GSAN Sales are up

Gold Standard Automotive Network Closes Out Another Record Year

Growth Fueled by National Sales Expansion into 10 More States in 2015

GSAN Sales are upJanuary 6, 2016 (Salt Lake City, UT) – Gold Standard Automotive Network (www.gsanonline.com), pioneer of the automotive industry’s first extended service contract including coverage for regular vehicle service and maintenance, announces today that it will close out fiscal year 2015 with 150% year-over-year growth.

GSAN attributes its 2015 growth to approvals to sell its products in an additional 10 states, further enabling expansion of the agencies and dealers handling its products.

“I’ve been in the automotive industry for over 35 years specializing in training, coaching and developing sales teams. GSAN distinguishes itself by its high-integrity business practices. The company genuinely standing behind its products, unlike any other I’ve worked with. Actually, this is why I decided to handle Gold Standard’s products exclusively,” states Pittsburgh-based G Standard Agency owner William Baker. “It’s truly a pleasure working with a company with such a commitment to consumer satisfaction. I am really looking forward to introducing more of their new products in 2016.”

New product introductions slated for 2016 include extended and preferred coverage for used vehicles with a WRAP, new vehicle warranties, and additional GAP with key replacement coverage.

“Our products help dealers to make customers happy, and that’s just good business for everyone,” says Brent Timpson, President of GSAN. “We are looking forward to 2016 because we think it’s only going to get better.”

GSAN looks to enter another dozen states in 2016, and finish the year with approval to sell its products in all 50 states by year-end 2017.

GSAN Maintenance Only Product

Gold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN) Launches Its New ‘Maintenance Only’ Vehicle Service Product to Receptive Automobile Dealership Markets

Within six weeks of its initial product launch, Gold Standard Automotive Network’s “Maintenance Only” vehicle service product, quickly has become the company’s most popular new product offering in its four-year history.

“Although the ‘maintenance only’ vehicle service contract has only been available since June 1st, we are thrilled by the positive feedback from our dealer network,” states Brent Timpson, CEO, “What dealerships are finding is that once they start offering this regular maintenance coverage to their favorite extended service contract, their close rates for warranty sales increase quite significantly.”

Timpson continues, “The simple fact is, the general public understands maintenance. They may or may not need the extended warranty, but there is zero doubt in anyone’s mind that every vehicle will need regular maintenance. Customers feel good knowing those incremental ongoing expenses will be covered.”

One dealer states, “It’s just so easy to add this maintenance program to our current full protection warranties, because it provides our customer twice as much maintenance as our manufacturer’s program, but it costs half as much. GSAN’s “Maintenance Only” product has successfully differentiated our business from our competitors in the marketplace.”

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GSAN Launches New Website

Gold Standard Automotive Network Launches New WebsiteGold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN) announces the launch of its new website, built to accommodate the functional needs of the company’s rapidly expanding national dealer network.

“A complete overhaul of the website and its overall functionality was required,” stated Ryan Timpson, GSAN’s Chief Operating Officer, “These improvements have enabled us to mesh our operations seamlessly with a new administrative platform coming online this month. This will allow us to handle volume with added capacity for the demands of much larger dealer groups that have recently expanded our national network.”

“So far the feedback received from the dealer network has been outstanding,” continues Timpson, citing accolades from dealers such as Bryan Benishek of Summit Venture Group, one of the Gold Card’s largest national dealers.  Benishek adds, “Our people can now work in tandem with GSAN with the added flexibility of real time – something that wasn’t possible before now.”

The Gold Card Standard continues to innovate within its product line, and soon will roll out GAP insurance to its menu of offerings. Additionally, a “zero interest” version of the Gold Card is slated for introduction early second quarter 2015.

Tom Donat, a Southwestern agency for GSAN, weighs in on recent improvements stating, “As much as I like this new website, what I’m really excited about is offering the two new products we’ll be rolling out soon. Dealers have carried service contracts for the past 20 years, but this is the only program that couples regular maintenance and mechanical coverage for the consumer. The Gold Card product distinguishes my agency from the others – because I’m carrying a product that’s unlike anything else available today.”

Benishak adds, “GSAN is taking the time to listen to dealer feedback coming directly from their customers. That collaborative approach really enhances our ongoing business relationship with them. We’re proud to offer a product that makes customers happy. Ultimately, positive customer experiences reflect positively right back to the dealership.”

Gold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN) Announces Continued National Expansion for 2015

iStock_000058268772SmallFebruary 20, 2015 – Gold Card Automotive Network, provider of vehicle service contracts for the automotive industry, today reported the achievement of 2014 year-end growth milestones, including record sales, widespread adoption of its Gold Card product across the Continental U.S., and strong market momentum first quarter 2015.

2014 Highlights in Brief:

  • Achieved year-over-year revenue growth of 300%
  • Added 240 new dealers in 11 states
  • Rapid growth of dealer network and partner relationships with major national retailers Pep Boys, Big O Tire, and Auto Zone.

Revenue Growth

GSAN experienced robust revenue growth with year-over-year increase of 300% for 2014. Further, the company added a host of strategic

partnerships including industry leader Pep Boys, Big O Tire, Auto Zone, plus several others to be announced in early 2015.

“Our relationships with new agents and dealers has been an important component of our national expansion,” states Brent Timpson, company president, “The Gold Card product is the first product of its kind that provides coverage for regular service maintenance plus standard mechanical breakdown coverage for major vehicle repairs. The Gold Card helps dealers close more sales, and customers love the product because it eliminates many of the risks associated with the purchase of a used vehicle.”

Timpson continues, “Only 8-9% of major mechanical service contracts are ever used. The key to the Gold Card, is that the majority Gold Card holders actually use this product. Customers simply love it, and the dealers sell more vehicles because of it.”

GSAN is actively seeking to enlarge its network of national sales agents in fiscal year 2015 as it continues expanding into new markets. For information about becoming an agent, contact info@gsancard.com.

HyBurn Leasing Taps Gold Card Automotive Network for Its Unique Financing Program

(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

HyBurn Leasing, a Texas-based company that provides used vehicle financing for customers with poor or no credit, recently announced its alliance with Gold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN). Their association with GSAN will provide Hyburn Leasing’s customers with warranty coverage that includes regular vehicle service maintenance, in additional to the industry standard warranty coverage for major mechanical repairs.

The maintenance protection provided by the Gold Card enables Hyburn Leasing the ability to offer its customers a much greater selection of newer, lower-mile vehicles than other “buy here/pay here” leasing companies. “The Gold Card provides Hyburn ideal protection for high-mile vehicles. We realize regular maintenance is a key factor that helps to keep used vehicles on the road much longer – and that helps the customer extend their lease term and repairs their damaged credit,” states Brent Timpson, president of GSAN.

Under the Gold Card program, vehicles leased through Hyburn Leasing are exempt from mileage or age restrictions. Leased vehicles are reported to the bureaus to build credit, and in the event that the customer runs into a financial problem, they are able to return the vehicle two weeks before their next payment, without further damaging their credit report. The program enables those with no credit or poor credit to drive a newer, lower-milage vehicle, than normally would be available at traditional “Buy Here/Pay Here” leasing companies.

HyBurn specifically sought out a company offering service coverage for regular maintenance. The only product that met their criteria was the Gold Card, and now coverage comes standard with every vehicle leased.

Steve Hyman co-owner Hyburn Leasing states, “Having regular vehicle maintenance covered, keeps our vehicles on the road without additional cost for them – And in our business, that’s a key element for success.”

Gold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN) Partners with Auto Knight Motor Club Partners for Newly Launched Gold Card Program

As GSAN’s network of new and used automotive dealers rapidly expands, more consumers nationwide enjoy the benefits of its Gold Card membership such as prepaid maintenance service for oil changes, brake pads, national roadside assistance, along with its limited mechanical warranty coverage.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

Gold Standard Automotive Network (GSAN) of Salt Lake City, Utah is pleased to announce that Fortegra Financial Corporation’s branded Auto Knight Motor Club will be the administrator of choice for their Gold Card Program.

As GSAN’s network of new and used automotive dealers rapidly expands, more consumers nationwide enjoy the benefits of its Gold Card membership such as prepaid maintenance service for oil changes, brake pads, national roadside assistance, along with its limited mechanical warranty coverage.

“Our working relationship with Auto Knight ensures our dealers and their customer’s maintenance and limited mechanical assistance products are backed by a financially strong company that understands the auto business,” states Brent Timpson, CEO of GSAN, “Auto Knight is simply one of the strongest roadside assistance plans available anywhere.”

Both GSAN and Auto Knight both were recently approved by the State of Utah for the Gold Card Program. GSAN will provide Auto Knight exclusive sales support to new and existing dealers. The new arrangement further strengthens the Gold Card program.

Tom Arnieri, President of Auto Knight Motor Club adds, “We are pleased to have been selected by the Gold Standard Team for its program. GSAN will be backed by Fortegra’s ability to offer administration, insurance and emergency roadside assistance, while Brent and his team expand nationwide. We’re excited about this program because it offers our customers exceptional value.”

Gold Standard Automotive Network Includes Pep Boys in Rapidly Growing Network of Maintenance Service Providers

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

Gold Standard Automotive Inc. (GSAN) proudly announced it has added Pep Boys to its rapidly expanding roster of service providers. The relationship further accelerates the company’s 2014 growth trajectory, as it introduces a unique automotive product that includes comprehensive vehicle maintenance for new and used cars purchased through its ever-growing dealer network.

“GSAN is a perfect fit for our company and they have been very easy for us to work with,” states Richard Skarda,Western States Manager for Pep Boys. He adds, “Our stores will serve GSAN cardholders in 35 States. We are pleased to support a product that provides such valuable maintenance service coverage to our retail customers.”

“Whether the provider is a large national or smaller regional chain, every service provider in our network enjoys the increased business and customer loyalty that the Gold Card service contract offers,” states Brent Timpson, President of GSAN, “We’ve developed a unique product that not only covers major drivetrain and electrical components, but also covers the customer’s regular maintenance needs such as oil changes, brake pads, wiper blades, etc. Our Gold Card members tend to become exceptionally loyal customers.”

Timpson adds that GSAN will continue to expand its national network of authorized dealers this year, expecting the Gold Card will be available in every state by late 2015.