Improving Profitability

Improving Profitability since 1994 with an average increase of over $300 per vehicle.

Our Sales/F&I Training Program

Our Sales/F&I Training program is a result of real-world, in-dealership experience combined with professional development.


Success is the result of professional training, support, and compliance.

What Sets Intrepid Automotive Apart from the Competition?

Intrepid Automotive provides the highest quality finance and insurance products and services to automobile dealers who seek added customer value and increased profits.

We have a team full of trained experts with broad experience in the automotive and F&I industries. We’re client and results-oriented, and ready to give your dealership the individualized attention you need – that’s what sets us apart!

Our Products

  • Extended Vehicle Service Programs
  • Security Coding (Etch Programs)
  • Customer Loyalty/Retention Program
  • Pre-paid Maintenance
  • Road Hazard
  • Tire & Wheel Protection
  • Multi-level Protection Plan includes 5 products, 1 low cost
  • Tires for Life
  • Paint, Fabric, & Leather/Vinyl Protection
  • Rust Protection (chemical or module)
  • Lease Wear & Tear
  • Dent Protection
  • Gap Protection
  • RV Programs
  • Powersports Programs
  • Menu Systems
  • Key Replacement
  • Bi-Weekly Payment Plan

Latest News

Training Sessions TBA

Training Sessions TBA

Invest in your company’s future by training your personnel. With an ever-evolving automotive market, now more than ever your F&I Managers need a plan to succeed. These highly-motivating, fast-paced seminars are conducted with one goal in mind: Make Sales a...

2019 Cradle Beach Gala Raises Funds for Children

2019 Cradle Beach Gala Raises Funds for Children

The Intrepid Automotive family spent a beautiful and inspirational evening attending the 8th Annual Cradle Beach Celebration of Legends Gala.  Intrepid is a sponsor of the Gala, which raises funds for Cradle Beach Camp with auctions, sponsorships and...

Intrepid Automotive Hosts 3-Day F&I Training

Intrepid Automotive Hosts 3-Day F&I Training

As June ushered in warmer temperatures, F&I Managers gathered at beautiful Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia, NY for a 3-Day Intensive Training Academy with Ed Stewart. The Training Academy covered such topics as presentation skills, the customer...

Our Services

Income Development

Intrepid delivers proven results. Our account managers have earned client acclaim for their professional approach to our customers’ ongoing needs. Our unique suite of products are designed to maximize your productivity and increase your earnings. With years of experience in the industry, we’re trained problem-solvers. We have a talented core of employees who find solutions and motivation for your staff. Your profitability is our goal!

F&I & Sales Training

Our knowledgeable team provides comprehensive training for your entire staff. We’ll train you onsite in your stores, any time you need us. Intrepid plans regional seminars, schools, and web-conferences specially designed to keep your dealership trained and re-trained as needed. We’ll also provide AFIP training and certification. Our hands-on approach has us onsite and in your store to answer your questions, streamline your processes, and drive efficiency.

Online Training

Intrepid helps your dealership with online training modules for Sales, F&I, and compliance. Please contact us for more details on how to access our wide library of tools.

F&I Fill In

F&I Manager on vacation? Unexpected illness? Why struggle? When your office is short-handed, Intrepid will send a fully-trained, professional account manager to your store to help you out for as long as you need us. Don’t hesitate to contact us when you’re in a bind.

Menu Selling Program

Our Finance Menu is a full solution to automotive business managers. With real time reports, full customization and industry leading tools, we create a software platform that allows for dealership success, focusing on making your job easier and keeping your dealership compliant.

Dealership Reporting

Our team has the ability to compile a wide variety of reports on products sold by your Finance Manager. We’ll help your dealership design a strategy that best fits your needs, with the goal of your profitability, compliance and ongoing success.

Meet the Intrepid Team

David Kern


David Kern grew up in a family business and that is where he learned his strategic work ethic and knowledge of a successful entrepreneurship. David’s mother and three brothers are all very accomplished business owners.

Due to David’s training, knowledge and experience working with car dealerships for over 30 years he has spearheaded Intrepid Automotive to be the leader amongst the companies that he represents. He is AFIP certified.

David is a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He and his wife enjoy watching their children show horses and traveling.

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Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis

Account Executive

Bill Lewis has been in sales since graduating with a BA from Colgate University in 1982.  Bill has over 25 years in the sales industry.
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Duane Kavanaugh

Duane Kavanaugh

Account Executive

Duane Kavanaugh started his career at Intrepid Automotive in 1997 after fulfilling his duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1991-97.
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Olivia Kern Van Schoonhoven

Olivia Kern Van Schoonhoven

Account Executive

Olivia Kern Van Schoonhoven is a valued asset as an Account Representative at Intrepid Automotive. She has a strong background in customer service, communications, and public relations.
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Kandace Rogalski

Kandace Rogalski

Administrative Assistant

Kandace comes to Intrepid Automotive with over 20 years of Admin experience.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying

Intrepid Automotive has worked hard to extend quality Finance and Insurance training that has been vital to our business department. The training on product, service and sales has allowed my employees to receive excellent knowledge and skills that make Paddock Chevrolet a stronger team.

Duane Paddock

Paddock Chevrolet

West Herr has had a relationship with David Kern and his company, Intrepid Automotive, since 1999. During that time, they have shown us nothing but the utmost capability and dedication. Our business relationship has grown over the past seven years because we have learned that West Herr can depend upon them for superior and reliable service.

Scott Bieler

President, West Herr

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