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Kimberly Hurley

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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
management

How to Help Women in Retail Advance Into Management

There is no question that gender roles have evolved tremendously throughout the past couple of centuries. For example, in 2017, Ancestry.com pointed out some...
Hyundai

Hyundai’s 5-year, 40 Billion Dollar Plan

This week, Hyundai Motor announced that it’s planning on allocating 45 trillion won ($40 billion USD) within the next five years to make significant...
tariffs

Trump Administration Puts Chinese Tariffs on Hold

Back in September of 2018, Paul A. Eisenstein of NBC News reported that U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to implement tariffs automobiles and auto...
CarMax

CarMax’s Potentially Revolutionary Service: Home Delivery

Car buying began in the late 1800’s and has gradually been evolving since then. Mark Rikess of WardsAuto noted that car buying can be...
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports 2019 Vehicle Recommendations

Consumer Reports (CR) has released its 2019 list of recommended vehicles, and Subaru has come out on top. The determination for the annual list...
incentives

Attracting Customers with Better Incentives

Negotiating and haggling when shopping for a car can oftentimes be awkward and frustrating, but it is made even more difficult if dealerships are...
Trump

Commerce Department Set to Release Report Regarding Imported Autos and National Security

After a long wait, the U.S. Department of Commerce is set to release its report regarding the national security status of automotive imports. Throughout...
Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler Releases Q4 2018 and Annual Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released its Q4 and full-year report for 2018. In an earnings call on February 7th, FCA’s Chief Executive Officer,...
CAFE Standards

Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

Back in 1973, the energy crisis struck fear into many Americans, including members of Congress. The oil embargo was highly to blame,...
Tesla

Tesla’s Latest Move: Cutting 7% of Its Workforce

Elon Musk and Tesla are making headlines yet again with Musk recently sending a letter to employees notifying them that their jobs might be...
credit data

Top Tools to Use to Make Sure Your Dealership Has the Necessary Technology

Most consumers today are savvy enough to check their credit scores before they even walk into the dealership. Knowing their score lets them have...
Tim Robertsvideo

Chevy Dealer Tim Roberts, Discusses the Challenges Ahead and Becoming a MotorTrend CPO Dealer

According to numerous projections, the retail auto industry is on track to face some tough challenges this year. Which means it’s more important now,...
video

Shawn Hays on Personal Branding, Increasing Closing Percentages, Setting Goals and Managing Salespeople

On today’s show, we welcome back Your Car Guy Shawn Hays, co-founder of Sales Hustler and sales manager at Dan Cummins Chevrolet and Buick...
South Africa

What Does South Africa’s Production and Development Program Mean for the US?

The Automotive Production and Development Program (APDP) in South Africa (SA) has undergone some recent changes. The program requires motor companies to increase the...
Bruce Tulganvideo

7 Common Leadership Challenges that Managers Face and How to Overcome Them – Bruce...

CBT welcomes back Bruce Tulgan, Founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, popular author, and management consultant. On today's show, Bruce discusses what he calls 'the...

How to Deal With a Best Price Shopper

Most car buyers come into the dealership with the fear that they will be pressured into buying something that's not really what they want....

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...

Accountability and What It Is Worth to Your Business

Your culture, what’s that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You...

Creating a Business Development Culture

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about why you should create a business development culture at all levels throughout...