“We are dedicated to continuing the drive towards the goal of becoming one of the top providers of F&I products and services in the country,” wrote Sara Crowley, acting president of Allstate Dealer Services in Jacksonville, Fla.
Crowley said she has become involved in many initiatives designed to “make us a stronger and more formidable force” as a vendor of F&I products.
She said Allstate already can boast that it is the highest-volume provider of GAP plans sold through car dealerships. GAP, or guaranteed asset protection, helps consumers pay off their loans if their vehicle is totaled or stolen. Allstate has sold GAP contracts since 1989.
Though Allstate underwrote many service contracts, it introduced a service contract program of its own in 2009. “We expect to be the leader in the next five years,” Crowley wrote.
Crowley also said Allstate continues to advertise in national trade publications, is promoting its brands at major college football games, is improving technology to “set our products apart in the market,” and intends to launch new products and enhancements to current products.
Allstate will attend the National Automobile Dealers Association conference in San Francisco in February and is planning its 2011 conference for general agents in April in Scottsdale, Ariz.