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Kimberly Hurley

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

Trump Threatens 25% Hike on Tariffs for China

Just two months after deciding to hold off on implementing tariffs on China, the Trump administration has announced plans to place them on $200...
Tesla

Tesla Scrambles to Raise Funds with Bond and Stock Sale

Days after announcing massive losses for the previous quarter, Tesla has now announced plans to raise about $2.3 billion in new capital to increase...
young people

Gen Z Less Eager to Start Driving

Most adults remember the time when getting a driver’s license meant freedom. Many can recall whining at their parents to take them driving so...
Tesla

Tesla Announces a $702 Million Loss for Q1

Expert expectations for Tesla’s Q1 2019 numbers were never very promising, but the $702 million net loss the company announced may exceed the expected...
break the ice

5 Icebreakers That Will Start a Sale Off Right

Most people are uncomfortable initiating a big purchase, especially a car. No matter how much research they've done before coming to your lot, most...
texting

Why Are Service Departments Still Not Texting?

Technology has become so advanced. Most technology is designed to improve communication and make us more efficient, but technology is really just a means...
onboarding

Employee Onboarding: Five Things Dealership Owners Should Do with New Hires During Week One

It is true what they say; you never have another chance to make an excellent first impression. At your dealership, the onboarding and training...
transition

Five Tips for Handling Internal Staff Transitions Within Your Dealership

In an ideal world, today's entry-level employees would always become tomorrow's senior leaders at your dealership. Ultimately, many factors impact whether an employee makes...
video strategyvideo

The Advantages of Having a Multi-Platform Video Strategy for Your Dealership – Jeff Brown,...

 Today on CBT, our host Jim Fitzpatrick sits down with Jeff Brown, the chief revenue officer of Force Marketing headquartered here in Atlanta. Jeff...

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...

Do You Have Skin in the Game?

If you have some type of investment in something, you're more likely to take it seriously. On this week's episode of On the Mark,...

Leveraging Video For All Occasions

Most of us walk around every day with a phone in our pocket, taking videos of just about everything that peaks our interest. On...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...