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.


Weekly Compact Van Wholesale Values Rise

Full-size cars, sporty cars, and compact vans were the only vehicle segments that saw their average wholesale values increase in value last week, according to Black Book’s March 20 Market Insights report.

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Used Car Prices 'Softening,' ADESA's Kontos Says

February provided "further concrete evidence of softening" of used vehicle prices during a month that usually shows improvement from January, ADESA's Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

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Avis Budget Expands Car Sales Program to 11 More States

Avis Budget Group Inc. has expanded its consumer car sales program to an additional 11 U.S. states, bringing the program's availability to nearly 40 states across the country.

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Used Vehicles See Lighter Depreciation in February

Two- to six-year old vehicles depreciated 0.8% in February, with trucks and vans showing relative strength, while luxury and sporty cars again fell hardest, especially when compared to year-ago values, according to Black Book.

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February Pricing for Risk Units Up 5% YOY

Rental risk units were up from a year ago due to mix shifts and mileage changes as well as a weakness in the used vehicle market last year, according to Manheim. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index stood at 124.6 for February.

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January Full-Size SUV Prices Decline

In January, all model classes showed month-over-month and year-over-year price gains — except full-size SUV/CUVs, according to ADESA. Overall, wholesale used vehicle prices were up 2.8% compared to December and up 6.7% year-over-year.

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Wholesale Truck Values Continue to Thrive, Luxury Cars Struggle

The truck segment outperformed cars and luxury car depreciation rates remained high last week, according to Black Book’s Feb. 20 Market Insights report.

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Used Car Market Bracing for Off-Lease Tidal Wave

A record number of newer model year off-lease vehicles returning to dealer lots this year will be putting significant upward pressure on the late-model used market, according to the February 2017 Edmunds Used Vehicle Market Report.

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Enterprise Car Sales Generates $575M in Auto Loans

The service from Enterprise Rent-A-Car generated $575 million in loan volume to more than 31,000 credit union members during 2016 — a 15% increase in loan volume compared to the previous year.

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Pickups Show Lowest January Depreciation

Small and large pickups were among the top performing segments in January with a 1.1% depreciation rate among two- to six-year-old vehicles sold in auction lanes, according to Black Book.

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Used Vehicle Volume Grew 6% in '16

The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) estimates that its members sold 9.9 million vehicles in 2016, a 6% improvement over the year before, according to Manheim’s 2017 Used Car Market Report.

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Used Pickups, Vans Start 2017 Strong

On a year-over-year basis, 2017 started the same as all of 2016 — trucks and vans up and cars down, according to Manheim. New vehicles sales into rental declined by approximately 7% in January compared to January 2016.

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Ford Remarketing Manager Named Cox Automotive Woman of the Year

Cox Automotive has awarded Linda Silverstein, general manager, remarketing and rental operations, Ford Motor Company, as this year’s Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year.

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Toyota Earns Best Resale Brand Award

Toyota, Porsche, General Motors and Subaru were some of the big winners in Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 Best Resale Value Awards, annual awards that recognize vehicles expected to best retain their value over the first five years of ownership.

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Rental Risk Unit Mileage Falls 13%

In December, the average mileage on rental risk units sold (38,600 miles) was similar to recent months, but it was 13% lower than a year ago, according to Manheim. The Manheim Index for December finished at 124.9, a decline of 0.6% year-over-year.

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Vehicle Logistics Firms MetroGistics, AmeriFleet to Merge

The merger will consolidate the fleet-related services of both companies with the goal of targeting new markets and service lines.

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ADESA: New Vehicle Incentives Pressure Used Pricing

A new threat to used vehicle prices seems to be arising from increased new vehicle incentives, which have been relatively benign through this cycle of price softening.

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Hertz to Sell Used Cars via Shift Website

Hertz plans to sell its used vehicles through its partnership with Shift, an online used car website that offers customers test drives.

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Monthly Wholesale Prices Continue to Slide, Manheim Says

Wholesale used vehicle prices declined 1% in November, continuing the downward trend that was 0.7% last month, according to Manheim's Used Vehicle Value Index.

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Kontos: Wholesale Prices Up Year Over Year, Down From September

Wholesale used-vehicle prices in October averaged $10,499, a decline from September but a 3% increase on a year-over-year basis.

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