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

Trump Pushes for 25% Tariffs On All Foreign Vehicles

In another push for fair trade, President Donald Trump is encouraging his team to “slap 25 percent tariffs on foreign cars” as a part...

Edmunds Used Car Report Outlines Rising Prices

Are you considering buying a used car? A March 21, 2018 analysis from Edmunds reported that used vehicle sales hit a record high in...
interest rates

Rising Loan Amounts and Interest Rates Hurting Auto Sales

A May 28, 2018 St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog reported that the Great Recession of the early 2000’s took a huge toll...
Tariffs

Trump’s Tariffs Have the World on Edge As Trade-War Looms

A BBC News article published on June 1, 2018 reported that the United States is playing a “dangerous game” when it comes to the...
used car

Used Car Sales Not Slowing Down

We’ve all seen at least one CarMax superstore making a large blue and yellow presence on the side of the road somewhere. The giant...
Auto Sales

Expectations for May U.S. Auto Sales: Higher or Lower than Anticipated?

In January of 2018, Neal Boudette of the New York Times began a piece he wrote by stating, “The auto industry’s long-running sales party...
Tesla

Over-Promising and Under-Delivering: Bold Predictions from Tesla

Elon Musk is at it again with his predictions, including a new one that Urvaksh Karkaria of Automotive News has labeled as “audacious.” Musk...
vehicle service contracts

Do Customers See the Value of Vehicle Service Contracts? Survey Says They Do!

Typically, by the end of the sales experience, when a representative at the dealership asks a customer if they would like to purchase an...
Blinkervideo

Buy, Sell, and Finance a Car All Through One App – Blinker

Sometimes in the automotive retail industry, the idea of good technology that helps dealers and consumers help, buy, and sell cars comes from someone...
Rory Vadenvideo

Is Your Team Choosing Success At Your Dealership Everyday? – Rory Vaden

Rory Vaden, Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting, Joins the network to talk about overcoming procrastination and developing good discipline and how mastering a balance in...
record high

5 Ways Dealers Can Help Customers Wade Through Record High Vehicle Pricing

Many automotive analysts have projected a decrease in the number of cars sold this year. The primary reason given for this was the fear...
sell better

5 Tips To Sell Better Online

It might be a little hard to envision now, but there was a time where products were only sold in a physical sense and...

Wasted Dollars in Your Service Lounge

People live at a faster pace nowadays. How time feels to someone is relative to what their priorities are at any moment. On this...

Follow-Up Calls

On this week's episode of the Tom Stuker Show, Tom goes over the 3-day follow-up call as well as pre/post-CSI scripts and pre/post-service scripts.

The Value of a Video Reply

  On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis explains how putting in a little extra effort by sending your potential customers a short...

Overcoming Your Self-Objection

What's the biggest objection that you're going to get today? Price? Payments? Interest rate? Jonathan Dawson says that your biggest objection might actually be...