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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.
trade-in

Five Common Mistakes Dealers Make in the Trade-In Process

Clinching a sale often pivots on a customer’s trade-in. And while the exact number of vehicle sales that include a trade aren’t tracked in...
staff

Why You Should Terminate Underperforming Staff in Your Dealership

Everyone could name someone they work with now that probably shouldn’t have the role they are in. They arrive at work with a chip...
Evs

When Will Electric Cars Reach a Mass Market Audience?

There have been plenty of announcements from carmakers but EVs (electric vehicles) are still mainly for the elite. Alternative fuels have been touted as the...
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...
Nissan

New Leadership for Major OEM

As predicted, Nissan's investigation into the alleged Carlos Ghosn scandal has now made its way to the United States. Hans Greibel of Automotive News...
Trevor Gilevideo

Finding New Paths to Profitability at Your Dealership – Trevor Gile, Motorcars Honda

The annual NADA show is just around the corner, and just like us here at CBT you're probably gearing up for the great events...
accounting

Dominate Year-End Accounting at Your Dealership

Submitting year-end accounting can be a difficult and time-consuming process for dealers. From completing W-2s and 1099s to processing 1095-Cs, the list of forms...
ford and Volkswagen

Ford and Volkswagen Join Forces

Volkswagon AG and Ford set the auto industry abuzz, announcing they’ve come to agreements regarding an alliance. According to Volkswagen, the plan is for...
Cadillac

What Cadillac’s Announcement Means for the EV’s in 2019

One of the hottest automotive trends of recent years has been the rise of the Electric Vehicle (EV). With companies like Tesla setting the...

Slowing Down in the Service Process

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about how slowing down in the beginning of the...

Kerrigan Report: December Capped Off Another Strong Year for Auto Sales

Thanks so much for joining us today for the Kerrigan Market Update. We’re joined today by Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan...

Accountability: Achieving More Clarity by Giving More Feedback

On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, Dave continues his conversation about accountability, particularly about clarity. Once you have clarity as a manager,...

The Activity Habit

  On today's episode of Kain & Company, David Kain goes over what he calls the "Activity Habit," creating a sound foundation for your sales...