A new partnership could reduce the concerns dealers might have with adding higher-mileage vehicles to their inventory.
DealersLink, an automotive systems integration and networking technology company, announced the partnership last week with vehicle contract program company Alpha Warranty Services. The companies say the partnership will give DealersLink members the ability to add Alpha Warranty Services’ high-mileage warranties to units directly from the vehicle details page.
The ability of DealersLink members to add Alpha’s high mileage warranties directly from the VDP will allow dealers to estimate the cost of a warranty to the consumer, while determining the profit realized from selling an extended warranty, DealersLink noted in a news release.
DealersLink notes that it has worked to eliminate wholesale transaction fees for more than 13 years, with $1 billion of used inventory available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Members using the Marketplace can stock their lots with reconditioned units, locate hard-to-find vehicles for their customers, sell inventory without incurring wholesale losses, and arrange book-for-book trades, according to DealersLink. Members pay only a monthly fee to participate, and never pay per-vehicle auction fees.
“DealersLink has completed the integration with Alpha that will instantly generate per unit warranty quotes for DealersLink members inside the platform,” DealersLink chief executive Mike Goicoechea said in a news release.
Ty Kielblock of Alpha Warranty Services added in a news release that his company’s warranties work to give the consumer and dealer peace of mind with high-mileage vehicle purchases.