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Dealers can use to place classified ads

November 17, 2010, the Web portal owned and operated by the CATA, is new inside and out. The fresh look provides consumers with simple one-click access toChicagoland’s largest listing of new and used vehicles. For dealers, the simple Admin login makes it easy to modify inventory, change lead delivery, and update store hours.


In addition, DriveChicago offers free delivery of dealer inventory for classified postings in the Daily Herald newspaper and for ad creation with MAN Marketing. Other automotive portals charge dealers for this service.


"We wanted to make DriveChicago easier for consumers to use and we wanted to give dealers a powerful inventory and ad management tool," said DriveChicagoGeneral Manager Mark Bilek. "Dealers now can log into the DriveChicago Admin tool and select vehicles for classified listings simply by clicking on the vehicles in inventory."


The MAN Marketing feed is sent daily, and the Daily Herald feed is sent every Thursday. Both feeds accommodate vehicle information and images.


Other vendors can call Bilek at 630-424-6082 about using this service. There is a one-time set-up fee.


Dealers can customize prices within the DriveChicago classified tool. For example, they can change the price on all vehicles or just the last few digits of each to allow for better ad tracking. And they can identify vehicles to be listed in later weeks.


To discuss the DriveChicago classified listing service in the Daily Herald, call Nancy Duffin at 847-427-4657. To discuss the MAN Marketing service, call Ed Mallof at 630-929-5200.


Said Bilek: "There’s no easier way for dealers to choose classified ads directly from their inventories.  It’s as simple as point and click."