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Jason Unrau is an automotive specialist with more than 15 years of experience at the dealership level. Focusing mainly on fixed operations and the service industry, Jason’s expertise is in enhancing the customer experience and promoting a healthy, profitable service department.
Car Salesman

Is ‘Car Salesman’ Still a Dirty Word?

Tweed jackets with elbow patches, slicked-back hair, a plump mustachioed man with a suave demeanor. It’s the image that comes up when you think...
auto sales

Tumultuous Auto Sales Forecast for Remainder of 2018

After a seven-year run of consecutive annual auto sales increases in the United States, the final sales figures for 2017 showed a regression of...
ridesharing

How Ridesharing Impacts the Automotive Landscape

In 2011, ridesharing appeared on the transportation radar. The service platform was quickly recognized as a disruptor, and it has experienced tremendous growth and...

Carmakers Want Trump to Work with California to Set Emissions Standards

Carmakers Want Trump to Work with California to Set Emissions Standards During a meeting with President Trump in May, a group of automotive industry executives...
Trumps Tariffs

Studies Find Trump Auto Tariffs Will Cut into Economy

The Trump administration is considering a tariff increase to 25 percent on imported vehicles and auto parts intended to bolster the domestic auto industry,...
Trump

Canada Retaliates to Trump Trade Tariffs

The largest trading partner with the United States, Canada, has swiftly promised to match tariffs placed on steel and aluminum imports. As an exemption...
fuel prices

The Correlation Between Fuel Prices and Auto Sales

The automotive retail industry has ebbs and flows, no question. The national and global economies are factors in year-to-year fluctuations, and new model releases...
service department

How to Maximize Profits in Your Service Department

Service revenue has its ebbs and flows just like any other department, but it’s typically less exaggerated. The lows don’t swing quite so low...
Tesla

Tesla Workers Asked to Prove ‘Haters’ Wrong

In a pair of internal memos last week from the heads of engineering and production at Tesla, assembly workers have been asked to ramp...
sedan sales

Why People Aren’t Buying Sedans Anymore

The Toyota Camry’s sales are constant from 2016 to 2017, as are sales for the Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra. But nearly all other...
Nick Saban

Nick Saban Shares the Details to Driving Success on the Field and at the...

Nick Saban’s attention to detail is legendary. Whether it’s anecdotes of him challenging his team to get better within days of clinching a national title...
digital retailing

Promises and Pitfalls of Migrating Financing Online

You’ve heard the pitches. And it’s true that the technology is impressive. Yet, when digital retailing vendors attempt to sell to dealerships what they...
Model 3

Tesla Launches Direct Delivery Initiative To Answer Model 3 Demand

It's no secret that Tesla has been having difficulty meeting the production and delivery demands for its Model 3 customer reservations, which prompted industry experts...
CRM

Five Reasons Why CRM Systems are Vital for Your Dealership

Do you remember the last time a potential car buyer came into your dealership and left empty-handed? What was the response of your team?...
newscast

AutoNation’s Mike Jackson Ends His Tenure As CEO After Almost 20 Years

After 20 years of overseeing the largest chain of auto dealerships in the country, AutoNation's CEO Mike Jackson will step down, and transition to executive...

Dealing with Factory Recalls

On this week's edition of the Weekly Tune-Up, Becky Nixon goes over dealing with factory recalls and keeping retail profits alive during a recall.

Phone Ups and Internet Leads

On this week's episode of the Tom Stuker Show, Tom goes over phone ups and internet leads and why handling leads is a privilege,...

Designing Your Career with Clear Goals

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis speaks to you about one of the most important actions and habits to develop if...

Be a Problem Solver

   Don't think about selling something. Don't think about results. Don't think about closing. Every customer comes into your dealership with either a "wants" problem...