced today the acquisition of Miami, Fla.-based High Tech Locksmiths (HTL), which specializes... Learn More

  • April 1, 2016  Analyst Inquiries: Mike Eliason (317) 249-4559 Media Inquiries: Darci Valentine (317) 249-4414 Acquisition Strengthens KAR’s Service Offerings  Carmel, Ind.—KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) announced today that its subsidiary, ADESA, Inc., has successfully completed the acquisition of eight auctions owned by the Brasher family and includes its floorplan financing business. The eight... Learn More

  • AutoAlert, the industry leader in data mining and sales lead generation, announced today it has acquired The Ready Group, LLC, and its subsidiary, DirectAlert. This recently acquired entity has been merged seamlessly into AutoAlert and is being introduced to the automotive marketplace as One-to-One Intelligent Marketing, a data-driven, customer-communication solution.... Learn More

  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoAlert, the industry leader in data mining and trade-cycle management, announces the introduction of its latest technology at NADA100 in New Orleans on January 26-29. AutoAlert will be introducing One-to-One Intelligent Marketing at the convention and will be conducting continuous live demos at Booth 1455.  One-to-One Intelligent Marketing is a comprehensive, intelligent marketing platform that... Learn More

  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoAlert, the industry leader in equity-mining technology and data insights announces its recent selection as a Hyundai Western Region preferred partner. The addition of AutoAlert as a Hyundai Western Region partner was based largely on the ongoing training, support, and sales structure, as well as their commitment... Learn More

  • PRESS RELEASE     Dover, NJ USA.   Bluebird Auto Rental Systems (BARS) announced that they have secured an official “approved vendor” status with the last of the big three.   Endorsed by Ford since the 1980’s, Bluebird secured official approval status with General Motors earlier this year.  Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) then began their process... Learn More

  • For more than 10 years Calldrip has been dedicated to helping businesses respond immediately to new inquiries. We've leveraged this experience to develop our suite of sales automation tools and have now deployed this technology to thousands of customers worldwide. By triggering a phone call between your sales team and your... Learn More

  • Put simply—Calldrip provides a better customer experience. In the past decade, the Internet has changed the car buying experience and not always for the better. Consumers now spend hours researching vehicles online before they ever step foot in a dealership. The result? They lose an important human element. That’s a major opportunity, because most... Learn More

  • ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CU Direct has appointed Ron Frey, automotive innovator and executive, to serve as the company's chief strategy officer, automotive solutions. Frey begins his new position this October. Frey has spent 30 years serving the automotive and credit union industry bringing innovative business and technological advancements to the industry. In... Learn More

  • Ontario, Calif. — CU Direct today announced the appointment of Ron Frey as chief strategy officer of its automotive solutions. He joined the company this month. Frey will oversee the planning and direction of automotive solutions as it relates to product and market expansion. This includes oversight of existing products, including... Learn More

  • Submitted on: Nov 18, 2016, by Dealership For Life (#6115)

    An expectation is something we think about but maybe we unconsciously take for granted in establishing our dealership’s culture, or the way we conduct business on a daily basis. Do we really take the time to fully understand exactly what this word means? We should, because it is an important... Learn More

  • Apple Ford’s ability to keep Customers sets them apart from the competition. Apple Ford in Columbia, Maryland decided in 2004 that their focus would be on providing a customer experience that would lead to maximum customer retention. Today, this decision is impacting every department in the dealership and has changed everything from new and... Learn More

  • In addition to cutting edge walk around video production software,'s dealers can host their entire video libary right on the VDP with's Dynamic Video Player. Customer Testomonial Vidoes, Mission Statement Videos, Third Party Vehicle Reviews, CPO Videos, OEM videos, the list is endless. Videos are Dynamicly generated based on the... Learn More

  • The CAR360 team will be transforming a Delorean into a Time Machine using their Augmented Reality 3D technology.   CAR360 launched at NADA last year, revolutionizing image capture with their 3D platform. Since then, they have transformed dealer websites and formed partnerships worldwide, including Trader Canada and L'Argus France.    They continue to innovate in this field and... Learn More

  •                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA INQUIRIES Brady O'Rourke| 615-471-5233 | | | @energylogic #NADA100, #NADA2017 EnergyLogic to Unveil Expanded Product Offerings at #NADA100 January 27-29 in New Orleans Exhibiting Booth #5225 NASHVILLE, TN (January 23, 2017) - EnergyLogic has announced an expansion of its existing energy-efficient products of waste oil heaters, boilers and HVLS... Learn More

  • Visit Hunter’s booth at NADA 2017 (booth #737) to see how you can accelerate your Hunter vehicle inspections with Quick ID™! The new technology automates vehicle identification, saving valuable time and labor. Quick ID™ instantly identifies the vehicle’s information including license plate, vehicle identification number (VIN), year, make model and alignment... Learn More

  • ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – January 3, 2017 -- Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., (JVSMT) today announced the launch of their newly updated and revamped website:                                Commenting on the new site, Joe Verde, President, Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., stated, “Our goal with this new website is... Learn More

  • Partnership enhances customer interaction with auto dealer service customers, boosting sales and retention   LONG BEACH, Calif., and ATLANTA, GA -- November 22, 2016 -- myKaarma, the cloud-based conversational commerce software that’s revolutionizing the auto service industry and MDL autoMation (MDL – formerly MyDealerLot), a leader in RFID and License Plate Recognition... Learn More

  • Partnership enhances customer interaction with auto dealer service customers, boosting sales and retention   LONG BEACH, Calif., and ATLANTA, GA -- November X, 2016 -- myKaarma, the cloud based conversational commerce software that’s revolutionizing the auto service industry and MDL autoMation (MDL – formerly MyDealerLot), a leader in RFID and License Plate... Learn More

  • Submitted on: Jan 25, 2017, by Petra Oil Company Inc (#4255)

    Petra Oil Company, Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, TX; in the heart of the energy capital of the world! Petra Oil Company, Inc. has over 50 years of combined experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. We know the automotive business. Petra Oil... Learn More

  • Piston Data News 11.4.16 Based on our experience identifying millions of open recalls on behalf of our Dealer Clients and directing the traffic specifically to their dealerships for service we have discovered the following: Manufacturer Percentage of Vehicles on the Road With Open Recalls Vehicle Manufacturer Total Vehicles on the Road that have Open Recalls Hyundai 33.70% Honda 16.10% Toyota 19.55% Volkswagen 5.30% Ford 8.60% Acura 4.47% Chrysler 14.60% General Motors 12.60% Mazda 10.29% Kia 14.25% Mitsubishi 18.38% Lexus 6.70% Nissan 14.50% For... Learn More

  • This year marks a major milestone for Procede Software as they celebrate 15 years in business. Procede was founded in 2001 with a vision of becoming a leading business system provider, catering primarily to the heavy duty commercial vehicle market. While Procede has adapted its products, services and practices as... Learn More

  • December 01, 2015 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time GLENDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proto-Vest, Inc., the newly developed drying manufacturing company, is excited to announce the launch of its new custom design division. The new development team at Proto-Vest, Inc. will leverage its extensive marketing and sales experience to develop innovative, successful outcomes for organizations... Learn More

  • Rousseau Metal Inc. offers storage solutions specifically tailored to the automotive market. An industry leader in personalized technicians' workstations, Rousseau offers functional and modular workcenters with a reputation for versatility, clean aesthetics and excellent durability. As part of its constant efforts to improve the customer experience, Rousseau has completely revamped... Learn More

  • Submitted on: Nov 16, 2016, by Sharp Performance USA Inc (#1252)

    Karen Condron, Sales Director of Sharp Performance known throughout the promotional industry sector and  numerous Auto Dealers unfortunately will not be attending this years NADA due to health issues. She will be represented very ably by two Vice Presidents of Sales, one from Sharp's East Coast Norwalk CT Sales Office  and... Learn More

  • Ann Arbor, MI – January 20, 2016 – THI Corporation, the leading supplier of branded light duty truck accessories for pickup truck bed applications has announced that it has changed its corporate name to Truck Hero, Inc. The name change is part of a rebranding initiative that aligns the company’s... Learn More

  • December 1, 2015 Truck Hero, Inc. announced the acquisition of N-FAB Parts and Accessories, making it the ninth acquisition on the Truck Hero platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Truck Hero is a leading supplier of branded light duty truck accessories for... Learn More

  • Affinitiv, the new powerhouse automotive marketing company, will be showcasing their state-of-the-art product line for OEMs and automotive dealerships nationwide at NADA 2017.   December 5, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Affinitiv (, a leading provider of marketing technology services to automotive OEMs and dealerships to create connected customers for life, today... Learn More