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Edmunds: Used Car Sales Hits A Record High

March 21, 2018- The latest Edmunds Used Car Report indicates that used car sales hit a record high in 2017. They show a 1.6 percent increase in sales from 2016 and a 4.3 percent increase from 2012. Edmunds attribute this spike…

Gee Leung Joins LotLinx as Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO, January 17, 2018 -- LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive AI, today announced Gee Leung has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Leung has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of digital media and technology companies over a career spanning multiple decades. He has had the…

Transparent digital retail is a win for dealerships and customers

  Consumer apprehension toward car dealerships likely goes way back to the first sale at a dealer. It’s no surprise that people joke that they would rather go to the dentist than the dealership. Salespeople in any industry are met…
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Jim Fitzpatrick Invites Auto Dealers to the 2017 CBT Conference

Jim fitzpatrick, CEO of CBT Automotive Network would like to personally invite auto dealers to the upcoming CBT Conference + Expo march 7 - 9th in CBT's hometown of Atlanta Georgia. This year's conference will focus on 4 key areas…
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2017 CBT Conference Trailer

On March 7th 2017, join over 1000 automotive professionals at the CBT Conference for the most progressive, information packed event in retail automotive. The CBT Automotive Conference and Expo is designed to offer you a fresh prospective from world-renowned business…
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A Personal Invite From Brian Pasch

Join Brian Pasch, Founder of PCG Companies at the 2017 CBT Automotive Conference + Expo. Brian will host a DealerTalks Session titled: Your Marketing KPIs Are Junk Without CPE. As dealers shift more of their marketing investments to online strategies,…
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Listen Up Auto Dealers – 2017 CBT Automotive Conference

Join us at the CBT Automotive Conference & Expo March 7 - 9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. The CBT Automotive Conference and Expo is the most comprehensive and information packed event in retail automotive. This must attend…

CBT Conference Testimonials

The CBT Automotive Conference + Expo is the most information packed event in retail automotive. Covering every aspect of the dealership; our take-aways, speakers, trainers, vendors and hospitality are second to none. Don’t just take our word for it, check out some of our…
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Interview with Conference Speaker & Marketing Expert Scott Stratten

CBT CEO Jim Fitzpatrick recently sat down with 2017 CBT Conference Keynote Speaker Scott Stratten to discuss his presentation at the 2017 CBT Conference + Expo. Scott’s presentation, “The Age of Disruption: Everything has Changed and Nothing is Different” is based on his…
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Interview with Social Influencer & Conference Speaker Jon Acuff

CBT CEO & Founder Jim Fitzpatrick recently sat down with 2017 Keynote Speaker Jon Acuff to discuss his presentation at the 2017 CBT Conference + Expo. Jon's presentation, “Do Over: Investing in the 4 Things that Every Great Business Needs to Navigate Change”…
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How your service department can improve the trade-in process

The vehicle trade-in process has evolved a lot over time. One of the biggest changes is that there used to be a lot more room for error.  In the past, an under-informed buyer was more likely to fall for a…
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Wholesale prices begin to normalize on usual inventory levels

Dealers may start to notice the wholesale prices at auction slip back into more familiar territory. According to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index mid-month report for September, wholesale used vehicle prices have decreased by 0.9% in the first two weeks…

Ford set to begin production of the all-electric F-150

The concept of an all-electric Ford F-150 has been anticipated for a while, and the automaker is taking the first steps to move from a concept to production. In a press release, Ford confirmed plans to begin construction of the…
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What will it take for consumers to embrace the EV market? – Lea Malloy

Growth in the electric vehicle market took a small hit as the pandemic began, but Cox Automotive experts say this is only a minor bump in the road to advancement. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Lea Malloy, head of research…
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How an unsafe vehicle traced to Georgia independent dealer serves as warning

Channel 2 Action News published a story on Thursday of a vehicle sold to a retail customer that had been improperly repaired after a collision. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner had been purchased from an independent dealership in 2018 and, after…

Modifying your dealership’s sales approach through COVID-19

Over the last six months, David Lewis has talked with hundreds of dealership personnel. The majority seem to be in agreement that the changes currently being made to the sales process will be around for a long time. On this…

Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through acquisitions...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…

The role diversity plays in your dealership’s customer communications

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. As you look across your customer base, there are several moving parts of communications that everyone has to get right. Externally, dealers have to represent the franchise…

Conducting customer interviews online to discuss F&I options

It’s time to face a new reality. Offsite deliveries aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. COVID-19 has forever changed the way car dealers do business, quite possibly forever if not for the foreseeable future. In growing numbers, more dealers performing offsite…