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  • Located in California’s central valley, ADESA Fresno was founded as Fresno Auto Dealers Exchange in 2012. It was purchased by the Brasher family in 2014, becoming their eighth location. The auction’s first sale as Brasher’s Fresno Auto Auction was in January 2015. In 2016, KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, acquired the auction in Fresno from the Brasher family, along with seven ot...

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  • One of my favorite parts about working at ADESA is the sheer number of opportunities we have to give back. From food drives to fundraisers, helping others is a core foundation of our company. This spring I had the pleasure of hosting not one but two live charity auctions, at NADA Show 2018 and Digital Dealer 24, the latter of which took place just last week. Shortly after my Digital Dealer session...

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  • Founded in 2010, ADESA San Jose is strategically located in the 10th largest city in the United States, just minutes from the city’s two largest auto malls. The auction is only 8 miles from San Jose International Airport and approximately 40 miles from both the Oakland and San Francisco airports, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The auction was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company o...

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  • At Digital Dealer 24, held April 10–12 in Orlando, Florida, dealer principals, managers, marketing directors and more will convene to expand their knowledge, discover new technology to grow their dealership operations and find out how to build custom solutions from over 100 educational sessions led by industry leaders. Stop by ADESA Booth 301 for a preview of our latest technological offerings for...

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  • This is a guest post from Eddy Cusan, vice president of sales for ADESA Canada. Two automotive remarketing conferences in three days made for an exciting week in Toronto, Canada, at the end of March. ADESA Canada was joined by parent company KAR Auction Services and other KAR business units with speakers, panel appearances and awards. Here’s a look back at the conferences. Auto Remarketing Canada ...

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  • For ADESA and our partners, NADA Show 2018 turned out to be a rousing success. Our team enjoyed sharing unique industry insight and knowledge, networking with attendees and giving them a taste of our newest offerings. Our annual charity auction has been an NADA staple for seven consecutive years, and 2018 was no different. At the event, we auctioned off a beautiful 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster X...

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  • Car buyers expect two sets of keys when they purchase a used vehicle from your dealership lot. But we all know that sometimes when you purchase a car at auction, you may only get one set. Keys may go missing during ownership, resale, transporting the vehicle—or anywhere in between. Did you know that your local auction may be your best solution for your missing key woes? Auto auctions with on-site ...

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  • From March 22–25, the ADESA team will return to sunny Las Vegas for NADA Show 2018. NADA Show allows us the opportunity to connect with customers and automotive industry professionals, raise money for a great cause and announce our latest marketplace offerings for dealers—which this year includes ADESA Rewards. This year’s expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of educational workshops a...

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  • The 2018 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) recently came to a close, and several ADESA auction locations were recognized for providing industry-leading service and operational excellence. Leaders at KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, were also honored for their substantial industry contributions. CAR, held annually in Las Vegas and organized with NAAA and IARA, is an impor...

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  • At the annual ADESA Dealer Sales meeting, recently held in Indianapolis, one of the most exciting events of the week was the awards presentation. Individuals, teams and auctions were recognized for their superior contributions to dealer sales, online sales and major dealer accounts. Congratulations to these award winners. ADESA Canada Awards Chris Stickley, senior director of dealer sales and mark...

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  • Auction general managers and sales teams from all of our ADESA locations across North America recently gathered in Indianapolis, creating a great opportunity for attendees to connect with others in their regions and beyond. Speakers, focus groups and breakout sessions allowed participants to brainstorm and share best practices. 2017 Auction of the Year Awards We also took the opportunity to recogn...

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  • ADESA Reno serves customers in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada. It is one of eight auctions that KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, acquired from the Brasher family in 2016. The auction runs four lanes in a 15,000-square-foot auction arena. The facility has a 3,600-square-foot reconditioning and detail shop and an 8,320-square-foot ...

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  • Wholesale used vehicle prices started the year in the pattern that characterized much of 2017 in the months prior to hurricane season. Namely, car prices tended to fall while truck prices provided a boost to average wholesale values. In January, car prices continued to show year-over-year price declines, while truck prices did the opposite, but that situation is moving towards parity, as indicated...

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  • I am very excited to announce that ADESA has launched the first-of-its-kind customer rewards program. With ADESA Rewards, car dealers can now earn points when they purchase vehicles and specialty units at our U.S. auction locations and on ADESA.com. They can turn their points into ADESA Dollars to use toward buy fees on future eligible purchases. Or, they can redeem points for things they want or ...

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  • Today’s informed car-buying consumers know exactly what vehicle they want, and they use multiple online resources to find that vehicle on a lot near them. As a dealer, you need to have the right inventory on your lot. But how do you know what inventory is the inventory your customers want, and what if those vehicles aren’t available at your local auction? Most dealerships use inventory management ...

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  • While the Philadelphia Eagles were on their way to clinching a heart-pounding underdog victory during the 2018 Super Bowl, creative car commercials were also getting in on the action. As a car lover and someone who’s worked in marketing my entire career, I’m always excited to see what the world’s top brands will come up with next. Although the 2018 Super Bowl was relatively light on car commercial...

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  • ADESA Boise was acquired by KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, in 2016. As the Idaho Auto Auction—and later as Brasher’s Idaho Auto Auction—ADESA Boise has served the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas for more than 40 years. The auction draws customers from Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Canada, as well as a nationwide and overseas audi...

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  • January is a time to look forward and set goals for ourselves, but it is also a good opportunity to reflect on the year that just ended. On that note, it’s a great time to remember all of the ADESA auction locations and employees who received awards and accolades from our industry partners. When I read through this list, I’m inspired. It reminds me that I am surrounded by an incredibly talented gr...

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  • Every January, tens of thousands of car aficionados and gearheads descend on Scottsdale for the annual Barrett-Jackson auction—a one-of-a-kind event featuring the rarest, most amazing and exotic cars crossing the auction block. In tandem with this global auction event, ADESA Phoenix hosts its annual Legendary Sales Week. The event allows our customers to experience the glitz and glamour of both au...

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  • CarsArrive Network kicked off 2018 with the celebration of a milestone: They have coordinated the shipment of 10 million loads of vehicles since the company began. That translates to approximately 18 million vehicles, and nearly a billion miles of transportation. Some people may not know this, but Michael Briggs, CEO and president of CarsArrive, drove a 10-vehicle hauler for a decade before starti...

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  • During an incredibly successful Used Car Week 2017, ADESA COO Paul Lips took a few minutes to chat with Auto Remarketing Senior Editor Joe Overby for the Auto Remarketing Podcast. In their discussion, the pair talked about challenges and opportunities in the auto remarketing industry in 2018, safety measures at auto auctions, mobile apps in the wholesale vehicle business, the future of physical au...

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  • Have you ever bought a vehicle only to find out it has engine problems or other issues that were left undisclosed? If so, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to that frustrating scenario. A post-sale inspection (PSI) is essentially an insurance policy for vehicle buyers. The inspection determines whether the car you bought is in the same condition that was presented at sale ti...

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  • ADESA Salt Lake, formerly called Brasher’s Salt Lake Auto Auction, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions under the Brasher’s banner. The 70 acres of ADESA Salt Lake offer vehicle storage for over 7,500 vehicles and 500 customer parking spots. The auction has 12 lanes, 12 mechanics bays, a state-of-the-art detail shop, body and p...

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  • This is a guest post from Jane Morgan, president of specialty auctions division at ADESA. We all know ADESA as the go-to auction for buying and selling cars and trucks. But did you know we also serve the needs of dealers looking to purchase or sell recreational vehicles, marine, powersports and heavy-duty trucks and equipment? This is our Specialty Auction division, and we offer these sales at doz...

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  • Year after year, tens of thousands of dealers and industry professionals visit the Overdrive blog to read the latest ADESA news and trends—and 2017 was no different. This year was filled with prestigious awards, brilliant people, great events, grand openings, huge charity fundraisers and tons of advice for dealers. Join us in looking back at our most popular Overdrive posts of 2017. ADESA 2016 Awa...

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  • Average wholesale prices in November were down month-over-month more significantly than in October and, despite being up modestly on a year-over-year basis, are indicative of an end to the price boost from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Retail used vehicle demand was soft for the month as well, although CPO sales were solid. Watch my November Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Komment...

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  • Do you market your vehicles online? If you’re a seller and answered “no,” you may be missing out on customers. The auto remarketing industry is changing, and it’s estimated that more than 30 percent of independent dealers now buy online—and the numbers continue to rise. Sellers must remain competitive by using technology to market vehicles. Data shows that sellers who choose a professional conditi...

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  • Is your dealership running as smoothly as it possibly can? How do you know for sure? Most dealer principals have a grand vision for what they want their business to look like, and they set up policies that are supposed to get them there. But policies are just statements about how things should be. A policy has to be backed up by a written process that spells out all the steps to be taken and who t...

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