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  • Auto Security Programs
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking (SWAT)
  • Vehicle Replacement
  • KARR Guard - Multi Bundled Product Program

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  • Vehicle Service Contracts
  • Dealer Branded Limited Warranty (LWA)
  • Finishing Touch
  • GAP
  • Theft Code
  • Theft Code Replacement

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Since 1987, SouthWest Dealer Services has been recognized as the premier full-service F&I product, training, and consulting firm dedicated to auto dealers. Our single focus on serving the dealer market shows our commitment to a partnership with you. We've carefully developed our products & services, training, and people to ensure excellent results now and in the future. We have worked with more than 1,000 dealerships nationwide.

Corporate News

  • Automotive News: Fewer Customers May Mean More Time to Sell
    June 13, 2016 - The key to driving growth is product development -- what's sold and how, said Larry Pomarico, senior vice president of sales for SouthWest Dealer Services. The digital menu presentation is becoming more sophisticated and customizable, he said. And with loan terms stretching as far as 84 months, customers are recognizing the value of F&I products that protect the vehicle. "The days of the backyard mechanic are behind us," Pomarico said. >>>Read Entire Article

  • Vernon Leake Appointed CEO of SouthWest Dealer Services Irvine, CA, June 14, 2016 – SouthWest Dealer Services (SWDS) announced today that SWDS Holdings’ board of directors appointed Vernon Leake Chief Executive Officer. Leake succeeds Eric Hamann, who will now serve as President of SouthWest Dealer Services.>>>Read Press Release

  • Automotive News F&I Tip: Focus on What F&I Products Do
    June 1, 2016 - Use features, not names, to describe F&I products, advises Peter Velau of SouthWest Dealer Services. Offering an extended service contract often “elicits an automatic, kneejerk, negative reaction,” he says. Focus instead on what the product does. For example, tell customers that toward the end of the finance contract, when the vehicle may be in need of repair, the service plan will pay 100 percent of the cost of parts and labor. >>>Read Entire Article


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