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Stronger Together

The experts are predicting trends for the industry that may or may not come true, and dealerships need to have plans in place for any eventuality. And, if 2017 taught us anything, it’s that nature can always have the final say in how we do business, or if we can open at all.

The world seems to be moving at an ever-increasing rate. New technologies seem to spring up overnight that offer — or threaten — to revolutionize the automobile sales industry and change the way we do business forever. Vehicles are getting more and more advanced, and consumers are demanding technology in their cars that, just a few years ago, would have been considered science fiction. The experts are predicting trends for the industry that may or may not come true, and dealerships need to have plans in place for any eventuality. And, if 2017 taught us anything, it’s that nature can always have the final say in how we do business — or if we can open at all.

And that future shows no signs of slowing down.

That’s why it’s important to take a moment and live in the now and see those around you for the valuable individuals they are — we all depend on each other in order to bring our best to our co-workers, our families, our friends and our customers. It’s easy to take each other for granted, but don’t; we’re stronger together than we’d ever be apart.

This has been a big year for AutoSuccess — the biggest change came as we joined the Babcox family — but one thing will always remain the same: to be grateful to you, our audience, for allowing us to speak with industry professionals, learn from them and bring those lessons and encouragement to you. Without you, we wouldn’t exist, so thank you. Thank you for sharing your time and attention with us. Thank you for giving us your input and feedback so we can grow and improve in our mission. Thank you for keeping us on our toes and teaching us as we strive to gather and share information and lessons with you.

We’re looking forward to a great holiday season and are excited to see what 2018 holds in store. We might not be able to predict the future, but we can promise one thing: we’ll continue to give you our best. So, thank you, take care, enjoy the holidays and we’ll face that future together.

Susan Givens

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