Used Car Dealer Podcast

Used Car Dealer Podcast

Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Episodes

November 21, 2022 14 min


In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Keith and Chris McCrone of Dealer 101 recorded LIVE at Used Car Week in San Diego, CA. They discuss training dealers just getting into the business, continuing education for dealerships, challenges as well as opportunities in 2023, and other timely content for used car dealers. Please note because this podcast is recorded live, you may hear slight conference noise in t...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Bob Voltmann, CEO of NIADA. They discuss the big focuses of NIADA for 2023, predictions on the used car marketplace, and the upcoming NABD Super Forum (https://bhphsuperforum.com) November 9th, 2022.

Some of the questions asked include:


Q) What came out of the NIADA National Policy Conference 2022?


Q) What did you learn about what makes Washington move to get new policie...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director of Automotive Financial Solutions at Experian. They discuss the average loan amount growth, credit union auto finance market share, and her speaking engagement at the upcoming NABD Super Forum.

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So, as an ice breaker, Melinda, talk about what brought you into the auto credit space? 

Q) Discuss the a...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Wendy Rinehart, the executive director of the OIADA (Ohio Independent Auto Dealer Association). They discuss the used car marketplace, the importance of IADAs, the upcoming Ohio convention, and more! 

Some of the questions asked include: 

Q) So Wendy, I wanted to start with an ice breaker, you mentioned to me, that you made, two big business mistakes before 18, what were...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Bob Voltmann, the CEO of NIADA, the largest national used car association in the United States. They discuss the used car marketplace, NIADA updates in Washington, the most recent convention, and more!

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So let’s get started and for those of us listening talk about what your first year and a half as CEO of NIADA have been like, wha...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Bob Hollenshead, the CEO & Founder of Accu-Trade, one of the largest used car wholesalers in the United States, and a serial entrepreneur. Zach and Bob discuss the current used car market wholesale conditions, Carvana, and the future outlook of the used car marketplace. Some of the questions asked include:

1) So, Bob, we still have a supply chain challenge this yea...

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In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Chip Perry, CEO of A2Z Sync (Former CEO of Autotrader & TrueCar) on: the "One Person Sales Model': current used car market conditions; and what excited Chip to join A2Z Sync. Some of the questions asked include: 

Q) Major news outlets have been covering the high inventory prices, inventory shortage, rising price of gasoline, rental cars at an all time high, what has been your view ...

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In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Randy Kobat, VP of Inventory Management Solutions at Cox Automotive. Randy discusses the latest developments from NADA, how Upside and KBB ICO help used car dealers, as well as general discussion around inventory management.

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening, talk about how you got into the auto industry?
Q) You and the Cox team recentl...

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Happy New Year and after a December break we have the first episode of the UCDP for 2022 featuring Jasen Rice of Lotpop. In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Jasen Rice the president of Lotpop which is a lot management software and professional services company. Jasen discusses the latest developments with the inventory / chip shortage, his experience in the industry and at vAuto, as well as best practices for dealers on turn an...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bill Zadeits the president of Cherokee Media which is one of the most recognizable automotive press outlets with the Auto Remarketing Magazine and the Used Car Week properties. Zach discusses the latest developments from Auto Remarketing including their in-person conference this year and observations from the used car marketplace.

Some of the questions asked incl...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Lissette Gole the head of automotive retail at Google. Lissette discusses the latest developments from Google including their dealer playbook and how they help dealers sell more cars online. 

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening, talk about your career path into automotive at Google? 
Follow Up - For those unfa...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Joe McCloskey the NIADA President of the board of directors and a successful Colorado-based used car dealer operator who has been in the business for over 50 years. Zach and Joe discuss the importance of IADAs as well as 20 groups, inventory during the pandemic, and thoughtful advice from Joe's years in the business. 

Some of the questions asked include: 

Q) S...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Danny Zaslavsky the managing partner of VinCue on running a large used car dealership with no floor plan, inventory management in 2021, VinCue product, and the concept of the highest authentic value.

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening:

Danny - Talk about your background in automotive and how you got involved ...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Christ Lentz the CEO of AutoSweet and an auto industry entrepreneur with a previous exit. Chris discusses with Zach how dealers have adapted their inventory marketing, Facebook, Google Adwords, best practices with dealer marketing.

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) So let’s get started and for those of us listening talk about your previous experience as an a...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Ilana Shabtay the Director of Marketing at AutoLeadStar and a podcaster herself on the Inside Auto Podcast. Ilana discusses with Zach how dealers have adapted their marketing of used cars, best practices and not-so-good practices with dealer marketing, and other hot topics in the used car marketplace.

Some of the questions asked include:

Q) 2021 was been a rolle...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bob Voltmann the CEO of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). Since joining NIADA, Voltmann has led new initiatives to bring even more value to associate members and partners. Bob discusses what it was like to join NIADA during the pandemic and upcoming in-person NIADA conference in Texas. This is an episode you will not want to miss! 

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Justin Davis Co-Founder of BacklotCars which was recently acquired by KAR Global a publicly traded company. Since joining KAR, Davis has led the successful integration of BacklotCars and TradeRev, combining all U.S. users onto one streamlined platform and digital dealer-to-dealer marketplace. Davis and his team lean in to their entrepreneurial roots, aiming to d...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach interviews Nathan Fox of Cox Automotive who is the Senior Director of Business Development for Cox Automotive’s Inventory Management Solutions brands which include vAuto and Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer. In this role, Nathan leads the development of all inventory merchandising solutions. 

His primary focus is helping dealerships grow their business by having all the data an...

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In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast Zach interviews marketer and podcaster Jason Harris out of Canada. Jason discusses how used car dealers can brand themselves, social media mistakes, "Why buy from us", and the customer buying process. 

Some of the questions asked include:

Q1) 2020 was a roller coaster of a year for dealers, talk to me about what you observed from your lens in Canada and how dealers adapted since ...

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Steve is back for another episode of the UCDP where we catch up on hot industry topics including digital retail for used car dealers; Carvana and other public online used car dealers; as well as how the used car marketplace is performing in 2021. Some of the questions asked include:

1. What has Steve been seeing in terms of recovery (2021) and used dealers starting to pick up momentum?
2. Steve, what are you seeing in terms of tax s...

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