Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
DrivingSales Publisher

DrivingSales Publisher Publisher

Exclusive Blog Posts

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

It’s no secret that women make up a small portion of the dealer workforce and turnover among women is high. By not attracting and retaining women in the …

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

I had the chance to interview Bill Playford about car subscription services, and how they're going to change the marketplace. Take a look what this ins…

Be The Exception

Be The Exception

How brilliant marketers find and follow what makes their stories different in a world full of average content DrivingSales is excited to announce th…

Keeping Up with the Joneses in Quick Lube

Keeping Up with the Joneses in Quick Lube

More than half of all sales customers will abandon your dealership’s service department in the first year. It’s a widely varying statistic &nda…

It Has Never Been Easier To Be Average

It Has Never Been Easier To Be Average

It has never been easier to be average. This post was written by Jay Acunzo, who will be speaking at the upcoming DrivingSales Executive Summit in Octob…

Recently I have been asked some questions about what rules we have for posting in the DrivingSales community.

Truth is we don’t really need many rules, since the community is made up of professionals it r
egulates itself quite well.  The couple things we do ask is that:

  1. Vendors not write overly promotional material, or insult one another.
  2. In the vendor ratings section, only dealers can write and review the vendors.

Since I have fielded so many questions lately, I thought it would be a good time to explain our background and answer a few specifics publically:

How got started: was create back in 2003; I built is as a private community to network my dealer academy class so that we could share information and support each other more efficiently.   Less than one year ago we opened up the community for other professionals to share and benefit.  We knew the community was a great resource and excited to see that thousands of industry professionals (and still counting...) agree!


Are there guidelines for each section?

Yes the guidelines are, "If it’s good for the dealers, it’s good for the community."  If you would like to see our philisophy to each section you can read it below.


In Conclusion…

DrivingSales is open to Dealers, Vendors and OEMs for the sharing of innovation and best practices.  Our industry exists because Dealers sell and service cars; everything else supports those two objectives.  Thus, our main focus is to serve the dealers.  
Email us at or join our community council group if you have suggestions about how to make the community better.  We love making your ideas a reality!

Guidelines for each section:


Our blogs are to share knowledge; they are not for vendors to write advertorials for their products.  We have other well-defined opportunities for advertising. 
(Vendors: the best things you can do to build you name are to share real knowledge and tips with dealers WITHOUT being self-promotional.  Dealers need to know who are the real experts with real solutions, not hype.)

Vendor Ratings:

Only dealership employees can rate and review the products they have experience with.  While the reviews are anonymous to the readers, we validate each review behind the scenes.  Make sure your contact information is accurate so we can contact you if needed to verify your review.  The fact that we verify the validity of the reviews makes the system more valuable for everyone.
That’s it for the rules.


Anyone can post any question or topic and anyone can respond.  If you spam the discussion board you will look like a poor marketer and people will ignore you. Spam at your own risk.


Anyone can upload any video they believe will be relevant to share with the industry.  No pornography.  When a video has good content, give it a good rating and more people will watch it.  If you don’t like the video, ignore it and its buzz will wane.


This section was built like a 20 group idea session on steroids.  Present your ideas and take time to rate the ideas of your peers.  There is some really great stuff presented there!


Anyone can create a group with all functionality of DrivingSales housed in your own private environment.  Be creative and have fun with your group to make it more vibrant.


 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now