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Congress, Courts Question CFPB’s Reach

Photo by The Associated Press TAKING QUESTIONS: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, and, left and right, his CFPB colleagues David Silberman and To-Quyen Truong listen to a speaker during a a hearing. By Ted Craig

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces increased scrutiny from both the courts and Congress over its reach and structure. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied a request by the CFPB for an order requiring a group that accredits for-profit schools to comply with a civil investigative demand. The court rejected the argument that the group falls under its jurisdiction even though it isn’t involved in financial aid decisions at the schools it accredits. The court is also considering a

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case in which mortgage lender PHH Corp. contends the CFPB exceeded its authority when it levied a fine that was 17 times larger than what its own administrative judge had decreed. The PHH case is bringing up questions about the CFPB’s structure, especially how it’s funded and that its director is appointed for a five-year term. Attorney Michael Thurman said these are issues about the CFPB that were present when it was created. It just took time for a case to reach the federal courts. It also took a respondent willing

to fight the CFPB at this level, in part because it faces a penalty greater than its legal costs. The CFPB seeks $109 million from PHH. Thurman said that if the CFPB loses this case, it faces two unfavorable options. One is to let the decision stand, but this would create a precedent others could use as a defense. The CFPB’s other option is to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the court rules against the CFPB, however, it could cause the regulator to overhaul its structure. All this could benefit the auto finance industry.

What would definitely help, however, is a bill working its way through Congress that directly affects the CFPB’s authority. Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently introduced a version of the bill in the Senate. “The CFPB is under intense scrutiny for the documented way it has manipulated and ignored data in its attempt to regulate through enforcement action,� said Jeff Carlson, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

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May 2, 2016 • 3

Wholesale Prices’ Spring Boost Less Than Usual

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NADA Used Vehicle Price Index

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Vehicles up to eight years in age. Seasonally adjusted.

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exceeding demand. There will be an additional 800,000 off-lease units coming into the market this year. Retail demand remains strong, but Anil Goyal, Black Book’s vice president of operations, called the market “maturing.” “Demand is growing, but supply is growing faster than demand,” Goyal said. “We’ve had such a good run that we expect some softening.” The pent-up demand is spent. And while credit remains available, consumers will wait to make a purchase. Tom Kontos, ADESA’s executive vice president of analytical services, said the industry has put off much of this price decline by utilizing alternative channels, including upstream sales into certified pre-owned programs. There is only so much inventory these channels can take in, however. “At some point, all the buckets fill up,” Kontos said. Now the question becomes how far do prices fall. Continued on page 5

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The spring market has lifted wholesale prices, but less than it usually does. Manheim chief economist Tom Webb said wholesale prices rose through the first half of April and he said there was a good chance they would finish up for the month. But the increase was less than it should be this time of year. March and April are usually the strongest months. “We didn’t have a spring bounce,” Webb said. The NADA Used Car Guide reports that average wholesale used vehicle prices rose by one percent in March. That’s down from the average increase of 2.7 percent between 2009 and 2015. The weaker-than-usual March prices caused a decline in NADA’s seasonally adjusted used vehicle index. This follows the first February decrease for the NADA index in 20 years. The Index for the quarter was down, the first year-over-year quarterly decline since 2009. The cause of the decline is basic economics: supply is

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Manheim Becomes Integral Part of Supply Chain

Manheim continues to pursue a business plan of touching as many cars as possible in all remarketing channels. The company spotlighted some of its initiatives during the recent National Automobile Dealers Association convention. Janet Barnard, Manheim’s president of North America, said the goal is to get vehicles from the auction to the lots, ready to sell. “Efficiency is the new currency,” Barnard said. One way Manheim is growing is through its online sales offerings. Attendance on the company’s OVE.com platform reached 50 percent of all bidders last year. Online bidders still only make up about a third of buyers, however. Manheim is investing in providing more information to push those levels even higher. The company remains committed to physical sales as well. For example, the company grew its mobile auction sales, which now includes 30 established mobile units and 39 more under development. Manheim’s mobile units bring technology – such as Simulcast – along with staffing to host an auction on a dealer’s lot, as well as in conference centers, warehouses and open fields.

“At our larger national sites, dealers don’t always feel like they get the love and care that they deserve,” Barnard said. Manheim announced it is expanding its Retail Solutions operations. Retail Solutions services include acquisitions, inspections, reconditioning, marshaling, title services, merchandising and transportation. The company is investing $5 million to add five more locations, including Manheim Orlando, Manheim Houston, Manheim St. Louis, Manheim Detroit and Manheim Darlington, S.C. These join the Manheim Denver and Manheim Chicago sites that launched in 2015. The Retail Solutions product started as way to better serve clients like Sonic Automotive and DriveTime. “We have become an integral part of their supply chains,” said Grace Huang, Manheim’s senior vice president of inventory services.

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City Sets Standards for Used Car Stores The city proposed sharply curtailing the number of places where new used-car businesses could open, limiting them to just two zoning designations. But after a series of meetings and public hearings, they ultimately settled on five, still “one of the more generous jurisdictions that regulates car lots in the state,” Youngblood said. Also, new lots opening in Rock Hill will now have to be paved and striped into 8-by-18-foot spaces. But the council dropped a 1.5-acre minimum size for new lots, something that had been approved in a pending ordinance last fall. After approving those changes for new businesses, the council turned its attention to existing lots. The problem with what officials called “junky” lots had arisen because people were opening new stores on small parcels and not making any significant changes to the building. Since changes to the property are what trigger the city to require upgrades, city officials said they didn’t have a good way to regulate the appearance of those businesses. One proposal they looked at would have required existing dealers to make substantial improvements to their lots, bringing them up to new standards in regard to curb cuts, parking and landscaping. But they decided to let the existing businesses remain as they were. If a business closes for six months, it will have to comply with the newer codes. “For a business that’s been there for a long time, to force them to make these changes in a certain amount of time, that’s pretty heavyhanded, pretty hard on them,” said council member Jack A. Black. Black suggested that some of the problems could probably be addressed by enforcing other codes.

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The city of Rock Hill, S.C., struggled for months to come up with new rules to regulate the city’s growing number of used-car businesses. But after six months of talks, the city council didn’t make any big changes to its rules for existing businesses, and backed off on some of its earlier proposed restrictions on new stores. Council member Kevin Sutton said he hoped the owners of problem lots would recognize themselves and take action on their own. “It’s not good for government to come in and be the heavy hand, but it would be nice if some of these people would realize their places look really junky and have some personal responsibility and do something about it,” said Sutton. “I would issue a call to that industry… to step up to the plate and do what was right vs. forcing us to do that in the future.” Rock Hill, a city of about 70,000 residents, has a higher-than-average number of used-car dealers – about one for every 1,800 residents. The national average in similar cities is one for every 2,400 residents, according to senior city planner Leah Youngblood. Youngblood said her office gets a couple inquiries a week from people considering opening a lot in Rock Hill. Part of the reason might be that until recently, Rock Hill allowed used-car lots to operate either by right or with zoning board approval in seven different zoning designations, “far more than any comparable jurisdiction in the state,” Youngblood said. On March 29, the council took up two different proposed ordinances, one for new dealerships, and the other for existing ones. For Cars, Trucks and Vans

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DEALER LIFE DEALER’S LOVE OF CARS STARTED AT DRAG STRIP By Jeffrey Bellant

Drag racing, like the usedcar business, is a fast, competitive world. So it’s no surprise that Texas dealer Jerry Smith likes to go from his car lot to the quarter-mile racetrack from time to time Smith is a partner in H.J. Smith Automobiles in Hurst, Texas. “My dad and I own this together,” Smith said. “We’ve been here in Hurst since 1971. The buy-here, pay-here store carries between 85 and 100 units and sells about 300 a year, Smith said. Vehicles retail at $10,000 or less, with more trucks and SUVs selling off the lot. Although he’s been in the car business for a while, Smith’s interest in drag racing began early. “I guess everybody starts when they’re 12 or 13,” he said. “I went to Green Valley Raceway with a neighbor when I was about 10 or 12. The race track has been closed since 1986.” The track opened in North Richland Hills during the 1960s, but had a modest beginning. “It was a dairy back then,” Smith said. “The guy would just drive the cows off the track and they’d have the AHRA (American Hot Rod Association) Nationals

there.” Smith would race the traditional quarter-mile tracks as well as well several 1/8th mile tracks. “Back then, we’d race for peanuts,” Smith said. “It was like seven bucks to get in and I think you won $27 in Super Pro or Pro (categories). It wasn’t a big money deal.” The track struggled to make money, he said. “Bill Hielscher, known as Mr. Bardahl, was an early Pro Stock guy. When he bought Green Valley in 1970-1971, he would sell season tickets for $99,” Smith said. The move helped the track stay afloat during the lean winter months, he said. “It didn’t matter if it was a rock concert or Evel Knievel jumping buses. If the gates were open, you got in,” Smith said. As soon as Smith got his driver’s license, he started racing. “At the time, I raced my ’63 Impala,” he said. “I’ve got a ’56 Bel Air that I drove to school and I’ve raced it ever since, too.” Smith raced three nights a week. In the mid-80s, when Green Valley was about to close, the owner told him that it was time stretch his legs. “He said, ‘You guys need to go to national events. You need to get out, make some laps,’” Smith said. “So we

started running Super Comp (class) Super Gas in national races. “Then when Billy Myers built the track out here in Ennis, Texas (Texas Motorplex) in 1986, we ran the inaugural race there,” Smith said. “It was the first all-concrete track. I had a ’57 topless Corvette there in Super Gas.” Smith would race every week in so-called bracket races, in which cars are handicapped to make for fair racing between a faster and slower car. “Bracket racing is what saved racing in the late 1960s and 1970s,” Smith said. The reason is that at the time, there was no handicapping races to make cars even. So the person with the most money who could pay to trick

out a motor was the guy who won every week, Smith said. “So if you were just a high school kid or worked at the grocery store and you wanted to race your car, you didn’t have a chance,” Smith said. “It was just heads up racing. So it wasn’t competitive.” One thing they did was set the “Christmas tree” lights at the start to allow a slower car to start early, making the race equitable. Then the winner is based on reaction time and driver ability. Smith traveled to places like Baton Rouge, Memphis and Tulsa to race. His favorite race? “I think the first race at the Motorplex was a great race,” Smith said, “even though I didn’t win. Up until then, I had no success in the Corvette. I had gone to Denver, Indy and the state capital and had no success. “But at the Motorplex race, where there were more than 220 to 250 per class, I made it down to the (last) four cars.” Smith has never had an accident on the racetrack, but he’s broken a lot of parts, including throwing a driveshaft during a Super Chevy race that he won. The funny part was that his five-year-old son, driving a golf cart, pulled his dad in the racecar back to the trailer. On the way back, a photographer for Super Chevy magazine took a shot of the car with Smith’s son and it made the cover.

Smith’s wife, DeDe, also races. “Oh yeah,” he said. “She’s got a competition license, too.” Smith said she races in a suspended dragster with a 632-cubic-inch motor. “It will go 4.8 seconds in the 1/8th mile,” he said. “It’s probably going about 160 mph in the 1/8th. In the quarter mile it will probably go in the 175 to 178 mph range.” Smith said it was a wrecked car that he helped rebuild. That part is what Smith likes best about racing. “What I always like the most about it is building my own stuff and going out and racing guys who buy their stuff,” Smith said. For example, the 632-cubic-inch motor might cost $25,000 if you went out to buy it turnkey. “I like going out there with my homemade stuff and beating them,” Smith said. Now 62, Smith still owns the 1956 Bel Air that he used to drive to school. He also has a ’34 Left Steer roadster built for Super Gas, a ‘69 Nova and other cars. Although he cut back on his racing last year because of the car business, he plans to add a few more starts to his career this year. “This year we plan on racing 10 or 12 times,” he said. “We run from (April) through November.”

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State Says No Taxes Paid The manager of a New York usedcar dealership faces charges of failing to pay nearly $160,000 of sales tax collected between 2010 and 2013. Evans Raphael, the manager of Uniondale Auto Mall Inc., was arraigned on charges of grand larceny in the second degree, four counts of criminal tax fraud in the third degree and three counts of criminal tax fraud in the fifth degree. The dealership itself was Raphael arraigned on the Evans same charges. “Businesses that pocket sales tax are stealing from our county and our state,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. If convicted of the top charge, Raphael faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 or double the gain from the alleged crime, for a total of $318,126.76 in this case. The dealership and the defendant are both liable for the money and any disposition will include full restitution to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

The Nassau County district attorney said that customers of Uniondale Auto Mall were charged sales tax on their vehicle purchases between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. That money, calculated to be $159,063.38, was allegedly kept by the corporation rather than remitted to New York State. Half of the sales tax collected belongs to Nassau County and lesser percentages of the sales tax collected belong to Suffolk County and New York City. Sales tax on automobiles in New York State is payable to the county where that automobile is to be registered; Uniondale Auto Mall serviced primarily Nassau residents, but had Suffolk and New York City customers as well. As the individual who ran the daily operations of Uniondale Auto Mall, Raphael allegedly collected but failed to file any quarterly New York State sales tax returns for each of the 16 quarters from Jan. 1, 2010 through Nov. 30, 2013. The state reviewed records of the company and discovered that although there were significant sales totaling nearly $2 million during this four-year period and sales tax collected on those sales, zero sales were reported to the IRS.

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MPRs to remain above early amortization triggers. Other performance metrics are also expected to remain solid. Fitch believes dealers are better positioned today to weather the storm any headwinds may bring. Average dealer profits rose to $1.17 million in 2015, up 7.4 percent over 2014, driving average ROE for dealerships to 29.5 percent. This is up marginally from 29.2 percent in 2014, but well above all levels observed over the last decade. Rising dealership blue sky values have driven M&A activity into high gear, highlighted by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s recent purchase of the Van Tuyl Group, one of the largest U.S. dealership groups. While new vehicle sales in the U.S. rapidly increased to historic highs in recent years, the number of dealerships has remained relatively flat. Sales increased 5.8 percent year over year in 2015, but the number of dealers increased by only 0.3 percent, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. Dealers have also benefited from lower costs due to low benchmark rates and heightened lending competition compressing spreads. The result is low dealer financing costs to floor plan vehicles from the manufacturers.

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A suburban Chicago police officer has been charged with falsifying her pay stub in order to obtain a used-car loan. Cheron Gee, an officer with the Robbins, Ill., Police Department, has been charged with loan fraud and forgery following an investigation by the State’s Attorney’s Professional Standards Unit. Both the charges are felonies. Gee is a 31-year-old resident of Dolton, Ill. According to prosecutors, Gee went to the Tinley Park CarMax in March 2015 to buy a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. As part of the loan application process, Gee submitted a paystub from the police department that represented she was being paid $23.25 an hour. Gee also indicated on the loan application that her gross monthly wages exceeded $4,000. As part of the transaction, Gee traded in her old vehicle and obtained a loan through the dealership that exceeded $22,000 for the purchase of the car. She signed paperwork indicating

that all information was complete and accurate. Approximately one week later, the finance company for the car dealership returned the contracts due to verified fraud. After contacting the Robbins Police Department to verify employment and salary, it was determined that the paystub submitted by Gee did not match the actual paystubs issued by the Robbins Police Department. Further comparison revealed several discrepancies including dates, the amount of hours worked, as well as Gee’s hourly rate of pay and yearto-date pay. The paystub submitted by Gee was also formatted differently and did not bear the printed watermark of the Village of Robbins. After being notified to return the vehicle due to the fraud, Gee surrendered the car, but refused to repay the outstanding loan balance that the dealership had made on the original car that she had traded in. Gee was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond. Gee’s next court date is scheduled for May 19.

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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS ADESA Promotes Execs

ADESA has promoted Paul Lips from executive vice president of operations and finance to chief operating officer of ADESA U.S.

Paul Lips Lips will lead the entire U.S. auction operations group, which is being realigned from two regional groups to four regional groups. Lips has held a variety of management roles since joining ADESA in 1996, including corporate controller for ADESA’s finance depart-

ment, vice president of investor relations and planning, and senior vice president of operations and finance. Most recently, he served as the executive vice president of operations and finance. As part of this realignment, two ADESA general managers have also been promoted to lead the new auction regions as regional vice presidents. Jay Hinchman, previously general manager of ADESA Las Vegas, will now serve as the vice president of U.S. auction operations in the new Midwest region. Hinchman has more than 20 years of experience in the auto remarketing industry, including various management and executive positions at Bank of America/Oxford Resources Corp. and the JM Family Enterprises. Hinchman joined

ADESA in 2008. Geoff Parker, previously general manager of ADESA CincinnatiDayton, will now serve as regional vice president of U.S. auction operations in the new

Jay Hinchman Mideast region. Parker started his ADESA career in 2003 as the national accounts manager for ADESA Dallas. He was then promoted to fleet-lease manager in 2005 and again to assistant general manager in 2007. In 2008, he was named general

manager at ADESA Cincinnati-Dayton. Along with the new Midwest and Mideast regions, Pat Stevens and Mike Caggiano will continue as executive vice presidents of U.S. auction operations in the West and East regions, respectively. Stevens joined ADESA in 2000 and brings more than 20 years of remarketing experience to his role. Caggiano has also served in the industry for more than 20 years and joined ADESA in 1996. To further support this new auction operation structure, Doug Shore, previously vice president of business operations, will serve as senior vice president of auction operations and will oversee new auction integration and capital allocation. Also, Jane Morgan, president of specialty auc-

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RETAIL MARKETS INDIANA

John Klisurich, owner, Main Street Motors, Valparaiso, Ind.: “I’ve been in business for 30 years. I have one location. “I keep about 85 vehicles in inventory. That’s typical for this time of year. “We normally sell right around 40 vehicles a month. “We typically buy our vehicles at auction. “We do prime, subprime and deep subprime. Our subprime customer is typically around a 550-620 credit score. “The deep subprime we finance through Credit Acceptance. We finance some cars for $40,000 through them. “I don’t do any buy-here, pay-here financing. “Our average price depends on the customer’s credit. “For a prime deal, it would be $15,000-$20,000. Subprime would be $10,000$15,000. “We don’t specify it. We

tell the customers they can buy whatever they want. It depends on what they can get financed for and the down payment. “We carry more cars than trucks. It depends on the market. “We like a certain price point for trucks, so it’s a little harder for us to get them right now. “We stock about 80 percent domestics. The imports are mostly Nissans. “Right now, we’re not buying much older than 2012. Most of our vehicles are 2013s. “The average mileage is 40,000. “Our average recon cost is about $600. “The cost mainly depends on the tires. If I have to put tires on a truck, that’s $600 right there. “Every one of our vehicles gets an oil change and new brakes. Most of them get new rotors. “Every car gets detailed. I don’t care how clean it is when it comes in.

“I have a mechanic and he does all our work, but we farm out the brakes and the oil changes. “The car comes in and we inspect it. “Then we send it out for an oil change and another inspection. “I want to know what I have. It’s nice to have that second opinion. “We only do work for ourselves and our customers. They don’t have to wait for repairs. “Radio works best for us for advertising and the Internet. We’re getting really savvy on digital advertising. “We have a banner on our website that checks credit for free. That’s a good lead generator. “We advertise on the local country music station and a lot of people dial into that. If we were in Chicago and there was more radio competition, I probably wouldn’t be a big player. “We usually get what we ask. Customers don’t seem to want to haggle. They

Compiled by Jeffrey Bellant want to go on the Internet, find a good price and good service. “We just sold a 2013 Ford Edge. That had about 33,000 miles on it.”

TENNESSEE

David Stancil, owner, D&B Auto Sales, Crossvile, Tenn.: “I’ve been in business since 1997. “We keep 15-20 vehicles on the lot. “That’s a little bit more than last year. “We average 8-12 vehicles a month. Summer is usually a little slower, but we’re hoping it will be a little better this year. “Tax season was steady. Last year, we had snow and ice storms, so it was a lot better than last year. “We don’t do buy-here, pay-here. “I figure that if the bank doesn’t trust them, I shouldn’t trust them. “Our average price is $3,500-$4,000.

“Our average model year is 2005. The mileage is more than 150,000. “We’d love to get more trucks, but you have to spend money to get them. So we’re 75 percent cars. “We’re 65 percent domestics. “Again, I’d like to do more imports, but there aren’t a lot of import dealerships around here. “Our average recon cost is more than $600. “I do a lot of it myself and some I farm out to a mechanic. “Our advertising is mostly online. We belong to a lot of Facebook groups and we use a local website called GoLSN. “I don’t do any print, radio or television advertising. “About 35 percent to 50 percent is repeat and referral business. “I probably sell more Neons than anybody else. I’ve found them to be very dependable. “I’m hoping sales pick up this summer.”

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WHOLESALE MARKETS INDIANA

Chris Walsh, general manager, Fort Wayne Auto & Truck Auction Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.: “We have six lanes. It’s a dealer auction and we sell heavy-duty trucks twice a month. “We run between 600 and 700 normally. But we recently had our anniversary sale and we ran upwards of 900. We were very happy with it. “At the anniversary sale, we sold 54 percent. It was a good day. We had about 500 dealers. But dealers had the opportunity to win cash or a pick-up truck, so the whole promotional thing helped. “Normally, we have 400plus dealers (in the lanes) – in that range. On an off day there might be 300. “You know how the market is by the number of dealers who show up. You know what their week has been like. “(From what I’ve heard), everybody’s had a nice spring. It hasn’t been an

exceptional spring, but it’s been a good spring. It’s been steady. New-car sales seem to be off, but used-car sales kind of offset the new. “It appeared to be a pretty short tax season. Usually you see everybody rush to buy. That didn’t happen. We had a couple of weeks when the market was really red hot. “Of course, as we are into May, it will get tougher. “Our regular sale is 90 percent dealer consignment. We do run Wheels and (Element) off-lease. But we’re really big on dealer consignment. “All of our lanes are on Auction Pipeline/Edge. “The average sale price (on the block) is about $7,000. “We also have a heavy duty truck sale every other week that includes Class A, B and C. We’ll sell a lot of Class As – the semis with sleepers. We’ll have the big 53-foot trailers and box trucks. We usually classify anything over a 550 (the

next step up from a regular pickup) as eligible for the heavy-duty truck sale. We run approximately 250 to 300 every week. “Our sales percentage is in the 40 to 45 percent range. “For our heavy-duty trucks, we use two venues: Auction Pipeline and Equipmentfacts.com. We’ll sell 30 percent online for heavy-duty trucks, versus 2 percent on regular car sales.”

TENNESSEE

Tim Sherk, general manager, Music City Auto Auction of Nashville, Spring Hill, Tenn.: “We opened in March 2015. We are a 40-acre paved facility with six lanes. It was a greenfield. “We run in the neighborhood of 750 to 850 a week through four lanes. “We’ve basically doubled since we began. We were running 350 to 400 when we started. I’m blessed with good (employees) for sure. We’re selling 60 to 65 percent per week.

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“When we opened up, we were 100 percent dealer consignment. “Now we run 50 to 75 per week of fleet-lease, with Ally being our No. 1 customer. We were Ally’s southeast auction of the year last year. “We also have Gate Financial Services and Nicholas Financial. So we’re running 20 to 25 percent fleet-lease. “Our average attendance is between 350 and 450 a week. They’re coming from Middle Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. “From what I’m hearing in the lanes, retail is still strong and used cars are picking up. That’s a good sign. “Average price is $8,500. It’s probably up $1,500 from last year. “Trucks are still hot, along with Suburbans, Tahoes and Yukons. “We wanted to create a sale where the staff really puts their arms around the customer base. We looked for the right people to fit

our culture. “Our culture is one that’s all about the dealer. “A lot of people say this, but as a smaller sale we live it and breathe it. “For example, we look at a guy who buys one car and know that to buy that car, he probably had to bid on 12. So every chance we get to interact with our customer, we look at it as an opportunity to build a long-term relationship. “We have all lanes simulcast on AWG. We have full recon facilities as well. All of our consignors use the recon facilities. “When we started, we sold nothing online. Now we’re selling 40 or 50 (a week). “Our first few months we were an unknown. (The growth) has everything to do with the people that surround me. I couldn’t be more proud. “I think we’ll be in for an adjustment this year, but I think the used-car side of the business will remain strong in 2016.”

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MONTHLY DEALER CONSIGNMENT AVERAGES AVG. PRICE AVG. MILEAGE

COMPACT CAR Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$5,055 $5,261 $5,851 $5,680 $5,418 $5,372 $5,147 $4,932 $4,933 $4,923 $5,017 $5,092 $5,391

Feb 2016 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$3,578 $3,528 $3,982 $4,103 $3,879 $3,753 $3,866 $3,809 $3,862 $3,733 $3,753 $3,954 $3,949

FULLSIZE CAR

102,218 101,402 100,410 101,407 102,032 101,084 102,741 104,230 103,050 103,246 101,933 101,968 101,751

#s 117,219 117,021 115,393 112,477 113,940 115,209 114,420 113,866 112,994 114,003 114,282 112,752 113,716

PICKUP

AVG. PRICE AVG. MILEAGE

Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$15,884 $16,417 $15,340 $15,461 $15,221 $15,574 $15,645 $15,781 $15,378 $15,604 $15,586 $15,937 $15,203

104,110 102,278 106,962 106,425 107,956 106,084 106,512 104,051 105,472 104,319 104,854 103,786 106,901

Feb 2016 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$15,333 $17,099 $17,608 $16,826 $16,560 $16,422 $15,521 $14,751 $15,447 $14,721 $16,247 $15,083 $16,062

70,714 74,086 73,154 74,221 74,921 75,080 75,338 77,276 75,901 77,756 75,007 77,935 75,810

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CURRENT YTD, THROUGH MARCH 2016

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AVG. PRICE

AVG. MILEAGE

Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$11,333 $11,833 $13,143 $12,656 $12,182 $12,134 $11,543 $11,175 $11,708 $11,412 $11,861 $11,858 $12,049

100,113 98,408 96,598 96,794 98,552 98,026 99,066 100,399 98,420 99,303 97,772 97,423 98,133

Feb 2016 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$5,870 $6,117 $6,479 $6,298 $6,116 $6,088 $5,911 $5,669 $5,692 $5,740 $5,786 $5,859 $6,062

109,761 108,761 108,671 108,896 109,721 108,365 109,748 111,442 109,822 109,230 109,887 109,090 109,423

LUXURY CAR

MIDSIZE CAR

AVG. PRICE

AVG. MILEAGE

Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$11,509 $11,705 $12,017 $11,970 $11,505 $11,599 $11,352 $11,148 $11,360 $11,331 $11,635 $11,713 $11,545

107,368 107,231 106,874 106,072 107,525 105,875 107,247 107,766 106,287 107,086 106,210 105,901 106,849

Feb 2016 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 YTD AVG:

$6,273 $6,517 $6,817 $6,625 $6,381 $6,394 $6,391 $6,102 $6,266 $6,368 $6,358 $6,528 $6,449

121,078 120,781 118,260 120,029 120,909 120,024 120,332 122,340 120,694 119,658 120,167 119,005 119,861

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TRUE COST OF INCENTIVES (TCI) March-15 March-16 Compact Car TCI $2,033 $1,971 1 $13,515 $13,190 2 $12,532 $11,441 3 $11,168 $10,674 4 $9,980 $8,879 5 $8,270 $7,669 Subcompact Car TCI $1,187 $1,678 1 $12,544 $11,492 2 $11,307 $9,817 3 $10,421 $9,326 4 $9,200 $8,007 5 $7,341 $6,686 Midsize Car TCI $2,662 $3,020 1 $16,468 $15,603 2 $14,768 $13,880 3 $13,076 $12,765 4 $10,983 $10,487 5 $9,555 $8,553 Large Car TCI $3,096 $3,529 1 $21,690 $22,526 2 $16,612 $19,376 3 $14,904 $16,156 4 $12,924 $12,506 5 $10,764 $10,934 Compact Crossover SUV TCI $1,663 $2,161 1 $18,735 $18,482 2 $17,498 $16,662 3 $15,440 $15,550 4 $13,016 $12,940 5 $11,327 $10,509 Midsize Crossover SUV TCI $2,813 $2,422 1 $21,375 $21,708 2 $20,524 $19,381 3 $18,795 $18,434 4 $15,275 $15,206 5 $12,648 $12,829 Midsize Traditional SUV TCI $1,926 $2,313 1 $27,610 $28,966 2 $24,230 $25,204 3 $21,912 $22,665 4 $19,824 $19,896 5 $16,813 $18,170 Large Crossover SUV TCI $3,791 $3,274 1 $27,626 $27,270 2 $23,837 $24,581 3 $20,509 $21,645 4 $17,515 $17,813 5 $13,938 $14,674

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% Change ‘15-’16 -3.05% -2.40% -8.71% -4.42% -11.03% -7.27% 41.36% -8.39% -13.18% -10.51% -12.97% -8.92% 13.45% -5.25% -6.01% -2.38% -4.52% -10.49% 13.99% 3.85% 16.64% 8.40% -3.23% 1.58% 29.95% -1.35% -4.78% 0.71% -0.58% -7.22% -13.90% 1.56% -5.57% -1.92% -0.45% 1.43% 20.09% 4.91% 4.02% 3.44% 0.36% 8.07% -13.64% -1.29% 3.12% 5.54% 1.70% 5.28%

March-15 Large Traditional Suv TCI $2,089 1 $35,487 2 $31,404 3 $27,550 4 $24,487 5 $21,472 Compact Truck TCI $752 1 $22,059 2 $20,514 3 $18,577 4 $15,724 5 $14,071 Large Truck TCI $3,742 1 $29,020 2 $26,310 3 $24,611 4 $21,120 5 $18,340 Minivan TCI $2,217 1 $20,556 2 $19,690 3 $18,521 4 $15,527 5 $11,306 Van TCI $1,652 1 $21,429 2 $18,918 3 $15,715 4 $14,474 5 $10,739 Entry Sport Car TCI $1,297 1 $23,935 2 $23,118 3 $18,191 4 $17,269 5 $15,737 Midrange Sport Car TCI $1,770 1 $48,398 2 $38,158 3 $31,448 4 $30,476 5 $25,559 Premium Sport Car TCI $2,921 1 $83,211 2 $72,250 3 $53,451 4 $59,885 5 $42,502

March-16

% Change ‘15-’16

$2,671 $41,841 $31,425 $29,826 $25,530 $22,399

27.86% 17.91% 0.07% 8.26% 4.26% 4.32%

$831 $22,803 $20,404 $18,737 $16,758 $13,744

10.51% 3.37% -0.54% 0.86% 6.58% -2.32%

$4,061 $31,013 $27,208 $23,908 $22,106 $18,776

8.52% 6.87% 3.41% -2.86% 4.67% 2.38%

$3,365 $21,769 $19,179 $18,738 $14,331 $12,607

51.78% 5.90% -2.60% 1.17% -7.70% 11.51%

$2,293 $21,913 $19,000 $15,055 $13,169 $11,264

38.80% 2.26% 0.43% -4.20% -9.02% 4.89%

$1,649 27.14% $26,581 11.05% $26,196 13.31% $17,334 -4.71% $15,935 -7.72% $14,117 -10.29% $1,864 $51,670 $41,274 $30,611 $28,015 $27,406

5.31% 6.76% 8.17% -2.66% -8.08% 7.23%

$3,317 13.56% $89,662 7.75% $66,754 -7.61% $53,491 0.07% $50,422 -15.80% $51,369 20.86%

March-15 Entry Luxury Car TCI $3,367 1 $29,068 2 $24,032 3 $20,531 4 $18,230 5 $14,752 Entry Luxury SUV TCI $2,341 1 $33,344 2 $29,380 3 $25,151 4 $21,934 5 $18,203 Midrange Luxury Car TCI $4,358 1 $41,194 2 $34,668 3 $31,079 4 $25,627 5 $18,749 Midrange Luxury SUV TCI $1,430 1 $46,689 2 $39,211 3 $33,641 4 $27,921 5 $22,514 Premium Luxury Car TCI $3,824 1 $66,321 2 $55,057 3 $43,494 4 $38,606 5 $31,508 Premium Luxury SUV TCI $1,765 1 $66,497 2 $52,819 3 $41,988 4 $35,738 5 $26,934

March-16

% Change ‘15-’16

$3,931 16.75% $29,105 0.13% $24,380 1.45% $20,307 -1.09% $16,171 -11.29% $14,070 -4.62% $2,474 $32,861 $29,023 $24,971 $20,883 $18,060

5.68% -1.45% -1.22% -0.72% -4.79% -0.79%

$4,660 6.93% $41,662 1.14% $32,846 -5.26% $27,890 -10.26% $23,657 -7.69% $19,585 4.46% $2,239 $46,187 $39,468 $33,411 $28,413 $22,408

56.57% -1.08% 0.66% -0.68% 1.76% -0.47%

$4,806 $73,406 $54,978 $43,440 $35,072 $31,905

25.68% 10.68% -0.14% -0.12% -9.15% 1.26%

$3,752 112.58% $68,482 2.99% $55,081 4.28% $45,926 9.38% $35,250 -1.37% $30,233 12.25%

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grow without question, lest it should have her invective to deal with. So at this time of year my mind turns to creating a new atmosphere for the yard to be enjoyed till the first frost comes in the fall. I have a reasonably blank canvas – the back yard at my relatively newly acquired house is laid mainly as a shallow walled patio. The rest of the surroundings are established flowerbeds and ornamental trees. They provide an ideal

barrow loads of dirt around and the patio allows a more gentle approach of displaying pots, hanging plants, troughs and various other ornamentation to please the eye. Early morning watering chores become an almost Zen event, quietly listening to the world waking up alongside the birds’ persuasive songs. Later, in the evening, nestling in a rocker with an adult beverage is equally soporific, still warmed from the heat radiating from the stone pavers.

A quick retreat is then commanded to avoid the marauding mosquitos that seem to have developed an addiction to my blood type. I know I’m weird, to the extent that I don’t mind shopping, with the exception of looking for clothes, which I abhor with passionate disdain. As a cook I enjoy buying food – either at the grocery store or the farmers’ market. As a homeowner, I could spend untold hours at Home Depot, Lowes or the Ace Hardware Store. As a retiree I dare not apply for a job there, as I would end up owing them money! Car dealers could well take a lesson from these emporia for the quality of their customer service. Ask an employee anywhere in the store where you could lay your hands on a thingamajig to hang pictures upside down and they won’t just tell you, “Aisle 9 – hardware”, they’ll walk you there and ask you if you need a hammer to affix your thingamajig. They also become acquainted on

the trip, getting to know your name, telling you theirs and if you ever need any advice, just drop by and see them. In the last few days, I’ve learned more about perennials, annuals, insect sprays, weed killers and the like – all in the pursuit of separating me from my money – successfully! And I did it willingly because I was dealing with people who knew what the heck they were talking about. A bargain is recognized as money well spent. I recently searched for a decent used car for one of my daughters – I have connections from Ocean City to Oceanside but prefer to deal locally, purely from a standpoint of convenience for me and, more importantly, my daughter. I would rather have had a root canal or my fingernails peeled back with a pair of pliers. Trust me – customer service does not increase with

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the price of goods being acquired. While $350 at Home Depot gets you bowing and scraping to an excruciating degree, 50 times that at your average dealership doesn’t qualify you for a raised eyebrow. If you do get someone’s attention, it’s likely going to be expressed in something akin to a rugby tackle – blunt, rude and sudden. Maybe car dealers on a recruitment drive might look to others who serve the public on a daily basis to get something approaching quality customer service. Age discrimination is illegal but look at the average guy or gal at the DIY stores. Online is the new front end but face to face can have a lasting impression on the floor. A new customer today is an opportunity to blossom into a lifetime of valuable relationships.

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the auction’s 1,000-unit fleet/ lease and motorsports sale. On Dealers Auto Auction of OklahoJuly 21 dealers will select from ma City set the stage for the spring over 3,500 cars and trucks, and the market with a two-day event that event will conclude with $50,000 combined music, food and dancing in post-sale prizes. with one of the strongest sales of Hailed as one of the most imthe year. portant bands in music since the Customers and the auction staff dawn of the rock and roll era, Chicelebrated in a big way at the first cago ranked in the Top 10 out of DAA/OKC Twister Two Step Party 200 bands in Billboard Magazine’s and Sale April 13 and 14. recent “Hot 200 All-Time Top “This was an Oklahoma-style celArtists” feature. ebration that raised the roof at the The group was recently inductauction,” said Gary Smith, owner of ed into the Rock and Roll Hall of DAA/OKC. “We had a great evening Fame, and its first album, “Chiwith our customers at the party on cago Transit Authority”, was inWednesday night, and met up on ducted into the Grammy Hall of Thursday for a barn-burner of a GOOD TIMES TO REMEMBER: Legendary pop band Chicago is set to play at DAA NorthFame in 2014. sale, with 1,500 vehicles, gifts in the west’s Rock & Roll sale. Their new documentary film, lanes, and $10,000 in prizes to wrap “Now More Than Ever: The Hisit all up. Chicago will be the featured “There was a lot of enthusiasm tory of Chicago,” premiered at the “We had a great time with our headliner at DAA Northwest’s 21st and energy in the lanes when we Sedona International Film Festicustomers at the biggest sale of the annual Rock & Roll Sale this sum- let them know about this one.” val in February and won the Festiseason, and gave everyone somemer. The band will play for DAA’s val’s Best of Fest Audience Choice thing to talk about for a long while “Every year, DAA’s customers, customers and guests July 20. Award. to come.” employees and vendors wait for Chicago will bring its signature this announcement with anticipa- sound of horns, iconic vocalists We invite news items and top-quality photos from our readers to be considered for “Around the Block.” tion,” says Bob McConkey, presi- and classic songs to DAA North- Please include the name of a contact person and a telephone number. Send items and photos to: Jeffrey Bellant. Mail: Used Car News, 24114 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. dent of the McConkey Group. west’s 90-acre campus following Fax: (586) 772-9400 e-mail: jeff@usedcarnews.com

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While GPS is the newest, sexiest technology, it is not foolproof. Unfortunately, you can still lose cars with it. So what’s a dealer to do? First, understand that GPS is a “reactive” answer to the problem after things are already out of control. Now you have to say, “We’ve had enough. Go get the car.” Obviously, most dealers would rather get paid than go through a repo. Second, consider using a twopronged approach that adds a proactive component to the reactive GPS component. Add our PT2000 as a proactive behavior-modification device that encourages your customers to pay

as agreed. The PT2000 can be used as an “active decoy” (ask us). Mounted right there on the dashboard, it is a visible daily reminder to your customers that they must make their payment by the due date. Having a PT2000 is like having your own proactive collector in each and every car so that you can modify bad behavior before an account becomes delinquent. Contact PayTeck at 1-800-880-3081 or www.payteck.com

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Yes – it looks like that’s the choice you’re going to have to make in our presidential race.... As a buy-here, pay-here dealer you also have many choices. One of the principle choices is choosing a capital source. Obtaining capital without negatively affecting your customer base is crucial to the successful growth of any buy-here, pay-here dealership. Small Dealers Assistance (SDA) has been a smart capital choice for dealers nationwide since 1990. Many of SDA’s dealers have never sold accounts before – but have taken advantage of SDA’s programs because

the dealership maintains control over their customer base. SDA firmly believes that a wellrun dealership can collect from their customers better than any finance company. SDA recognizes that every dealership is different and will pattern a custom program to fit your specific needs. SDA can be contacted at 800467-5172 or at www.sdainc.net.

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BHPH Becomes Buy Here Pay ANYWHERE

Long known for helping buy-here, pay-here dealers and finance companies reduce their risk and losses on auto loans, GPS tracking leader Skypatrol now offers a solution that speeds cash flow and simplifies collections by letting customers make payments through online banking or in cash at tens of thousands of retail locations across the U.S. Easy to set-up and included at no extra charge in Skypatrol’s Defender software platform, Remote Auto Payment works with the existing eMessage Payment Reminder feature that automatically notifies borrowers by text or email before their next payment is due. With Remote Auto Payment, those eMessages can now include both a link and PayCode that give borrowers more ways to pay: • They can click the link and pay with a credit or debit card right from their smart phone or PC. • Or, if they’d rather pay in cash, they can take the PayCode included in the message to any 7-Eleven, ACE Cash Express or other authorized retail store in the U.S. There,

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the clerk simply enters the PayCode “item” number as with any purchase or transaction, accepts the customer’s payment and completes a virtually instant payment transfer. After processing, payments go directly into the lender’s bank account. Remote Auto Payment also includes a PCI compliant recurring billing system through a secure, cloud-based payment platform that lets consumers make regularly scheduled payments by credit or debit card. Skypatrol is the only GPS tracking solution provider offering this Remote Auto Payment capability. “Giving our customers the ability to make cash payments from thousands of retail locations or via online accounts from anywhere has obvious value,” said Jimmy Lee, Franchise Operations Director at J. D. Byrider, a buy-here, pay-here dealer in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. “We see the potential for improved cash flow and fewer customer interaction issues by removing barriers to payments.”

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If you are a buy-here, payhere dealer and you’re tired of waiting months and months to recover the capital you have on the streets to help finance your customers, United Acceptance, Inc. (UAI) has a program that is right for you. UAI allows buy-here, pay-here dealers like yourself to recover hard earned cash faster. Many dealers are switching to the Payment Strip Program because it only takes 24-48 hours to get funded. It’s a great way to get cash back quickly instead of waiting six months or longer. There is no seasoning require-

ment on the Payment Strip. It can run 3 to 15 months depending on what your needs are. Dealers who have taken advantage of this program have found it is a great way to build back their inventory, allowing them to sell more cars. Another great benefit for the dealer is the convenience of being able to convert Strip agreements into bulk sales easily. To get a free quote or for more information call United Acceptance, Inc. today at 887.281.2360 or you can e-mail your contact info at sales@ unitedacceptance.com

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Leading GPS Provider Serves BHPH and Subprime Industry with 3.5G Technology, No Renewal Fees At IMETRIK we have one mission: simplify our customers’ asset management. How? By providing powerful and efficient tools to help increase loan payment continuity, diminish delinquencies and reduce asset recovery costs. Simply put, we are dedicated to your success and want to help you maximize your profit margins. With functionalities such as geolocation, payment reminder, starter interrupt and DMS integration, IMETRIK’s Locate and Recover 3.5G devices offer the most robust, reliable and technologically advanced GPS solution on the market today. Here’s why: IMETRIK is an integrated GPS solutions provider, a claim that not many companies can make. Unlike our competitors, we control every step of the chain: from product R&D and manufacturing of our own premium quality devices here in North America, to the mobile network infrastructure and the

user-friendly web application our customers use to manage their assets. The result? A superior 3.5G GPS solution, with access to networks all over the world, allowing you to benefit from significantly enhanced coverage and availability. Three main reasons set us apart from the rest: our product, our value proposition and our customer support. Our product: highly reliable 3.5G GPS tracking devices that are almost indestructible. Engineered only with premium quality industrial grade components for maximum reliability and performance, IMETRIK 3.5G GPS tracking devices are tough. Built to last for years, they are designed to be used in even in the most extreme weather conditions. All IMETRIK components are specifically selected and configured for GPS devices and optimized for rugged GPS use. IMETRIK devices are durable and robust, regardless of the climate and the wear and tear.

To ensure long term durability, IMETRIK devices use only silicon SIM chips which won’t melt, warp or otherwise get damaged in the heat like plastic SIM cards commonly used in phones and in some other GPS devices. Our custom-designed antennas are another key point of differentiation. IMETRIK antennas are far superior. They are not random components also used in radios or phones. In contrast, they are specifically designed, configured and calibrated for GPS under-dash usage in harsh environments. They are so sensitive that they can pick up weak signals, yet they filter out static and interference. Another feature worth highlighting is IMETRIK’s enhanced GPS receiver, allowing for a quicker fix and even greater geolocation precision, usually to within 12 feet of its location, not merely within 1 or 2 city blocks. In addition, IMETRIK devices

have optimized power supply circuitry protecting them against power surges and overloading from even the highest power spikes from commercial trucks. Moreover, when the device is in sleep mode, this special circuitry minimizes power consumption from your asset’s battery. Our value proposition: competitive prices and no renewal fees. With IMETRIK you only pay once. There is no set-up fee and no additional fee to access your customer portal. There is no minimum quantity to order, no activation or reactivation fee, no airtime fee and no renewal fees to pay to keep your devices activated. You only have to make a onetime payment for the device, which can then be re-used on

multiple loans over its lifetime. Our Customer Support: outstanding service you can count on every time you call. At IMETRIK we believe in customer support excellence. We have a dedicated in-house team of highly knowledgeable individuals working east and west coast hours with a combined 18 years of experience at IMETRIK. Their goal: to provide you with quick and efficient answers every time you call and with all the technical support you need to perform your payment collection and asset recovery activities, so that you can continue focusing on your business. IMETRIK: your partner for reliable asset management. To find out more, call today. 1.866.276.5382

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Easier, Faster, More Profitable Since 1972, Credit Acceptance has offered automobile dealers financing programs to help them sell vehicles to consumers, regardless of their credit history. These programs are offered through a nationwide network of automobile dealers who benefit from selling vehicles to consumers who otherwise could not obtain financing. Credit Acceptance is unique in that enrolled dealers using the Portfolio program share in the cash flows from the contract, which creates an alignment of interests and is a critical element of its success. One misconception of the Credit Acceptance program is that it only works for older model vehicles. In fact, it works well with nearly any vehicle; many low-mileage, late-model vehicles (as new as 2015) yield the greatest advances. And, its Credit Approval Processing System (CAPS®) enables dealers to easily structure profitable deals with payments customers can afford. As Credit Acceptance reports to the three national credit reporting agencies, an added benefit of the program is that consumers

can improve their credit with ontime payments and move on to traditional financing sources. It is now easier, faster and more profitable than ever to do business with Credit Acceptance. A significant benefit is eContracting, which enables customers to sign contract documents electronically. This eliminates the need to send contract packages via courier, saving dealers money and considerably reducing funding times. Many deals are funded the same day. Additionally, CAPS® interfaces with multiple vendors (including Dealertrack®) to help dealers easily get applications and leads into the system without duplicate entry. Credit Acceptance has also made enhancements to approval stipulations to streamline the funding process. A proven leader, Credit Acceptance paid dealers over $2,065,409,992 in advances and $202,678,019 in portfolio profit in 2015 alone. Visit CreditAcceptance.com to find out how you can sell more cars and make more money.

Your GPS Device: Is it 2G... no, 3G..., no, 4G? By Jeff Karg, Director of Corporate Communication, Passtime

Those in the special finance or buyhere, pay-here industry often use GPS devices as a way to mitigate risk of financing consumers with subprime credit. GPS devices rely on cellular technology forcing you to face confusing references like 2G, 3G, and 4G. Why should you care about all the “G’s” and what does it have to do with your GPS device? GPS tracking devices have very modest requirements when it comes to cellular technology; usually it is just reporting back its current location. The technology in your smart phone is not needed in your GPS device – and you wouldn’t want to pay that price either. So, why all the talk about the “G’s”? The “G” in 2G, 3G, 4G stands for “generation” (of cellular technology). 2G is the 2nd generation of wireless network technology utilized; 3G is the third, etc. But because of various types of cellular technology, one carrier’s 4G isn’t necessary the same as another’s 4G.

It sounds confusing because it is. There is hope though – at least a little. Another way to identify this technology and narrow the focus of 4G is: LTE, (Long Term Evolution), what many consider to be “true 4G”. Many carriers refer to the network as 4G LTE as a way to differentiate them from the broader, overall term 4G. The bottom line is that because the term 4G is used so broadly, buying something labeled as 4G might not be what you think it is. A better term to look for is LTE or 4G LTE when discussing your provider’s solutions. LTE or 4G LTE will be a big splash so if you haven’t heard announcements that your provider has launched 4G LTE technology, the device you are buying today probably doesn’t have it. Beware – some providers use the term 4G rather loosely in an effort to gain your business. If the cost is in the $100 range or less, the chance of that device actually being 4G LTE is slim to none. For more information about 4G or PassTime, visit www.passtimegps. com or call 877-727-7846.

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