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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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  • Digital Dealer 23 is officially in the books. Our team enjoyed the opportunity to speak with customers and colleagues and share our latest offerings at our booth. I was privileged to speak about one of my favorite topics: using technology to buy more profitable pre-owned inventory. But the height of excitement was the charity auction we hosted in partnership with TradeRev. All proceeds raised from...

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  • Average wholesale prices in August were once again up largely on the strength of truck prices, although another factor could be early impacts from Hurricane Harvey, which appeared to drive prices up at the end of the month, particularly in Texas. (Please see Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition for additional information.) Watch the August Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire...

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  • For the fourth year, ADESA and our parent company, KAR Auction Services, served as presenting sponsors of Artomobilia, a celebration of automotive art and design in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Recently, more than 400 incredible collector cars were on display in downtown Carmel, Indiana, not far from our corporate headquarters. The event drew a crowd of 15,000 art and automotive enthusiasts—...

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  • Meteorologists are calling Hurricane Harvey a thousand-year flood event—a storm of unprecedented magnitude and devastation. For the past week, no news cycle has been complete without photos of the human toll, miraculous rescues—and vehicles submerged in the flood plain. The recovery efforts in Houston and other impacted areas in Texas and beyond will take many weeks and months, if not years. Estim...

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  • The entire ADESA team is excited and ready to head to the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Sept. 18–20, 2017, for Digital Dealer 23. I have the distinct honor of taking the stage at this year’s event to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart: wholesale auctions aren’t what they used to be. Technology and access to information has completely changed the way dealers retail and acquire used cars....

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  • Average wholesale prices in July were down month-over-month and only up on a year-over-year basis largely on the strength of pickup truck prices. Drilling down into the data once again clearly reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sale type, vehicle age, model class and mileage. Retail sales have softened this summer and have not been providing the demand-side suppo...

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  • Each year, women executives and leaders from ADESA and the automotive remarketing industry reconvene for the Women of Remarketing (WOR) conference. This meet-up is the foremost annual forum committed to advancing the impact of women in the remarketing community. It’s one of my favorite events, and I look forward to it each year. Debbie Vaughn, executive sales director at ADESA, launched this confe...

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  • ADESA Portland is now fully integrated into the ADESA auction line-up. The former Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other Brasher’s auctions. One of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest auto auctions, ADESA Portland sits on 34 acres and boasts eight auction blocks, a 20,000-sq.-ft. reconditioning facility and ful...

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  • We know our customers are busy. Sometimes they’re too busy to make it to one of our auctions. So we’re always looking for ways to help them find the cars they need for their dealership lots. LiveBlock lets customers participate in live auctions virtually and bid real-time from their desktops and mobile devices. During the month of July, we encouraged employees to have fun educating dealers about t...

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  • Located just northwest of the Detroit metropolitan area, ADESA Flint proudly serves dealers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and beyond. Formerly known as Flint Auto Auction, ADESA Flint was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016. I caught up with General Manager Lawrence Cubitt to find out more about this new addition to the ADESA line-up. What can you tell us ...

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  • We recently celebrated the end of our Search-To-Win Sweepstakes—a six-weeks-long contest that included winning opportunities for both dealers and employees. Dealers got to learn more about our online products and services by searching for three entry links strategically placed on the secure side of ADESA.com. From almost 5,000 entries, three lucky dealers were selected at random to win a grand-pri...

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  • Did you know there’s an entire industry built off buying and selling first-open opportunity vehicles? Here’s how it works. When a car’s lease is up, the grounding dealer gets to decide whether he wants to keep it or not. If he passes on it, the car goes into the franchise network for other dealers to bid on. If they pass on the car, it moves to an open sale, where it’s often bought by an independe...

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  • Average wholesale prices in June were down versus May but up on a year-over-year basis. However, drilling down into the data once again clearly reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sale type, vehicle age, model class and mileage. Watch the June Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market outlook for June 2017, visit http://ades...

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  • Several members of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) recently brought the excitement of the auction experience to a Senate Automotive Caucus meeting in Capitol Hill. I had the great honor of being part of this group, along with three ADESA colleagues: Heather Greenawald and Elizabeth Murphy of our legal team, and Warren Clauss, general manager of ADESA Buffalo and NAAA President-elect. ...

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