Category Archives: Automotive

Westlake Financial Partners with AUL

Westlake Financial Services announces a new partnership with AUL Corp. (AUL), the nation’s premier warranty and vehicle service contract administrator. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience, AUL will now provide back-end servicing in 19 states for Secure One®, Westlake’s vehicle protection program.

Release:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180313006291/en/Westlake-Financial-Partners-AUL

3 Service Contract Benefits that Boost Value for Customers

Article from Sean Murphy (Director, Product Development at Fortegra) listing three valuable service contract benefits.

Source:  http://blog.fortegra.com/3-service-contract-benefits-that-boost-value-for-customer

Personal Safeguards Group Publishes Service Contract Industry Estimates – Over $53b

At retail the US Consumer Service Contract Industry is approximately $53.7b

Breakdown by Segment Chart:  http://warrantynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Industry-Overview.png

Source:  Personal Safeguards Group, LLC

JD Power Enters the Dealer F&I Space

J.D. Power announced the launch of J.D. Power Automotive Protection Products for new-car buyers.  J.D. Power Automotive Protection Products include extended service warranties, tire protection, surface protection, GAP, key replacement, lifetime warranty, dent-and-ding, maintenance, high-tech coverage and windshield protection as an add-on.

Article:  http://www.fi-magazine.com/news/story/2018/01/jd-power-enters-f-i-space.aspx

Zurich to Focus Heavily on F&I in 2018

Zurich North America, one of the largest insurance and vehicle service contract providers for auto dealers plans on a heavy focus on F&I in 2018.

Article:  http://www.fi-magazine.com/news/story/2018/01/zurich-to-focus-heavily-on-f-i-in-2018.aspx

California auto dealer offering 20-year 200,000 mile warranty

Selma Auto Mall is now offering a 20-year 200,000-mile warranty with every purchase of a new car.

Article:  http://abc30.com/business/local-auto-dealer-offering-20-year-200000-mile-warranty/2960895/

WCM 2018 – Warranty And Service Contract Management For Innovation And Growth

14th Annual WCM Conference

When
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Pacific Time

Where
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California 92109

The theme of the 14th annual conference is “Warranty And Service Contract Management For Innovation And Growth” which addresses how effective warranty and service contract management has enabled companies to develop their competitive edge, manage risk and increase cost savings, innovate and grow.

The WCM 2018 event offers a broad range of presentations with attendees able to choose from up to 3 parallel tracks with over 50 speakers spread over 20 separate sessions.

Complete Details: http://www.cvent.com/events/warranty-chain-management-conference-2018/event-summary-b8df502cfa2c43afae28cb637dc7b5e2.aspx?i=dcb27c6a-7dee-477b-8b2b-14a698b5a10d