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What’s new at CarGurus?

Posted by Beth Burke on June 9, 2022

The CarGurus Product teams have been hard at work, continuing to build new features and product enhancements that give our dealer partners more of what they need to succeed. Here are the key CarGurus product improvements you can expect now, and in the weeks to come.

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Topics: CarGurus news, digital marketing, mobile dealer app, RPM Premier

Toronto, here we come! CarGurus’ Navigate Conference is hitting the road in 2022

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on April 21, 2022

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In 2019, we introduced Navigate, a first-of-its-kind conference where automotive insights meet action through inspiring content from industry leaders and face-to-face networking opportunities. In 2020 and 2021, we brought that same energy and excitement to you virtually. And this year, we’re excited to announce Navigate on the Road, a series of global events that will bring everything you love about Navigate to a city near you – coming to Toronto this fall.

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Topics: CarGurus news, Navigate, Navigate on the Road

And the winners are… Announcing the 2022 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer Awards

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on March 9, 2022

Today’s the day! We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our 6th annual CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer Awards. Consumers left thousands of reviews on CarGurus last year, and these dealers rose to the top. Based on real reviews from car buyers across the country, winning dealers had an average dealer rating of 4.5 stars or higher and collected a minimum of four verified reviews in 2021.

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Topics: awards, CarGurus news, Top Rated Dealer

CarGurus in the news: The Globe and Mail discusses the chip shortage and car prices

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on February 23, 2022

The Globe and Mail recently dug into data from CarGurus’ latest Vehicle Availability Index & Insights report to understand what dealers can expect in the coming months. Their findings: low supply and high demand will combine to keep dealers’ lots empty and prices high for both new and used vehicles. CarGurus Director of Industry Insights & Analytics added that sales volume should recover faster than inventory levels in 2022, allowing dealers to find details shoppers are flexible on, so they can present different options. Read the full article below:

Chip shortage to keep car prices high, inventory low until 2022, analysts say

 

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Topics: CarGurus news, inventory, prices

Navigate is BACK! 3 Reasons to get excited about the virtual conference next month

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on September 23, 2021

Navigate, CarGurus’ third annual automotive conference, is officially back and set to take place virtually from October 13-15, 2021. The three-day online event is stacked with next-level sessions, carefully curated to bring you the industry insights and real-world strategies you need to drive profitability for your dealership.

Sessions are organized by theme so you and your team can plan your day(s) around what’s most important to fueling growth for your business:

  • Day 1– Looking ahead: the future of CarGurus and the automotive industry
  • Day 2– Getting tactical: branding, marketing, and operations
  • Day 3– Data deep dive: the latest auto trends and insights

Here are three reasons why we’re excited for Navigate – and you should be, too.

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Topics: CarGurus news, Navigate

CarGurus in the news: shopper insights and new TV campaign launch

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 26, 2021

As we continue our research around consumer preferences and the latest shopping trends, the industry is taking note. Below are recent articles from publications, including Automotive News, Driving, and Ward’s, featuring CarGurus insights and data.

Millennials still keyed up for cars

Most Canadians don’t want to own an autonomous vehicle

Canada Used-Car Market Rebounds as COVID-19 Ebbs

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Topics: CarGurus news

New CarGurus TV campaign reinforces car buying confidence to shoppers

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 30, 2021

At CarGurus, we’re always looking for new ways to send even more shoppers to your vehicles. That’s why we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new TV ad campaign, “Consumer Confidence,” which aims to reinforce the benefits of shopping on CarGurus to consumers. In combination with pent-up demand in the market, this effort will help drive more leads and sales to your dealership.

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Topics: buyer confidence, CarGurus news, tv campaign

Announcing the 2021 Top Rated Dealer Awards

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on March 16, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Congratulations to all the dealers recognized as winners of the 5th annual CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Awards. This prestigious award celebrates an exclusive group of dealerships with the highest average ratings from CarGurus shoppers. Each dealer in this group had an average dealer rating of 4.5 stars or higher and at least four verified customer reviews in the last year, signifying their commitment to exceptional customer service.

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Topics: CarGurus news, Top Rated Dealer

2020 in review: product updates, support through Covid, top content, and more

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on December 18, 2020

As we all know, 2020 has been an unprecedented year that has challenged us in ways we never anticipated. Dealership shutdowns, economic uncertainty, and more—yet, our dealer partners have pressed on, demonstrating resilience in the face of extraordinary circumstances.

Despite today’s unique environment, we’ve all accomplished a lot, so we took a moment to reflect on everything we did in 2020. Here are some of the highlights.

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Topics: CarGurus news, covid-19, product updates, year in review

CarGurus teams up with Calldrip to help dealers close more deals

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on November 18, 2020

At CarGurus, we understand quick and effective lead follow up is critical for dealers to win the sale. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Calldrip, a lead management software focused on speed of response, that helps our dealer partners connect with more customers and close more deals.

In less than 30 seconds, Calldrip connects your dealership sales team with hot, ready-to-buy shoppers by converting online leads into phone calls. Though Calldrip helps you get the shopper on the phone almost immediately, it’s up to your dealership staff to do the rest. Remember, your number one objective should be to get the customer into your showroom for an appointment whenever possible.

To help you get the most from this partnership, we’ve put together four best practices for handling these leads below. 

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Topics: best practices, Calldrip, CarGurus news, leads