News & Alerts

16
March
2022

Quality Dealer Nominations Open!

Quality Dealer Nominations Open!

We are excited to announce that the nomination process for the 2022 Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware Quality Dealer Award is open!

Categories: News

14
March
2022

PIADA Fast Blast - HB 2064 & HB 2372

PIADA Fast Blast - HB 2064 & HB 2372

Dear PIADA Member,

This legislative session PIADA has begun working with members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to introduce two pieces of legislation:           

House Bill 2064 (Login to view PDF) (Culver-R) Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), further providing for certificate of salvage required, for transfer to vehicle salvage dealer, for transfer to scrap metal processor and for penalty; further providing for impoundment for nonpayment of fines.

House Bill 2372 (Login to view PDF) (Schmitt-R) Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), further providing for definitions; further providing for reports by private property owners of abandoned vehicles and providing for abandoned vehicles at wholesale vehicle auctions.

Categories: Legislative

03
March
2022

Auto Dealerships on Notice for Unfair and Deceptive Practices

Auto Dealerships on Notice for Unfair and Deceptive Practices

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today issued an advisory to car dealerships in Pennsylvania warning of unfair and deceptive practices that violate the Commonwealth’s Consumer Protection Law.

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22
February
2022

Tips to Stay Compliant During F&I Presentations

Tips to Stay Compliant During F&I Presentations

Today, more than ever, it's critically important to train dealership staff to give consumers the right information in a compliant manner. The best way to ensure that your staff maintains compliance is through proper training. In addition, take the time to sit and listen to sales and F&I presentations. The most common mistakes we see, and where staff need the most training, are as follows.

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09
February
2022

Taking a Multi-Tiered Approach to Fight the Growing Ways Fraudsters Operate

Taking a Multi-Tiered Approach to Fight the Growing Ways Fraudsters Operate

Fraud. It’s a term that is often identified by the abuse types or tactics used by perpetrators: account takeover, payment fraud, malicious content, and synthetic ID. This siloed use of terminology has contributed to the belief that fraud activity is siloed. However, fraudsters don’t rely on single activities or single types of abuse. Today’s fraud network is comprised of various, interconnected relationships of different abuse tactics. 

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20
January
2022

Focus on Fraud

Focus on Fraud

Fraud is higher than ever and it’s occurring more often, according to the 2021 Auto Lending Fraud Sentiment Survey from Point Predictive. 

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03
January
2022

Happy Employees Leads to Happy Customers

Happy Employees Leads to Happy Customers

There’s something different about Hendrick Automotive Group that elevates its automotive dealerships above its peers. 

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01
January
2022

Used Car Prices Will Fall

Used Car Prices Will Fall

Record high used-vehicle prices will come down. The question is how fast, according to a new KPMG white paper titled, “Used car prices could crash — will they?”

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17
November
2021

Advantage GPS Debuts Sophisticated Revo 2.0 at the 2021 NABD Expo

Advantage GPS Debuts Sophisticated Revo 2.0 at the 2021 NABD Expo

The most advanced, next-generation battery technology now powers Advantage’s family of wireless GPS devices.

Categories: News

13
October
2021

USPTO Grants ‘Unified Device Access’ Patent To Advantage GPS

USPTO Grants ‘Unified Device Access’ Patent To Advantage GPS

Irvine, CA, October 12, 2021 – Advantage GPS, a leader in modern data analytics and advanced, risk mitigation solutions for vehicle finance professionals, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted United States Patent 11,102,615 for the company’s “Unified Device Access” tech

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08
March
2021

Alternatives To Vaccine Mandates For Auto Dealerships

Alternatives To Vaccine Mandates For Auto Dealerships

The COVID-19 vaccine is finally here. For many auto dealerships, being able to advertise a workforce that is fully COVID-19 vaccinated could certainly be a competitive advantage. However, there are complications embedded in rolling out a mandatory vaccine policy. In many states, just navigating when the vaccine is going to be available to the general public is difficult.

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22
February
2021

2021 Market Outlook

2021 Market Outlook

America is under the Great Freeze of 2021, which could last two weeks. Millions are without power, businesses and schools are shuttered. Power grids are straining under a brutal arctic assault. This will without a doubt negatively affect business output and the economy for the first quarter of the year, the automotive retail marketplace included.

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16
February
2021

ProGuard Warranty Banks On Certified Pre-Owned Program To Increase Dealer Revenue

ProGuard Warranty Banks On Certified Pre-Owned Program To Increase Dealer Revenue

Avoca, PA – February 16, 2021– ProGuard Warranty, a leading vehicle protection product provider, has launched a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program to better position independent and franchise dealers for the current automotive retail environment. ProGuard’s CPO program helps dealers improve profit margins and inventory turns by providing higher quality vehicles backed by a 125-point certification process for buyer’s peace of mind.

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24
December
2020

My Perspective On What’s Next

My Perspective On What’s Next

Today is the day before Christmas 2020. We have experienced a year that didn’t make us see 20/20, but in fact fogged up everybody’s vision. If you/we made it through this year standing, then whatever gets thrown at us will feel like a warm breeze, look like a great view smoking a non-fugazy Cohiba, with a bank balance that has a pile of zeroes (minimum 8), a happy wife, no mortgages, a lot packed with units with no floorplan, pacemaker battery on full charge, and with no aches or pains. What we see in the rearview mirror was for most of us the most profitable year, and “cred”, in that we made it through an apocalyptic historic time.

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10
November
2020

PassTime Launches New OASIS v2 IoT Platform

PassTime Launches New OASIS v2 IoT Platform

LITTLETON, Colorado—November 10, 2020—PassTime®, a leading provider of vehicle GPS Solutions announced today it has launched OASIS v2 IoT platform which utilizes telematics data from millions of connected vehicles to give customers the visibility they need to make better, safer and smarter business decisions.

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