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Xtime, CenPOS Bring Better Streamlined Service Check-Out to Auto Dealerships

Xtime, CenPOS Bring Better Streamlined Service Check-Out to Auto Dealerships

Consumers save time by making online and in-lane payments directly through Xtime REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2019 -- Dealers using Xtime ca…

Dealer.com and Cartender Introduce New Digital Video Advertising Services to Dealers

Dealer.com and Cartender Introduce New Digital Video Advertising Services to Dealers

Burlington, Vt., October 16, 2019 – Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, recently teamed up with Cartender, a provider of digital marketing techn…

Dealertrack Takes Paperless Mainstream

Dealertrack Takes Paperless Mainstream

Introduces More Connected Workflow with Launch of Digital Contracting on Dealertrack uniFI® Addition to Dealertrack uniFI brings truly paperless pro…

Kelley Blue Book Launches All-New Auto Repair Guide

Kelley Blue Book Launches All-New Auto Repair Guide

New functionality provides values for repairs and makes service appointment scheduling easier IRVINE, Calif., September 30, 2019 – Kelley Blue Boo…

Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Data Now Available for Syndication via API

Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Data Now Available for Syndication via API

Customers Can Leverage Industry-Leading Ownership-Cost Data from KBB.com IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2019 -- Kelley Blue Book's 5-Yea…

Consumers & Dealers Agree: Personalization Via Automation & A.I. Will Improve Car Buying & Ownership

Consumers & Dealers Agree: Personalization Via Automation & A.I. Will Improve Car Buying & Ownership

- New study from Cox Automotive shows 67% of consumers believe personalization technology will improve the car-buying process.  …

Xtime To Host Xperience: A First Of Its Kind Virtual User Summit

Xtime To Host Xperience: A First Of Its Kind Virtual User Summit

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 20, 2019 – Xtime clients are invited to attend Xperience, a cutting edge virtual user summit taking place entirely on…

New iRecon, vAuto Provision Integration Offers End-to-End Used Vehicle Inventory Management

New iRecon, vAuto Provision Integration Offers End-to-End Used Vehicle Inventory Management

Dealers can now manage inventory and reconditioning through one, integrated workflow in vAuto Provision Oakbrook Terrace, IL. – September 19, 201…

James M. Cox Foundation Awards $50K Grant to Spectrum Youth & Family Services

James M. Cox Foundation Awards $50K Grant to Spectrum Youth & Family Services

Grant Will Help Renovate Spectrum's Community Center Spectrum Youth & Family Services was awarded a $50,000 grant award by the James M. Cox Foun…

Kelley Blue Book Eases Car-Buying Process with Instant Cash Offer Tool Enhancements

Kelley Blue Book Eases Car-Buying Process with Instant Cash Offer Tool Enhancements

Improved Consumer Experience Increases Transparency, Efficiency IRVINE, Calif., September 18, 2019 – Kelley Blue Book is making the trade-in and …

Xtime Invite Introduces Text Marketing Offering A New Channel To Increase Customer Engagement

Xtime Invite Introduces Text Marketing Offering A New Channel To Increase Customer Engagement

Redwood City, CA, September 16, 2019 — In a world where email is just one of many channels consumers use to communicate, dealers who neglect one or m…

Dealer.com Selected as a General Motors Websites Provider Through Dealer Website Choice Program

Dealer.com Selected as a General Motors Websites Provider Through Dealer Website Choice Program

Burlington, Vt., Sep. 13, 2019 – Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, announced today its selection as a website and digital advertising provider…

Autotrader Names 12 Best Electric Vehicles for 2019

Autotrader Names 12 Best Electric Vehicles for 2019

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2019 — Whether a new-car shopper’s motivation for buying an electric vehicle (EV) is environmental, political or f…

NextGear Capital Donates American Red Cross Emergency Vehicle on Behalf of Otto Hahne

NextGear Capital Donates American Red Cross Emergency Vehicle on Behalf of Otto Hahne

TROY, MI – NextGear Capital and Cox Automotive donated a Chevy Malibu to Troy, Michigan’s local American Red Cross chapter on behalf of Otto Ha…

VADA Expands Preferred Endorsement of Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions

VADA Expands Preferred Endorsement of Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions

Dealertrack’s Accelerated Title solution gives Virginia dealers faster vehicle payoff and title release on top of existing expedited registration and…

Cox Automotive Rates & Incentives Now Delivers Data Faster, With Better Accuracy Than Ever

Cox Automotive Rates & Incentives Now Delivers Data Faster, With Better Accuracy Than Ever

Atlanta, GA. - September 10, 2019 – With new-vehicle sales declining, it’s more important than ever that dealers seize the opportunity to close…

Dealers Get Upgraded Buying Experience on Manheim Express

Dealers Get Upgraded Buying Experience on Manheim Express

App will provide dealers greater control with offer management and personalized vehicle recommendations ATLANTA (September 5, 2019) – Since launch…

KBB.com Names 2019 Vehicle Retirees Offering Closeout Deals, Favorite New 2020 Models Worth the Wait

KBB.com Names 2019 Vehicle Retirees Offering Closeout Deals, Favorite New 2020 Models Worth the Wait

  IRVINE, Calif., September 5, 2019 – Whether you’re on the hunt for a bargain on an outgoing model or eagerly anticipating the hottest…

VinSolutions Hosts Annual VinWorx User Summit for Auto Dealers

VinSolutions Hosts Annual VinWorx User Summit for Auto Dealers

MISSION, Kan., Sept. 3, 2019 -- VinSolutions will host its annual VinWorx user summit from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9, where automotive industry insid…

Autotrader Changes History for the Better in New "Finally, It's Easy" Campaign

Autotrader Changes History for the Better in New "Finally, It's Easy" Campaign

ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2019  -- From sleds to horse-drawn carriages and now, with today's modern vehicles, people from all eras have been fac…

Manheim Adds Personalized Vehicle Inventory for Dealers to Manheim Market Report Valuation Tool

Manheim Adds Personalized Vehicle Inventory for Dealers to Manheim Market Report Valuation Tool

Powered by Manheim M LOGIC, MMR introduces relevant inventory suggestions that help dealers find the right vehicle at the right price even faster. ATLAN…

Manheim Bids Farewell to Nick Peluso After a Distinguished 30-Year Career

Manheim Bids Farewell to Nick Peluso After a Distinguished 30-Year Career

An industry icon recognized for his bold vision, technological innovation and dynamic leadership ATLANTA, Aug 29, 2019 – Manheim today announ…

Manheim Provides Another Boost to Buyer Confidence with Flat Rate Pricing for Automatic Inspections

Manheim Provides Another Boost to Buyer Confidence with Flat Rate Pricing for Automatic Inspections

- Automatic inspections help ensure the vehicles dealers purchase in the wholesale vehicle marketplace don’t have unexpected issues, saving busine…

Autotrader Unveils Best Cars for Dog Lovers & Limited-Edition Dog Goggles this National Dog Day

Autotrader Unveils Best Cars for Dog Lovers & Limited-Edition Dog Goggles this National Dog Day

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2019 — Autotrader recognizes that most things in life are not one size fits all – including searching for the ideal vehi…

DealerSocket’s Precise Price Digital Retail Platform Integrates with F&I Express

DealerSocket’s Precise Price Digital Retail Platform Integrates with F&I Express

F&I Express to Power Dynamic F&I Experience Within DealerSocket’s Digital Retail Offering DALLAS-- At their User Summit this week,&nb…

Manheim Boosts Investment in Simulcast Technology as Dealer Usage Continues to Rise

Manheim Boosts Investment in Simulcast Technology as Dealer Usage Continues to Rise

Growth Fuels More Than 1.3 Million Vehicles Sold to Digital Buyers Through July ATLANTA – When Manheim’s Simulcast technology was intro…

Dealer.com Hosted Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger at Headquarters

Dealer.com Hosted Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger at Headquarters

Burlington, VT, August 13, 2019 – Dealer.com was honored to host Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger at a barb…

NextGear Capital’s Self Reconciliation Auditing Tool Passes 60 Percent Adoption

NextGear Capital’s Self Reconciliation Auditing Tool Passes 60 Percent Adoption

Dealers taking advantage of NextGear Capital’s Self Reconciliation tool are clearing their audits faster than ever while benefitting from a better cl…

Tips for Creating Effective Digital Listings from a Manheim Express Concierge

Tips for Creating Effective Digital Listings from a Manheim Express Concierge

Manheim Express Concierge Specialist, Chenita Willis, shares key insights to help any dealer create listings that sell. ATLANTA, Ga. (August 7, 2019) &…

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2019

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2019

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2019  -- The 2019-2020 school year is right around the corner, and many parents and students are thinking about thei…

Dealer.com Improves Car-Buying Experience for Customers Through Premier Digital Storefront Solution

Dealer.com Improves Car-Buying Experience for Customers Through Premier Digital Storefront Solution

BURLINGTON, Vt., August 1, 2019 –Dealer.com, the premier digital marketing solution and partner for auto dealerships, understands the consumer’…

Manheim Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Manheim Express with Two New Enhancements for Dealers

Manheim Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Manheim Express with Two New Enhancements for Dealers

ATLANTA, Ga. (July 25, 2019) – Manheim Express officially turns one year old this month—and there’s a lot for dealers to celebrate. Since…

Kelley Blue Book Turns Old Vehicles Into Life-Saving Support For St. Jude Children's Hospital

Kelley Blue Book Turns Old Vehicles Into Life-Saving Support For St. Jude Children's Hospital

IRVINE, Calif., July 25, 2019  -- Kelley Blue Book was honored with the St. Jude Children's Hospital Partner Campaign of the Year A…

Autotrader Names 10 Hottest Used Cars for Summer 2019

Autotrader Names 10 Hottest Used Cars for Summer 2019

ATLANTA, July 24, 2019 – Cannonballs into pools won’t be the only thing making a splash this summer. Thanks to Autotrader, car shoppers can spe…

Manheim Launches Apprentice Program to Address Nationwide Shortage of Skilled Auto Technicians

Manheim Launches Apprentice Program to Address Nationwide Shortage of Skilled Auto Technicians

As a leader in the remarketing industry, Manheim takes a “Grow Our Own” approach to fill the gap in developing auto technician talent. ATLAN…

Younger Generations Could Provide Answer to Dealership Turnover Issue

Younger Generations Could Provide Answer to Dealership Turnover Issue

ATLANTA, July 23, 2019 – As employee turnover across the U.S. reaches new heights and competition for talent redefines the workforce, …

AudioEye Expands Relationship to Become Dealer.com’s Premier Partner for Digital Accessibility

AudioEye Expands Relationship to Become Dealer.com’s Premier Partner for Digital Accessibility

TUCSON, Ariz. – July 18, 2019— AudioEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEYE), a leading developer of digital accessibility solutions that provide barrier-free …

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Most Awarded Cars, Brands of 2019

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Most Awarded Cars, Brands of 2019

IRVINE, Calif., July 18, 2019 -- With more than 350 automotive models available in the marketplace and new nameplates being introduced each …

Local Charities Win Big in Manheim Corporate Challenge

Local Charities Win Big in Manheim Corporate Challenge

Cox leadership donates $20,000 between two charities in San Antonio and the Philadelphia area ATLANTA, Ga. (July 16, 2019) – An organization that …

Xtime Launches New Service Tracker to Help Bring Trust and Transparency to Service Visits

Xtime Launches New Service Tracker to Help Bring Trust and Transparency to Service Visits

Introducing real-time vehicle service status updates from the palm of your hand REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 17, 2019 – Dealerships and customers ca…

Auto/Mate Integrates with Xtime’s Inspect for Higher Customer Retention, Loyalty

Auto/Mate Integrates with Xtime’s Inspect for Higher Customer Retention, Loyalty

Redwood City, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – To help dealers build stronger customer relationships and drive lasting customer retention in the servic…

Manheim & Remarketing by Element to Provide Emergency Response Vehicle to the American Red Cross

Manheim & Remarketing by Element to Provide Emergency Response Vehicle to the American Red Cross

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 27, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Manheim Statesville’s exceptional efforts in the annual “Race to Give”…

ADAI Renews Preferred Endorsement of Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions

ADAI Renews Preferred Endorsement of Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions

Expedited registration and title processing enables Indiana dealerships to meet customer expectations, streamline experience online North Hills, NY, Jun…

NextGear Capital Honors Otto Hahne, 2019 National Quality Dealer

NextGear Capital Honors Otto Hahne, 2019 National Quality Dealer

Emergency response vehicle to be donated to dealer’s local American Red Cross chapter LAS VEGAS – Otto Hahne of City of Cars, Inc. in Troy, …

iRecon Launches Vendor Mobile Application

iRecon Launches Vendor Mobile Application

Vendors can now manage work requests and dealer relationships right at their fingertips Oakbrook Terrace, IL. – June 20, 2019 – iRecon annou…

vAuto Introduces Key Market Metrics In Stockwave

vAuto Introduces Key Market Metrics In Stockwave

Company’s integrated suite of market data now available to all dealers using Stockwave Oakbrook Terrace, IL. – June 12, 2019 – vAuto i…

Manheim Selects Tony Markese as Vice President, Reconditioning

Manheim Selects Tony Markese as Vice President, Reconditioning

Strategic leadership role designed to strengthen operations, reconditioning processes to meet growth in the emerging fleet and mobility sectors  A…

TCI Partners With Dealertrack to Deliver Same-Day Contract Processing

TCI Partners With Dealertrack to Deliver Same-Day Contract Processing

New integration enables increased efficiency, faster funding for more lenders North Hills, NY, June 10, 2019 – Teledata Communications, Inc. (TCI)…

Manheim Launches Its First All-Digital Auction

Manheim Launches Its First All-Digital Auction

Manheim Tucson Becomes Company’s First 100 Percent Digital Site To drive greater efficiencies for clients while helping to create a safer auction …

NextGear Capital to Hold Second Annual Thank You Month for Independent Dealers

NextGear Capital to Hold Second Annual Thank You Month for Independent Dealers

Will forgive one dealer loan for every business day in June Carmel, Ind., June 4, 2019 — Throughout the month of June, NextGear Capital will be th…

Autotrader Names 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2019

Autotrader Names 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2019

ATLANTA, May 21, 2019 -- After years of late nights in the library and the local pizza shop, a new set of graduates is finally ready to enter the "rea…

Autotrader Names 10 Best Non-Luxury and Luxury CPO Programs for 2019

Autotrader Names 10 Best Non-Luxury and Luxury CPO Programs for 2019

ATLANTA, May 16, 2019 -- There's no worse feeling than falling in love with a vehicle and later having your heart broken from sticker sh…

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000 for 2019

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000 for 2019

IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2019  -- While the average new car on the road today costs nearly $37,000, there are still plenty of vehicle op…

Introducing Ride: Kelley Blue Book's New Resource for Educating Consumers on Their Mobility Options

Introducing Ride: Kelley Blue Book's New Resource for Educating Consumers on Their Mobility Options

Ride.Tech website provides news, editorial features and video content on fast-evolving transportation technology IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2019 …

Making the Most of the Growing CPO Market

Making the Most of the Growing CPO Market

Shopping for a new car can be like going on a first date. You’re excited about the prospects of what’s ahead but anxious to get more details an…

Spring Cleaning for Your CRM

Spring Cleaning for Your CRM

After what has been a long, snowy winter for many across the country, spring is finally here! That means it is time for an annual dose of spring cleaning. …

Why Ride-Sharing Services Could Solve a Major Issue for Fixed Ops

Why Ride-Sharing Services Could Solve a Major Issue for Fixed Ops

This is a blog post by Tracy Fred, vice president and general manager,  Xtime.       With the SAAR dropping below 17 mill…

Kelley Blue Book Announces 2019 Brand Image Award Winners

Kelley Blue Book Announces 2019 Brand Image Award Winners

IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2019 – Automotive brands are among the most recognizable, most valued brands in the world. There are few products more ubiq…

Car Buyers Visiting Fewer Dealerships, Making Faster Decisions as Online Engagement Rises

Car Buyers Visiting Fewer Dealerships, Making Faster Decisions as Online Engagement Rises

ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 – According to a new study released today by Cox Automotive, budget-minded, time-strapped, tech-savvy U.S. car buyers ar…

HomeNet Automotive, J.D. Byrider Partner to Elevate Buy Here Pay Here Consumer Experience

HomeNet Automotive, J.D. Byrider Partner to Elevate Buy Here Pay Here Consumer Experience

New integration enables J.D. Byrider store operators to connect more consumers with inventory online EXTON, PA – April 10, 2019 – J.D. Byrid…

Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2019 Award Winners

Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2019 Award Winners

ATLANTA, April 11, 2019 – Finding your perfect match can be difficult, and everyone is searching for that one vehicle that checks all the boxes. With…

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