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

New Leadership for Major OEM

As predicted, Nissan's investigation into the alleged Carlos Ghosn scandal has now made its way to the United States. Hans Greibel of Automotive News...
service lane

Cox Automotive Shows Where Dealers Can Improve in Service Lane

According to Kurt Stephan of Dealer Marketing, service and parts make up between 40% and 45% of a dealer’s profits, meaning the service department...
distractions

The Most Common Dealership Workplace Distractions and How to Avoid Them

Getting distracted at work regardless of the job is an extremely common occurrence, but it can have consequences and affect business. Of course, basic...
employees

5 Simple Ways to Make your Employees Happy

Of course, if you ask an employed person what would make him or her more happy at work, you’d oftentimes get responses like “a...
Kona

Huge Expectations for Hyundai’s Kona EV

Most people imagine a Toyota Prius when they think of an “eco-friendly vehicle” but the history of electric cars actually spans back to the...
TIME

TIME Magazine and Ally Financial to Honor 2019 Dealer of the Year Nominees

Jorg Stratmann of TIME and Doug Timmerman of Ally Financial have announced the 51 nominees for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award...
digital

How Digital Technology Can Improve Dealership Experiences

It is necessary for every business in every industry to invest in digital advances and upgrades in order to stay afloat these days. The...
used vehicle

Used Vehicle’s Value Grow for the Third Straight Month

For the third month straight, used vehicle values have gone up and managed to set a new record, according to Manheim. Increasing by 0.14...
car selling

Cars.com Has a New Sales Approach: “Tinder for Cars”

Cars.com has decided it’s time to take a new approach in regard to car selling, and it’s an interesting one. By using “swipe” methods like...
Tesla

AutoNation’s CEO Mike Jackson: There Will Be a “Day of Reckoning” for Tesla

Just a few days after Bloomberg published an article quoting Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk as saying, “We’ve gone from production hell to...
Tim Jacksonvideo

President of CADA Tim Jackson on Fuel Efficiency Standards, Warranty Reimbursement, and the Innovative...

There’s been a lot on the agenda for dealer associations to contend with so far this year. On today’s show, we take a look...

Auto Loan Interest Rates Continue to Soar

Auto loan interest rates continue to go up, according to a recent Edmunds analysis, with rates reaching their highest in a decade. Looking at...
service centers

Servicing the Newest Automotive Technology Increases Profits for Automotive Service Centers

Previously, automotive service centers only had to worry about the basic functions of a vehicle, like engine work, tire changes, and routine maintenance. The...
car buyers

Six of the Most Innovative Current and Upcoming Connected Car Features

The days of just using your car to get from Point A to Point B are over. Today, cars are not only collections of...
marketing teamvideo

Evaluating Your Dealership’s Marketing Team and Advertising Spend (Part 1) – Glenn Pasch, PCG...

Jim recently caught up with Glenn Pasch, auto marketing expert, and CEO of PCG Digital. They discussed the importance of re-evaluating your dealership's marketing team...

Stop, Look, and Listen

  On today's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about how you can close more sales and find success by stopping, looking, and listening.

The Reward of Consistent Practice

Nobody gets better on game day. On today's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, Dave discusses the rewards that come with consistent practice and preparation.

The Power of the First Impression

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis and Associates talks about the meet and greet in the service...

Don’t Take the Bait

Nobody can offend you without your consent. If anybody says or does anything to try and get under your skin, don't give in. On...