Rental Vehicle Fleet Remarketing

Remarketing your rental vehicles effectively will increase your revenue. The rental vehicle fleet remarketing channel will help you improve resale value, recondition grounded vehicles and use online remarketing and auto auctions to sell vehicles while in use.

Used Pickup Sales Weakening

A rising supply of used pickups coupled with aggressive pricing for new models is expected to cause a weakening in values in the wholesale market, according to new data from Black Book.


Kontos: Wholesale Values Flat in September

Wholesale used-vehicle prices average $10,734 in September, which was flat with August but up 5.1% from a year ago, according to ADES Analytical Services.


Full-Size Pickup Truck Retention Shows First Drop in 4 Years

Full-size pickup truck retention rates for model-year vehicles older than two years showed a slight decrease this year after steadily increasing for the last five years.


Black Book: Car Depreciation Shows Signs of Slowing

Cars showed better retention in the last week of September than in the previous four weeks, while trucks depreciated more than they have during that same timeframe.


Trucks Continue to Keep Wholesale Yearly Prices Up

Wholesale prices for trucks were up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis while cars were down 1.3%, according to ADESA.


Enterprise Car Sales Opens 2 New Locations in Arizona

Enterprise Car Sales, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened two new locations to serve customers in the Phoenix area.


Rental Risk Units Sold at Auction High For August

This could be a sign that stop-sale/stop-use units are being repaired and creating less demand for loaner vehicles, says Manheim.


Rental Customers Help Improve Car Sales in South Africa

In South Africa, the car rental industry accounted for 22% of new car sales. The growing numbers of tourists helped increase the market.


Luxury Vehicles Have Faced Heaviest Pre-Fall Depreciation

Luxury vehicle segments have on average faced the biggest depreciation heading into fall over the last 10 years, according to an analysis of Black Book data.


Trucks, Low Mileage Drive Wholesale Price Strength

Average whole values fell again on a month-over-month basis in July, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis mainly due to the price strength of truck and continued growth of younger, lower-mileage, higher-priced off-lease supply, according to ADESA.


Lower Mileage Leads to Increase in Rental Risk Prices

Auction prices for rental risk units sold in July jumped 21% from a year ago because of lower average mileage and a richer mix of units sold, according to Manheim. Wholesale used vehicle prices increased for the fourth consecutive month.


Avis Budget Group Teams Up With TrueCar

Through this multi-year agreement, those in the market for a used vehicle can access Avis Budget Group's inventory of well-maintained off-rental vehicles through


Wholesale Prices Fall in June, Up Yearly Due to Trucks

Average wholesale values fell again on a month-over-month basis in June, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis mainly due to the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.


Wholesale Prices Reach Four-Year High

Manheim Index surge is driven by strength in pickups and vans — and rental risk units with substantially lower mileage.


Car, Truck Market Show Broad Weekly Decline

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows how the entire car and truck market showed broad declines this past week, with the exception of small pickups.


Trucks Keep Yearly Wholesale Values Up

In May, average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks, according to ADESA.


Small Car Values Continue to Drop

Smaller cars, including sub-compact cars and compact cars, are two of the three vehicle segments displaying the greatest single-month drop in value, according to the recent Black Book Market Insights report.


Rental Risk Prices Decline Again in May

Auction prices for rental risk units declined again in May, but the year-over-year decline was less than in April and March, according to the Manheim Index. The average mileage fell to its lowest level since September 2014.


Wholesale Vehicle Prices Up .8% Month-Over-Month

According to the latest Kontos Kommentary, average wholesale prices rose slightly. Falling car prices were offset by a rise in truck prices.


Risk Unit Prices Dip 7.5% in Q1

Wholesale used vehicle prices inched up in April after starting the year with three consecutive monthly declines, according to the Manheim Index. The average auction price for rental risk units was down 7.5% from a year ago.


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