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If you are a used car dealer this podcast is going to take your game to a whole different level! Stop zoning out during your commute or while you're doing that busy work around the office or your backyard. Our FREE podcast is going to give you some fantastic ways to make more money during times that you might have otherwise been wasting time!We believe that we will add a minimum of $200 of value for every hour of the Your Car Dealer Podcast that you fully digest. Let us earn a spot in your rotation today and have a listen to the top hacks and best practices from some of the most successful auto dealers and sales people in the country.Regardless if you are just getting started or you have been in business for a few years but have hit a plateau. Perhaps you are in that small group of used car dealers where things are rolling and you can't imagine that you could make any improvements. Your Car Dealer Podcast is dedicated to offering used car dealers the best tips and tricks in the business for FREE! Do you want to increase sales, while decreasing overhead? Of course, you do and we can help. With over 20 years of experience, Your Car Dealer Bond LLC (YCDB) has developed a podcast that not only helps auto dealers increase their ROI, but will even help you train sales staff and your F&I folks out there in an efficient way. Training is one of the most expensive exercises a dealership must perform but it's even more expensive if they neglect the opportunity to invest in their staff. Knowledge is power and we are infusing used car dealers across the country with the ultimate tool belt needed to take your business to another level in 2018! Here are just a few of the priceless nuggets you will gain from listening to Your Car Dealer Podcast:1. How to go from selling 3 cars a month to 6 in less than 60 days.2. How to go from selling 5 cars a month to 8 in less than 75 days.3. The 80/20 rule! How are you spending your time?4. The Law of 300%. How to leverage this tried, tested, and true method to get over that hump. 5. I need some fresh ideas on how to get more traffic to my dealership. 6. I ran out of friends and family to sell cars to, what do I do now? 7. My sales people are doing more walk-through's but the needle isn't moving?8. How to create a SWOT analysis for your dealership so you understand your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.9. To be honest, I'm a new or underperforming sales person. What steps can I take today to start succeeding today?10. I'm starting to get burnt out. I don't mind working the long hours, even if that means sacrificing time away from my family. What frustrates me is that I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not getting ahead or I feel under-appreciated at my dealership. 11. How to decrease your dealer bond rate?12. How to decrease your dealer insurance rate?13. What insurance coverages I absolutely need and what can I live without?

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If you are a used car dealer this podcast is going to take your game to a whole different level! Stop zoning out during your commute or while you're doing that busy work around the office or your backyard. Our FREE podcast is going to give you some fantastic ways to make more money during times that you might have otherwise been wasting time!We believe that we will add a minimum of $200 of value for every hour of the Your Car Dealer Podcast that you fully digest. Let us earn a spot in your rotation today and have a listen to the top hacks and best practices from some of the most successful auto dealers and sales people in the country.Regardless if you are just getting started or you have been in business for a few years but have hit a plateau. Perhaps you are in that small group of used car dealers where things are rolling and you can't imagine that you could make any improvements. Your Car Dealer Podcast is dedicated to offering used car dealers the best tips and tricks in the business for FREE! Do you want to increase sales, while decreasing overhead? Of course, you do and we can help. With over 20 years of experience, Your Car Dealer Bond LLC (YCDB) has developed a podcast that not only helps auto dealers increase their ROI, but will even help you train sales staff and your F&I folks out there in an efficient way. Training is one of the most expensive exercises a dealership must perform but it's even more expensive if they neglect the opportunity to invest in their staff. Knowledge is power and we are infusing used car dealers across the country with the ultimate tool belt needed to take your business to another level in 2018! Here are just a few of the priceless nuggets you will gain from listening to Your Car Dealer Podcast:1. How to go from selling 3 cars a month to 6 in less than 60 days.2. How to go from selling 5 cars a month to 8 in less than 75 days.3. The 80/20 rule! How are you spending your time?4. The Law of 300%. How to leverage this tried, tested, and true method to get over that hump. 5. I need some fresh ideas on how to get more traffic to my dealership. 6. I ran out of friends and family to sell cars to, what do I do now? 7. My sales people are doing more walk-through's but the needle isn't moving?8. How to create a SWOT analysis for your dealership so you understand your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.9. To be honest, I'm a new or underperforming sales person. What steps can I take today to start succeeding today?10. I'm starting to get burnt out. I don't mind working the long hours, even if that means sacrificing time away from my family. What frustrates me is that I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not getting ahead or I feel under-appreciated at my dealership. 11. How to decrease your dealer bond rate?12. How to decrease your dealer insurance rate?13. What insurance coverages I absolutely need and what can I live without?

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Concentrates too much on selling fear of all the negative aspect of the used car business. Makes it unwelcoming for new dealers to even join the business. Should concentrate more on being more positive and sell more on ways dealers can improve their practices not just rant on the negatives that most dealers already know.

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10 Ratings
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Lot of empty words

By Alvareztheceo - Jul 10 2019
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Concentrates too much on selling fear of all the negative aspect of the used car business. Makes it unwelcoming for new dealers to even join the business. Should concentrate more on being more positive and sell more on ways dealers can improve their practices not just rant on the negatives that most dealers already know.
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Your Car Dealer Podcast

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: 7 Habits of Super Successful Used Car Dealership Owners!

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Used Car Dealership insights for 2019 this week are provided by Mike Ramos, president of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC!

If we want to know what the most successful used car dealers are doing, let's have a deeper look.

Here are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective California Used Car Dealers...

1) These prosperous auto dealers don't set their ceiling too low. Success follows your vision and if you only see yourself being a little bit successful, it will be tough to level up from that point.

2) They focus on the most important things exclusively. Minimal time is invested outside of the mission and vision statements.

3) These car dealerships perform their due diligence and don't rush the process.

4) They develop their plan of attack and they stick to it even when things get rough.

5) The successful dealers also keep a positive attitude during the rough parts of the journey.

6) The most effective used car dealers out there understand the importance of recharging their batteries.

7) These successful used auto dealers understand that everything boils down to the people, process, and products they empower to work together.

Used car dealership owners are in one of the most competitive industries but it can also be very lucrative. With the insights that Mike Ramos divulges weekly, auto dealers across the country are starting to understand how to become more successful.

#CarDealership #AutoDealer

Check out the Your Car Dealer Bond beautiful website at https://www.cal-surety.com/ for more relevant info for a used car dealer!

Do you need a car dealer bond? YCDB is a perfect balance of value and affordability for all of you DMV licensed used car dealers! Call 866-357-4405 today!

Please consider connecting with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram: https://ycdb.us/Instagram

#YourCarDealerBond 

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJrz9HmbB7xVMRbeX7kNSw/videos

Here are some other topics that we will be covering in future podcast episodes:

California DMV Dealer Licensing.

How to get a Used Car Dealer Bond.

Getting a Used Car Dealer Insurance policy to properly cover your business.

Why do I need Dealer Management Software (DMS).

What to keep in mind when developing your Dealer Flooring Plan.

Used Car Dealer Q/A.   

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb  

Mar 23 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: How Used Car Dealers Stay Motivated...

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How do used car dealers stay motivated when they face so many ups and downs? Mike Ramos, (president of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC) discusses something that you won't hear anywhere else about how to take your dealership to the next level.

Most business owners have a dusting of having a short attention span when it comes to performing tasks that they dislike. But what if these tasks are critical to the success of your auto dealer business? What if the key you leveling up your dealership is all in staying focused long enough to tackle those tasks you don't like doing but are vital to you building the business you've always wanted.

#YourCarDealerBond

#UsedAutoDealer

#CarDealerLot

#YourCarDealerPodcast

Do you want to support a family-owned, hard working family that can help you get the best value out of your car dealer bond?... https://ycdb.us/bonds

We'd love the chance to earn your business, the right way!

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call.

Here is a short video to help you understand the differences between dealer insurance and a surety bond…

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

If you are interested in getting your very own copy of my 1st ebook, just holler at your boy! The Your Car Dealer Bond team worked hard to deliver super quality information for used car dealers, while keeping it in a format that a dealer wouldn't mind reading. After all, not too many of you want to read about used car dealer insurance but this format was professionally designed to deliver the content an easy-to-read format.

I promise you that you have NEVER seen a resource about this subject anything near what we delivered here with you in mind!  

Sep 24 2019

27mins

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Rank #3: Special for Newly Licensed Used Car Dealers (2019)

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As a Used Car Dealer in California, a lot of questions are asked but most go unanswered. Dealers who are new in this field need a lot of hand-holding in their initial stages. The ones who have jumped into the business already also find themselves wandering around in search of a few trivial bits of information. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is no help and you all know that to be true!

#California

#CarDealer

With the ever-changing market and the associated market dynamics, everyone would need to ask a variety of questions at various stages of your business. The used car dealer market sees a lot of frequent and dynamic variations and hence it is very important to keep updated, especially in 2019.

#MikeRamos

In this podcast, Mike Ramos along with Teresa De La Cruz is trying to answer a few frequently asked questions relevant to the used car dealers and the auto dealer industry. No question is a silly question because there's someone out there who is really struggling to solve that exact problem. The right answer to that silly question can save so much time, money, and frustration and if we can help deliver that to this industry then consider it done.

Please consider connecting with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

 #YourCarDealerBond

The Your Car Dealer Podcast was created by Mike Ramos in the Summer of 2018. We hope that you enjoy!

Whether you're just starting off or you're a tenured used car dealer, there is something new for you to learn. Mike Ramos is bringing that to you in every episode so far. And this is going to be true in the future episodes of this podcast as well.

In this episode, the intention of both the experienced and tenured speakers is to take up some frequently asked questions and answer them for the used car dealers. This is surely going to help someone out there and it can be you. So, do not miss out and listen to the entire episode. There is something new for everyone here.

Tell a friend in the business, they will appreciate it.

#YourCarDealerPodcast

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJrz9HmbB7xVMRbeX7kNSw/videos

Here are some other topics that we will be covering in future podcast episodes:

  • California DMV Dealer Licensing.
  • How to get a Used Car Dealer Bond.
  • Getting a Used Car Dealer Insurance policy to properly cover your business.
  • Why do I need Dealer Management Software (DMS).
  • What to keep in mind when developing your Dealer Flooring Plan.
  • Used Car Dealer Q/A.

 #DMVDealerLicense

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

Feb 09 2019

47mins

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Rank #4: Used Car Dealers - Profitable Inventory Sourcing

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As a Used Car Dealer in 2019 finding better ways to source your inventory is mandatory! Where should you be getting your inventory from and should you be getting 100% of your inventory from the auction?

I just had a used car dealer email me this when I asked why she was leaving the business:

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I was losing too much money every month. Even though I was an online dealer, I still had to pay for an office location that was approved by DMV. It is a great concept, but I basically did not sell enough cars to pay any bills. In fact, I lost money or broke even on every car I got at auction.

I used Next Gear Capital for flooring, and I am still dealing with the last car that I couldn't sell. I ended up having to pay another dealer to take it off my hands, and Next Gear is not being very helpful in getting the car closed out. I was usually outbid at auctions on the cars I wanted. I also specialized in electric vehicles, because that is what I know and where my passion is, but the market is a lot smaller for them (which I knew beforehand). It is a very difficult business to get started in and not a lot of other established independent dealers willing to share information.

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This is a real story and it's happening a lot more than you could imagine. In this short snippet of the Your Car Dealer Podcast, Mike Ramos discusses best practices around this method and how to strategize for success.

#YourCarDealerBond

#UsedCarDealer

#CarDealerInventory

Here's a great episode that details the best practices involved in drive your Inventory for Personal Use?

http://cal-surety.libsyn.com/can-i-drive-my-used-car-dealer-inventory-for-personal-use

Do you need car dealer bond?... https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call.

Here is a short video to help you understand the differences between dealer insurance and a surety bond…

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Aug 18 2019

41mins

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Rank #5: Drilling Down Used Car Dealer Insurance!

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Do you have tons of questions about used car dealer insurance? How would you like to get those questions personally explained to you by a 20-year dealer insurance expert in plain English?

Such complex subject matter takes at least a decade to fully understand with the proper training. Nearly every insurance agent or broker on this planet that sells used car dealer insurance has never worked for an insurance carrier.

Mike Ramos is now the founder of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC but prior to forming this family-owned company, Mr. Ramos spent 20 years working through the ranks of a marquee insurance carrier. With specific training and expertise of this level, it just seemed like a travesty to not share that with great auto dealers across America. 

This makes a huge difference from the perspective of the breadth and depth in which a person understands your exposure and how to insure that risk. Agents and brokers without extensive carrier-level experience also don't understand how the claims and legal team will react to the insurance contract that is in place.

Don't let yourself be disadvantaged another minute against insurance agents and brokers that just want to take your money by using fancy insurance language. Hold this persona accountable to help you better-understand your insurance contract. Further they need to help you shift, reduce, combine, and protect the risks associated with your used car dealer business.

Do you understand co-insurance penalties? Mike Ramos also discusses how insurance companies get you to be honest by limiting your potential claims payouts through co-insurance.

Mike also discusses vehicle history and defects and how that affects your dealership. Then we wrap up with a simple way to understand liability insurance and how that affects retail car dealers.

Here's a great free resource for those of you that still have questions about used car dealer insurance…

https://www.cal-surety.com/dealer-insurance-buyers-guide/

Here's the California Used Car Dealer Bond Buyer's Guide that I developed last year with your questions in mind…

https://cardealerbondnow.com/

Do you need a dealer bond: https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

Are you struggling to put the pieces together to get your dealer license or is the business struggling to make a profit? Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com right now. He's helped hundreds of used car dealers just like you over the past 2 decades but he can only help you if you reach out to him.

Don't forget to connect to Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram at https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://ycdb.us/YouTube

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Here is a quick list of some of season 1 episodes of the Your Car Dealer Podcast brought to you by Mike Ramos and the team at Your Car Dealer Bond:

  • Episode 1: SWOT Analysis and Think BIG (Guide to Increasing Dealer ROI). This is our most popular podcast as of September 18, 2018.
  • Episode 2: Increase Sales and Dealer ROI (80/20 & the Rule of 300).
  • Episode 3: Is Your Car Dealer Business Struggling or Selling fewer Cars than in previous years (2018 Edition)?
  • Episode 4: Used Car Dealer Insurance (NEW Buyers Guide Info!)
  • Episode 5: Fighting those BIG Corporations as a Small Used Car Dealer.
  • Episode 6: Tough love for Used Car Dealers (retailers, wholesalers, & auto brokers).

Jun 22 2019

40mins

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Rank #6: Invest into Yourself - Your Car Dealer Podcast

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Today we discuss steps to being more successful as a person and a small business owner. Even though we tend to be know-it-alls about our business, having an open spirit to learning in a valuable asset that serves you best when it's used. 

Mike Ramos and Chas Dre really dive deep into some really key things to keep in mind as opportunities come across your desk. There is a fine line between being easily distracted and being able to spot a great opportunity. 

We talk about this concept and the idea of investing into yourself at all costs. I recently heard that the best investments are always made into yourself but now I believe it. 

Don't sell yourself short, keep learning and success will eventually be yours. Expect that result a little faster if you relentlessly go after your goal but expect it to take 3 times as long if not. Just don't be too impatient and make sure you align your expectation with the level of effort you are putting forth to accomplish this goal. 

Follow Mike Ramos on social media at:

Connect with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

 Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

Or visit my website at www.cal-surety.com or www.cardealerbondnow.com.

Contact Mike Ramos directly at 866-357-4405.

#YourCarDealerPodcast

#CarDealerBond

#MikeRamos

#ChasDre

#ChampionMindset

Dec 12 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #7: Why Successful Used Car Dealers Control...

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The most profitable used car dealers I know protect their time and environment like their lives depend on it. At the end of the day, they are right. Time is money and your time is super limited, which is why everyone protects their time so well.

But what about your environment? Curious how much that affects a used car dealer in 2019 and what you could do to leverage this knowledge in your favor? Stick around and Mike Ramos discusses it in detail.

From getting creative to having the right flooring layout for your dealer inventory, the environment is a hidden gem that never gets mentioned. Until now!

#YourCarDealerBond

#UsedAutoDealer

#CarDealerLot

#YourCarDealerPodcast

Do you want to support a family-owned, hard-working family that can help you get the best value out of your car dealer bond?... https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

We'd love the chance to earn your business, the right way!

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call.

Here is a short video to help you understand the differences between dealer insurance and a surety bond…

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

If you are interested in getting your very own copy of my 1st ebook, just holler at your boy! The Your Car Dealer Bond team worked hard to deliver super quality information for used car dealers, while keeping it in a format that a dealer wouldn't mind reading. After all, not too many of you want to read about used car dealer insurance but this format was professionally designed to deliver the content an easy-to-read format.

I promise you that you have NEVER seen a resource about this subject anything near what we delivered here with you in mind!  

Sep 09 2019

13mins

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Rank #8: Car Dealer Insurance - Understanding and Reducing Your Risk!

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Used Car Dealers need to understand and know how to reduce their insurance risk. Mike Ramos delivers another important episode of the Your Car Dealer Podcast.

As a licensed used car dealer in 2019, you will have the opportunity to shift your risk to an insurance company. This company will issue you a tailored insurance contract or insurance policy that will be customized to protect you and your dealership.

#CarDealerInsurance      #UsedCarDealer   

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Don't hesitate to comment and ask us how you can appear on the best #CarDealerPodcast in 2019!!!!

Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Mike Ramos, president and founder of Your Car Dealer Bond, also discusses just a few of the important factors that go into the rating of a used car dealer insurance policy. Driving records, inventory fluctuation, and reconditioning are just a few of the things that make this episode special.

As a bonus nugget, Mike shares a great strategy to be able to educate yourself as a licensed used car dealer and now need to start thinking about how to manage your expenses?

Do you have questions about used car dealer insurance? This is a great resource to answer most questions that most folks have about auto dealer insurance:

https://www.cal-surety.com/dealer-insurance-buyers-guide/

Are you struggling to put the pieces together to get your dealer license or is the business struggling to make a profit? Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com right now. He's helped hundreds of used car dealers just like you over the past 2 decades but he can only help you if you reach out to him.

Here is a quick list of some of season 1 episodes of the Your Car Dealer Podcast brought to you by Mike Ramos and the team at Your Car Dealer Bond:

  • Episode 1: SWOT Analysis and Think BIG (Guide to Increasing Dealer ROI). This is our most popular podcast as of September 18, 2018.
  • Episode 2: Increase Sales and Dealer ROI (80/20 & the Rule of 300).
  • Episode 3: Is Your Car Dealer Business Struggling or Selling fewer Cars than in previous years (2018 Edition)?
  • Episode 4: Used Car Dealer Insurance (NEW Buyers Guide Info!)
  • Episode 5: Fighting those BIG Corporations as a Small Used Car Dealer.
  • Episode 6: Tough love for Used Car Dealers (retailers, wholesalers, & auto brokers).
  • Episode 7: Time Management and Segmentation (For Used Car Dealers)!
  • Episode 8: Opportunity Costs and how they apply to Used Auto Dealers.
  • Episode 9: Attention Used Car Dealers! Don’t just win on a Technicality.
  • Episode 10: Bonus Rant about Formal College (rip off or money well spent in 2018?). After the college admissions scandal that Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman found themselves caught up in, this episode seems more relevant than ever.

YCDB’s Experience Matter to Used Car Dealers!

This type of expertise in the California Car Dealer industry is literally unrivaled.  With deep roots only in insurance but also systems design, YCDB brings a balance of professionalism, competitive pricing, and know-how.

This is a company that can help you navigate even the most complicated scenarios in the Used Car Dealer universe. Whether it’s a tough situation with a DMV inspector, YCDB can help. Perhaps, you are having trouble finding dealer management software, YCDB can help you! If you have an issue related to your used car dealer business, look no further than your friends at YCDB.

https://www.cal-surety.com/blog/used-car-dealers

Jun 10 2019

22mins

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Rank #9: RAW Consulting with Used Car Dealers (for 2019)!

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Mike Ramos from Your Car Dealer Bond welcomes Reggie Williams from RAW Consulting.

This week we go into the details of optimizing ourselves a bit more and the effects that business has on our daily lives.

Description of Concern ---------------------------

How do retail car dealers and wholesalers make sure they are clicking on all cylinders in 2019?

Most California used car dealers we are in contact fall into 2 buckets...absolutely killing it and really struggling to scrape a profit. 

95% of dealers that are struggling will never let you know until they are out of business. Don't let that be you. Ask for the help that you need today.

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Leaning on the same intelligence that got you to a certain point in the business can lead to a slow death. You have to shake it up by seeking additional education or hiring or contracting new talent to avoid the pitfalls that are caused by businesses that don't evolve. You think only small businesses go out of business, ask Mervyns, Circuit City, and most recently Sears! And trust me, used car dealers require growth like people need oxygen.  

Effect --------

Getting into the same routines over the years lead to taking the same action. Then taking the same actions leads to getting the same result. 

Correction ------------

If you were really sick then you would go to the hospital. If your business is unhealthy, you could just be a few simple treatments away from getting back on track! Don't lose help.

www.cal-surety.com or call one of the only dealer branding experts in the industry that really gives a $hit about you succeeding as a used car dealer.

Call the founder and president of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC, Mike Ramos and for a local expert in the California used car dealer market. My 24/7 call center is 866-357-4405 and I will return your call within 8 business hours for sure.

Do you want to start flipping cars in California?

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

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Jan 02 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: How Used Car Dealers get Motivated -

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Do you have a DMV car dealer license and sometimes lack the motivation to do things you know you need to do in order to make your business grow? Do you dislike tasks that you know will help the health of your dealership if you do them?

Ever wonder why you have to force yourself to do some of these things that you know are super important? Mike Ramos talks about how to motivate yourself to tackle all the mission-critical things you don't like doing in part 2 of 2.

Hopefully you caught part 1 on the subject of keeping the motivation flowing! If you didn't catch it, here's the link:

http://cal-surety.libsyn.com/how-used-car-dealers-stay-motivated-0

Strategize like a successful used car dealer as we get close to 2020 by not having to fight yourself anymore.

#YourCarDealerBond

#UsedAutoDealer

#CarDealerLot

#YourCarDealerPodcast

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Sep 24 2019

40mins

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Rank #11: Attention Used Car Dealers | Do you ever wonder why your Marketing DOESN'T seem to work?

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Most used car dealers that struggle to make a real profit have the same thing in common, their marketing is not cost-effective. Their client acquisition cost is far too high, which throws off the economics of a cost-effective dealership.

For Your Car Dealer Bond needs, please hit this link:

https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

#YourCarDealerBond  #CaliforniaCarDealer  #CarDealer  #UsedCarDealer 

Mike Ramos, president and founder of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC, discusses some of the marketing and branding concepts that have led to building a 7 figure business and more recently, a 6-figure business on the verge of $1M year.

Find out some of the vital components that most dealers are missing when they start marketing their business. This insightful episode of the Your Car Dealer Podcast was delivered with the utmost respect for your business and the constant fight you are in if you are a used car dealer in 2019. And we are here to help.

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call. We are here to help and se habla Espanol.

Check out the Used Car Dealer Bond Buyer's Guide…

https://www.cardealerbondnow.com

For your car dealer insurance needs, this is the link for you:

https://www.cal-surety.com/dealer-insurance/

Here are the 2 most important videos you might catch this year about the auto dealer business…

NEVER Service a Car After Sale Unless You…(must watch!)

https://youtu.be/rz65vWK73kQ

What is a Surety Bond for Used Auto Dealers?

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #12: How Used Car Dealers Stay on track in 2019!

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Mike Ramos and ChasDre talk about how used car dealers stay on track in 2019 while being multi-talented.

Having a wide variety of skills can be a blessing and a curse. Leveraging your skills without paying the costs of being over-burdened is part of the magic that makes a good business owner. Knowing how to say no is probably the best thing we could all learn how to do more of in 2019.

California used car dealers, in general, are all faced with this same pain point. How do you take advantage of opportunities and not pay too much in opportunity costs?

Mike Ramos from Your Car Dealer Bond has a few ideas and even references a video he shot last year on the Shiny Object Syndrome. Check it out and enjoy!

Please consider connecting with Mike Ramos on Social Media:

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://ycdb.us/YouTube

Connect with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

Jan 23 2019

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Rank #13: The Used Car Dealer Mindset Shift for 2019

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The used car dealer mindset has to change in 2019 if you want to keep up with the competition.

The auto sales industry has become so competitive that folks like Platinum Rose and Tony Swedberg have made been able to help dealers increase sales through education. Then there are the larger dealerships like Carmax or peer-to-peer sales companies like Carvana that make it tough for smaller auto dealers to compete.

How does a used car dealer get ahead in 2019 in such a competitive market? The same way that a runner jogs a marathon…1 step at a time.

Mike Ramos and ChasDre get into another week of the Your Car Dealer Podcast with an important mindset for 2019. This is focusing more on bringing value than having the goal of being likable. If nice guys finish last, then soft dealers don't sell cars!

Mike Ramos also discusses a personal story about one of his mentors, Gerry Lieberwirth. Gerry and Mike built the architecture of the used car dealer website system for Pacific Specialty Insurance Company back about 12 years ago. Gerry was the website brains and Mike understood what the system needed to do for dealers.

Don't forget to check out the California Used Car Dealer Bond Buyer's Guide available now for free at https://cardealerbondnow.com/

For all you that have California Used Car Dealer Insurance questions, please feel free to submit them to Mike Ramos at mike@yourcardealerbond.com.

Here are some other topics that we will be covering in future podcast episodes:

  • DMV Dealer Licensing
  • How to get a Used Car Dealer Bond
  • Getting a Used Car Dealer Insurance policy to properly cover your business
  • Dealer management software
  • Dealer Flooring Plans
  • Used Car Dealer Q/A

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJrz9HmbB7xVMRbeX7kNSw/videos

https://ycdb.us/YouTube

Connect with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

ChasDre can be found by checking out https://www.instagram.com/chasdre/ and https://www.facebook.com/ChasDre/

Feb 05 2019

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Rank #14: Used Car Dealers - Learn the Art of the Pivot!

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Used car dealers get a treat this week when Mike Ramos details out the Art of the Pivot. In life and as a #UsedCarDealer owner in 2019, being able to critically think your way through situations is vital to the success of your business.

Listen to this how to sidestep your way to success whether you have been in the business for 2 months or 10 years.

Mike Ramos shares a great resource of used auto dealers to help them understand dealer insurance.

If you are a reader, here's the link for you:

https://www.cal-surety.com/dealer-insurance-buyers-guide/

Want to understand the difference between car dealer insurance and a car dealer bond? Here's a short video that explains this in plain English for you:

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

Start being intentional about what to do when you need to pivot. Have your favorite book there when you need to relax and calm down. Have a plan so you can intentionally pivot to something that will allow you to still be productive when you would otherwise be thrown off your game.

Mike Ramos also discusses another great resource which is Happy Pocket Full of Money! What a tremendous book and some quick excerpts are discussed at the end of this exciting episode.

Listen to find out tips for what successful Used Car Dealerships are doing in 2019, and get a sneak peek into some of the free tools that are out there that you or your team are not utilizing for FREE!!!

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Don't hesitate to comment and ask us how you can appear on the best #CarDealerPodcast in 2019!!!!

Look for us all over social media like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

May 17 2019

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Rank #15: Best Practices for Reconditioning...

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Do you have questions on best practices for reconditioning your inventory as a used car dealer? Most motor vehicle dealers do, especially if they are not doing all the recon themselves. Mike Ramos discusses this in detail in this week's episode of the Your Car Dealer Podcast.

How does your expense load factor into inventory reconditioning? Something else Mr. Ramos discusses in part 1 of 2 on this in-depth episode that is really dedicated to the newly licensed dealers.

Have you wondered if setting up your recon program by a maximum percentage or flat fee is best as an auto dealer? Have fun tuning in and remember to keep telling your car dealer friends about the Your Car Dealer Podcast!

Here's a great episode that details the best practices involved in drive your Inventory for Personal Use?

http://cal-surety.libsyn.com/can-i-drive-my-used-car-dealer-inventory-for-personal-use

#AutoDealerPodcast  #UsedCarDealer  #YourCarDealerBond  #MikeRamos

Do you need car dealer bond?... https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call.

Here's the Amazon link I mention in this episode…

https://amzn.to/2LA3E3w

Copy, paste that link, and then save it into your browser (like Chrome or Internet Explorer). Then click on it every time you are going to order something from Amazon. It's that simple and it will never cost you an extra penny!!! The result will be that Amazon will support the Your Car Dealer Podcast as we drive more people to this link.

Here is a short video to help you understand the differences between dealer insurance and a surety bond…

https://youtu.be/0H9ZzPO-IEM

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Aug 09 2019

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Rank #16: Used Car Dealers - Don’t Confuse Movement for Progress!

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Mike Ramos (founder and president) and ChasDre get going quickly in talking about the misconception of being busy and making progress. Tony Robbins said that the key to happiness is seeing progress.

We agree 100% and think that the shiny objection syndrome is more real in 2019 than ever before. And no industry is hit by it more than the California used car dealers! With so many options to market your business and so many different business models you could employ, which makes the most sense?

And where is the line between spreading yourself too thin?

The Resource of the Week was introduced as the California Used Car Dealer Bond Buyer's Guide.

Keep your eyes peeled for the hottest new online publication for used auto dealers…Your Car Dealer Magazine. This is just another great resource geared to help used car dealer succeed.

Check out this website for more outstanding content that is useful to every California used car dealer

Question of the week: what are you doing different this year in your dealership than you were doing in 2018?

Connect with Mike Ramos and Your Car Dealer Bond on Social Media!

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJrz9HmbB7xVMRbeX7kNSw/videos

https://ycdb.us/YouTube

Connect with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

ChasDre can be found by checking out https://www.instagram.com/chasdre/ and https://www.facebook.com/ChasDre/

Jan 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: Priceless Nuggets from my Favorite Business Mentor

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Have you ever had a great mentor that helped you take your professional game to a level you thought was unachievable? Have you ever played a sport for a great coach that inspired you to give it your best every day?

The used car dealer industry is flooded with mentors but only the ones that have an interest in helping you succeed! Most knowledgeable auto dealers don't share their best practices and certainly don't bend over backward to help you build a thriving business.

This is the reason that I developed this podcast and my entire business! If you are a used car dealer in 2019, we really need to talk.

Today's episode of the Your Car Dealer Podcast is dedicated to a special mentor that helped me in a  variety of ways. Robert Large was very helpful in shaping me into the professional that I am today.

Written by

Mike Ramos

President / Founder

Your Car Dealer Bond LLC

Here's the Your Car Dealer Bond Amazon link in case you want to support the podcast…

https://amzn.to/2LA3E3w

Copy, paste that link, and then save it into your browser (like Chrome or Internet Explorer). Then click on it every time you are going to order something from Amazon. It's that simple and it will never cost you an extra penny!!! The result will be that Amazon will support the Your Car Dealer Podcast as we drive more people to this link.

Email Mike Ramos directly at mike@yourcardealerbond.com or hit us up at 866-357-4405. Trust us, we return calls. It's just much easier to have a 24/7 number to service our clients that will result in an immediate message to be emailed to our entire team about returning your call.

We are here to help and se habla Espanol. https://www.cal-surety.com/auto-dealer-bond/

BIG thanks for checking out the Your Car Dealer Podcast! Look for us all over social media like, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @Your_Car_Dealer_BOND

Jul 29 2019

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Rank #18: Used Car Dealership | How to start with little Investment!

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Used Car Dealership...what you need to know if you are getting your DMV dealer license in 2019!

California used car dealers are in one of the most competitive markets in the country and most don't actually make any money. For some, it can also be very costly to get their dealership license established because they waste a lot of time along the way.

#UsedCarDealership

What do you need to know before getting your CA DMV license? Mike Ramos explains this week in the most recent episode of the Your Car Dealer Podcast. Check it out and tell a friend at the auction this week.

Used Car Dealerships come and go all the time, you must continue to educate yourself as much as possible to stay ahead of the game. Listen to our podcasts or check us out on YouTube or Instagram @yourcardealerbond to get the best Used Car Dealership tips and information.

Mike Ramos with Your Car Dealer Bond wants to help your used car dealership business succeed. It doesn't matter if you are a newly licensed DMV dealer or have been in the game for a while.

Also if you have not got your dealer license yet but are planning on it, please feel free to message us or leave a comment asking a question on one of our platforms and we will help you get the information you need or point you in the right direction.

#UsedCarDealershipTips      #DealershipBusiness

Just so you understand why we are trying to educate and help the Used Car Dealership Community the best way we can. We are not in competition with Used Car Dealerships, we are trying to help them succeed.

If we can help strengthen Used Auto Dealerships and help them better understand the process and the different dynamics of what it takes to run a prosperous Used car Dealership, then we are not only strengthening the Used Car Dealership Industry. And in turn, we are also strengthening our own Industry. This gives us extra motivation to go over and beyond to help dealers any way we can.

My 24/7 call center is 866-357-4405. I'm the one guy that is dedicated to the success of the used car dealer industry!

Don't forget to connect to Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram at https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Here's how to find Your Car Dealer Bond on YouTube:

https://ycdb.us/YouTube

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Mar 16 2019

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Rank #19: Your Car Dealer Bond proudly brings you...

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As most of you may have noticed, I took the last 10 weeks off of podcasting. This was done for several reasons:

  1. I was getting really behind in my core business, which is writing surety bond for car dealers. Since service is my #1 priority to my clients, I really wanted to make sure that I prioritized and made decisions that were the best for the longevity of the core business.
  2. I really had to dissect which of my efforts were working most efficiently. While making Youtube video content and podcast material may seem very similar on the surface, there are investments of time and money that go into both. 
  3. In addition to our podcast and Youtube Video content, we also launched our Pinterest and Instagram accounts to maximize our reach.

All these marketing platforms are competing for my time and attention but only some provide a good return of consumers for my content. Drum roll please!....

And the winner of the audio content platform that we will focus on in 2019 is this very podcasting platform! Here was the results of one of my tests that put me over the top on my decision.

Our Podcast has been downloaded about double the number of times that our Youtube channel has been watched over the past 10 weeks of inactivity. This tells me that Youtube needs more attention to stay relevant, which at the peak times of my core business may not always be possible.

So now what? I have decided to bring a dynamic twist to the Your Car Dealer Podcast to give my audience some more great info to my small to medium sized business owners out there. Starting and then running a business is difficult in 2018 and 2019!

We are going to give you all the good info that no one is teaching in school and no one is giving out without paying for it.

This episode featured Chas Dre, the owner of Mindset of a Champion. Chas Dre did a great job of laying out step 1 to analyzing any business. It actually starts with the owner performing the analysis on themselves.

This is a unique concept since everyone wants you to dive head first into your business, production, and production capabilities. 

The 3 lists that we talk about developing is a list of:

  1. what you want (or your goals).
  2. what you are willing to do to achieve those goals; and
  3. what you are capable of doing.

The last 2 lists were the most profound to me since no one mentions needed to identify what you are willing to do to support your goals. 

Another concept not discussed, is about your potential on getting that down on paper. Since your potential is only limited to outlook on what you can accomplish if you get yourself in the right frame of mind, your list could be really know no boundaries if you are thinking about this the right way.

Have a listen and tell a friend if you enjoy or gain any knowledge from our FREE Podcast! Connect with me on social media:

Connect with Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram:

https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

Or check out my website at www.cal-surety.com or www.cardealerbondnow.com. Also feel free to contact me directly at 866-357-4405 and ask for Mike Ramos, the president and founder of Your Car Dealer Bond LLC. 

Dec 10 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #20: The California DMV - Pulling Back the Curtain!

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Thanks for tuning into the Your Car Dealer Podcast. Your Car Dealer Bond Present the newest episode where Mike Ramos exposes the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you're a used car dealer in California then you've experienced how bad the DMV is at their job. From harassing good auto dealers to losing documents and having a bad attitude about it, the California Occupational Licensing Department is the worst and no one could possibly dispute it.

Mike goes into great detail about the inner working of the DMV, some of their short-comings, and the critical effects it is having our dealer industry.

#MikeRamos also shares the resource of the week:

Steven Pressfield's The War of Art is a winner, check it out today on Audible. 

Thanks to Nick Dap @i.am.dap out there for all your questions!

Special thanks to you used car dealers out in San Diego for listening to the podcast and watching our Youtube Videos.

Mike Ramos plays a quick game of Stupid or Liar. Where he calls out the California DMV for what they are and most of your auto dealers know that none of these critiques on the DMV are out of line.

Also, did you know that Used Car Dealer Insurance is not actually mandated in the great state of California? Some of you have to watch out if you are uninsured in 2019!

Do you need a car dealer bond? YCDB is a perfect balance of value and affordability for all of you DMV licensed used car dealers! Call 866-357-4405 today!

Listen to this podcast till the end to know about the thought of the week. And do not forget to connect to Your Car Dealer Bond on Instagram at https://ycdb.us/Instagram

Follow Your Car Dealer Bond on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Car-Dealer-Bond/395072210503844

Connect with Mike Ramos on LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ramos-ycdb

Check out Your Car Dealer Bond on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/yourcardealerbondllc/

Feb 28 2019

56mins

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