RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Finance Express recently announced that Dealer Acceptance Credit Corp. has entered an agreement to join the Finance Express online auto finance program.

Dealer Acceptance Credit Corp. offers retail financing in central and southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and the southeastern Indiana markets.

"One of the reasons Finance Express has been so successful is our ability to stay in touch with the needs of our dealers on both a national and regional level," noted Dave Huber, president of Finance Express. "We understand the value and strength of regional and local lenders and we quickly respond to our dealers' requests to have these lenders available on our platform."

Huber added, "Our dealers in DACC's market have provided us with exceptional feedback regarding Dealer Acceptance Credit Corp.'s indirect lending program. Finance Express is excited to have DACC on our platform in order to bring additional financing opportunities to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana dealers."

Jack Rowekamp, manager for DACC, said, "DACC is looking forward to increasing our dealer base and Finance Express will give us the opportunity to do so."

DMS Adding myEZ Car Care

Finance Express also recently reported that myEZ Car Care has entered an agreement to integrate with the Finance Express online Dealer Management System.   

MyEZ Car Care offers the Electronic Glove Box, which is an Internet-based dealer-branded loyalty and customer communications program for independent dealers. 

The program provides consumers with a host of tools to manage their vehicle ownership experience, including maintenance schedule reminders, license and registration reminders, online maintenance records and vehicle performance analysis. 

MyEZ Car Care also indicated that it saves consumers money by providing discounts on preventive maintenance services, as well as other services such as tires, batteries and other parts and labor via its service provider network. 

For added convenience, service records are automatically updated for members in their Internet-based Electronic Glove Box, giving them easy access. 

Basically, MyEZ Car Care's Web site and all member communications are branded with the dealer and contains marketing messages, creating an ongoing communication link throughout the vehicle ownership cycle.

"The success and profitability of the independent dealer is the foundation of Finance Express. The tools provided by myEZ Car Care help to ensure a positive ownership experience for the vehicle consumer. This works to increase customer satisfaction and customer loyalty for our independent dealers," remarked Greg Levi, vice president of sales and marketing for Finance Express.

Ed Bourgeois, chief executive officer and founder of myEZ Car Care, added, "With customer referrals and retention being a priority for successful independent dealers, myEZ Car Care believes that partnering with Finance Express will allow more dealers to compete more effectively with other independent and franchised dealers in attracting and retaining customers.

"And with the high price of gas and vehicle ownership, consumers appreciate the savings and convenience of the dealer-branded myEZ Car Care program, providing even more goodwill to dealers offering the program," Bourgeois concluded.