Should you cut the F&I department?
Abstract: Some dealers may have tried to lower overhead and customer wait times by eliminating the finance and insurance (F&I) department. But not every dealer should make such a radical move. It’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons before cutting F&I. As this article explains, one option is to merge the sales and F&I departments, creating a one-stop shopping experience. But training salespeople in specific F&I-related tasks would become essential.