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Dealers Choice Awards

F&I Training
1st Place - Diamond Award
2005 - 2017

Compliance Training
2016 -2017 - Platinum Award
2015 - Gold Award

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May 2018

It's Time To Vote Again!

Vote Now

Voting for the Dealers' Choice Awards 2018, is now open! This annual survey is sponsored by Auto Dealer Today.

UDS has been voted #1 in F&I Training for thirteen years in a row and also in Compliance Training for three consecutive years! We'd like your help in continuing our #1 spot this year.

The survey process closes May 31st and should take just 5-10 minutes to complete and you could be one of two lucky winners of an Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet!

We'd appreciate your vote in these categories:

+ F&I Training
+ Compliance Training

As one of only a few companies to be awarded in all thirteen years that the survey has run, we feel very fortunate and hope to continue that streak this year. Please also invite your co-workers to vote for UDS in the categories above by simply forwarding this email.  

We value our dealer partners and thank you for supporting UDS. Thank you in advance for making UDS the most awarded F&I Training and Development company in North America! 

*Click here to read the Official Contest Rules  


"F&I Superstar" - 5 Ways To Get There

So, you want to become an F&I Superstar, or achieve Master status? This 5-part series will help keep you focused on the intangibles that will help get you there. A word of caution, these are reserved only for professionals who are proactive in their professional advancement and are serious about accelerating their performance and earnings. You’ve been warned.

1. Make It Easy For Your Customers & Peers To Do Business With You:
If you missed # 1, click to read it in February's RoadMaster.

2. Maximize Your Menu’s Effectiveness
If you missed # 2, click to read it in the March RoadMaster.

3. Become More Valuable
If you missed # 3, click to read it in April's RoadMaster.

4. Manage Your Time Wisely

The responsibilities and interruptions that an F&I manager encounters every day are never ending. If they’re not delivering vehicles, they’re answering phone calls, working deals, trying to get loans approved and so on it goes.  But an effective F&I manager shouldn’t let these interruptions control them.

The top Business Managers work at time management each day, so the process doesn’t overwhelm them. Those who don’t always seem to be stressed out and running behind.  They don’t have the energy to present their products with enthusiasm and cope with the adversity they are certain to encounter.

Here are some ideas to help you through the day with time management:

Keep priorities in front of you.  To do lists are great to keep a written account of what you must accomplish, but that’s not enough. If not used correctly they will confuse activity with results. Pick two or three tasks each day that absolutely must be finished before you leave that day. This way you are certain to get the priorities finished.

What is the most valuable use of my time now?
This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself when it is time to move on to the next task. This way you make sure that you’re always being productive.

Plan your work and work your plan.
Take a few minutes a day and schedule your activities for the day. This way you’ll accomplish activities that are the most important, and you won’t forget doing something that needs to be done that day.

5. Continue Training On A Daily, Weekly, Monthly Basis

Reminder, this is a 5-part series. The June edition of UDS RoadMaster will detail #5, Training on a Daily, Weekly, Monthly basis.


Lovebug Season = Big $$$

Love Bug Season

Love bug season is here which presents us F&I professionals with the first of two annual opportunities to boost our environmental sales and profits. While our interior/exterior programs, such as the new and improved UDS Diamond Finish program which features Nano Diamond Ceramic technology, offer customers incredible protection against a variety of factors, the potential damage presented by insects is uniquely unavoidable. In other words, if you drive your vehicle, you will collide with love bugs and have a car full of their highly acidic and corrosive remains. The harmful effects of love bugs, and all insects, to automotive paint has been widely documented, such as this story from the Orlando Sentinel, concluding unanimously that an investment in protecting the paint is mandatory.

Now is the time to put some focus on this great product and utilize the selling advantage that these bugs present.

Finally, for those of you currently offering the UDS Diamond Finish program, you will find a consumer-facing video that highlights the Diamond Finish program which includes a demonstration involving lighting a hood on fire! Download it, share it with your customers, play it in your service waiting area or place it on your website.

Click here to learn all about UDS DiamondFinish.

For additional details, please contact your UDS Representative.

UDS Training Calendar

Upcoming UDS Training

[UDS Webinar Series]

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Tuesday, June 12th - 12:15pm - 12:45pm (EST)
Wednesday, June 13th - 12:15pm - 12:45pm (EST)

Leasing can provide a boost to your unit count as well as your product sales and profits. This session will tell you how.

Attend this session and you will learn:

  • The market outlook on leasing
  • When to use the "L" word with customers
  • Conversions
  • Lease components defined
  • Calculating a Lease

Don't miss it - Click This Link To Register today!

Comprehensive 5-Day F&I Certification

Mark your calendars! Our next award-winning F&I Certification program will be held at UDS' Training Center the week of:
August 6-10, 2018

This session is designed to create the next generation of qualified F&I professionals. Perhaps you have a current manager that has never been through a formal F&I School, or you are in need of a qualified backup – this is the school for them!

For over 35 years, UDS has been a market leader in F&I Training, and has been voted top F&I Training Provider in the nation for the past 13 years.

Click Here For a Detailed Course Overview.

Call for registration and full details: 800-282-1154



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P.O. Box 8150 - Clearwater, FL 33758
(800) 282-1154 - (727) 507-8200

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