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Investigative Journalist for CBT News
self-driving cars

New Legislation Increases Discussions About Consumer Safety In Regards to Self-Driving Cars

New Technologies Bring Opportunity And Concerns Do you remember the first iPhone? What were your thoughts the first time you sat down to use the...
auto sales

Mother Nature And High Used Vehicle Values Drive Auto Sales Forecasts For The Rest...

A Year of “Playing Catch-Up” 2017 is a year of ups and downs in regards to the auto industry. The previous year saw increases in...
Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Houston-Area Auto Groups

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the state of Texas will be long-lasting beyond this month. In addition to the many businesses affected by Harvey, the...
Hurricane Harvey

Harvey, A Toyota Record, and GM’s Rebound: The Story of August’s Auto Sales

August saw a similar trend in sales to July. Per the course, there were a few winners, while others are still playing catch up...
dealerships

Filling The Gap – How Automobile Dealerships Are Involved In Educating A New Generation

The Future Employment Landscape The automobile industry is as strong as the human capital within it. For dealerships to be successful there has to be...
millennial

Surprising Data Reveals That Millennial Car Preferences Mirror Their Parents

The Largest Living Generation Millennials are now the largest living generation in the United States behind Baby Boomers. They are defined as individuals born in...
Lithia Motors

Lithia Motors and DCH Auto Group’s Partnership Leads to A New Minority Dealership Investment...

Lithia Motors and DCH Auto Group’s Merger A three-year collaboration between Lithia Motors Inc. and DCH Auto Group has facilitated Lithia Motor's new initiative into...
trends

Who Came Out on Top? The Three Manufacturers Who Won in July

At the close of July, there were many reports about the sales performance of the auto industry. While there are some bright spots, the...
incentive programs

Weighing the Costs: The Impact of Stair-Step Incentive Programs on America’s Auto Dealer

The Purpose of Stair-Step Programs A lot of controversy surrounds the subject of stair-step incentive programs. There are strong opinions about the practice on the...
customers

Selling the “Extras”: How Auto Dealers Can Guide Consumers to the Features They Need

A Generation of Customizations Since the 1980's, consumers have warmed up to the idea of having products that meet their exact needs and specifications. The...
promote

Promote Within or Hire from the Outside: Pros and Cons

Hiring new employees and promoting others within an organization is important no matter what level they are at, but extra consideration should be given...
detail bay

How to Turn your Detail Bay into an Alternative Revenue Stream

Dealerships pay a lot of attention to sales, service and parts, but where does the detail department fit in? Does it belong to sales?...
Tim Jacksonvideo

CADA President Tim Jackson on the State of EV Legislation, Trump Tariffs, and Summer...

Tesla is perhaps the most well known direct to consumer vehicle manufacturer in the US. But now other major manufacturers are looking to sell...
Facebook

Facebook Launches Two New Marketing Tools to Help Dealers

For years, Facebook has recognized the impact and influence it has on the interactions between car dealers and potential car buyers. The social media...
wholesalevideo

What an Increased Demand in Used Vehicles Means for Your Dealership’s Wholesale Acquisition Strategy...

It’s no secret to anyone that vehicle affordability issues continue to arise, and that means more customers are looking to purchase used cars. Here...

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...

The Power of the First Impression

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis and Associates talks about the meet and greet in the service...

April’s Kerrigan Report Reveals Auto Retailers Continue to Grow Despite Flat...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, managing director for Kerrigan Advisors. April's Kerrigan Report tackles higher valuations...

Make This Saturday a Day of Success

Being confident in yourself can make all the difference when it comes to selling a car. Turn today into a powerful day of success...