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Jason Unrau is CBT Automotive Network's Online Editor. Jason 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.
COVID

Industry Surprised at Pace of Pandemic Recovery in Automotive

For eight weeks, production at North American auto factories was silent, except for personal protective equipment to aid in COVID-19 treatment and prevention. In...
online

Analyst Predicts a Third of American Malls Close in Next Year. What It Means...

The retail industry has been relatively stable for decades. Small retail stores and chains could be profitable by maintaining low overhead in malls, but...
DGAC

Coalition of Caring Dealers Providing Support During Pandemic Recovery

One of the unfortunate effects of an economic shutdown has been an abundance of food supplies that aren’t being used by restaurants and grocers....
autonomous

Will Autonomous Technology Really Make the Roads Safer?

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) brings into question whether autonomous cars will make as much of a difference...
New Zealand

What New Zealand’s Reopening Means for the United States’ Auto Recovery

New Zealand has officially reopened for business. After being in strict pandemic lockdown since March 23th, the small nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean...
Las Vegas

Positive Steps for Economy in Nevada as Las Vegas Reopening

At the stroke of Midnight on June 4th, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino welcomed their first guests back to the tables. The Stratosphere observation...
pandemic recovery

Major Purchases Surge, Showing Pandemic Recovery in Motion

Around ten weeks ago on March 15th, the Federal Reserve slashed benchmark interest rates to 0.25 percent to kickstart the pandemic recovery effort. It’s...
sales

Concise for Quick Sales – Why Selling ‘Unicorns’ Isn’t Always Helpful

Regardless of the state or city, car shoppers have multiple choices for a selling dealer. Within a five-mile radius, there could easily be two...
rental car

Struggling Rental Car Market Could Be Solution for Pre-Owned Inventory

After more than a century in business, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy on May 22, 2020. The Estero, Florida-based corporation operates more...
recon process

Improving Your Recon Processes in Today’s Climate

According to the Cox Automotive Auto Market Weekly Summary for June 1, 2020, the used vehicle market has rebounded better than previously forecasted. Compared...
car

Middle and Upper-Class Car Buyers Spending Actively

The second-quarter car sales reports tell a story that few care to recall. The pandemic response sent more than 45 million Americans into the...
online sales

The Current State of Online Sales: Is This Process Here to Stay?

COVID-19 has caused many auto dealers to embrace a variety of new processes. From picking up cars for servicing to limiting the number of...
LotLinxvideo

CBT News Market Update: LotLinx CEO Len Short & Bloomberg Auto Analyst Kevin...

As macroeconomic conditions begin to stabilize and consumers slowly resume their pre-pandemic lives, a lot of auto retail markets saw an uptick in sales...
scott rodgersvideo

Tier10’s Scott Rodgers Discusses Dealership Marketing During Socially Turbulent Times

The months of May and June had strong sales numbers across the board for the retail automotive industry, and these results echo the success...
TikTokvideo

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success director for Kain Automotive....

Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...