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​​​​​​​Who's still using Excel to manage their employee development?

​​​​​​​Who's still using Excel to manage their employee development?

To dealership managers, If you're using Excel to manage your employee development process, you are still better than 80% of managers that don't …



Does your dealership have a business development center? Is it producing the level of leads you’re looking for? If the answer to either of th…

[VODCAST] Millennial Car-Tell Episode 3 - Don't Stop Believin'

[VODCAST] Millennial Car-Tell Episode 3 - Don't Stop Believin'

NEW Vodcast Alert: The Millennial Car-Tell is back! Join us for Episode 3, Don't Stop Believin'! (CLICK HERE) We're interviewing our…

Disrupting the Disruptors

Disrupting the Disruptors

In the last several years we’ve all heard the warnings about how the auto industry is being disrupted by online retailers such as CarMax, Carvana, an…

WEBINAR RECORDING - 3 Proven Strategies to Overcome the “Circle of Distrust” in Automotive Retail

WEBINAR RECORDING - 3 Proven Strategies to Overcome the “Circle of Distrust” in Automotive Retail

In this webinar, we had a great discussion with Matt Weinberg, SVP of Consumer Experience at Modal. Watch this webinar recording to learn t…

How Trim Exacting has Helped Dealers Save Time, Money, and Effort

In today's day and age, we all know how important it is to stress efficiency at your dealership. Those who make best use of their time and can close the most deals realize the most success. Discover how Trim Exacting is helping dealers save time and ultimately become more efficient.

We all know how time-consuming it can be to figure out a vehicle’s trim that’s new on your lot, especially when it comes to brands like Ford and Toyota. But thanks to the DealersLink trim exacting feature you can get a chunk of your day back.  This state-of-the-art tool uses multiple data sources to identify trims for makes that don’t encode their trim data in the VIN, saving you time, effort, and ultimately money.

What is trim exacting?

When a vehicle is entered into the DealersLink system, its previous data and features are entered into its profile. Typically, it is difficult to tell which trim, or specific layout of equipment is associated with a particular vehicle. Frequently, dealers are stuck having to guess, or manually look at a vehicle’s features.

Trim Exacting eliminates this process by sorting through VIN data, car history, and previous listings to instantly import the exact trim data into a vehicle’s profile, preventing any guesswork on your end.

How does it work?

The DealersLink Trim Exacting tool uses a three-step system to ensure accuracy, analyzing a variety of data sources to find the correct information:


First off, the tool searches for trim information based on a vehicle’s VIN number, which oftentimes contains a digit that corresponds to trim information. This is a common way that manufacturers provide their trim information.

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If the VIN doesn’t contain a corresponding number, the trim information is then searched for in our JD Power Database. This feature scans the web for previous listings and vehicle information to find the exact trim data.

Compview MetaData Search

If the previous two steps are unsuccessful, our system then searches our own CompView database for matching vehicles with corresponding features and layouts. Once it has found a matching listing, the tool scans the metadata of the webpage, which typically contains exact trim information.

How does trim exacting help your dealership?

Instead of having to manually search for or determine the trim of a vehicle, our trim exacting feature does it for you with just a click of a button. This not only saves you time and effort but allows you to focus on more important tasks, helping keep your dealership running efficiently.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a demo and see first-hand how our trim exacting feature helps your dealership. Visit us online for more information:

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