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Kimberly Hurley

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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
EV owners

EV Owners Face Rising Taxes and Fees in Over 25 States

Many consumers who have made the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) will tell you they have enjoyed the benefits they have received from...
mobility

What Dealers Can Take Away from Cox Automotive’s 2019 Evolution of Mobility Study

Last week, Cox Automotive released its most recent analysis titled “Evolution of Mobility: The Path to Electric Vehicle Adoption Study.” There is no doubt...
technician

How BMW and Manheim Are Working to Alleviate Technician Shortage

Back in June, Michele Boyarsky of The Engine Block reported that there is a growing shortage of auto technicians that is “alarming and worth...
interest rate

What the Fed Interest Rate Cuts Mean for the Auto Retail Industry

On July 31, the Federal Reserve lowered its interest rate for the first time in over a decade. Now set at between 2 percent...
jaguar

BMW and Jaguar Team Up to Fast Track EV Innovation

With the continuing advances in electric vehicles (EVs), it comes as no surprise that some manufacturers decide it is a good idea to work...
automotive industry

3 Women Now Hold Top Leadership Positions at GNYADA

There’s no doubt that men have always played a more prominent role in the automotive industry than women, but that has slowly been changing...
promote

Promote Within or Hire from the Outside: Pros and Cons

Hiring new employees and promoting others within an organization is important no matter what level they are at, but extra consideration should be given...
CAFE standards

From Then to Now: Everything You Need to Know about the CAFE Standards

In 1975, the United States took measures to improve the fuel economy of most vehicles by implementing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards....
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...
succession

The Dealer’s Essential Guide to Succession Planning

In a way, the need for succession planning mirrors gravity. Because, as certain as a ball thrown in the air is to fall, it...
big data

Five Ways Dealers Can Introduce Big Data Solutions to Their Dealerships

Every week, it seems as if there is a new buzzword related to technology and innovation regarding the automotive industry. It can be overwhelming...
hiring process

Why Your Dealership Needs to Review Its Hiring Process

When numbers start dropping, dealerships might assume that the cause is vehicle trends, fickle customers, or a general economic slump. They may not realize...
demonstration drive

Silence is Golden: During a Demonstration Drive, Let the Car Speak to the Customer

There are many things in the retail automotive business that have become central to the car buying experience. Probably nothing has stood the test...
employees

Five Ways to Develop Your Staff into the Automotive Industry’s Future Leaders

Take a moment to think of the best manager or staff leader you have. Think of their work ethic, creativity, and attention to detail....

The 10 C’s of Leadership and Trust

In leadership, people don't always have to like you, but they do have to respect and trust you. On this week's episode of On...

The Benefits of Having a Unique Domain Name

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain spoke with Mike Ambrose, CEO and Co-Founder of .cars. David and Mike discussed the...

Inspecting Your Paid Search Campaigns

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about how you can inspect your paid search campaigns to make sure you're...

Subaru Dealer Adam Arens on How Digital Retailing Can Help the...

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek once again sits down with Adam Arens, Owner and President of Patriot Subaru. The two...