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Andrew Donahey

Marketing Director Andrew Donahey leads a dedicated group of digital marketing specialists that generates relevant content for the financial services sector. He also collects vintage “anything” and has a Golden Retriever kennel.

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Auto Aftermarket Sci-Fi Movie Car Costs and The Hoff

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Don't hate! David Hasselhoff is huge in Germany, and as it turns out, so is the price tag on the Knight Industries Two Thousand, or just plain KITT to mere mortals such as ourselves. Lucky for us, the focus of this infographic is on the auto aftermarket cost of our favorite Sci-Fi Movie Cars and not the discography of The Hoff. (<<< "You're welcome" for that link right there!)

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Tags: Auto Aftermarket

Heavy Equipment: big, Bigger, BIGGEST!

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Whether buying or selling job-site machinery, ever wonder which piece of heavy equipment:

  • Weighs the most?
  • Costs the most?
  • Has the most horsepower? 
  • Goes the fastest?
  • Is the BIGGEST and performs which specific function?

Stop wondering and start reading this great infographic about Mighty Machines courtesy of Fuel Fighter.

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Tags: Heavy Equipment

How to Prevent Car Hacking [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Our good friends at Select Car Leasing in the United Kingdom produced a great infographic about car hacking that they asked us to share with you. In it you will learn:

  • Who discovered car hacking
  • What are the most hackable cars
  • What are people doing to secure your car
  • How to be hack proof
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Tags: Auto Dealerships

Auto Industry and VR Increase Sales, Save Money & Lives

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Fri, Dec 09, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Will virtual reality be the epic, sales and marketing game changer that every auto industry pundit is predicting? Only time will tell, but the early returns are highly promising across many industries, and not just video gaming. For the purposes of this article, let's take a look at how virtual reality is being used in the auto industry.
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Tags: Technology, Auto Dealerships, Increase Sales

Auto Dealers Mourn Clarence Ditlow from Center for Auto Safety

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Who? What? Clarence Ditlow? Auto dealers mourning? OK, maybe not mourning, but even the most cynical, hardened, multi-location, millions-of-units-selling auto dealer veteran has a professional appreciation for the contributions of Clarence Ditlow. What's ironic is that very few know who he was, let alone the fact that in some ways he single-handedly saved, and will continue to save, millions of lives on American roadways.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships

Top 5 Pet Insurance Plans Veterinarians Advise Pet Owners On

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Pet owners desire two things from veterinary practices when it comes to pet care:

  1. Efficient, fully dependable, informed care for their pets by competent techs and veterinarians.
  2. The best possible pricing and or payment plans, particularly in times of emergency.

CrossCheck knows veterinarians don't spend four years in undergrad, four years achieving a D.V.M or V.M.D., passing the NAVLE and taking the veterinarian's oath to bungle pet owner's #1 desire.

Instead, this blog article focuses on how veterinarians can help offset cost by advising pet owners on the top five pet insurance plans, and if all else fails, by offering pet owners a check processing service called Multiple Check that is equally adept at offsetting the high cost of pet care.

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Tags: Veterinarians

U.S. Auto Sales National Championship [2016 March Madness]

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

March Madness is just a skip pass over the top of a zone defense away, and with it comes tournament snubs, Cinderella stories, buzzer beaters and not coincidentally, an increase in retail sales

With bracketology all the rage and a mere fortnight from college roundball insanity, why not marry two of our favorite things, the NCAA basketball tourney and auto sales? Basketball because this writer was a Deee-troit cager; auto sales because multiple check enters at the point of sale to help make a purchase that would otherwise not have happened. Yes, we're passionate about both.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships

The Top 6 Resources to Help Veterinarians Be More Profitable

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Sat, Feb 20, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

We see you over there, veterinarians! We know you to be hard working, compassionate, dedicated, driven and more. All told, you've got mettle, the right stuff. You've endured volunteering at shelters, AP science classes in high school, four years of pre-vet undergrad studies, the GRE, vet school applications, four years of veterinary school with King Kong sized debt averaging $135k, and the licensing exam. Whew ... now get a job, doc, but don't forget the oath first!

Whether you hung a shingle or joined an existing practice, it's time to show off your business acumen. Yes, we said business acumen, and if you don't have one, you better focus on developing one. It's not all birthin' puppies and spaying cats. The horror ... you may even have to develop a business plan. Everyone contributes to running a profitable practice, from reception to surgery, from individual contributors to doctors and owners, everyone. If business is done right, everyone profits too. We know that's music to your bank account because King Kong is on your back. 

To help you domesticate Kong, we've compiled a list of profit inducing resources:

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Tags: Veterinarians

Auto Dealers: Petaluma and AutoTrader's Car Tech Impact Study

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Petaluma, California, like it's southerly neighbor San Francisco, is known for electic goings on. The World Wrist Wrestling Championships are held in Petaluma. It was once known as the Egg Basket of the World, and no one who has witnessed it can forget the World's Ugliest Dog competition. CrossCheck proudly calls Petaluma home too.

For auto lovers though, American Graffiti rumbles the loudest! The most iconic scenes, the driving ones in particular, were shot in downtown Petaluma. The '32 Ford Deuce Coupe vs the Harrison Ford-driven '55 Chevy scene is at the apex of drag racing cinematography. Biased? Just a skosh.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships

Certified Pre-Owned Auto Sales Are at an All-Time High

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) auto sales and awareness are on the rise reports Autotrader in a recent CPO study.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships