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Kimberly Hurley

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

Trade War Tariffs: Everything You Need to Know for the First Half of 2019

There has been no shortage of back and forth in regards to the tariffs that have been threatened and implemented on other countries by...
hydrogen

Former Chinese Minister Wan Gang on EVs: “It’s Hydrogen’s Turn”

If you look into the history of the electric vehicle (EV), you are bound to see Wan Gang’s name somewhere. Known as China’s “father...
CAFE standards

Automakers Make Their Pleas to Trump Regarding CAFE Fuel Regulations

According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the implementation of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards in the 1970’s has continued to create...
tariffs

Trump Administration Suspends Mexico Tariffs Indefinitely

Last week, experts in many industries were quite stressed out over President Donald Trump’s plan to implement tariffs on Mexico if the country did...
FCA and Renault

Uncertainty Looms as FCA and Renault Withdraw Merger Plans

You would probably be justified in calling the failed merger between Italy’s Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) and France’s Renault “eye-opening.” FCA has announced it...
Mexico

Mexico Becomes the Latest Country to Come Under U.S. Tariff Threat

This week, President Donald Trump has shifted his focus from looming tariffs on China to prospective tariffs on Mexico. Instead of tweeting or speaking...
company culture

Creating a Stellar Company Culture in Your Dealership

Your company culture affects both employees and customers in an undeniable way. As Thomas Davenport of Towers Watson Consulting stated, “workplace culture is to...
price

Customers Say “No More Haggling” When it Comes to Price

If you talked to everyone who came into a traditional dealership and asked if they were dreading a specific aspect of the car-buying process,...
EV market

Interesting Players in the Race to Dominate the EV Industry

It’s no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular within the past decade. They are appealing to consumers because they can save...
tariff

Escalating Tariff Threats Still Loom Over U.S.-China Trade Deal

Last week, President Donald Trump fulfilled his promise of raising tariffs on China from 10% to 25% on about $200 billion of Chinese goods....
internet leads

Effectively Manage Your Internet Leads with These Proven Strategies

Converting internet leads into car sales is an evolving and extremely challenging process. What worked five, three, or even a year ago isn’t necessarily...
conflict

6 Strategies to Manage Conflict and Improve Working Relationships

Conflict among people is a tale as old as time. Much like any other business collective, automotive retailers can become gossip factories or feel...
burnout

How Dealerships Can Help Reduce F&I Burnout

There are few jobs within a dealership that have more inherent stress and burnout than the F&I manager. Back in the ‘stone age’, the...
digital marketing

Four Free Digital Marketing Training Resources for You and Your Staff

As the famous saying goes “you have to spend money to make money.” This likely applies to all of your business dealings: from hiring...
advertisingvideo

The Attribution Revolution and How It Can Maximize Your Dealership’s Advertising Spend – Brian...

 We recently welcomed back Partner GM and VP of Paragon Honda, Brian Benstock to the CBT studios. Earlier this year, Brian presented a key...

How to Evaluate The Value of Your Third-Party Classified Partner

Do auto dealers need third-party classified marketplaces? Brian Pasch discusses how you can evaluate the value of your third-party classified partner on today's episode...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Consistency

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about the value and the power of consistency....

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...