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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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  • Located just north of downtown Sacramento, ADESA Brasher’s is an hour’s drive from the Bay Area, two hours from Reno, and just five minutes from Sacramento International Airport. The 100 acres of the facility provide vehicle storage and parking space for 10,000 vehicles. ADESA Brasher’s was acquired by KAR Auction Services, the parent company of ADESA, in 2016. We recently had a chance to catch up...

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  • If you thought the automotive industry was changing fast, spend a day on the wholesale side of things. New technology is making it easier than ever for car dealers to be more efficient and make more money, but the constant innovation can be tough to keep up with. During my presentation at GIADA 2017 earlier this year, I spoke with dealers about how to maximize this revolutionary technology – such ...

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  • Used Car Week 2017 is in the books, and it was a smashing success for KAR Auction Services and ADESA. More than a dozen members of the KAR group of companies either held their own sessions or participated on expert panels. Our Auto Remarketing 40 Under 40 winners and Women in Remarketing honorees were recognized during special ceremonies. And ADESA also served as the social media sponsor for the c...

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  • Average wholesale prices in October were down only modestly month-over-month and were up year-over-year, bolstered by lingering impacts from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Watch my October Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market outlook for October 2017, visit http://adesa.com/kontos-kommentary.

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  • Eric Jenkins never planned to work in the auto industry. But when he grew frustrated with waiting tables, he unexpectedly found a job at ADESA Dallas two weeks later. The rest is history. Jenkins has steadily risen through the ranks and is now general manager at ADESA Birmingham. His hard work and reputation as a strong leader haven’t gone unnoticed, as Eric was recently honored as one of Auto Rem...

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  • Joe Caruso has a passion for cars—whether it’s attending a classic car show or taking his 1989 Ford Mustang for a spin. Joe has turned his love of cars into a successful career in the auto remarketing industry. As director of online sales at ADESA, he is responsible for increasing customer engagement across the company’s online auction platforms. His work has caught the attention of others. Joe, 3...

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  • Congratulations to ADESA Montreal, winners of the national Grand Prize for Safety Innovation award from the Commission on Labor Health and Safety Standards. The award-winning invention is a wheel dolly that enables the safe towing of inoperable four-wheel drive vehicles. The team earned the chance to compete at the national level after winning at the regional level in 2016. Winning the grand prize...

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  • It will be hard to miss ADESA and KAR Auction Services at Used Car Week 2017. In addition to participating on more than a dozen expert panels, ADESA is once again serving as the event’s social media sponsor. If you plan on tweeting or posting on Instagram during the conference, don’t forget to use the hashtag #UsedCarWeek. Your post just might appear on the giant social media video wall. We’re als...

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  • Average wholesale prices in September were up month-over-month and year-over-year, bolstered by dealer demand in the hurricane-stricken regions.  This impact may be waning and prices are likely to resume the softening pattern seen prior to these catastrophic events. In short, Harvey and Irma seem to have resulted in an impact to wholesale prices like that seen in the aftermath of Sandy:  a lift of...

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  • This post was jointly written by ADESA Canada colleagues Sornelle Gray (director of operations and training), Nevade Coombs (sales and communications manager) and Trevor Henderson (chief operating officer). After more than 35 years in the automotive business, Doug Collis is retiring from Ford of Canada. Doug has been a huge talent in the industry, as well as our friend. He held various positions w...

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  • ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The auction al...

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  • Nothing compares to hitting the open road on a motorcycle. For the past 24 years, I have had the privilege of exploring the country with friends and colleagues on our annual motorcycle ride as part of The Accelerators Motorcycle Club. Each year, we choose a new route, usually around 3,000 miles roundtrip. We’ve seen almost every corner of this great country—and the scenery only gets more and more ...

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  • After more than 35 years of dedicated service to our industry, Linda Silverstein will retire from Ford Motor Company at the end of this month. I first met Linda over 20 years ago when she was running the auto remarketing services division for Ford. We immediately hit it off. She grew up in the town next to where I grew up. We are about the same age, followed the same bands, had the same favorite r...

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