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FTC defends new rule on dealership practices amid legal challenge

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has defended its new regulations on dealership advertising and finance practices, asserting the rules are necessary, lawfully developed, and beneficial to society. This defense comes as the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Texas Automobile Dealers Association petition the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to amend or overturn the regulations. The Combating Auto Retail Scams (CARS) Rule was set to take effect this summer but has been paused pending the court's decision. The FTC's May 14 court filing insists that "NADA's challenges lack merit and the petition for review should be denied." The CARS Rule...

Jeep to launch $25,000 all-electric model amid industry push for affordable EVs

Jeep's plan to introduce a $25,000 all-electric model in the U.S. is not just a standalone move. It's part of a broader industry-wide effort...

General Motors unveils its $54,000 2025 Cadillac Optiq EV

General Motors has announced that its new entry-level Cadillac Optiq electric vehicle will start at $54,000. The compact crossover, Cadillac's fourth electric vehicle, is...

NHTSA urges immediate halt in driving older Nissan vehicles due to Takata airbag risks

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced yesterday that owners of nearly 84,000 older Nissan vehicles in the United States equipped with...
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Consumer demand shifts towards smaller vehicles due to affordability concerns – Charlie Chesbrough | Cox Automotive

In today's episode of CBT Now, we delve into April sales and what they mean for the automotive industry's trajectory. Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive...

Discover AI’s impact on the industry and what it means for your privacy/security – Lizz Callaway | Microsoft Autos 

We've seen the expanding role of AI in our daily lives as well as within the retail automotive industry. On the latest episode of...

Diversifying your dealership technology tool kit – Eric Schlesinger | ActivEngage

On the latest episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain sits down with Eric Schlesinger, chief revenue officer at ActivEngage, to discuss how dealership...

Former general manager shares universal business principles in new book – Glenn Lundy

Since running a dealership in Paris, Kentucky, and seeing 800 percent growth in 5 years, Glenn Lundy has since been working with dealers across...

How real-time data is empowering dealers to manage inventory more efficiently

In today’s market, stocking your dealership’s lot with the right inventory is crucial and has a direct impact on overall dealership profits and success...

How salespeople can achieve their goals while maintaining a positive outlook – Matt Easton | Easton University 

It is an election year, and with that comes a lot of uncertainty, especially regarding the economy. It is also what Matt Easton, the...

Breaking Barriers: How Loren Roberts is striking the balance of progress and success

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women represent just over 21% of car dealership employees. While the numbers are low, they are increasing...

Zeigler Automotive Group expands amid economic challenges and shifting EV market – Aaron Zeigler

In April, Zeigler Automotive Group opened its newest location, Zeigler Subaru of Schererville, and Subaru of America's President and COO Jeff Walters was in...

How dealerships can maximize sales through strategic AI integration – Durran Cage | Cage Automotive

With today's tech, our ability to reach the right consumer with the right message is better than ever—and often, it's done right from the...

Navigating trade-in objections: why slow and steady win the race — Sean Gardner | Joe Verde Group

Trade-in negotiations can be tricky for salespeople to navigate, as a disappointing appraisal can quickly sour the client relationship. How can dealership teams set realistic...

4 things dealers are keeping top of mind this year

2024 offers a glimmer of hope for auto dealers navigating the tricky terrain of used car sales, despite lingering market uncertainties and a notable...

Does America have a used EV problem – or opportunity?

In the US, there are two used cars on the road for every new one. Pre-owned auto sales is big business. Plummeting prices, soaring...

Hybrids Breathing Life Back Into Dealership Service Centers

It is a well-known fact that the Biden administration is pushing for 50 percent of all vehicles sold in the U.S. to be zero-emission...

Cox Automotive’s Flying Doctor Program leads the charge in EV integration and safety – Brandon Carter

It is critical that EV batteries are safe and well-managed, especially as EV adoption ramps up. Cox Automotive has created a new 'Flying Doctor...

Using AI to drive more fixed ops revenue

The fixed ops department is the lifeblood of most dealerships. But this vital profit center continuously faces challenges from rising customer expectations, ever-changing vehicle...

Electric vehicle marketing may be easier than you think — John Fitzpatrick | Force Marketing

Like it or not, electric vehicles are here to stay, leaving car dealers with the unenviable task of ramping up sales in a new...

What’s worth it on third party listing sites?

Third party listing sites offer a lot of products and packages that a dealer could invest in. I’ve been pitched more than a few...

4 ways to incorporate QR codes into your dealership marketing strategy

We are sure you've seen these little grids on posters or mail pieces. These are QR codes, and they are rather versatile and straightforward...
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Educating the public on the strengths of franchised dealerships — Coulter McMahen | LADA

The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) plays a critical role in the state's retail automotive environment, working with legislators to preserve the franchise model...

Are Honda and Volkswagen betting against the franchise model? — John Devlin | Automotive Trade Association Executives

Dealers have grown increasingly worried that automakers such as Volkswagen and Honda will choose to sell their upcoming electric vehicles through a direct-sales system rather than...

How dealers are leading the charge on electrification — Mike Stanton | NADA

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has long been a pillar of support and guidance for auto dealers across the country. As the industry...

When Analytics Fail to Predict Consumer Behavior

Understanding consumer behavior through analytics has become a cornerstone of decision-making in the rapidly changing automotive industry. However, despite data collection and analysis advancements,...

How leveraging data enhances the car buyer journey — Vanessa Ton & Jade Terreberry

Out of all the factors dictating the car buyer journey, dealerships must get the online and in-store experiences right. But with the arrival of...

Nostalgia vs. Futurism: Striking a Balance in Car Design

Let's take a trip down memory lane and fast forward to the future. The automotive industry is at a crossroads, folks. On one side,...

Holman’s strategic expansion and sustainable growth in a dynamic industry landscape – Chris Conroy | Holman

Holman, one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the U.S., recently expanded with the acquisition of Leith Automotive. On today's episode of...

Ryan Kerrigan unveils global automotive M&A dynamics and EV realities

From acquisitions to shifting consumer preferences, in today's episode of Inside Automotive, we're discussing factors driving M&A activity as highlighted in The Blue Sky...

automotiveMastermind integrates Mastermind technology with Tekion to enhance real-time insights for dealers

automotiveMastermind, a trusted data and technology provider in the automotive industry, integrated its Mastermind technology with Tekion, the innovator of the Automotive Retail Cloud...

Are You Ready for AI to Drive Auto Lease & Finance?

Embrace the inevitable Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road. -- Stewart Brand,...

How dealers can maximize customer experience with strategies to improve transaction process – Adam Marburger

Time spent at the dealership is becoming increasingly important to the overall customer experience. A great way to minimize this time is by getting...

How e-titling is changing the future of dealership F&I

E-titling is a revolutionary new system that gives dealers control over the registration process while improving both data security and cost efficiency.  On this episode of...

How dealerships can win the talent war in fixed operations

In an industry as challenging and complex as fixed operations, attracting and retaining top-tier talent is not just a goal—it's a necessity. The landscape...

How proactive hiring can transform your dealership – Adam Robinson | Hireology

Are you struggling to fill roles at your dealership? If so, then you're not alone. According to a recent report by Hireology, most dealers...

Why you should revisit your talent acquisition process in 2024 — Adam Robinson | Hireology

Dealership methods of talent acquisition and retention have become increasingly outdated, not only in how retailers identify candidates but also in how they keep...

Strategies for maximizing profitability in a shifting automotive market – Kevin Frye | Jeff Wyler

As dealers basked in record profits and margins just a few short years ago, the return of inventory to pre-pandemic levels has ushered in...

Thinking Beyond the Bay: Creating an Inviting Environment at Your Automotive Business

In today's competitive automotive service industry, providing exceptional customer experience is paramount to success. For auto dealers, service centers, tire dealers, and quick lubes,...

How dealers can elevate their customer/employee experience – Brooke Furniss

As customer expectations continue to evolve, providing an exceptional experience is key to cultivating loyalty and repeat business. In this episode of Inside Automotive,...
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